West Trenton Lawyers

Highly Qualified, Experienced Trial Lawyers ◊ New Jersey Criminal Defense

In 1993, John S. Furlong and Scott A. Krasny formed a litigation boutique that today combines their more than 60 years of legal experience to provide individuals and businesses with skilled trial representation. They are both AV-Rated*, Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys**. In addition, Scott Krasny is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney**. Jack Furlong is a former assistant prosecutor and deputy attorney general who has brought literally hundreds of trials to verdict. Mr. Krasny, also a former prosecutor, has a comparable portfolio of both jury and non-jury trials brought to verdict.

Our law firm offers an extraordinary amount of experience, knowledge and skill. We handle complex matters in criminal defense, white collar crime, family law, constitutional law, civil rights, personal injury and other legal topics. For an initial consultation, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have flexible hours, but we generally insist that initial consultations be in person. Located in West Trenton, New Jersey, our offices are convenient to New York and Philadelphia. If you are unable to travel, we are comfortable consulting with you remotely. We handle cases throughout New Jersey and the country.

A Nationwide Reputation for Excellence

Our lawyers are recognized for their skill, knowledge and experience by colleagues throughout the nation. This is due in part to the relatively high number of trials they handle, the results they have achieved, and the prolific number of articles and briefs they have published. The articles are protected by copyright of the publisher, but we have printed excerpts for casual review. More serious study may require access to archives of the respective publishers. In the same vein, we have printed excerpts of briefs filed in various appellate courts. Briefs filed in federal courts can be accessed either through the courts' PACER programs or Westlaw, a paid subscription service which publishes selected briefs from various cases. A Google search of formal articles and briefs should use "John S. Furlong" as a search term.

Media Matters

In addition, attorney Jack Furlong has made regular appearances in the media — including network television, cable and radio broadcasts — to discuss contemporary legal issues as well as criminal trials involving public figures, particularly professional athletes. Many of these appearances may be accessed, either as transcripts or video or audio clips, in order to give prospective clients an opportunity to see how he interacts with other professionals and handles media-sensitive cases. Media relations have become an important tool in mounting a successful defense to criminal and civil charges. Most newspapers and cable television companies protect their transcripts. A Google search using the term "Jack Furlong" coupled with the word "lawyer" will reveal some of these transcripts. Jack spent several years as a "legal analyst" for MSNBC, also appearing on other NBC and CNBC programs, plus Court TV and Fox local and cable outlets.

Dedicated Service ◊ We Stand By Our Clients

Our relationships with our clients often span many years and many dimensions of legal representation. For example, serious white collar crimes often involve complex civil litigation, including forfeiture of assets, and administrative law (professional licensing, immigration status, etc.). A felony charge can take many years to reach a complete resolution.

Often times prosecution is a war of attrition. We are keenly aware of the substantial costs associated with a competent defense, and we strive to contain those costs, consulting with our clients regularly to weigh expenses and their potential benefits. We approach each case with a focus on our clients' needs and how best to meet them.

The Bottom Line

In criminal cases, we expect to win: to avoid indictment, conviction and prison. We never offer to send clients to prison, and we stand ready to go to trial regardless of the charges. When we win, everyone goes home. But not every case goes our way, which is why we always have a Plan B. We stand by our clients long after a judge or jury delivers a verdict. If you negotiate a prison sentence, we can continue to represent you until you are released and your interactions with the criminal justice system fully end.

In civil cases, we investigate each case using the skills we learned as prosecutors, preparing to prove a claim for damages, or to disprove an allegation without merit. We seek to maximize settlements for our plaintiffs and to minimize exposure for our defendants. We pride ourselves in being able to outwork, outwrite, and outwit our adversaries, regardless of the pedigrees we face.

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* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

** Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey