Considered to be one of the premier trial attorneys in the State of New Jersey, Donald A. DiGioia, Esquire, the principal of Donald A. DiGioia Law Group, P.A., in Mountainside, has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney for over 25 years. His practice is devoted exclusively to the defense of persons accused of crime, as well as the handling of serious plaintiff’s personal injury matters Don has successfully defended individuals charged with crimes ranging from minor offenses to capital murder, and he has devoted his civil practice to representing accident victims.
Mr. DiGioia has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a recent Past President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – New Jersey (ACDL-NJ), a Master of the Bench and Past President of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum. He has served on the Board of Governors of ATLA-NJ, the predecessor of NJAJ, and organizations which have recognized him as a prominent trial advocate include The National Trial Lawyers Association, New Jersey Monthly Magazine-Super Lawyers in criminal defense law, and others. Don was named the Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Union County Bar Association in 2004, and he received this honor again in 2010 from the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He has held the highest AV Pre-Eminent rating from Martindale Hubbell in criminal defense law for more than 15 years.
Mr. DiGioia obtained his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1976, and he was admitted to practice law in New Jersey on December 9, 1976. He taught criminal trial practice and related topics as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. Also, Mr. DiGioia is a frequent lecturer in the field of criminal law for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, ACDL-NJ and the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). He also co-authored books entitled New Jersey Trial and Evidence and New Jersey Law of Personal Injury.
An Officer of the Union County Bar Association and a former member of the Union County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee, Mr. DiGioia has served as Chairman of the District XII Ethics Committee. Also, he served as a member of the Supreme Court Criminal Practice Committee for the 2004-2006 term, and he was reappointed to that Committee from 2009 to the present.
Mr. DiGioia is a Life Member of both the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-New Jersey (ACDL-NJ) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).