Background and Experience
He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Bruno L. Leopizzi, J.S.C. in the Criminal Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Passaic County. After his clerkship, he served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Office of the Passaic County Prosecutor from 1976 to 1978, and successfully handled dozens of jury trials.
After working as a prosecutor, Mr. Rem went into private practice and has been defending individuals accused of criminal and motor vehicle offenses for over 30 years in both state and federal courts. His clients have included former professional athletes, former judges, police officers, politicians, doctors, and fellow attorneys, among others. Mr. Rem has successfully tried hundreds of cases and obtained excellent results for countless other clients. He has been certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1981, part of the first group in the history of the State of New Jersey to be so certified.
An active member of the Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA), Mr. Rem served as President of the entire association for the 2008-2009 term. He is a former President of its Young Lawyers Section and a former chairman of the Municipal Court Committee, the Certified Trial Attorney Committee and the Criminal Practice Committee. He has also served for four years on the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee. In addition to his duties for the Bergen County Bar Association.
Well known in the field of criminal and drunk driving defense, Mr. Rem is the author of the BCBA's monthly compendium of the latest criminal law developments and practice tips called the Criminal Law Update. He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys in New Jersey on various topics related to criminal and DWI law.
Joseph P. Rem Jr
25 E Salem St Ste 400
Hackensack, NJ 07601