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Stephen J. Colianni Esq

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Municipal Law

Biography

Stephen is a lifelong resident of New Jersey being born in Ocean County, NJ. Upon his graduation from Southern Regional High School, Stephen attended the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Economics, and as a member of the International Economics Honor Society. After undergraduate school, Stephen pursued his law degree at the Hofstra University School of Law where he graduated in 2011. During his law school tenure, Stephen was the Senior Editor for Articles of the Tenth Volume of the Journal of International Business and Law. Stephen also graduated as a recipent of the Justice Hubert L. Will Social Justice Award for his endeavors in assisting indigent Plaintiffs in Federal Fair Housing Act litigation whilst participating the in the Law Reform Adovacy Clinic. Prior to graduating, Stephen was employed as a Graduate Intern in the State Farm NY Claims Litigation Center where he served in the Law and Motions Department and assisted Counsel in the expiditous resolution of cases involving serious injury threshold cases in motor vehicle accidents along with general insurance litigation. During that time, Stephen also drated internal memoranda detailing the summarization of pertinent, developing caselaw for firm-wide consideration to assist in the swift resolution of cases.

Simultaneous to his employment at State Farm, Stephen also served as an intern for the Honorable Leonard B. Austin of the Supreme Court of New York where he assisted chambers in the drafting of Appellate decisions, research, and general advisment on matters before the Appellate Term.

Upon graduation from the Hofstra University School of Law, Stephen interned for the Honorable Francis, R. Hodgson, Jr., of the Criminal Division of the Ocean County Superior Court. During his tenure with Judge Hodgson, Stephen was responsible for research, advisement, and drafting of informal opinions in the Criminal Courts regarding, among other things, Post-Conviction Relief and issues regarding Pre-Trial Incarceration.

After his tenure with Judge Hodgson, Stephen undertook a position with S. Karl Mohel, Esq., a prominent Criminal Defense attorney, as an associate wherein he was responsible for a myriad of Criminal Defense and Municipal law cases including but not limited to 2nd Degree Theft, 1st Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st Degree "Kingpin" Crimes, 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Domestic Violence Allegations and Protective Orders, DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Suspended License, Careless Driving, Excessive Speed, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Misdemeanor Possession of CDS, Assault, Harassment, and Shoplifting/Theft.

After his tenure with Mr. Mohel, Stephen was employed at Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC, wherein he served as Defense Counsel on cases, including, but not limited to 2nd Degree Resisting/Eluding, 4th Degree Aggravated Assault, 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault, 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 3rd Degree Possession of CDS, DUI, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and Failure to Exhibit License, Registration, or Insurance.

Since his graduation from law school, Stephen has devoted his practice to the realm of Criminal Defense, believing in the fact that every individual deserves the protections of the United States Constitution along with superior representation that preserves the notions of Due Process and fundamental fairness. Stephen is a zealous, compasionate advocate with 11 years of Criminal Defense and Municipal Court experience who strives to ensure proper representation of individuals who are facing circumstances of prosecution. Stephen approaches every case with a vast knowledge of Criminal Procedure and focuses on only the best outcome for his clients.

Stephen's hobbies include Sports, Automobiles, Information Technology, and the Culinary Arts.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. – 2011
    • Honors: Recipent of the Justice Hubert L. Will, Social Justice Award
    • Law Review: Journal of Int’l Business Law, Senior Editor of Articles, 2010 – 2011
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 2007
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2011

Past Positions

  • Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC, Associate Attorney, 2021 to 2022
  • S. Karl Mohel, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 to 2020

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 2011 to 2022
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Member, 2011 to 2022

Honors

  • Justice Hubert L. Will Social Justice Award, Recipient, 2010 – 2011

Litigation

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