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Rocco C. Cipparone Jr.

Federal crime Attorney at Haddon Heights, NJ

4.8   17 reviews

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About Rocco

Learn Rocco’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    50%
    former federal prosecutor and very experienced criminal defense attorney handling all manner of federal crimes including but not limited to white collar crimes, tax evasion, embezzlement, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, political corruption, violent crimes, drug crimes, gun crimes

    35 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    former federal prosecutor, NJ Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, and very experienced criminal defense attorney handling all manner of serious state crimes including but not limited to fraud, violent crimes, assault, eluding police, resisting arrest, white collar crime, drug crimes, murder, homicide, and many others

    35 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    handling plaintiff's cases in automobile accidents, slip and fall, workplace injury, products liability, medical malpractice, assault, federal civil rights violations, and many others

    35 years

  4. Family
    5%
    practice includes divorce, child custody and parenting time, post-divorce disputes, pre-marital agreements, child abuse matters, domestic violence matters, restraining order hearings, and many other aspects of family law

    35 years

Rocco C. Cipparone Jr. is a zealous and experienced courtroom and appellate attorney.  His well-rounded background as a former federal prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, law school professor, and continuing legal education instructor for other attorneys makes him and attorneys working under his supervision uniquely qualified to handle the most complex cases and matters.  When you need the scales of justice tipped in your favor, you need the Law Offices of Rocco C. Cipparone Jr. to protect, to assert and to defend your rights.

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Licensed for 35 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/07/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Rocco C Cipparone Jr Law Offices
203-205 Black Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ, 08035-1009

