Michael R. Ascher, a Partner with Einhorn Harris, gained extensive trail experience as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice and as Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor. He is presently engaged in a litigation practice handling both criminal and complex civil matters. His practice includes all categories of criminal cases, including drunk driving defense cases and matters involving the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). His cases span the gamut of sex offenses, drug and white collar crimes, computer crime, conspiracy, fraud and theft cases.
Michael has been involved in significant cases on both the trial and Appellate level. He successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Dispoto, 189 NJ 108 (2007) that the Domestic Violence Act could not be used as a bootstrap mechanism by the police to obtain evidence to sustain the issuance of a criminal search warrant. He also developed the trial argument that led the New Jersey Supreme Court to change the manner in which juries are instructed in the prosecution of sex crimes involving chidren, State v. P.H. 178 NJ 378 (2004).
Michael Ascher won a 5-year legal battle before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He obtained an important Appellate decision in a child abuse and neglect case, NJDYFS v. S.S. 372, NJ Super 13 (App. Div. 2004). There, he advocated for the right of an abused wife whose name was wrongfully placed in the DYFS Central Registry.
Michael also serves as a member of the Morris County Criminal Practice Committee.
He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list every year since its inception in 2005.
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Michael's experience and litigation skills are unparalled in the area of DYFS / DCPP litigation. He brings a unique and extremely valuable perspective to this very difficult area of litigation. I would recommend him without any reservation.
Dina Mikulka Family Attorney
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I was taking on a high level felony case that concerned rare, esoteric areas of criminal law. Much research was needed in order to prevail. I spent numerous hours at the library and reviewed many law books. Few of them were as useful as the scholarly, yet highly practical online legal essays of Mr. Ascher. Intrigued by his writings, I contacted him over email and he graciously responded by calling me on the telephone. For almost 20 minutes, he took time out of his busy schedule and spoke with me about the unique legal procedures I would be facing and the strategies I would need in order to prevail. His essays and advice would prove to be of great value. Indeed, they helped me get the case dismissed, with prejudice. Mr. Ascher is a gentleman, professional and credit to the bar. I wish more attorneys were like him.
Robert Wittmann Litigation Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Year award||New Jersey Superlawyers .com||2015|
|Superlawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Superlawyer||New Jersey Super lawyesr Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2012|
|super lawyer/crimnal law||new jersey superlawyers magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New JerseySuper Lawyer Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer/Criminal Law||New Jeresy Super Lawyer Magazine||2005|
|Prinicpal||Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Stein, Bliablias and Mcguire, LLP||1978 - 1980|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Office Of Passaic County Prosecutor||1976 - 1978|
|Deputy Attorney General||Office of Attorney General Division of Criminal Justice||1974 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Morris County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee||Member||N/A|
|Contract Litigator Arbitrator||Member||N/A|
|state v. dispoto||all evidence supppressed/charges dismissed|
|dyfs v.s.s.||child buse substantion reversed and name removed from registry|
|dyfs v. d.t.||child returned to custody of parents after hearing|
|See all legal cases|
|Firm Website||CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE—“DISCARDING THE USUAL APPROACH.”||N/A|
|Firm Website||Court Holds Alcotest Breath Testing Device is Reliable||N/A|
|Firm Website||The Do's and Don'ts of a DWI Case||N/A|
|Firm Website||Beware of the DYFS Case||N/A|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Lehigh University||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude||1971|
|Boardwalk Seminar||Defending Sex Assault Cases||2009|
|Domestic Violence Symposium||Domestic Violence||2006|
|Domestic Violence Symposium||Domestic Violence||2005|
|School Violence Symposium||School Violence and Juvenile Delinquency issues||2002|
|Children's Records Law||Juvenile Delinquency||2001|