Criminal Defense/Municipal Court, Spring/Summer 2018

Client Review:

Jay used case law to help defend my case. He knew the law and used it to my advantage. Jay’s experience in the court helped tremendously. He was respectful to the judge and knew how to handle the prosecutor. His patience within the court room dealing with everyone helped me resolve my case. He was very responsive when I had questions via email and phone calls. He was thorough with his description of how the case would be handled. The office staff was very helpful and responsive. Jay’s negotiation with the prosecutor helped me avoid a DUI. Jay’s knowledge of the law, patience with the prosecutor and perseverance helped me out tremendously. Due to his work on my case, the DUI was dropped and I was able to keep my license. I highly recommend Jay for anything you need.

Criminal Defense Client, 2018

Client Review:

I can’t speak to courtroom abilities as I was out of state for all of the proceedings thanks to Jay’s advocacy. I can say that the case played out almost to a “T” as Jay described and that speaks volumes to his skill in providing legal counsel. Jay was very clear on the strategy and the possibilities of the various situations that could occur. He made sure I fully understood what was happening at every turn and that gave me much more piece of mind. From the beginning, Jay was a great listener and was able to translate my concerns and needs into effective action.   Jay’s aggressiveness and style played perfectly into the aim and strategy of my case which ultimately resulted in a dismissal of the most serious charges. My DUI was dropped due to his aggressive stance with the court. It seemed that there were some procedural issues that surrounded the incident that Jay just wouldn’t let go and that made all the difference.

The staff at the Tierney Law Group were extremely professional, furthering my trust and confidence in the handling of my case. Sarah Robles was always prompt, patient, courteous, and very helpful. I’d also like to add that I  would recommend Jay to anyone with legal problems. He not only helped put my mind at ease but his expertise led to a much better outcome than I had expected. I’m so glad that I chose Jay to walk me this rough patch of life. Thank you Jay and staff!

Criminal Defense Client, Winter 2018

Client Review:

Jay Tierney provided very strong guidance and efficiently moved the case. His strategic and courtroom abilities demonstrated an ability to accurately convey the weaknesses in the case and leave little room for doubt. Overall, very satisfied with the outcome of case and the effort put in to it.

Criminal Defense Client, Winter 2018

Client Review:

Mr. Tierney’s clear, simple, and non-technical explanations of legal matters were enhanced by his informal, reassuring manner. Strategically,his probing and through analysis of the situation, his attention to detail, and quick thinking, enabled him to anticipate changes in the direction of the inquiry. Concerning his courtroom abilities, Mr. Tierney’s experience as a prosecutor has allowed him to develop a keen ability to discern the appropriate strategy for each client. He has been relentlessly persuasive and thus very effective. The final outcome was even better than expected.

Employment/Commercial Contract, Fall 2015

Client Review:

Jay and his staff were able to immediately provide me guidance and formulated a game plan approach to my employment issues. Jay and his staff provided calming advice and also provided a checklist of items I needed to accomplish in order to best position myself for a successful negotiation. They were immediately organized and had the appropriate advice at just the right time when I called.  Their responsiveness and call to immediate action on several items were very helpful to the long term success of resolving my issues. Jay and his staff quickly assimilated all of my concerns and developed a game plan and negotiation strategy to move forward.  His calming advice and his ability to lay out the big picture and provide food for thought was truly a testament to his legal abilities and expertise.

Jay’s ability to negotiate the agreement to a quick and successful end is truly commendable.  He was instantly able to understand the various nuances to my employment issue.  He quickly negotiated extensions to provide us the proper time to negotiate all of the issues that were important to me and my case.  Not only would I recommend friends and colleagues, I already have!!

Breach of Contract/Potential Civil Litigation, Fall 2015

Client Review:

They were determined to achieve the best results for me. I felt that their broad knowledge and experience put my concerns at ease. I felt that their attention to detail demonstrated their focus and determination to achieve my needs.   I was very pleased with all the services provided and that all my questions were answered. I Highly recommend this firm due their years of experience and expertise. I was very pleased with all the services provided.

Municipal Court Client (Criminal Action) 2014-2015

Client Review:

I wish to express my sincere appreciation for Mr. Tierney and his associates. Mr. Tierney was not only professional, diligent, and extremely helpful, but also unbelievably caring and thoughtful. Mr. Tierney dedicated a great deal of time and effort in to my case and I will not forget it. He also aggressively advocated for me and kept me informed as my case proceeded leaving me feeling as if I had a great support system behind me. I highly recommend him and his associates.

