Christopher G. Porreca - Attorney Profile
Parsippany Criminal Defense Lawyer
Christopher G. Porreca is an attorney who practices criminal defense, juvenile
criminal defense, municipal court defense, DWI defense, personal injury,
landlord/tenant, school bullying and general litigation. He serves all
of northern New Jersey from Middlesex County to Warren County. Mr. Porreca's
goal is getting clients the best results for the most reasonable fees.
Originally from Montville, New Jersey, Mr. Porreca graduated from Montville
Township High School in 1989.
As an undergraduate at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
Mr. Porreca studied geology and played on the college rugby team. He is
also a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After earning his Bachelor's
Degree, Mr. Porreca attended the Paralegal Studies Program at Fairleigh
Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. After working as a paralegal
for two years, Mr. Porreca decided to pursue a J.D. and attended the Widener
University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
During his first year of law school, Mr. Porreca was accepted into the
school's Law Review, The Widener Journal of Public Law, demonstrating
his dedication to excellence as a law student. During his third year of
law school, he was chosen to be on the journal's Editorial Board.
Likewise, during his tenure, two of his articles were published.
After graduating from law school in 1998, Mr. Porreca went on to pass both
the New York and New Jersey Bar exams and was able to waive into the bar
of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Porreca began his legal career in Livingston, New Jersey, working for
Morgan, Melhuish, Monaghan, Arvidson, Abrutyn & Lisowsky. Here, he
practiced personal injury defense, representing policy holders accused
of causing accidents. He next worked for Marshall, Dennehy, Warner, Coleman
& Goggin in Roseland, focusing on architectural and engineering malpractice defense.
Next, he worked for Hoberman, Resh, DiPiazza & Driscoll. Instead of
helping institutional clients, he learned to give legal assistance to
the "man on the street" – representing individuals instead
of institutions. Here, Mr. Porreca practiced municipal court and criminal
defense, plaintiffs' personal injury cases and matrimonial litigation.
In 2003, Mr. Porreca opened his own practice and continues to help clients
with criminal, municipal court and DWI matters, juvenile criminal matters,
along with personal injury, bullying, landlord/tenant and general litigation.
Recent cases include several DWI matters where he was able to obtain dismissals
or significant downgrades for his clients; felony-level offenses which
were downgraded to misdemeanors and sent back to municipal court; and
favorable plea offers in serious criminal cases. Mr. Porreca has settled
multiple six-figure personal injury cases and works with several other
firms on complex matters.
Year Joined Organization:
- New Jersey, 1998
- New York, 1999
- District of Columbia, 1999
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
- Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1998 J.D.
- Law Review: Widener University Law Review, External Manager Editor
- Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1993 B.A.
Honors: Member, Kappa Sigma Fraternity Major: Geology
- Fairleigh Dickenson University, Madison, New Jersey Paralegal Studies Program
Honors and Awards:
- Avvo Clients' Choice Award - Criminal Defense, 2014
Selected for inclusion the
Super Lawyers® list published by Thomson Reuters as a "Rising Star" for lawyers
under 40 in New Jersey, 2006 - 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Morris County Bar Association Member
- American Association for Justice
- American Trial Lawyers Association - New Jersey
Past Employment Positions:
- Morgan, Melhuish, Monaghan, Arvidson, Abrutyn & Lisowski, Associate,
1999 - 2001
- Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti
- Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
- Hoberman, Resch, DiPiazza & Driscoll