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Michael R. Rosas

Criminal defense Attorney at East Brunswick, NJ

5.0   32 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    White Collar Criminal Defense. Violent and Non-Violent Crimes. DWI. Government Investigation Defense

  2. Federal crime
    30%

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DWI Defense. Refusal hearings.

  4. Juvenile law
    5%

  5. White collar crime
    5%

Michael Robert Rosas prides himself in representing individuals and businesses in criminal and administrative prosecutions and investigations in New York and New Jersey. He is a trial attorney and has tried criminal and civil matters successfully to verdict. He has tried criminal matters ranging from DWI charges to Murder.

Mr. Rosas has represented clients who were the target of long-term investigations and charged with Racketeering, Conspiracy, Larceny, Embezzlement, Tax Violations, and other criminal violations.

Mr. Rosas gained significant trial experience while serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office in New York City. Afterwards, Mr. Rosas further developed those trial skills by serving as appointed counsel in Mercer County, New Jersey, for those charged with murder and other violent criminal offenses.

In 2018, Mr. Rosas was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Middlesex County (DEC VIII) for a four-year term. The District Ethics Committee acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. Committee members are charged with conducting investigations and hearings in order to determine both the facts and the law surrounding grievances related to possible violations of attorney ethics rules or the law.

Prior to forming Rosas & Cirigliano, Mr. Rosas formed The Law Office of Michael Robert Rosas, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He started his career at a boutique Newark, New Jersey law firm where he handled criminal and civil rights matters in State and Federal court. He counseled various clients, including municipal clients, through the business investigation and internal investigation process. With this experience, Mr. Rosas represents individuals employed by the government, such as teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other government employees facing criminal charges.

Licensed for 13 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/06/2022

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

Contact Michael

Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas
1 Tower Center Boulevard
Suite 1510
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
The Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas
485C US Highway 1 South
Suite 350
Iselin, NJ, 08830
The Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas
4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ, 07728
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Reviews