Professional Colleague/Client 2014-2015

Client Review:

As a retired member of The  NYPD I highly recommend John Tierney and his associates. I have owned a business in the legal field for over twenty years and have worked with many attorneys. There is only one attorney that I have recommended my family and friends to use for their legal defense. John is a true caring professional whose legal  knowledge and ability  is extraordinary. I can’t say enough about John and I highly recommend him.

Criminal Defense Client 2015

Client Review:

Our lack of knowledge of our rights put us in a very difficult and scary position after the arrest.  Mr. Tierney saw the imbalance for what it was and he persisted with making it right.  Making it right could not have been done without his expert knowledge of the law and our rights, and he faced-off with the State and the Judge, whenever needed to make sure our rights were protected.  Once he got us to an equal legal playing field, the case was dismissed in our favor.  Without Mr. Tierney’s insight and aggressive work, I don’t think there would have been a chance of a good result.  We have complete trust in his work and more importantly in his commitment to helping us.

Litigation and Contract Negotiation Client

Posted by: General Practice Client 2000 – 2012

Client Review:

John Tierney is a true professional and honorable attorney. He has helped me out a few times on various legal matters. His advice and work as been spot on. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance.

Exceptional, Determined, Supportive!!

Posted by: Johanna, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, 2011-12-07

  • I recommend John Tierney.
  • John handled my Lawsuits / Disputes matter.
  • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

Client Review:

During one of the toughest ordeals I ever encountered, I was fortunate enough to be represented by a professional, caring, and determined attorney. Mr. Tierney and his staff not only kept me well informed about every step of my case, they were supportive and understanding all the way through. Mr. Tierney informed me of all my possible outcomes and encouraged me to stay strong, and not give up. I was fortunate to have found a law office with such professional and knowledgeable staff. I have been highly recommending Mr. Tierney’s office, and he has recently represented family members. We are all satisfied and appreciate his hard work.

Extremely good from very first phone call

Posted by: a Litigation client, 2011-11-17

I recommend John Tierney.

  • I used John 1-3 years ago.
  • John handled my Litigation matter.
  • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

Client Review:

Mr. Tierney was professional and knowledgeable from our very first meeting. I liked his aggressive style and he inspired confidence in his abilities immediately. It is a pleasure to work with someone that is able to take a very nerve wracking situation and calm me down and get rid of the butterflies in my stomach. I also appreciated that he took my desires and concerns into account when handling the case and I know that I ended up with the best possible outcome I could have hoped for.

I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney and he is the 1st person’s name that comes to mind when someone asks for a referral.


Posted by: Adriana, a Criminal Defense client, 2011-11-16

  • I recommend John Tierney.
  • I used John 1-6 months ago.
  • John handled my Criminal Defense matter.
  • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

Client Review:

Had I hired a different lawyer, I’m not sure I’d be where I am today. Jay did an AMAZING job with my case and was able to get it dismissed. I was wrongfully accused and arrested with no evidence whatsoever and was not read my rights. At the time, I was not sure where I could turn. He listened to my concerns and was able to explain what was going on in a way I could understand, always made sure to update me, did everything he could to improve my case, always protected my rights, and had a sure plan of action from the beginning which in the end prevailed. As a lawyer, he did not only fight for me in court, but he gave me sound advice that as a client I can honestly say helped greatly throughout the ordeal. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I feel that his experience from being an ADA for a number of years helped because he has seen both sides of being in court which better helped him deal with my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Endorsement of John P. Tierney

Posted by: Pat, a DUI client, 2011-11-10

  • I recommend John Tierney.
  • I used John 1-3 years ago.
  • John handled my DUI / DWI matter.
  • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

Client Review:

I was very satisfied with the way Mr. Tierney handled my case. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and always available if I had any questions or concerns. As an attorney, Jay is skillful, effective and diligent, and I trusted him. I would highly recommend him.

Defense of Assault Charge and Restraining Order Matters, Summer, 2010

I had the Tierney law office represent me in a case in 2010. From the first meeting with Jay Tierney, I knew he was the guy for me. From the beginning, he was up front and honest. He lets you know exactly what he thinks the possibilities and outcomes could be. He showed professional communication skills with me throughout the case.

He really showed his expertise in all aspects of my case from his effectiveness, at trial, during cross-examination, to his argument and persuasiveness skills with the Court. All and all, I feel that Jay did an amazing job representing me in my case and would highly recommend him to anyone I know. The outcome of my case was a very good one and I owe it all to Jay Tierney.

