Prosper A. Bellizia, Esquire
Who you use to represent you in court matters!
I understand the gravity of a criminal charge. I know how it affects your family and love ones and how it bears down on your every waking hour.
For this reason, I, myself, vigorously defend each and every one of my clients. I do not send associates to court on my behalf because I believe that only I can protect my clients. I can help. Call me at (732) 455-5018 for a free, no risk consultation.
Mr. Bellizia has tried over 120 jury trials, gaining the admiration and respect of both colleagues and opposing counsel in his 30 years as a criminal attorney.
There are not many so-called "Super Lawyers" in New Jersey who have even tried one-fifth as many. You will value Mr. Bellizia’s extensive experience in a court room in the unlikely event that your case should go to trial. He has also served as a trial attorney and appellate attorney for the Public Defender’s Office in the Superior Courts of Essex and Union Counties and was a part-time public defender in Montclair and South Orange Municipal Court
His two decades experience as an Essex County Assistant Prosecutor, afforded him a unique approach to criminal defense. As a prosecutor in the New Jersey’s largest and busiest office, he spent over 10 years in the trial section honing his trial skills in over 120 jury trial, while specializing in narcotics, violent crimes, homicides, fraud and sex crimes.
The last third of his time in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, he was an integral member of the Professional Standards-Internal Affairs Unit, investigating and prosecuting police officers who broke the law. This experience has proven valuable in his last decade as a criminal defense attorney, affording him insight to the inner workings of police departments and their sometimes failure to protect and serve the public. Simultaneously, he was appointed Director of Bias Crimes where he prosecuted hate crimes. He also served as an instructor at the Essex County Police Academy for almost a decade.
Born in New Brunswick, he attended New Brunswick High School. Mr. Bellizia earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange in 1976 majoring in accounting and served on its alumni board.
In 1985, he graduated from Rutgers Law School and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the United States District Court of New Jersey.