- Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Federal Law
- Firm: Law Offices of Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr.
- Web Site: http://www.cipparonelaw.com, http://getcriminaldefense.com
Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr. has been continuously certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney since 1995, and has received the highest available rating ("AV Preeminent") as to his legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell.
In 2007, Rocco Cipparone was chosen by the federal court to be the defense attorney for the lead defendant in one of the most significant post-9/11 terrorism related trials in the United States. Mr. Cipparone has tried a large number of jury trials, and has handled a significant number of appeals. Mr. Cipparone has received numerous awards and recognition for his legal skills and efforts including as a former federal prosecutor, a list of some of which can be viewed by clicking the above link. Mr. Cipparone also has been recognized by South Jersey Magazine as an "Awesome Attorney" several times.
Since 1991, Mr. Cipparone has been teaching at Rutgers University Law School, Camden, New Jersey, at which he teaches "Criminal Practice". He also has taught courses in "Legal Research and Writing" and "Moot Court". He has lectured at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NJ) and the Federal Public Defender (NJ), providing continuing legal education to other attorneys on criminal law topics. Mr. Cipparone has written several published articles regarding criminal law and trial practice.
Mr. Cipparone was appointed in 2003 by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to a merit selection panel to consider the reappointment of a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey. He served on the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital Board of Trustees (NJ) by appointment of the Governor of New Jersey from 2000 to 2006.
Rocco Cipparone frequently is quoted and consulted by national and local television, radio, and print news media for legal analysis and comment, including CNN, Fox Television News, Good Day Philadelphia, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Jersey Law Journal, The Courier Post, the Michael Smerconish Radio Show, The Dom Giordano Radio Show, the Paul W. Smith Radio Show, KYW News Radio, NPR, and others