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Posted by Connor | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Attentive, and Experienced
As someone with no legal record whatsoever, I was daunted by the situation I was faced with. Michael made my stressful situation much easier to deal with, provided me with peace of mind, and helped me to reach the best outcome possible for my case.
Posted by Laurence | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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Michael was very helpful for my case, promised the best results and got exactly that for me.. very satisfied
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory!!!
Michael spent countless hours working with me and preparing me for the trial. He put my mind at ease and was honest and upfront about all of my options. Thanks to all of his motions, patience, and effort, five of my six charges were dismissed. I couldn’t have been happier about the results.
Posted by Richard | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man is beyond amazing!
In one Friday night, I had the ultimate nightmare scenario which resulted in a car accident, an injured police officer, and me being charged with drinking and driving plus more, and sitting in a cell for the entire weekend. Imagine that. I didn't know what to do, fortunately for me, I found Michael Rosas. This guy literally saved my job and helped me to return back to living my life. Ultimately he got the charges knocked down to only disorderly conduct, from what I was facing before that's a big difference. At first, when he told me that it was possible I didn't believe it, but I’m a living witness to how amazing, calm, collected, and intelligent this man is. I promise you, if you give this man a try, he will deliver.
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Posted by Steve | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Mike has been extremely helpful in multiple situations in the past. His expertise has wide coverage and he is always there for his clients.
Posted by Erik | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Michael Rosas and his partner Michael Cirigliano are truly a dynamic duo. Extremely professional, courteous, knowledgeable and thorough from start to finish. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone I know. Throughout the entire process they kept me well informed of all updates, provided multiple alternatives in which way the case could go and instilled “peace of mind” in what can be a stressful situation. I couldn’t be more appreciative of the hardwork that they put in for my case. Not all heroes wear capes!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I found Michael Rosas, Esq. on this website. He returned my call the same day. He was professional, & communication was easy throughout the entire process. Most importantly, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Mr Rosas, & his law firm.
Posted by Joseph | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in the US
Mr. Rosas is an Experienced, educated, passionate, and ambitious attorney. Could not have given better quality service. Very open to discussion and treated me like a friend instead of a customer. Handled my case in a professional matter, while being timely with responses.
Posted by JJ | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal service
Michael Rosas was a great pleasure to work with. He provided great transparency and information of the law and laid out the facts and details of our case at hand. I felt very comfortable with him in every aspect and he provided an amazing level of communication during our time together. Michael goes out of his way to make sure all pertinent information was obtained to help fight this case. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family who would need legal help in the future. Thanks for all your help!
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Posted by Michael | November 22, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer very knowledgable of all details within my case
Mr. Rosas was able to get me minimums of all charges when i was dead to right with just about everything i was being charged for. Most charges were dropped and i got the minimums of fines and license suspension. He had gotten this because of a rule or etiquette i was not aware of where the officer had filed the paperwork within a 20 minute period. Thanks to Mr. Rosas i can get back to my normal everyday life and am able to get around with my license.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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Rosas and Cirigliano HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
In 2016, I was involved in a motorcycle wreck. I needed to retain an attorney. I went online and found Rosas and Cirigliano. I met with Michael Rosas Esq., and was ABSOLUTELY impressed! I retained Mr.Rosas THAT DAY! He jumped right on my case, and handled it like the impeccably dressed ,masterful attorney that he is....always keeping me abreast of 'our next move'. Michael Rosas vindicated me! For that I am FOREVER grateful to him and his office! If ANYONE is in search of retaining an attorney, I HIGHLY recommend Michael Rosas! He is very professional, someone who takes exceptional pride in his appearance, very personable and above all, impressive to watch in court! Michael. ..thank you SO much, and a BONUS is forthcoming! I HIGHLY recommend the office of Rosas and Cirigliano!
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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DWI dismissal
First of all i want to express my gratitude from bottom of my heart, for taking care of my DWI case which concluded with a dismissal. M.Rosas was extremely helpful,resourceful and clear about all information i needed. I'm so glad my friend suggested his name. Since i'm going to medical field in future,i was so upset, tensed and had so many question, wasn't even sure what was going on, neither what to expect but he always kept confident and smiling even when i was scared out of my mind. M.Rosas was able to walk me through the whole process and kept me updated, calm and always had a positive vibe. He was reliable at anytime and also stayed abreast of the latest changes in DWI laws. I'm 100% sure that you will never be disappointed hiring M.Rosas. Once again thank you so much for helping me with my court procedures and for getting me the best outcome.
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Posted by James | April 18, 2017
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Review of Michael Rosas
Last year I was arrested on minor possession charges and didn't know what was going to be the outcome of my mistakes. I was referred to Michael through a family friend and reached out to him in order to gain more information on the type of case I was about to be facing, and to also ask for his help in giving me the best possible defense. He walked me through all of the options and facts in front of me and made sure I knew what all of them led to before making a decision on how to proceed, doing so very honestly and professionally. Mr.. Rosas also helped get us both a better court date that would fit into both of our schedules since we were both very busy at the time of the first appointed date. After all was said and done, Michael helped me apply for a conditional discharge and also made sure that I knew what the terms of this decision meant for my future if anything were to come up again. Michael was very helpful, informative, and straight forward throughout the whole legal process, even meeting with me the week before the final court date to ensure my decision hadn't changed and to restate all of the possibilities. I would definitely recommend Michael Rosas to anyone seeking criminal defense as he was instrumental in my past year moving forward from my offense.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Great communication. Was hired and performed diligently throughout the entire process with profound professionalism and looking out for the best interests of his clients.
Posted by Rubi Gil | October 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Comfortable & easy
