Charles M. Moriarty is generally regarded as one of the most effective trial attorneys in New Jersey. During 40 years of practice, Mr. Moriarty has successfully tried over 150 cases in Federal and State courts involving matters where the State sought the death penalty, and cases ranging from murder, drug kingpin, racketeering, robbery, sexual assault, Megan’s Law, drug-related crimes, securities fraud, antitrust violations, tax fraud, Medicare violations, RICO, official misconduct and many other crimes. Mr. Moriarty has also successfully tried numerous civil matters involving complex personal injury, medical malpractice, and business disputes. Additionally, Mr. Moriarty has also advised numerous high profile individual and corporate clients under investigation in which his clients avoided indictment or other proceedings..

Education & Court Admissions

Mr. Moriarty has received the highest accolade by his peers for his superior trial work. His AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell attests to his professional excellence, skill, and integrity. In addition, Mr. Moriarty is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney. There are over 85,000 practicing attorneys in the State New Jersey and only 43 of them are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Trial Attorneys in both Civil and Criminal law.

Leadership, Membership & Honors

Criminal defense is a significant part of Mr. Moriarty’s practice, and many of his cases have received attention in print media, on television, and on the Internet. While he relishes his work on these complex trials, he has said that some of his most significant victories were those in which a client was being investigated for wrongdoing, but, thanks to his legal intervention, was never charged.

Mr. Moriarty also handles all types of traffic matters, concentrating heavily on Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other alcohol and/or drug-related offenses. He has lectured countless seminars and training courses involving criminal and DWI jurisprudence.

Mr. Moriarty is a former President of the Monmouth County Bar Association and Municipal prosecutor in several towns with more than 40 years of experience in criminal and personal injury law. Mr. Moriarty has served on the adjunct faculty of Rutgers Law School – Newark. Mr. Moriarty is one of the founding members of the Hayden Proctor Inns of Court.


Mr. Moriarty along with two of his sons Timothy & Kevin Moriarty are the three partners that make up The Moriarty Law Firm.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Monmouth County Bar Association

    Former President

Client Reviews

The attorneys of The Moriarty Law Firm are the best criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey. I can see how the over 50 years of combined experience between this family led law firm has initiated the consideration by many, as being one of the top law firms in the US. From the moment I called for a...

Jeremy Thomas

Kevin is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and he gets the job done. Being a legal sceptic (I used to think they were all crooks) Kevin restored my faith in attorneys. If you have a serious matter, you want Kevin to represent you.


I hired Mr. Moriarty for a delicate professional matter and was very happy with the entire experience. Both he and his support staff were easy to deal with and ultimately, we won!


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