Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Practice Areas and Lawyers Recognized by Chambers USA 2020 Guide


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is proud to announce that Chambers USA 2020 guide has once again ranked the firm in New Jersey in the fields of General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms in the United States. Chambers researchers interview those active in the market, including clients and other lawyers, assess recent work, and rank lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, which are investigated by their research team. Below is what the Chambers USA 2020 guide had to say about Pashman Stein Walder Hayden.

“What the team is known for

Top-tier litigation practice, particularly noted for its strength in white-collar criminal defense proceedings as well as government and internal investigations. Also impresses in securities cases and other complex commercial disputes. Demonstrates extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal cases. Also offers a respected appellate litigation practice.


A source states: ‘They're very good at collaboration, as well as developing and implementing legal strategies; they are pleasant, responsive and sharp.’

Clients highlight the team's ‘thoroughness, fairness and zealousness.’

‘They communicate very clearly, are incredibly efficient, and handle all of my work in a timely matter without compromising any detail,’ comments one interviewee, adding: ‘I can rely on each of them for their individual strengths, expertise and knowledge.’

Notable practitioners

Michael Stein offers vast experience in civil litigation, spanning breach of contract disputes and business torts. Interviewees endorse him as a ‘strategic thinker and a knowledgeable, high-caliber attorney.’

Market commentators respect Aidan O'Connor for his ‘creative legal mind’ and ability to ‘separate the important facts from the nonsense,’ noting that he is ‘an absolute pleasure to work with.’ He frequently defends individuals accused of fraud and corruption.

Joseph Hayden is a celebrated criminal defense attorney, who acts for clients across the full gamut of white-collar criminal proceedings. Sources consider him to be a ‘great legal mind,’ admiring the way ‘he immerses himself into a case so he knows it like the back of his hand, leaving no stone unturned.’

Justin Walder has earned an outstanding reputation for his practice in white-collar criminal defense. Sources regard him as a ‘uniquely skilled trial lawyer who knows how to deal with people and federal prosecutors.’ ‘He works really hard, immerses himself in the case and he's a very persuasive and prepared orator,’ notes an interviewee.'”

About Chambers USA

The Chambers USA guide is published by Chambers & Partners. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://chambers.com/research/methodology.

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