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Jacob  V. Hudnut

Jacob V. Hudnut

Spar & Bernstein, PC
  • Criminal Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Standing up to the government and advocating for the accused is what Jacob V. Hudnut (Jake) loves most about his work. Prior to joining Spar Bernstein, Jake managed his own criminal defense practice for six years and represented over 500 persons charged with felony crimes. He successfully tried many cases to verdict in front of juries with excellent results for his clients. During that time he also served as a Jersey City public defender, counseling countless individuals charged with misdemeanors and motor vehicle offenses. Jake’s career began as a Special Assistant to a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, working alongside regional leaders in business and government. After earning his law degree from Seton Hall Law, he was appointed law clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Vazquez, the Presiding Judge of New Jersey’s largest criminal division. Compassion and conviction are among an effective criminal defense attorney’s most important characteristics. Jake credits his parents for instilling these qualities in him at a young age.

Seton Hall University
Activities: Moot Court Competition (semifinalist)
Montclair State University
B.S. | Politics
Honors: Cum Lade
Activities: Student Body President
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Spar & Bernstein, PC
- Current
Owner/Solo Practitioner/Trial Attorney
Hudnut Law, LLC
- Current
Manage a criminal defense practice. Defend felony charges through jury trial verdict. Research, write, and argue motions that protect clients’ rights. Negotiate plea agreements and advocate for favorable sentences. Oversee case investigations and witness interviews. Highlights: appointed to Hudson County Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee; recognized as an “clients’ choice” for criminal defense; have secured acquittals and dismissals of felonies, including first degree carjacking, second degree aggravated assault, second degree unlawful weapon possession, and second degree narcotics distribution.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Vazquez, P.J.Cr.
Superior Court of New Jersey – Essex Vicinage
Reported to the Presiding Judge of New Jersey’s largest criminal division. Gained valuable case management experience in homicides and other high profile felonies. Drafted judicial opinions.
Law Clerk
Blume Goldfaden, et al.
Researched and wrote motions for civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Articles & Publications
My Solo Adventure: 10 Tips Learned the Hard Way
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Guns and the Law, Statewide Training CLE
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Professional Associations
New York County Lawyers Association
- Current
Hudson County Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee
- Current
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - New Jersey
- Current
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
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Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Spar & Bernstein, P.C.
225 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (212) 227-3636
Fax: (917) 472-9104
Hudnut Law LLC
35 Journal Square
4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (201) 589-0777