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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Associate Dillon J. McGuire Sworn in as Trustee of ACDL-NJ


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. is pleased to announce that Dillon J. McGuire, associate in the firm’s Criminal Defense & Investigations practice groups, has been sworn in as a Trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ), for the 2022-2023 term.  McGuire is currently serving as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the ACDL-NJ.

Since 2021, McGuire has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in three criminal law matters on behalf of amicus curiae ACDL-NJ, including State v. Garcia, 245 N.J. 412 (2021), in which the Supreme Court reversed the defendant’s conviction.

“We congratulate Dillon on his new role as trustee of the ACDL-NJ,” said Pashman Stein managing partner Michael S. Stein. “Dillon’s commitment to leadership in the ACDL-NJ speaks to his overall dedication to the practice of criminal law and the evolving legislation that impacts criminal defendants.”

Established in 1985, the ACDL-NJ is the primary organized voice for the criminal defense bar in New Jersey. With more than 500 members, the ACDL-NJ advocates as amicus curiae in state and federal appellate courts on behalf of the interests of the criminal defense bar and its clients, as well as weighs in on pending legislation affecting criminal defendants. Pashman Stein partner Joseph A. Hayden, Jr. was the founder and first president of the ACDL-NJ (1985-86). Additional Pashman Stein attorneys who have served as president are partner Aidan P. O'Connor (2021-2022), Justin P. Walder (1987-88), partner Raymond M. Brown (1989-90), and of counsel Alan Silber (1992-93).

About Pashman Stein Walder Hayden

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is a multi-specialty law firm with a reputation for professional excellence. Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey with offices in Monmouth County, New Jersey as well as in New York City and Westchester County, New York, the firm serves a diverse client base including Fortune 500 companies, emerging growth entities and entrepreneurial businesses, professional athletes, celebrity influencers, fashion models, law firms, judges, lawyers, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Recent honors include being named Law Firm of the Year-Finalist (2021) and, for the fourth year in a row, awarded Appellate Litigation Department of the Year (2021), by the New Jersey Law Journal; and named 2020 Pro Bono Law firm by the New Jersey State Bar Association. For more information, please visit

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