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional. Efficient. Honest. Reliable.
I can’t say enough good things about Rocco Cipparone. Based on all the positive character and professional recommendations received from respected references, I decided to hire Rocco to represent me in defending a Municipal Court matter. He gave my case all the time and attention that was needed from start to finish. He was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. He and his staff kept me updated on my case, and I always felt confident that I was being represented with my best interest in mind. Rocco was very professional and well prepared at my court hearings, handling everything on my behalf, and his attention to detail resulted in the best outcome for me which included an expedited expungement. Rocco Cipparone is an amazing attorney who cares about his clients, and I would whole-heartedly refer him to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Danny | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney!
Me. Cipparone was relentless in his quest for a fair and positive outcome for me. A true advocate who was professional and extremely competent. An outstanding attorney!
Posted by AM | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled, knowledgeable, honest
Based upon a recommendation from another attorney whom I hold in high regard, I hired Rocco to assist me with a criminal defense as well as a family law matter. From the start, he was honest, appropriately aggressive, and always stayed on top of the case. He communicated regularly and efficiently with my other attorney as well as the other party's counsel. I was extremely nervous and apprehensive prior to Rocco becoming involved in the case, and Rocco walked me through every step of the way - he knew when to be comforting and empathetic and when to push me to do what needed to get done. He successfully defended me in both matters and had them resolved within 3 months. I joked with Rocco often about paying his bills, but I can honestly say that his knowledge, expertise, guidance, communication, and most of all - his successful outcomes were worth every penny, and I would hire Rocco again in a heartbeat (which I hope I will never have to do!). Thank you Rocco!
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Posted by Brian Battaglia | February 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Rocco Cipparone is an impeccable attorney! When I was injured Rocco visited me at my home. He truly is a attorney who cares about his clients and has great integrity. Rocco will fight for you and do the best for you. I would recommend Rocco to anyone in my family. Brian Battaglia
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rocco Cipparone
I set up an appointment with Rocco to get some legal advise .The consultation was scheduled for one hour. He spent at least an hour and a half talking to my wife and I .I was extremely nervous prior to the interview.He was able to calm me down and speak to me and assure me that he would be there for me . The consultation fee was minimal compared to the relief that I received when I left his office . A great lawyer and a great person .I cannot thank him enough for everything. If you need an attorney hire him immediately.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law and Civil Issues
I sought out Mr. Cipparone's legal counsel with several divorce issues. His advice was spot on and he helped me resolve a difficult situation. Additionally, I hired Mr. Cipparone for a significant landlord/tenant and a separate condo association dispute. His strategy resulted in a resolution 100% in my favor. Thank you, Mr. Cipparone!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney!
Mr. Cipparone is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I trusted him with an extremely serious criminal matter, and he fully vindicated my trust by securing the best outcome possible for me (all charges were dismissed in their entirety). All aspects of his service were excellent, from initial strategy all the way through to negotiations with both the county and municipal prosecutors. I would strongly recommend Mr. Cipparone to anyone facing criminal charges.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2014
Highly regarded among peers and a brilliant legal mind!!!
If you want the only the best legal mind to defend you, please hire Rocco Cipparone! I was charged with a first degree felony and Mr. Cipparone, through his brilliant attention to detail and knowledge of the law, turned the case around and all charges were dismissed. The case was extremely complicated and included many details connected to other parties. A first degree felony conviction would have put me in prison for a long time. Mr. Cipparone worked diligently in his research and presentation and completely halted the direction of this case against me. I am free and very grateful for his tenacity and ability to have all charges dismissed. I would also like to add that another very prominent defense attorney recommended Mr. Cipparone to me. That says a lot when one of his peers recognizes his reputation for being one of the best. Mr. Cipparone is extremely intelligent, professional and respected by the courts. Whenever we were in court I was so happy he was my lawyer. He was professional, well spoken and prepared. If the judge tried to question some detail Mr. Cipparone knew his research and how to handle the situation. Nothing rattled his demeanor or strategy. Mr Cipparone has many years of experience and it was obvious in how he fought my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2014
THERE ONLY ONE LAWYER TO CALL
I have known the Cipparone family for close to 40 years, Like the comments before, I would trust him with my life, 12/13 years ago , he represented me in a fraud case. .He "took the bull by the horns " and i was able to make full restiution without a criminal case ever arising.Honest as the day is long and a real gentlmen. It does not surprise me that he was named one the best Lawyers in PA & NJ .
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2014
Fantastic Defense
Mr. Cipparone handled a federal mail fraud case for me. From the first day I walked into his office to the sentencing hearing he was extremely professional and fair. He could have taken far more money if we had gone to trial. Instead he advised me to do what was best for me. It is hard to find these qualities in a attorney these days and he certainly has them. His expertise and experience in the Federal system is amazing. He is a prime illustration in that the cream rises to the top. I would highly recommend Mr. Cipparone to anyone. He is one of the premier attorneys in the country. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by C.R. | October 17, 2013
Honest, Knowledgeable and aggresive
Since being introduced to Rocco from a family-friend, Rocco has been our “go-to” for legal advice. Most recently, our family was facing an accusation that could have turned our world up-side-down. We immediately turned to Rocco, who was able to discredit the accusations and have the case dismissed. Throughout the ordeal, Rocco kept us informed and was very genuine; he never made promises that were impractical and he showed true concern for the outcome. These characteristics have not only built his career as a reputable and well respected attorney, but have also built a long-lasting friendship that my family and I value and we will forever be grateful.
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Posted by jennifer | September 11, 2013
IF YOU NEED A LAWYER, ROCCO AND HIS TEAM ARE THE ONES TO HIRE
I've never needed a lawyer before so needless to say I didn't know where to turn. Rocco was recommended from a friend and after leaving him a message and having him return my call on a holiday told me leaps and bounds about his caring, honesty and professionalism. He and his associates and staff are very responsive and always took my calls and emailed me back. they walked me thru the whole court room procedure and I was totally prepared. their advice was key and things turned out the way we had hoped and prepared for. he is very honest and will tell you exactly how he thinks it will go and what he can do for you. no tricks, no gimmicks, just many years of experience and knowing exactly what to do and how things should be handled for you. I would trust him with my life and so should you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2013
Outstanding, Highly Experiences