Client, Spring and Summer 2010:

I recently retained the law office of John Tierney on the recommendation of a friend. I had been charged with a first-offense DUI and reckless driving. On my first meeting with John, I was immediately impressed with his honesty, knowledge and thoroughness. He explained all I needed to know about the law, what to expect in court, his defense ideas, and the possible outcomes.

My case dragged on through five months and four court appearances. Throughout that time, I learned how really good my attorney was. John’s expert gathering of evidence, his courtroom skills and tactics, and his effective negotiations with the prosecutor brought about a very favorable outcome for me.
I highly recommend the law office of John Tierney. John is honest, diligent, knowledgeable, and personally, a really nice guy who cares about his clients.


I had the unfortunate circumstance of being arrested for a Third DWI offense in Northern, New Jersey in December of 2009. I quickly rushed to acquire a competent attorney. I needed someone who would guide me through this difficult process. It lasted for five months ending in May of 2010. John Tierney’s diligence, perseverance and competency throughout the entire legal process was second to none. He was straightforward, honest and extremely knowledgeable concerning the DWI laws in New Jersey. I would highly recommend him.


I have known John (“Jay”) Tierney for the past 5 years and have had dealings with him on both a personal and professional basis. He has defended my son on several occasions, both as a juvenile, and as an adult, and I have found his ability as a defense attorney to be excellent.

Jay has a broad knowledge of the law and his past experience as a Prosecutor gives him a tactical advantage in criminal proceedings over less experienced attorneys. He is very diligent when defending a case, and constantly in contact with his clients. He even returned one of my phone calls when he was on vacation. I have found his “quiet but, persistent” approach to handling negotiations with prosecutors to be extremely effective. One of Jay’s greatest assets is his unique ability to guide the layman through the complex intricacies of the law. He explains every charge, defense strategy, and likely outcome in great detail, making the defendant’s final decision very easy.

I strongly recommend the Law Office of John Tierney to anyone needing legal counsel. After dealing with Jay and his associates, you too will be a satisfied client.


ecently I was asked to comment on an individual. Typically I do not feel comfortable with doing this, however, when I found out it is John Tierney; I did not think twice about it. This is one guy that deserves accolades.

John and I go back about 5 years now. From the first day I met him I knew he was the type of individual I wanted to get to know better. Little did I know John would be my legal representative for a DWI charge.

John guided me through every step. He did not miss anything. His effort, knowledge, long hours, and attention to detail prevailed in getting me a reduced charge to reckless driving.

This is about a good man doing a good job and believing in the judicial system. Believe me when I tell you that there are still individuals out there with character and ability. He is not in it just for himself. In fact he really cares and believes in the judicial system.

During the nine months it took the court to make a ruling on my case, John not only took time to understand me, but also took time to understand my family situation as well.

If he had any doubt in the legal system I am sure he would not have been able to find the minor detail that was overlooked by the prosecuting attorney and officer. Even the Judge was surprised with what John found. None of them found the evidence of the statutory and constitutional violation that John found. I call it good old fashion work ethic.

John has been practicing law for twelve years and is already recognized and well respected in his profession. The judge ruling on my case knew John and only had good things to say about him. The judge even acknowledged to me that he is a good lawyer who is well respected and more importantly a good man.

If I am ever again faced with a circumstance that required legal representation, I would not hesitate to recommend or contact John for his assistance and guidance.


Corporate Client and Professional Colleague:

I have known Jay for many years, both personally and professionally. His professionalism and ethics are at the highest level. His attention to detail and knowledge is perfectly matched with his concern for his clients

Professional Colleague:

I have known John Tierney for 9 years. I have worked with him as co-counsel and against him as an adversary. From personal experience, I know John to be a man of character and integrity. I also know how important it is to John to stand up for his clients and protect their interests. John zealously advocates on behalf of his clients, and is one of the most thorough and diligent attorneys I have ever met. More than that, however, John is a true gentleman with the highest ethics- a real credit to the legal profession.

John is an extremely knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients. I have such faith in John’s legal abilities that I often refer cases to him, including friends and family. I would not hesitate to recommend John as an attorney. With him in your corner you have an extremely competent and caring advocate to successfully guide you through the legal system and stand up for your rights.

Professional Colleague:

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jay since the Spring of 2005. He is the first attorney I think to refer my own clients to when they have legal matters that need attention. Jay is extremely professional and dedicated to his job and team. I would summarize him as the type of person who has the highest integrity, an unlimited amount of energy, and holds firmly to the conviction that if it is worth doing; it is worth doing it right