Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*


Bruce S. Rosen Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: White Collar for the Hackensack Region in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers® List


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. is pleased to announce that Bruce S. Rosen has been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as the publication’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: White-Collar for the Hackensack region. Only one lawyer in each specialty and location is included as a “Lawyer of the Year,” which is based on the highest overall peer-feedback for that area and region.

About Bruce S. Rosen

Bruce Rosen is a partner at Pashman Stein with more than 35 years of experience in high profile First Amendment litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense. He has successfully argued several cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, as well as many other courts in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere.

Bruce has been practicing criminal defense law, particularly in the federal courts, for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ.

Bruce’s background as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor gives him a unique perspective in counseling clients on First Amendment matters regarding free speech, media law (including defamation and open public records) and religious freedom. His practice extends to issues related to shield law protection, access to public information, web defamation, workplace privacy, data theft, and appropriation of image.

Bruce is frequently engaged to provide crisis management counsel on sensitive corporate or individual issues that may draw or have already drawn media attention. Bruce also serves as an outside investigator for business clients in all types of internal probes, including allegations of workplace fraud, theft or harassment, employment claims, and various sensitive issues.

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The Best Lawyers list is issued by Woodward/White, Inc. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

Our firm is proud of the results it has achieved for clients, some of which are noted here.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.

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