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James A. Abate Esq. - Somerville, NJ

82 East Main StreetFirst Floor Somerville, NJ 08876

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Updated: 09/16/2022

Somerville Criminal Defense Lawyer


Founding partner James A. Abate, Esq. chose to focus on criminal defense, DUI defense, and municipal court cases because, "Many people arrested for crimes have no previous experience with the law. They come from all walks of life, all ages, all professions, and are all genders. They need two things: They need to be educated and they need a strong advocate." Mr. Abate's compassion for his clients is the driving force behind the firm...

About James A. Abate Esq.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Municipal Court


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified in the administration of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs)
  • Certified in the administration of the NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluations (DRE)

Other Affiliations

  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • New York Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Tort, Insurance, Business, Litigation and Property Section

Past Positions

  • Eastern District of New York at the United States Attorney's Office, Law Intern
  • United States District Judge David G. Trager


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1999
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Markhoff Scholar
    Honors: Trial Team, Semifinalist, 1998
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Cornelius T. Wickersham Award
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1996
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors


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82 East Main StreetFirst Floor Somerville, NJ 08876


Other Sources of Feedback About James A. Abate

Included on the 2023 New Jersey list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James A. Abate on Super Lawyers


  • Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

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