Marc D. Garfinkle

Marc D. Garfinkle

About Marc D. Garfinkle

As a legal ethics attorney in New Jersey, Marc D. Garfinkle, J. D. is an expert in ethical matters that impact other New Jersey lawyers. With extensive experience in trial and legal ethics, and having made significant contributions to this realm of practice, Mr. Garfinkle understands the unique needs of New Jersey attorneys. Marc Garfinkle proudly serves the cities of Morristown and Livingston NJ for years, Mr. Garfinkle offers quality representation to all of his clients. Often recognized by the community and his peers for his commitment to professional responsibility, Marc D. Garfinkle enthusiastically takes on legal ethics challenges with ease and precision.

Why Marc D. Garfinkle

Mr. Garfinkle obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Marietta College and soon after his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings College of Law. Mr. Garfinkle offers expertise and many years of experience in: legal ethics, bar admission, judicial misconduct and attorney discipline. With a practice conveniently located in Morristown, NJ, Marc Garfinkle is equipped to handle many concerns regarding lawyer ethics to the highest of standards; ensuring residents of New Jersey achieve success in their legal matters.

Mr. Garfinkle is a nationally acclaimed legal ethics lecturer, author and columnist. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School, successfully training New Jersey’s next generation of law students. Having also served as a Public Defender in Livingston, NJ Mr. Garfinkle is well-versed in ethical matters, with a legal acumen covering the many intricacies of the legal system and with an acute understanding of the legal needs of New Jersey attorneys and legal practitioners. Furthermore, Mr. Garfinkle is a former attorney ethics investigator and past chair (2006 - 2007) of the NJ Supreme Court District Attorney Ethics Committee for District VB.

Other noteworthy contributions that Mr. Garfinkle has made to the practice of legal ethics include:

  • Serving as a legal ethics consultant for Thomson-Reuters, LLC.
  • Writes a monthly column on attorney ethics for The New Jersey Law Journal.
  • Regularly contributes to national law forums to include:, West’s, Solo Practice University, the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, Rocket Matter CLE, and many others.

Mr. Garfinkle is also a regular presenter at Seton Hall on matters of legal ethics with recent presentations and lectures to include:

  • Oct. 1, 2014 - Seton Hall Law Review Annual Ethics Symposium - Ethics and the Art of Advocacy.
  • Feb. 10, 2015 - Seton Hall Circuit Review Symposium - What Lawyers Need to Know About Professional Ethics.
  • April 2014 - NJ-ICLE’s Business Law and Corporate Counsel Symposium - Selected Ethical Issues in Business Law.
  • April 2015 - Thomson Reuters Bridge the Gap Panel - Attorney Business and Trust Accounts.

The Marc D. Garfinkle Difference

Marc D. Garfinkle knows what it takes to counsel and represent other attorneys. Defending other attorneys is Mr. Garfinkle’s niche. As a legal ethics attorney in New Jersey, Marc successfully assists lawyers in advanced ethical matters. Mr. Garfinkle realizes that the ramifications of an ethics investigation can be life-altering. Offering assistance to other lawyers during their District Ethics Committee hearing and related ethics audits and investigations means that Mr. Garfinkle remains abreast of all the unique challenges that New Jersey attorneys often face. By assisting other lawyers with complex issues such as personal addictions, job-related stress and other challenges that impact their careers, Mr. Garfinkle is making significant contributions to the field of law. He also successfully represents future lawyers who are seeking admission to the New Jersey Bar.

With a solid commitment to forming long-term relationships with clients Marc D. Garfinkle is there to serve the needs of all New Jersey lawyers. He provides high quality representation in a friendly manner and with reliability. For lawyers and judges who have an ethical legal matters and require immediate attention, contact the office of Marc D. Garfinkle, a New Jersey ethics attorney to get help.