Criminal defense lawyer Iselin, NJ; Woodbridge area or Staten Island, NY

Michael R. RosasRated by Super Lawyersloading


New York | Southern District of New York | Eastern District of New York
New Jersey | District of New Jersey

Michael Robert Rosas prides himself in representing individuals and businesses in criminal and administrative prosecutions and investigations in New Jersey and New York. He is a trial attorney and has tried criminal and civil matters successfully to verdict. He has tried criminal matters ranging from DWI charges to Murder.

Mr. Rosas gained significant trial experience while serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Richmond County District Attorney's Office in New York City. Afterwards, Mr. Rosas further developed those trial skills by serving as appointed counsel in Mercer County, New Jersey, and in Monmouth County, New Jersey for those charged with murder and other violent criminal offenses.

Subsequently, Mr. Rosas was appointed to the federal Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel for the District of New Jersey.

In 2018, Mr. Rosas was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Middlesex County (DEC VIII) for a four-year term. The District Ethics Committee acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. Committee members are responsible for conducting investigations and hearings in order to determine both the facts and the law surrounding grievances related to possible violations of attorney ethics rules or the law.

Mr. Rosas also has experience handling criminal tax matters and defends business owners who are the target of criminal investigations. Mr. Rosas holds a M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) from Rutgers University. His professional and educational experience allow him to counsel clients who are charged with financial crimes.

Prior to forming Rosas & Cirigliano, Mr. Rosas formed The Law Firm of Michael Robert Rosas, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He started his career at a boutique Newark, New Jersey law firm where he handled criminal and civil rights matters in State and Federal court. He counseled various clients, including municipal clients, through the business investigation and internal investigation process. With this experience, Mr. Rosas represents individuals employed by the government, such as teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other government employees facing criminal charges.

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  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2009, Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • M.B.A., Rutgers Business School - Newark, 2009
  • B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member - Mercer County Criminal Practice, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member - Criminal Law Section, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association- New Jersey, Member
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Member

Prior Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney, Richmond County District Attorney's Office, 2010-2013
  • Associate, Lite DePalma Greenberg, 2009-2010
  • Law Clerk, Lite DePalma Greenberg, 2006-2009