Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is proud to announce that Chambers USA 2019 has once again recognized it as one of the top law firms in New Jersey in the fields of General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
The Chambers guides list the top lawyers in 185 jurisdictions around the world, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. Chambers researchers speak with clients, find out which law firms they use and how they rate them for their legal ability and client service.
Below is what Chambers USA 2019 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.
One peer enthuses: "I would refer work to them in a heartbeat. They are true, tough trial attorneys. They know their way around the courts and are very well respected."
"They are reliable, they recognize issues ahead of time and go the extra mile for a client," another commentator adds.
Defended The Cardiology Group against a business tort in which the plaintiff claimed the client conspired with Virtua Health to force it out of business, securing the dismissal of all remaining claims with prejudice follow a two-year dispute.
Represented a Grammy Award-winning entertainer in a federal criminal tax investigation, leading to the negotiation of a misdemeanor plea agreement and probationary term at sentencing.
Aidan O'Connor comes highly recommended as a "terrific" white-collar attorney whose practice includes federal tax investigations, healthcare fraud and securities litigation. Sources say he is "very well respected for his legal acumen and professional nature."
James Plaisted is held in high regard by interviewees, one of whom labels him "a fantastic lawyer." He is recognized for his expert handling of both trial proceedings and internal investigations on behalf of major corporate clients.
Joseph Hayden is "the dean of the white-collar Bar," according to one source. He is widely acknowledged to be a leading trial attorney whose expert practice extends to sensitive investigations. "You won't outthink or outstrategize him," reports one source, adding: "He's a very talented, surgical trial lawyer."
Justin Walder is celebrated as being among "the gold standard criminal lawyers in the region." His longstanding white-collar practice has seen him represent clients across the full gamut of criminal proceedings. Sources observe: "He's very thorough and has a lot of credibility."
Market sources view managing partner Michael Stein as "a very well-respected New Jersey litigator." His practice concentrates primarily on civil litigation, including business torts and breaches of contract. According to one commentator, "Mike is an excellent civil litigation attorney and is very effective on his feet in court."