Rocco Cipparone helped our family through a criminal matter. My son was charged with 7 felony counts. He was innocent of the charges and Mr. Cipparone was able to get his charges reduced to misdemeanor theft. My son served one year in prison and was sentence to residential rehab plus three years probation. If you want an experienced, aggressive, honest attorney Mr. Cipparone is the attorney to call. This was a very difficult time for our family and Mr. Cipparone guided us through all the court proceedings. He was up-front and extremely informative with us. Mr. Cipparone surpassed all our expectations. My son could have been sentenced to twenty years in prison if convicted but thanks to the great defense Mr. Cipparone provided, my son has his freedom and a chance to regain control of his life again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2013
Extremely thorough, accesible, responsive and aggressive!!!
Rocco Cipparone was hands down my first choice for legal representation. Initially, I selected Mr Cipparone due his long list of accolades he has acquired both published and verbalized. Shortly after retaining his services, I knew I would be among the many more than satisfied clients. His professionalism was apparent in how swiftly he responded, informing me EVERY step of the way through my case. His skill was evidenced in the DUI charge being dropped down to a reckless driving with NO suspension of my drivers license. In addition, his associate attorney and staff was extremely courteous, supportive and accessible as well.
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Posted by E.G. | January 28, 2013
Aggressive, Available, Thorough and Always Prepared!
As an attorney myself, along with my son's father who also is a lawyer, we had an advantage in evaluating our choices for the right attorney to represent our son regarding criminal charges. We are glad we chose Rocco Cipparone. He always was available to answer our questions, prepared, and had in mind only one thing: getting the best result possible for our son -- and he did exactly that. Later, Rocco also represented me in my divorce, which he handled with the same level of availability, preparedness and commitment. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone.
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Posted by Sally | June 10, 2010
An exceptional attorney!!!!
I would give Rocco Cipparone the highest rating there is! He is 100% behind his clients, and works extremely hard to get them the best deal possible. He knows the system, and is absolutely unerring in giving the best advice. He often called me at 9 in the evening from his office, where he was still working on my case.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
He represented me in my divorce while I was incarcerated 1400 miles away and not able to effectively contribute to my case, I lost 50% of my pension when, in the spirit of the law, it should have only been 38%...
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Trial Advocacy
  • Drexel University Law School, Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Rocco C. Cipparone Jr. Law Offices
  • 1992 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Practice
  • Rutgers University Law School, Camden New Jersey
  • 1991 - Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Rankings
  • U.S. News & Best Law Firms
  • 2015
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers' Recognition
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers' Magazine
  • 2014
  • Listed in "Philadelphia's Best Lawyers" - for Criminal Defense
  • Philadelphia Inquirer - Supplement
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers' Recognition
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers' Magazine
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers' Recognition
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Recognition
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Recognition
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine and New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Recognition
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine and New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2008
  • Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • 1992
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1992
  • Special Achievement Award
  • United States Department of Justice issued by United States Attorney General Janet Reno
  • 1992
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • 1990
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States Drug Enforcement Administration
  • 1989
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines Update (New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education)
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Plea Negotiation Considerations for Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors
  • 1994
  • National Trial Lawyer Magazine (also appeared in New Jersey and New York Trial Lawyer magazines)
  • Don't Lose Your Case on Your Opening
  • 1993
  • National Trial Lawyer Magazine (also appeared in New Jersey, New York and Florida Trial Lawyer magazines)
  • The Brief as Advocate
  • 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • The Defense of Battered Women Who Kill
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Talking Criminal Law at the Beach
  • Pitfalls and Procedures: Navigating Federal Criminal Practice in EDPA and DNJ
  • 2019
  • U.S. District Court Summer Lecture Program – Criminal Defense (Presentation to Law Clerks and Interns in the USDC Camden)
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2016
  • U.S. District Court Summer Lecture Program – Criminal Defense (Presentation to Law Clerks and Interns in the USDC Camden)
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2015
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Fort Dix Terrorism Case: Experience in Handling a high Profile Complex Federal Terrorism Case
  • 2010
  • Annual CJA Panel Training Seminar - Eastern District of Pennsylvania - training seminar for attorneys
  • Mental and Emotional Health Issues From a Defense Perspective
  • 2010
  • An Overview of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and application to white collar crime, and corporate liability
  • Presentation to Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., Atlantic City Chapter
  • 1995
  • continuing legal education presentation to attorneys regarding federal sentencing guidelines developments
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 1994
  • Criminal Practice Forum - updates for lawyers
  • Criminal Practice - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 1992
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Sentencing Procedure
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Sentencing Procedure, presentation given to Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Naval Reserve
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Rocco
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Rocco is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cipparone and I were adversaries for over a decade, and I endorse him without reservation. As a prosecutor, Mr. Cipparone was not just an opposing counsel to me, but also example of professionalism and aggressive advocacy. He routinely obtains outstanding results for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
General practice Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rocco Cipparone is the type of lawyer I strive to be. Rather than rely on his years of experience, he approaches each case with a fresh perspective, determination, and attention to detail. He is a force in both legal writing and courtroom presence. I have worked in his office, and know his clients to feel protected and respected - something invaluable in choosing a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rocco and I have worked together on several high-profile criminal federal cases. I highly recommend Rocco for your criminal defense cases."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rocco is an excellent attorney with tremendous experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Rocco as co-counsel for more than 10 years. He is exceptionally bright, and possesses sharp anaIytical skills. Outside of his outstanding advocacy, Rocco is a very hard worker. He truly cares about the outcome of his client's matters, which is obvious in his tremendous success rate. It is with great pleasure that I endorse this lawyer."
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