Watchung, New Jersey


(908) 561-5577

Watchung NJ Law Firm

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Trusted Law Firm in Watchung

The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC. has been fighting for clients for more than 60 years. Our sixteen lawyers have a wealth of experience in all legal matters, from personal injury, criminal defense, employment law and trial litigation, which means we understand how to try cases before judges and juries and how to negotiate settlements for the strongest outcomes possible.

Our attorneys have a reputation for taking tough and complex cases, getting results that earn the respect of those who are injured, accused, and unjustly treated. We represent clients across a broad range of practice areas in New Jersey. We use a team approach to provide the best legal service possible.

Our successful lawyers have a record of top reviews, verdicts and settlements

Our Watchung litigators have obtained some of the highest awards and negotiated settlements in New Jersey. We have achieved these strong results because we conduct extensive discovery, have a first-rate understanding of legal strategies and tactics, and because we understand how to argue a case in court.

Some of our significant results include a $7.4 million structured settlement and $1.3 million result for a woman who slipped and fell on ice on restaurant steps leaving her disabled. We have helped numerous clients get charges against them dropped and have helped New Jersey employees get their jobs back and get compensation for wrongful treatment by employers.

Attorneys with the top awards and recognition throughout Somerset County and the state

Our Watchung trial lawyers have achieved top evaluations because of one over-riding goal – our determination to get each and every client the best result possible. The firm’s successful reputation has been recognized by clients, the media, and the legal community.

Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Attorney - Watchung NJ

Any type of injury is a life-changing experience. Some personal injuries cause a lifetime of pain and hurt. Every injury causes pain and suffering. In severe cases, you lose your ability to earn an income or become disabled. In the worst cases, a wrongful death takes a life. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, our Watchung, NJ accident lawyers have a reputation for being the best in helping the injured and families get economic justice for all their medical bills, lost earnings, physical pain and emotional suffering. Our personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency fee basis, offering consultations where we review your case for free.

Car accident lawyers in Watchung, NJ who hold unsafe drivers liable for the trauma they inflict.

Our auto accident lawyers represent clients injured in:

  • Intersection accidents
  • Rear-enders
  • Speeding accidents
  • Sideswipes
  • Highway accidents
  • Rollovers

We sue drunk drivers, distracted drivers, reckless drivers, and car operators who are just plain negligent. Our team of Watchung auto accident lawyers negotiates with adjustors and tries your case before a jury when insurance carriers just aren’t being fair.

Seasoned motorcycle crash attorneys that offer results

Motorcycle accidents are often deadly or cause catastrophic injuries because the riders fall straight to the ground or into oncoming cars. Whether a car or truck changed lanes improperly, turned in front of the bike, or pulled out of a side street into your path, our Watchung motorcycle accident lawyers fight to get you all the financial compensation you deserve and the emotional satisfaction of holding reckless and negligent drivers responsible for their wrongs.

Our truck accident lawyers hold truck drivers and truck companies accountable when they put profit ahead of safety

Truck accidents happen for many reasons including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless/aggressive driving
  • Failing to follow the rules of the road
  • Mechanical failure
  • Truck overloading
  • Speeding
  • Truck company negligence

Our team of experienced truck accident attorneys demand justice when a truck crash takes a life or causes serious injuries.

Tough premises liability attorneys when slips and falls cause injuries due to property owner negligence occurs

All property owners, commercial and residential, have a duty to keep their premises safe so that consumers and visitors don’t get hurt. If a slip and fall or trip and fall accident happens because a floor is slippery, a stairway railing is insecure, a carpet is torn, or for any reason; our Watchung slip and fall lawyers understand what steps are needed to hold public and private property owners accountable. We bring claims for:

  • Failing to maintain premises
  • Failing to warn of hazards
  • Negligent security
  • Poor lighting
  • Dog Bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Other unsafe property-related claims

Watchung worker’s Compensation Attorneys Fight for Injured and Sick Employees Hurt on the Job

Our Watchung NJ work injury lawyers help employees get the lost wage compensation they deserve and all their necessary medical expenses paid. We fight employer insurance companies who try to force you back to work too soon, undervalue your wages, discourage you from getting a second medical opinion, and fail to properly classify your disability. Injured workers and those who suffer occupational illnesses deserve to be treated and paid when they suffer because they were helping serve their employer instead of being punished for getting the care they deserve and need.

