Richard s. Mazawey, Sr.Owner/Founder
Richard S. Mazawey, Sr, is an experienced Attorney in the Civil and Criminal trial litigation practice. Mr. Mazawey has represented clients in a large variety of Criminal, Municipal and Civil matters, including Appeals for over 30 years in Federal, State and Municipal Courts.
Mr. Mazawey is familiar with cases including, violent crime, white collar and business crimes, drug possession and distribution , intent to distribute, school zone, simple and aggravated assault, harassment, robbery, theft, traffic offense, DWI defense; Personal injury claims of all types, property damage claims, breach of contract claims, employment law disputes, (including New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), harassment and hostile work environment, as well as Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), family law litigation, (divorce, child custody, DYFS matters, cases of parental and grand-parental rights).
Mr. Mazawey also provides advice and counsel in drafting and reviewing contracts, non-compete agreements/restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements.
EducationMaurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY J.D., May 1978
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, B.A. in Political Science, May 1975
Bar AdmissionsNew Jersey, June 1979
United States District Court, the District of New Jersey, June 1979
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, February 1983
Supreme Court of the United States, June 1983
Professional / Legal Experience
Law Firm of Richard S. Mazawey, Clifton, NJ
- Over thirty-seven years of General Civil and Criminal Litigation; Practices Areas of firm: (1) Criminal/ Quasi-Criminal Defense, (2) Personal Injury, (3) Corporate and commercial litigation, (4) Consumer and banking law, (5) Debtor/ Creditor rights, (6) Family/ Matrimonial, (7) Real Estate/ Transactional/ Investment Banking, (8) Intergovernmental/ Legislative affairs and law, (9) Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation, (10) Zoning/ Land Use, and (11) Appellate Practice.
- Practice Area Specialties: Criminal/ Quasi-Criminal Defense Litigation in Federal, State and Municipal Courts; Personal Injury, specializing in Occupational Disease and Toxic Tort Litigation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), § 45 U.S.C. 51, et seq.
Professional AssociationsNew Jersey State Bar Association
The Association of American Trial Lawyers
Passaic County Police Chiefs’ Association
Who’s Who’s – American Lawyers and Business Executives