Michael R. Ascher

Michael R. Ascher (Denville, New Jersey)

Michael R. Ascher

Attorney in Denville, NJ
Deputy Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice, 1974-1976. Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor, 1976-1977. Frequent Lecturer on issues of Domestic Violence, School Violence and Children's Records Law.
973-453-2307
Credit Cards Accepted
Client Rating N/A
Rating Not Shown
Peer Rating 4.8 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Chancery
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Juvenile Law
Ratings
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AV Rated
4.8/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Commercial Litigation, Litigation, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation and Divorce
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.9/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.8/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.9/5
Peer Reviews (17)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 04/10/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/10/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/09/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Michael is a very experienced litigator, deeply rooted in ethics, who is both effective and respected. I would have him represent me if I were to need a lawyer in his fields of expertise.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 04/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/26/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Ascher is an excellent criminal defense attorney, who has tried many complex cases creatively. I would engage him without hesitation for myself or a family member.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/26/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Ascher is an excellent trial attorney, whom I have known for over thirty years. He has tried many complex cases.. He has the personal skills to evaluate a case and plan the correct strategy for his clients. If. I needed representation I would call on him.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/26/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Michael for several years, during which time we were adversaries in a difficult, emotionally charged litigation in which he represented the plaintiffs; and I represented one of several defendants.He is a knowledgeable and energetic adversary incisive and practical. Beyond those attributes, I have found that Michael invariably conducts himself as a gentleman whose word is his bond. In my view, Michael exemplifies all that to which members of the bar ought to aspire.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/26/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Michael is a polished articulant attorney
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Michael for several years, during which time we were adversaries in a difficult, emotionally charged litigation in which he represented the plaintiffs; and I represented one of several defendants.He is a knowledgeable and energetic adversary incisive and practical. Beyond those attributes, I have found that Michael invariably conducts himself as a gentleman whose word is his bond. In my view, Michael exemplifies all that to which members of the bar ought to aspire.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Marketing Partner on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Marketing Partner on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have practiced with Michael for at least 30 years and have personal knowledge of excellent lawyering ability.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is a great attorney. I would be comfortable referring anyone to him.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/04/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known Michael for many years and have great respect for his abilities as an attorney
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/25/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 03/23/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1974, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
New York Law School
Class of 1974
J.D.
University Attended
Lehigh University
Class of 1971
B.A.
Birth Information
Born in 1949
New York, N.Y., June 9, 1949
Associations & Memberships
Morris County (Member: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Contract Litigation Arbitrator, Contract Litigation Settlement Panel; Criminal Practice Committee), New Jersey State and American Bar Associations; New York Trial Lawyers Association; New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Representative Cases
State v. Dispoto 189 NJ 108 (2006; on requirement to re-mirandize defandant); DYFS v. S.S., 372 NJ Super. 131 (App. Div., 2004; on standards for substantiation of abuse and removal from Central Abuse Directory).

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Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C.
165 East Main Street, P.O. Box 3010,
Denville, NJ 07834-0541
U.S.A.
Phone
973-627-7300
Office Information
Office Information
Michael R. Ascher
Partner
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C.
165 East Main Street, P.O. Box 3010,
Denville, NJ 07834-0541

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