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Sean M. Pena is dedicated to the zealous defense of those accused with various crimes.  Mr. Pena represents clients from various backgrounds on charges including but not limited to homicide, sexual assault, drug offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, white collar crime, and driving while intoxicated.  Mr. Pena's client lists includes public officials, law enforcement officers, fellow attorneys, entertainers, athletes, friends, and members of the community.

Mr. Pena spent two years interning at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office while in law school.  Mr. Pena also served as the law clerk for Honorable Ernest M. Caposela in Passaic County Superior Court.  Although early in his private practice career, Mr. Pena has compiled extensive experience prevailing in cases involving assaults, weapons, and controlled dangerous substance offenses.  Mr. Pena does not shy away from difficult matters, and will be a passionate advocate in the most complex of cases.

Mr. Pena is also an active alumnus of Bergen Catholic High School, the high school which he attended. 

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law- Homicide, Sexual Assault, Internet Crimes, Drug Offenses, Driving While Intoxicated, Weapons Offenses, Theft and Fraud, Wiretaps, Parole and Probation Violations, Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders, and Organized Crime.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    4 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    4 years
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
    4 years



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  • Sean-Patrick Wilson

    What I appreciate most about Sean is the unpretentious way in which he approaches his work and the legal profession. The practice of law is not an easy task for any of us, but Sean navigates the many challenges of our job with wisdom, patience, an even temperament, an unwavering passion for justice, and a deep, personal concern for each and every one of his clients. Sean's optimistic, pragmatic real-world approach to handling cases and resolving disputes is something I strive to mimic in my own practice. Sean leads by example in everything he does, and his core values -- notably, his sense of integrity -- are second to none. In this increasingly crooked world of ours, Sean has always been the one person I can count on to give me a straight answer, one that is both well-reasoned and practical. For these reasons and more, I fully endorse this attorney.


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  • Charles Matthew Rittgers

    Sean is a talented lawyer who works hard for his clients. His passion and dedication set him apart from other criminal defense attorneys. I send all New Jersey / New York criminal cases to Sean and highly recommend him.


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