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Jonathan A Kessous

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Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq. joined Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq where he is currently a senior associate in the Criminal/Municipal Court Defense Unit. As an associate within this unit his practice is primarily focused on Criminal and Municipal matters throughout the State of New Jersey with a primary focus on defending those accused of serious Driving While Intoxicated infractions.

Mr. Kessous is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney

Mr. Kessous was one of only six defense attorneys statewide to defend clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the extensive breath test reliability hearings consolidated under State of New Jersey v. Chun, et al.

Mr. Kessous began his career practicing as an associate in Camden County. Subsequently, he had the opportunity to associate himself with some of the foremost criminal and DWI practitioners throughout Essex, Middlesex and Union Counties where he participated in litigating high profile and complex matters, including DWI, drug possession/ distribution and homicides.

Mr. Kessous garnered criminal defense experience during his employment with the trial unit of the Office of the Public Defender, Morris County region. As an aggressive and seasoned municipal court defense attorney, Mr. Kessous has successfully resolved thousands of violations throughout the State of New Jersey including but not limited to:


  • false documentations

  • shoplifting

  • insurance lapse

  • driving while suspended allegations

  • high speed/racing tickets

Jonathan A. Kessous, Esq. graduated from Rutgers University in 1994 where he obtained his bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science. In 1998, Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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    Jon started as my boss and quickly became a friend. Although it has been many years since I worked alongside him, he remains a good friend and a trusted, reliable source for advice in matters of criminal defense and municipal court practice. I am consistently impressed by Jon's tireless efforts on behalf of his clients and his devotion to his profession. Indeed, I often think of him as an example of commitment to the practice of law. His DWI defense work in particular stands out in my mind, and I have consulted with him on many occasions regarding this challenging area.


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Garces & Grabler PC

235 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-3060


NYCurrently registered 199907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2015
Certified AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGarces, Grabler and Lebrocq2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Criminal Defense Lawyers Association of New JerseyMemberN/A
National Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of New Jersey v. Julio VilaroReversed
State of New Jersey v. Elmer LorenzanaAcquitted of charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalN.J. Gets a Slide, Again, on Alcotest2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Rutgers UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Driving on a Suspended License After a DWI ConvictionDriving on a Suspended License After a DWI Conviction2014