DiLorenzo & Rush

Christopher M. DiLorenzo

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Biography

PROFILE

Accomplished attorney with a strong background in criminal and motor vehicle matters.
Licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York State and Federal Courts.  Fluent in Spanish.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

DiLorenzo & Rush, Hackensack, New Jersey and Bronx, New York
Partner, 1997 – Present
I am a partner in a small general practice firm with offices in New Jersey and New York.   A majority of my practice is focused on private criminal litigation in New Jersey and New York State Courts.  I have tried approximately one hundred felony jury trials during my career.  I am also a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan-Appellate Division, First Department and I am Certified (1997 – Present) to handle misdemeanors and felonies in Bronx County as a court appointed attorney.  I also handle traffic matters in town courts throughout Northern New Jersey and Southern New York State, as well as federal criminal litigation in both states.  I have been a Municipal Prosecutor in New Jersey from 2001 until 2019. I have been Borough Attorney for Lincoln Park, New Jersey since 2014. I also handle personal injury litigation and real estate matters.  

Town of Boonton
Municipal Prosecutor, 2020 – Present
I am the Municipal Prosecutor for Town of Boonton, New Jersey where I am responsible for prosecuting minor criminal offenses, traffic violations and zoning matters.

Montville Township
Municipal Prosecutor, 2014 – 2019
I was the Municipal Prosecutor for Montville Township, New Jersey for 5 years where I was responsible for prosecuting minor criminal offenses, traffic violations and zoning matters.

Borough of Lincoln Park
Municipal Prosecutor, 2001 – 2013
I was the municipal prosecutor for Lincoln Park, New Jersey for 13 years handling minor criminal offenses, traffic violations and zoning matters.

Borough of Lincoln Park
Borough Attorney, 2014 – Present
I am the Borough Attorney for Lincoln Park, New Jersey handling various litigation issues, OPRA matters, employee issues, etc., and advising the Mayor and Council on such legal issues as they arise.

County of Morris
Special Litigation Counsel, 2019 – Present
I serve as special litigation counsel for the County of Morris handling various litigation issues, providing legal research and legal opinions for Morris County Counsel and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

The Legal Aid Society, Bronx, New York
Staff Attorney, 1991 – 1997
I represented thousands of indigent-defendants during this time period.  I conducted approximately twenty jury trials.  I handled every aspect of a criminal case on a daily basis, including court appearances, motion practice, plea negotiations, investigations, pre-trial suppression hearings, investigations, etc.  

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 05/1991
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 05/1988
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Government and Politics
    • Minor: Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, 1997

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law (State/Federal; New Jersey/New York)
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002

Honors

  • The Distinguished Attorney Award, Presented by The New York Criminal Bar Association, 2010

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1991
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, 1997
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, 1997
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Municipal Court Committee, 2000
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee, 2000
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Municipal Law Committee, 2014 to Present
  • Morris County Municipal Prosecutors Association, Member, Secretary, 2002
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1992
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 1992
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Justice, 1997
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Criminal Courts Committee, 1997
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Criminal Courts Committee, 2007
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 2001 to 2010
  • Bronx County Bar Association, First Vice President, 2009 to 2010
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Second Vice President, 2008 to 2009
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Secretary, 2007 to 2008
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2006 to 2007
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Financial Secretary, 2005 to 2006
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2002 to 2005
  • Bronx County Bar Association, President, 2010 to 2011
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Chairperson of The Board, 2011 to 2012
  • New York State Bar Association, House of Delegates, Member, 06/2011 to 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1997
  • New York State Defenders Association, 2006 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Twelfth District, Executive Committee, 2011 to Present
  • New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, 2014 to 2018

Languages

  • Spanish