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Mr. Haveson was the Chief Trial Attorney in the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office (1977-1985) where he held the positions of Chief of the Homicide Unit, Chief of the Career Criminal Unit, Chief of the Trial Section and Chief of the Juvenile Unit. Mr. Haveson prosecuted more than 75 jury trials, including 17 murder cases. He has served as Municipal Prosecutor in East Windsor and Lawrence Townships. Over the past 29 years he has gained extensive experience in criminal defense. His jury trials as a defense attorney have included numerous homicide cases. He has extensive experience in all types of State and federal criminal cases.
Admitted to the Bar:
-New Jersey, 1976
-Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993
-Supreme Court of the United States, 1994
-Catholic University of America, J.D., 1976
-Tufts University, B.S., 1973
HAVESON AND OTIS, 1985 - present
Partner in a general practice law firm with emphasis on federal and state criminal matters, municipal court, expungements and residential real estate matters. Criminal defense has included homicide cases and white collar defense in state and federal courts. Handled countless cases in all municipal courts in Mercer County and most of the courts in the surrounding counties. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.
East Windsor Township, 1990
Lawrence Township (Acting) 1987
ASSISTANT COUNTY PROSECUTOR, 1977-1985
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office
Trenton, New Jersey
Chief Trial Attorney with responsibilities including Chief, Homicide Unit; Chief, Career Criminal Unit; Police Legal Advisor. Prosecuted 17 homicide cases to trial and verdict.
Certifications and affiliations:
Admitted to New Jersey Bar in December 1976. Admitted to practice in all the courts of New Jersey, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney. Member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel of attorneys representing criminal defendants in Federal Court in the District of New Jersey.
Past president of the Mercer County Bar Association. Former member of the Statewide Panel of the Supreme Court Committee on Character. Former member of District VII Ethics Committee. Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - New Jersey. Former member of the Newtown Friends School Board, Newtown, Pennsylvania.