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Joel M. Bacher
Attorney at Law

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Joel M. Bacher has been a resident of Wayne, NJ almost forty years and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York. A solo practitioner, Mr. Bacher specializes in the litigation of plaintiff personal injury, employment discrimination cases, malpractice, and as a criminal defense lawyer in criminal cases including those of white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, and violent crimes in both State and Federal Courts in New Jersey and New York.

Everyone deserves a bold advocate.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, The Supreme Court State of New Jersey 1983, 1991, 1998 and 2006

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975

  • New York, 1976

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1975

  • United States Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982

  • United States Supreme Court, 1986

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1975

  • United States District Court for Eastern District of New York, 1975


  • New York Law School, New York, New York

    • J.D. - 1974

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

    • B.A. - 1971

Honors & Awards

  • Public Justice Achievement Award, 2004

  • Judge, National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition, 2007 - 2008

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014

Professional Associations

  • Passaic County Bar Association

  • Inns of Court

  • NJAJ, New Jersey Association for Justice

  • ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • AAJ, American Association of Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Borough of Bloomingdale, NJ, Public Defender

  • Borough of Bloomingdale, NJ, Planning Board Attorney

  • Arbitrator, Essex County

  • Arbitrator, Hudson County

  • Donald Ayers, Esq., Of Counsel

  • A.M. Best Company, Counsel

  • Passaic County Committee for Municipal Courts

Pro-Bono Activities

  • SOS & WAFFA House

  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Northeast NJ Legal Services

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Justice in the TLC Program Representing the Victims of 9-11


  • Spanish

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