For Personal Injury, Malpractice & Criminal Defense, Call on the Law Offices of Joel Bacher for the Experience and Intelligence That's Been Winning Cases for Over 40 Years.

nj criminal defense lawyerAs a criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer, Joel Bacher understands the anxiety you may be facing, be it the plaintiff in a personal injury or malpractice case, or the defendant in a criminal complaint. Mr. Bacher will always work with both intelligence and compassion to help you through the difficult situation you may be facing. He's fully prepared to aggressively and vigorously defend your rights, and will power-up his vast experience as it relates to protecting and defending your rights under the law. His powerful strategies as a winning attorney will put you at ease immediately.

Joel M. Bacher commitment to his craft, his community and his clients has been admirable. Mr Bacher has been a civil trial and criminal defense lawyer, and a resident of Wayne, NJ, in Passaic County for almost 40 years. Admitted to practice law in the New Jersey and New York, Mr. Bacher (pronounced "Backer") specializes in the litigation of plaintiff personal injury and malpractice, and as a criminal defense lawyer in cases including those of white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, and violent crimes in both NY and NJ State and Federal Courts. As a Wayne lawyer, Mr. Bacher has extensive experience as a Municipal Court lawyer in Wayne and surrounding towns that involve traffic violations including DUI / DWI, as well as juvenile and misdemeanors charges in Wayne, Paterson, and all of Passaic County and Northern New Jersey. Among a handful of North Jersey lawyers who are NJ Monthly SuperLawyers, he has won far too many cases to mention. Your chances for success in winning your case improves from day one when you  bring on the experience, wisdom and razor-sharp intelligence of Joel Bacher for your criminal defense, personal injury or malpractice case. The consultation is fee. If you have a question, call him right now.

Benefits of Working With The Wayne, NJ Law Offices of Joel Bacher
  • 40 Years Litigation Experience in Northern New Jersey
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and Availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings

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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Aggressive representation and fearless strategies underscore the success Joel has had in recovering millions of dollars for his clients over the years. And, there's no fee to you, unless there is a financial recovery for you. Learn more.


We specialize in Malpractice. Our staff knows the ins and outs of this highly specialized field of law. When you contact my office, I will assess your case no charge and determine what you can expect in the months ahead. Learn more.

Violent Crimes

A violent crime is a crime in which an offender uses or threatens force upon a another person. Violent crimes do not always include weapons, such as that in a sexual or domestic assault. They do, however, involve bodily harm, and can include emotional or psychological harm as well. Learn more.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes usually involve crimes of financial motivation that can include fraud, insider trading, money laundering, embezzlement, and forgery. They are almost always non-violent. Oftentimes they include individuals in positions of trust, such as politicians or law enforcement agents that are corrupted. Learn more.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are forms of human sexual behavior that are deemed criminal. These criminal codes do vary state to state, which makes sex crimes difficult to prosecute. Some sex crimes are violent acts involving a sex act. Others are laws on the books involving forbidden behaviors such as incest, sodomy, indecent exposure or exhibitionism. Learn more.


Fraud is a deliberate deception in order to secure by illegal means an unlawful gain. Defrauding people of money or valuables is the usual purpose of fraud --- to obtain money and not following through on a promise or contract --- but it sometimes fraud involves obtaining benefits like that involving mortgages or insurance from a faked injury. Learn more.

Drug Charges

As society begins to change its legal stance on drugs for use and possession in some states, and while other state address drug crimes more sympathetically as a result addiction issues, many of drug crimes remain solidly entrenched in criminal activity. Learn more.

Property Crimes

Property crime involves the wrongful taking of another's property, where force upon another person is absent. Property crimes include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. Cash,however, remains the top stolen item among property crimes. Learn more.

Motor Vehicle

These charges run the gamut form speeding tickets to vehicular homicide. Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs are among the most common motor vehicle charges and can have very serious consequences, especially for repeat offenders. Learn more.

Joel Bacher: Winning Cases for Over 40 Years. Now Let's Win Yours.

Voted by peers to be among the top 5% of the lawyers State of New Jersey from 2007 to 2014.