Criminal Justice Attorney

Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Watchung Defend Your Rights

Criminal Justice Attorney in Watchung NJ
Criminal charges frighten anyone who is arrested or charged with an offense. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, our criminal defense lawyers in Watchung, NJ were former prosecutors. We understand the criminal justice system. Our criminal law attorneys have a record of being among the best in their field. We have a strong record of success in winning not-guilty verdicts, having charges dismissed, and negotiating fair and just plea bargains. Our firm represents defendants charged with 1st to 4th-degree indictable crimes, disorderly and petty disorderly offenses, juvenile offenses, and violations of municipal ordinances. Despite our decades of experience, clients appreciate that rates are affordable.

Traffic lawyers who help you save money, your driving privileges, and your freedom

Traffic tickets are much more than a small fine. Our Watchung traffic ticket attorneys help drivers charged with speeding, distracted driving, failing to report an accident, and any other New Jersey traffic charge. Having the charges dismissed or reduced can save you from having points on your license, insurance surcharges and increased premiums, court costs, a license suspension, fines, and up to six months of incarceration.

Watchung expungement attorneys help good people apply for jobs and pass background checks

These days, most employers and contractors ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime. If you answer yes, you can lose the job. Saying no, when your record says yes can have even worse consequences. Our expungement lawyers have helped many clients have their records expunged for felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, arrest records, youth drug offenses, juvenile offenses. An expungement means you can honestly say that you haven’t been convicted of that crime.

Affordable New Jersey DUI & DWI lawyers help you keep your license and stay out of jail

Being charged with driving while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics can mean a long jail sentence, court fines, suspension of your driving privileges, and increased insurance premiums. The penalties get more severe for subsequent offenses. Our Watchung DUI attorneys challenge field sobriety and breath tests. We contest whether the police officer had grounds to stop you. Our DWI lawyers have had many drunk driving charges dismissed.

Tough drug offense attorneys for those charged with a drug crime

Defendants can be charged with possession, sale, trafficking, manufacturing, or other drug crimes including violation of new marijuana laws. Prohibited drugs include heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, steroids, and any other controlled substance. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, our drug defense lawyers negotiate plea agreements with prosecutors, work to dismiss the charges or have crucial evidence suppressed or to obtain an acquittal before a jury of your peers.

Employment Attorney

Employment Attorney in Watchung NJ

Our Watchung New Jersey employment lawyers have the in-depth experience required to file claims before state and federal agencies and try your case before the proper court. We seek to hold employers liable to

discrimination laws and laws that govern employee rights. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we handle employment claims involving labor rights, employer compliance, and employment immigration.

Our labor lawyers have more than six decades of experience in the employment law areas of non-compete clauses, employment contracts, severance packages, shareholder disputes, severance packages, and other employment issues. We represent employee plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis.

Strong employee harassment attorneys in Watchung demand justice for employer mistreatment

No worker should feel uncomfortable while trying to perform their job. Our Watchung harassment lawyers bring claims for compensation, legal fees, and statutory fines when employers cause or permit harassment in the workplace by management, staff, owners, contractors, or vendors. We bring claims for sexual harassment and work harassment based on a disability, religion, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or for other types of improper conduct.

Watchung discrimination lawyers holding employers liable for discrimination at your job

When employers illegally discriminate against you, our Watchung lawyers fight on your behalf. We understand the federal and state discrimination laws that protect employees from discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, military status, pregnancy, sex, and sexual orientation. We also file complaints when employers retaliate just because you filed a complaint

Wrongful termination attorneys fight for justice when your discharge violates the law

There’s no excuse for losing your job for illegal or prohibited reasons. You have the right to hold employers liable for destroying your ability to provide for yourself and your family. Our Watchung wrongful termination lawyers demand reinstatement, wage and benefit compensation, statutory fines, and other damages if you are fired:

  • Due to discrimination
  • In retaliation for asserting your employee rights
  • As the result of a breach of an employment contract

We file the right wrongful termination complaint before the right agency and in the correct court.

Divorce Lawyer

Ending a marriage is never easy, under any circumstances. Our attorneys seek to make the process of dissolving your marriage as smooth as possible. When tensions run high, our team can help you make sound decisions for the future of your family, while protecting your assets and income. Even if you and your spouse agree on certain issues, it’s still advisable to seek legal counsel and representation. The Watchung lawyers at our firm have experience handling complex, high-asset cases as well as low-conflict, uncontested matters. Having a rigorous and seasoned attorney fighting in your corner means all legal issues will be handled appropriately, from filing the case in the correct court to ensuring your assets remain protected.