M.Rosas helped my dad in a DUI situation. He did accomplish our goal, he made us feel comfortable & safe to put this case in his hands. I feel like nobody should put a budget on their attorney's. When it comes to this matter we should always go with the best things in life. We definitely do not regret putting this case in his hands. If anyone has doubta in hiring a law firm you will not go wrong with thia firm. He did a fantastic job and we are so very grateful he helped us out! We can't thank you enough, thanks for helping out my dad in everything you accomplished for us! Blessings
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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Arrested for Stolen Property - Rosas helped prove my innocence and clear my name
Rosas helped me when I was in a tight spot - bought a new car - car dealer placed bad plates. Next thing you know, I was pulled over and arrested for possession of stolen property. This came as a shock - especially because I had no idea what was going on. Mike calmed my nerves and aggressively contacted the prosecutors office. A few days before I was to appear in court- my prosecutor declined to prosecute. Mike Rosas helped prove my innocence and got me out of a huge mess. Highly recommend. He is always reachable and keeps you in the loop while your case is progress . Can't recommend enough.
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Posted by MK | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal case dismissal
This was my first arrest and Michael made it very easy process for me to go through and got my criminal case to dismiss. He was very professional and very knowledgeable of the court system which made the process a lot easier. His an excellent lawyer and would definitely highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest lawyer to retain. His just a great guy on top of being a great lawyer. You will not be disappointed by hiring or consulting with Michael Rosas as your attorney. Thank you.
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Posted by Theresa | February 19, 2016
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Excellent, professional attorney!
Mr. Michael Rosas represented me for a court case and from the very start, Mr. Rosas was so professional and so courteous. He made me feel very at ease from the initial consultation to the very end of my court case. I would highly recommend Mr. Rosas because of his professionalism, knowledge and incredibly nice demeanor.
Posted by David | February 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent litigator!
I was fortunate to have met a man of good morals, integrity for the law, but most important compassion for people who really need representation..Mr. Michael Rosas defended my niece in a courtroom with no hope for justice and surpassed our family expectations. He has also represented a friend of mine with the same if not better outcome. His partner Mr. Michael Cirigliano who also has the same work ethics and are one in the same... I truly believe they are the dream team for defence and a nightmare for the prosecution. .. My family and I will eternally be great full for your services.... THANK YOU
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Posted by Mauricio delgaudio | November 4, 2015
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Hired Michael Rosas as my lawyer
He took care everything without a problem and professionalism. He took care of the case and make me don't be worry about it
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rosas & Cirigliano
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Owner/Sole Practitioner
  • The Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Richmond County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Lite DePalma Greenberg LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA Woodbridge, Nj
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Lite De Palma Grreenberg & Rivas
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2009
  • Rutgers Business School
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2009
  • John Jay College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • People v. Business Owner
  • Dismissed
  • People v. Business Owner
  • DWI charge dismissed.
  • People vs. Business Owner
  • Dismissed.
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • C. Willard Heckel American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • New York Prosecutor's Training Institute
  • Participant
  • 2011 - 2013
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Scholarship
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Academic Scholarship
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Scholarship
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Rutgers Law School
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Middlesex County Superior Court
  • Building a Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2015
  • Rutgers University
  • How to Start and Build A Law Practice
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the fortunate opportunity to observe Michael while on trial as well as over numerous criminal cases. Michael is at ease in the courtroom and captivates the jurors with persuasive, sound legal arguments. He is a natural negotiator and is able to obtain great plea offers for his clients. I highly recommend hiring him if you find yourself arrested or under investigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Rosas is a tremendous talent in the field of criminal trial work. He's diligent, competent, and savvy in the courtroom. I had the pleasure of working with him as co-counsel in a high-profile homicide litigation; and he never ceased to impress."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike should be your first call if your liberty is on the line."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mike about 10 years and had the privilege of working with him on cases for several of those years. Mike is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced, diligent, thorough, and zealous litigator with an outstanding reputation in the legal industry. I highly endorse Mike as an exceptional attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a super-capable and conscientious attorney. Truly ambitious for his clients. I'd hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has a wonderful balance of strong advocacy, legal knowledge, and finesse to achieve good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rosas is reliable, dependable and one of the brightest mind in the criminal defense bar. His legal experience coupled with his background gives him a perspective that's beneficial to his clients and the court. He's articulate, persuasive and a zealous advocate. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for almost 10 years and can attest to both his character as a person and professional, having worked together with him for some of this time. My confidence in him is exemplified by the fact that he is my 'go to' person to refer all criminal, quasi-criminal and other investigative matters. I have the utmost confidence in him."
White collar crime Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Rosas, is an excellent attorney. He was a very knowledgeable and fair prosecutor and is now an even better criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael Rosas. Michael has demonstrated that he has the skill-set, experience and zeal for client advocacy. Michael is the attorney that can help guide you through the adjudication of a case and help obtain the best outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a smart, personable, and dedicated advocate who always seeks the best and most cost-effective results for his clients. I highly recommend his services for those needing help with any criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a hard-working lawyer who will zealously defend his clients rights and ensure the best possible outcome."
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East Brunswick Criminal defense Lawyer Michael R. Rosas
Michael R. Rosas
Criminal defense Attorney
East Brunswick, NJ
Licensed for 13 years
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