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Jose Luis Ongay concentrates in Criminal Defense, Federal Sector Employment Law, Federal Consumer Bankruptcy, and Immigration Law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 In the area of Criminal Law, he has handled Homicides, RICO, Municipal Corruption, Hobbs Act, Conspiracy, Robbery, Assaults, Forgery, Fraud, Counterfeit, Sex Offenses, and Drug Offenses in both State and Federal Courts.

In the area of Employment Law, he has handled Race, Sex, Age, Disability, Reprisal, Religious, and Gender Discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Courts.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    28 years, 300 cases
  2. Employment: 20%
    22 years, 30 cases
  3. Business: 7%
  4. Bankruptcy: 3%



Hourly ($275-350/hour), Retainer (always)

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

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Contact info

527 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ, 08102


NYCurrently registered 198703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Excellence AwardPolitics, Economics, and Society Department1980
Self Improvement AwardEconomic Opportunity Program1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MasterFamily Court, Court of Common Pleas1999 - 2000
Assistant District AttorneyPhiladelphia District Attorney1988 - 1991
Law ClerkU.S. Department of Commerce1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Legal Education FundPresident1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USA v. Clement GarciaDefendant was acquitted of all charges.
Commonwealth v. HernandezReversed Homicide Conviction
Rademan v. PotterSettled Case for six figures for Client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
State University of New York, College at Old WestburyPolitics, Economics, and SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981