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Ehsan F Chowdhry

Criminal defense Attorney at Neptune, NJ

5.0   463 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ehsan

Learn Ehsan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    All Title 2C charges - from murder, aggravated assault, burglary, shoplifting, CDS possession and sale, carjacking, Megan's Law Tiering, CSL violations, all No Early Release Act Crimes, Firearm Violations, Human Trafficking, Disorderly Conduct.

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    All Title 39 offenses - careless driving, failure to signal, reckless driving, speeding, tailgating, unsafe operation.

  3. Juvenile law
    10%
    All areas including JCC, intake, deferred dispositions, probation. Provide defenses and will argue for best dispositions possible that includes services for children.

  4. White collar crime
    5%
    State, County, Municipal white collar / business charges brought under Chapters 20, 21 of Title 2C - includes contractor fraud, forgery, money laundering, theft, theft by deception, uttering a forged instrument.

FORMER OCEAN & ATLANTIC COUNTY ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR. AGGRESSIVE CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY. TEXT US 24/7 AT 732 552 7882

Ehsan F Chowdhry, ESQ is the owner of E F CHOWDHRY LAW PRACTICE, LLC, a law firm exclusively dedicated to statewide criminal defense, juvenile law, municipal-traffic law and white collar crime.  He is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has court admissions for the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

He is honored to have been named to New Jersey Governor Philip (Phil) D. Murphy’s (then Governor Elect) Transition Team as a Co-Chair for the Law & Justice Committee, Social Justice Subcommittee and previously as a member of his select Law & Public Safety Working Group.

He attended Rutgers College of Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, graduated from Monmouth University with his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) while attaining Dean’s List, earned his J.D. (Juris Doctor) from Widener University School of Law while attaining Dean's List, served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and as the President of the Minority Law Students Association (MLSA). He also was the recipient of the Most Promising Civil Litigator Award, The Center for Forensic Economic Studies Excellence in Litigation Award and a semi-finalist in the Hugh B. Pearce Trial Advocacy Competition. He was a Certified Legal Intern for the Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic and a Legal Research Assistant to Professor John L. Gedid summarizing the Administrative Procedure Act to be utilized by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). 

Thereafter, he earned his LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in Trial Advocacy from the nationally ranked program at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Both law degrees included relevant coursework to his exclusive field in criminal law, including Advanced Criminal Procedure, Advanced Evidence, Advanced Trial Methods, Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), Juvenile Law and Pennsylvania Criminal Practice.     

After graduating from law school and during his LL.M. degree pursuit, he commenced a state judicial clerkship with the Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C. (retired) that initially began in the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Criminal Part. Subsequently, he became sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in the Litigation Section of the Grand Jury Unit. From there he transferred to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office where he served in the Megan’s Law Unit, Trial Team, Grand Jury Unit and the Juvenile Investigations Unit.  He has investigated and prosecuted thousands of cases.  He was temporarily sworn in as a Special Deputy Attorney General and has completed Class #48 of the intensive New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute Top Gun School Investigating and Prosecuting Gang, Gun and Drug cases. He has rounded out a decade of state, county and municipal criminal law experience for the government in pursuit of victims and their rights and more recently for the defense, entering his thirteenth year and has handled everything from murder to speeding violations. A quote Ehsan used to adhere to as an Assistant Prosecutor and that he applies as a defense attorney today was from Associate Justice George A. Sutherland of the United States Supreme Court.  He was born in England and during his years on the court, India was property of the British and Pakistan was not formed until 1947.  In Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935) Justice Sutherland eloquently wrote:

“The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all, and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the two-fold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor -- indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.”

As a result of his jury and bench trial experience, requisite contested matters, continuing legal education credits, judicial | peer review and passage of the state’s written exam, Ehsan has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney and his recertification is currently pending. Moreover, as of June 1, 2018, he is only 1 of 4 attorneys in the state of New Jersey who is nationally certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Criminal Trial Advocate. He has also been designated by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) as a “Master Advocate” and "Advocate."

Ehsan's awards and honors include, but are not limited to, receiving the New Jersey Law Journal's New Leader of the Bar Award for 2017 and being the only known solo attorney on the list (previously 40 under 40), the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award for 2015 from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) in conjunction with the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, becoming the first government attorney to receive the Ten Leaders of Government Prosecutors Award and under his presidency of the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (NJMLA) co-accepting for the organization the Social Justice Award from the Muslim American Council (MAC).  To further honor NJMLA and his presidency he is purchasing a commemorative brick from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation to be placed at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. 

