James B. Seplowitz has practiced exclusively in the field of criminal law throughout his career. He has represented clients on a wide range of charges, including handling over 500 DWI cases, and has represented clients in dozens of trials for various crimes, including murder, attempted murder, attempted sexual assault, drug possession, DWI, domestic violence, assault, theft, obstruction of justice and criminal harassment, among others.
Prior to founding the criminal defense firm of Foy & Seplowitz LLC with Jason E. Foy, Mr. Seplowitz worked at the Rem Zeller Law Group for nine years, the first five as an associate and the last four as a partner. There, he obtained vast experience in representing clients accused of crimes and motor vehicle offenses under the mentoring of Joe Rem, an esteemed New Jersey criminal trial attorney. Prior to working at Rem Zeller, Mr. Seplowitz served as a law clerk in the Criminal Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Donald R. Venezia, J.S.C., where he gained a unique insight into New Jersey’s criminal justice system.
Mr. Seplowitz is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Municipal Court Law Attorney, part of the first class of attorneys in the state to achieve that designation. He has attained the top AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system on ethical standards and legal ability. He has been named in the New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star” in criminal defense in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and as a “Super Lawyer” in criminal defense in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has also been named in the (201) Magazine Bergen’s Top Lawyers section and in the New Jersey’s Top Legal Minds publication. He has published several legal articles and given many CLE lectures regarding DWI and criminal law. In addition, he is certified to operate the Alcotest 7110, the breath testing machine utilized by all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey.