James M. Porfido Joins Criminal Practice as Of Counsel at Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PCJanuary 15, 2024 | Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC, is pleased to welcome James M. Porfido as Of Counsel in the firm’s Criminal Practice Group. Porfido is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and joins Einhorn Barbarito after more than 35 years in practice.
“Jim is well regarded throughout the state and in Morris County for his prior experience with defending high profile crimes and for his ongoing and strong ties in the community and the legal profession,” said Patricia M. Barbarito, Co-Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Porfido holds a number of significant positions in the community including as Vice President of the Bernardsville Law Enforcement Foundation and he has been on the Board of Trustees at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center since 2008, as well as the Board of Trustees at the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center since 1999. In addition, he has served on the Teresa G. Wright Promise Foundation; the Board of Directors: D.A.R.E., New Jersey; and the Board of Trustees, Hope House (Division of Catholic Charities).
A professor of advocacy and persuasion at Seton Hall Law School, Porfido is an active member of the Morris County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New Jersey Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Association. In addition, he is a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the National Italian American Bar Association. Over the course of his career, he has been honored to receive the New Jersey Coalition of Crime Victims Dedication and Service Award, the Policemen’s Benevolent Association Service Award, and the Fraternal Order of Police Achievement Award. He has been recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2008.
Prior to establishing his New Jersey practice in 2002, Porfido served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for nearly a decade, where he was lead trial attorney on several high-profile matters and major crimes. He oversaw prosecutions as Chief of the Sex Crimes & Child Abuse Unit, Chief of the Major Crimes Vehicular Homicide Unit, and Domestic Violence, Juvenile Delinquency & Trial Units.
Porfido earned his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law and his B.A. in political science from Seton Hall University. After graduating law school, he worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D. (Retired) in the Morris/Sussex County Superior Court Vicinage.