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
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Location

E F CHOWDHRY LAW PRACTICE, LLC
3600 NJ Route 66, Suite 150
Neptune, NJ, 07753

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Mr. Chowdhry is truly unparalleled, and in simple terms, if Mr. Chowdhry can't handle your case, no on else can. Having had the firsthand experience of hiring him. I can wholeheartedly attest to his exceptional abilities as a criminal defense attorney. What Makes him unique is that he doesn't just represent you as a client; he actually invests himself in your case putting his soul into every step of the process. He's ALWAYS there when you need him, no matter the time or day. And when it comes to trials, Mr. Chowdhry makes other attorneys look like ROOKIES in comparison. If you want someone who will fight tooth and nail for your rights, Mr. Chowdhry is the one you want in your corner. No need to keep searching for an attorney. HIRE HIM NOW AND LET HIM TAKE OVER.
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Posted by Dylan | July 2, 2024
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Handled the worst day of my life
As read I was charged with something that would have weighed heavy on many aspects of my life. However he had all charges dropped and a expedited expungement!
Posted by Melissa | June 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
This is THEY attorney you want! I was very satisfied with thr results and the time and effort he put into my case. Your awesome
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had ran into some trouble in Belmar with that cops and I had never ran into the cops ever in my life like this. Eshan was the first person I contacted and from there on out he took care of my case. After speaking with him initially it was clear that this is who I wanted to represent me in court because of the way he presented himself and the experience he brought with him. Very professional and gets the job done. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer in central Jersey area to hire him to represent you because he gets the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2024
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Did a great job!
Mr. Ehsan helped me with a traffic ticket in the Howell Municipal Court. I got no points and only small fine to pay. I am more than happy with this. Will definitely recommend Mr. Chowdhry for our friends and family!
Posted by Cassie | June 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The very BEST
Mr. Chowdhry is the best of the best! I hired him for a warrant/case that I have avoided for a decade. Needless to say my anxiety was through the roof. Mr. Chowdhry went above and beyond. His communication is top notch and he answered all of my questions and talked me through the entire process. He was timely, professional and worked tirelessly, which ultimately resulted in my case (and my warrant) being DISMISSED! I can’t say enough about how fantastic he is! If you need a lawyer, this is your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
If you want a lawyer that gets the job done Mr. Chowdry and his associate were remarkable. Kept me up to date throughout my entire case. Very grateful for his dedication and taking me on in short notice with hesitation. Highly recommend!! Every aspect
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
He took care of it
I hired Ehsan to handle 3 felony charges and one minor charge. He was able to have all charges dismissed and expunged from the record. The biggest part was I didn't have to stress over anything. He took care of everything. Worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Ehsan!!
I was facing a felony charge and was really freaking out. My old lawyer had just retired but highly recommended Ehsan, and I’m so glad I hired him. Ehsan had been a prosecutor before so he’s thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs of the legal system. He was able to not only get my case remanded down to a misdemeanor, but eventually get it dismissed AND expunged altogether! I got my life back thanks to Ehsan, and I can’t recommend him enough if you ever find yourself in a legal jam.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Ehsan for my traffic case, Where I got 9 tickets which are very dangerous and I thought I’ll be going to jail and also with huge imprisonment.Ehsan handled my case very well and got my 6 tickets dismissed with “ZERO” points which is a miracle. He is very good at understanding the problem faced by the client and he’ll definitely help you out without any doubts. Once if he hired your case,then you’re very safe and undoubtedly your case will be dismissed .I thank Ehsan alot and I strongly recommend to hire him without any second thought.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2024
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Ehsan to handle a criminal matter I was dealing with, and he was amazing. He dealt with the entire situation without much effort on my end, and it was resolved quickly and painlessly. Probably the best lawyer I've ever worked with and I would hire him again in a heartbeat
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Ehsan f Chaudhry helps a lot in my expoungement case get it done in bergen county superior court. Thanks a lot
Posted by Kumar | June 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the awesome representation! Excellent attorney!
Recently i needed the help of legal council. Ehasn Chowdhry was fantastic! He provided superior guidance, not over acting on the situation. He explained how the laws might affect the situation and also outlined all the potential pitfalls ensuring we were properly prepared for whatever the outcome was. I would highly recommend Ehsan, He is highly competent and has given me strength to move forward. Call him if you need an excellent lawyer on your side. He is definitely our lawyer of choice for all legal matters moving forward.
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Posted by Alexis | June 11, 2024
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Thank you Ehsan!
I was contacted by Ehsan to help with a case I was fighting, the moment he took over I knew I was in good hands. From start to finish he communicated very well , efficiently & effectively. We were able to plead my case down and he got me the minimum fine penalty!!! He was absolutely a godsend and I will keep in contact with him for any future needs!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2024
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Perfect Lawyer
I had a lot of points on my license and he easily took care of them in a short notice at Linden Municipal Court. I’m grateful to have him.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I am a graduate student who had a record that could’ve affected my chances of admission, however Ehsan did not let that happen. I was referred to Ehsan by another attorney I know and I am so grateful for the recommendation. Ehsan reached out the same day and explained the entire process and how everything works as this was my first time for any of this. He was always on top with communication and reassuring about everything. He was always available to answer my questions. I cannot recommend Ehsan enough. He is very knowledgeable in his work. I wouldn’t think twice on hiring him again!
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Posted by Peter | June 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Easy expungement
Ehsan was very easy to work with and he was super responsive with all my questions. He was prompt and professional in all areas of my expungement and did an excellent job with my case.
Posted by TJ | June 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
A real savior and friend
I was searching for help on my unusual case but no would accept me with my timelines. Enter Ehsan! He accepted my case and had it dismissed, which was very rare for my unsual case. A real straight shooter and amazing in the courtroom. I am eternally grateful.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!
Mr. Chowdhry is very knowledgeable in his field. He helped by providing plenty of information.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super service.
He helped me get one charge dismissed and I paid the lowest possible fine for the other charge with no points put on my license. It was an amazingly good outcome. I am very grateful for Mr Chowdhry’s expert guidance.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • EFC LAW PRACTICE, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Criminal Part
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LLM - Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy
  • 2007
  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Rutgers College of Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
  • N/A

