Joel Bacher



Wayne, NJ





Joel Bacher

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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.

Joel M. Bacher is a graduate of University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1971. In 1974 he earned his law degree from the New York Law School in Manhattan.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Malpractice

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
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1971

Honors and 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