Travis J. Tormey

Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

Travis J. Tormey is the owner and operator of the Tormey Law Firm, LLC, in Paramus, New Jersey. Mr. Tormey graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University Law School. Early in his career, Mr. Tormey served with the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark for Governor Christie. He worked closely with the sex crimes, white collar crimes, and gang task force units of the federal prosecutor’s office. After his time there, Mr. Tormey worked for two of the largest criminal defense firms in the state, handling thousands of cases ranging from speeding tickets to robbery, gun charges, and drug distribution charges.

Mr. Tormey received the AVVO clients choice awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. He was recognized as one of the top 10 criminal lawyers in New Jersey by the American Jurist Institute. He was also named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In New Jersey in 2014 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He was also heralded as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the Nation in 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Contact the Tormey Law Firm now for immediate assistance at (201)-330-4979. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge and Mr. Tormey is available to provide a free initial consultation at our Hackensack NJ offices today.

In additional to the numerous awards Mr. Tormey has received over the years, he also has a number of certifications and has been recognized by a number of media outlets as a legal resource including the following:

  • Alcotest 7110 Certified DWI Defense Lawyer
  • Handled thousands of criminal cases in both Superior and Municipal Court in New Jersey
  • Cited as a legal authority on Megan’s Law by the Asbury Park Press
  • Blog article on disorderly conduct cited by AOL News
  • Cited as a legal resource on shoplifting by the Daily Record in Morris County
  • Cited as a legal authority on luring offenses by the Bergen Record

As you can see, Mr. Tormey’s credentials are extensive in the areas of criminal and drunk driving (DWI) defense in New Jersey. In fact, Mr. Tormey has worked on two of the most important, precedent-setting cases in the area of drunk driving law. The first case was State v. Holland, where Mr. Tormey and his then-law partner challenged the admissibility of the breath test readings based on a substitute temperature probe being used on the Alcotest machine. The second case, State v. O’Driscoll, challenged the refusal form used statewide by the Attorney General’s Office to prosecute drunk driving cases in New Jersey. The refusal form was later revised by the state to deal with the issues raised in the O’Driscoll case.

Mr. Tormey has handled thousands of drunk driving cases in his years of practice throughout New Jersey, and he uses his Alcotest certification to challenge technicialities in order to provide the best possible results for his clients.

Mr. Tormey also handles serious indictable criminal offenses such as aggravated assault, robbery, cocaine distribution, illegal gun possession, and burglary throughout New Jersey. Mr. Tormey’s results are impressive, as you can see from his success stories page and the client testimonials he has obtained over the years.

Areas of Practice

Domestic Violence
Criminal Law
White Collar Crimes
Traffic Violations

Litigation Percentage

85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark, New Jersey)
J.D. cum laude
Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
B.A. summa cum laude
Honors: 1st-Year Award for Academic Excellence
Honors: Outstanding Scholar Award
Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Pinilis Halpern, LLP, Associate
Law Offices of John Marshall, Associate

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