Associations

  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ)
  • Executive Law Student Liaison
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (NJMLA)
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA NJ)
  • Board of Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NJ Criminal Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ)
  • Co Secretary
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York (MUBANY)
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (NJMLA)
  • First Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Master Advocate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • Ten Leaders for Government Lawyers Under 45
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2015
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award
  • NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Criminal Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Head Start
  • Megan's Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (7)
Endorse Ehsan
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ehsan is a top notch criminal defense attorney, I have referred many clients to him who have been happy with his representation."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chowdhry is hardworking, professional and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chowdhry is a trusted source when we need to navigate local criminal defense and family law matters"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an attorney myself, Ehsan is the first person I would call if I needed representation for a criminal matter! He is quick to respond and his practice is very personalized and he is attentive to his clients. And while his background speaks for itself, I can attest to his thorough knowledge of New Jersey Criminal Statutes and criminal procedure in general."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Chowdhry in several matters. Ehsan is aggressive in his advocacy, meticulous in his analysis and creative in his solutions to the most complex legal issues. He also takes time to understand his clients' specific needs and addresses their questions and concerns in a thorough and compassionate manner. I endorse Ehsan Chowdhry without reservation and would not hesitate to hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ehsan through our affiliation with a minority bar association. He is one of the most genuine, hardworking attorneys you will ever meet. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and has amazing credentials. If you need something done or are looking for zealous representation - Ehsan is the guy! Not only is a great attorney, but he is a great individual in the community and is constantly working on noble causes. I endorse Ehsan, and always will!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several criminal and municipal court matters to Attorney Chowdhry and he has been successful in litigating every case I have sent his way. Attorney Chowdhry is a certified trial attorney and has great knowledge of the court rules as well as criminal laws. Hire Attorney Chowdhry if you want to win your case, he will not disappoint you. Attorney Chowdhry provides the highest level of representation to all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ehsan on the board of a bar association in New Jersey. He works hard to promote our organization and has a great work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Family member
"Ehsan is highly qualified and holds designations that are very rare in Criminal Practice as well as in the legal field in general. He has vast knowledge and experience in criminal law, is a certified criminal attorney and his trial skills superior. He is my first choice in referring criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked along side Ehsan during my tenure with an affinity board association. Ehsan is dedicated, hard working, and strives for results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's extremely experience and hard-working. He's approachable and passionate. He's a great resources and extremely well-connected. Do not hesitate to use Ehsan as your attorney for criminal defense work."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ehsan on the board of an affinity bar association in New Jersey. During my tenure on the board, I have observed Ehsan's tireless work ethic and ambition in promoting the goals of our association. I would definitely recommend Ehsan!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ehsan is one of the most passionate attorneys I have met. He is extremely intelligent, well-read and a thorough professional. He will go above and beyond the normal call of duty to make sure his clients are fairly represented. I highly recommend using him for anything criminal defense related."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ehsan is an excellent, aggressive, hardworking criminal defense attorney. I highly endorse him and his legal skills and acumen."
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Neptune Criminal defense Lawyer Ehsan F Chowdhry
Ehsan F Chowdhry
Criminal defense Attorney
Neptune, NJ
Licensed for 18 years
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