Mr. James A. Abate, Esq. is a highly respected criminal and civil defense attorney. Whether he takes your case on as plaintiff or defendant, Mr. Abate represents and guides his clients through the difficult bureaucratic court process in a confidant, compassionate and professional manner. As a criminal defense expert witness, I have seen Mr. Abate’s court expertise in action, and can most certainly confirm and attest to the fact he is superior in his intellect of the law, his knowledge of court procedure jurisprudence is beyond compare. His success rate at achieving the best possible court outcome for his clients is unmatched. Additionally, his office staff, Megan Brault and Ally Fredericks, are knowledgeable, friendly, highly sympathetic, nonjudgmental, accommodating and compassionate to his client’s every needs. I do not make this recommendation lightly. As a retired police officer of 30 years, and now as licensed private investigator, I have consistently observed Mr. Abate go above and beyond his role again and again as an ombudsmen for the innocent, oppressed and wrongly charged clients he so expertly represents.