Our full-service firm helps individuals with:

  • Filing contested & uncontested divorces

  • Mediation and alternative resolution methods

  • Asset and property division (equitable distribution)

  • Alimony issues

  • Child custody and support matters

Facing a divorce may be the most stressful time in your life, but having a highly qualified attorney means you have the power of their years of knowledge and legal experience. Do not try to face this challenging process alone.

Family Law Attorney

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that are heard in New Jersey’s family courts. Typically, these matters involve divorce, but can also include child custody and support issues for non-married couples and issues surrounding domestic violence. Oftentimes, these become heated issues, and you may be frightened that your child’s welfare is in danger or your financial future is jeopardized. Our Watchung family law lawyers work for you and your children—meaning we are here to protect the best interests of you and your family. We work towards equitable solutions for all parties involved. We do everything in our power to give you and your family the new life you deserve. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we deal with family law issues involving:

  • Child custody

  • Child support

  • Alimony and spousal support

  • Domestic violence

  • Non-married couple issues

  • LBGT-issues

  • Paternity

  • Palimony

You may have your own ideas about family law in New Jersey, but we explain what laws apply to your case and how those laws can be implemented.

Tax Attorney

When your tax issues become too complicated to handle on your own, or if you are just in need of some help planning for your future, a Watchung tax lawyer is a crucial asset. Our tax lawyers help individuals and businesses settle IRS matters, from liens to foreclosures, and give you seasoned legal advice to make smart financial decisions. We have represented clients in all branches of the IRS, the New Jersey Division of Taxation, and the State of New York Department of Taxation. If you are involved in a litigated matter, our attorneys, who have advanced degrees, including L.L.M.’s in Taxation, provide aggressive representation to ensure your tax issue is resolved quickly and effectively.

It may be tough to know when exactly you need a lawyer, but we recommend using legal counsel in matters involving:

  • Offers in compromise

  • Sales tax and payroll tax issues

  • State and I.R.S. tax liens, levies, foreclosures

  • 1031 like-kind exchanges

  • Retirement, estate, and business tax planning

  • Back taxes

  • Innocent spouse/responsible person claims

  • Tax audits

  • Tax evasion

Immigration Attorney

Being charged with a crime is terrifying for anyone, but it is particularly harrowing for immigrants. Facing criminal charges as an immigrant means your legal status hangs in the balance, and you risk deportation. Not many people understand the extent of their rights as an immigrant. Securing a knowledgeable Watchung immigration lawyer who can both explain your legal rights and fight to protect them is imperative. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we believe in providing full-service, comprehensive representation to our clients. This means we help you through every step of the process and answer every single one of your questions. We help you not only avoid deportation, if possible, but we fight to help you keep your license if you are facing a DUI charge and fight to keep you out of jail.

We help our immigration clients with:

  • Green Card & Citizenship

  • Deportation issues

  • Expired visa matters

  • Immigration appeals

  • Illegal entry issues

In addition to our criminal law division, we also help clients with employment-based visas, visa applications, naturalization, and citizenship. If you have any questions about new immigration laws or orders, our firm is happy to answer them today.

Bankruptcy Attorney

You’ve been through enough. Harassing phone calls, stress, sleepless nights—you want to pay your bills, but you don’t have the funds available. Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy could be your relief. Bankruptcy is suitable for anyone who has faced hardship and is unable to pay their debts. While Chapter 13 offers consumers the ability to reorganize their debts into one monthly payment, Chapter 7 wipes away your eligible debts, such as credit card balances and medical bills. Chapter 13 is available for businesses that have more debts than assets and need a fresh start. Our Watchung bankruptcy lawyers help you determine which bankruptcy petition is appropriate for your claim. From there, we assist with every step of the process:

  • Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy filings

  • Pre-bankruptcy credit counseling

  • Preparing your application

  • Collecting all necessary documentation, including tax returns, W2s, credit card statements and more

  • Filing your application and seeing the entire case through

Our seasoned bankruptcy lawyers have handled dozens of bankruptcy filings and can help you make this process as painless as possible. Do not be afraid to make this important phone call to learn more about our services.

Make the call to speak with our dedicated Watchung attorneys serving all of Somerset County now

The insurance companies have experienced defense lawyers who will leave no stone unturned to defeat your claim or limit the amount of your damages. Prosecutors won’t think twice about trying to put you in jail and ruining your reputation. The experienced Watchung trial attorneys at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC have a combined 250 years of experience. We are tenaciously dedicated to fighting for your rights and for true justice. For help now, please call us at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free. We have weekend appointments. Our legal team sees patients away from the office if they are immobile.

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