Law Offices of Janet Costello, L.L.C.

Jersey City, New Jersey                                                                            New York, New York




35 Journal Square, Suite 414                                     80 Broad Street, 5th Floor

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306                                New York, New York 10004

(201) 680-7133



Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Defense (Federal, State, and Municipal)
  • Juvenile Matters
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Relief  
  • Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Compliance Consultation and Advice
  • Civil/Commercial Litigation
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders/Orders of Protection 


The Law Offices of Janet Costello L.L.C. focuses on the representation of individual and corporate clients facing criminal prosecutions and investigations, regulatory enforcement or scrutiny, civil litigation and those seeking advice regarding industry regulatory compliance in order to avoid exposure.  This firm approaches each case recognizing that the commencement of proceedings against a client by the government poses a critical and defining moment in every client's life and that each case requires its own, individualized attention in order for justice to be served.   




"Governments, both state and federal, quite properly spend vast sums of money to establish machinery to try defendants accused of crime. Lawyers to prosecute are everywhere deemed essential to protect the public's interest in an orderly society. Similarly, there are few defendants charged with crime, few indeed, who fail to hire the best lawyers they can get to prepare and present their defenses. That government hires lawyers to prosecute and defendants who have the money hire lawyers to defend are the strongest indications of the widespread belief that lawyers in criminal courts are necessities, not luxuries."


Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 344 (1963).

Selected to Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar

(2015-2017), and Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2009 - 2014)


Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award

(Class of 2010)

* The above communications have not been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Award methodologies for the honors listed on this page are set forth for public review at the following awarding entities' websites: (i) Super Lawyers, published by Key Professional Media, Inc. -; and (ii) The National LGBT Bar Organization, an affiliate of the American Bar Association -