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Criminal Litigation

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This firm counsels and represents clients who have been accused of a crime from the investigation stage through all criminal proceedings at the trial level. The guilt of an accused person cannot be presumed. As such, this firm embraces one of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. With this principle serving as the foundation of our work, this firm works tirelessly to defend clients charged with all criminal matters ranging from minor misdemeanors to the most serious felony charges. Recognizing the value of providing full-service advice to clients from day one, we sought to develop a range of complementary practices, including resolving traffic-related offenses and expungements.

Municipal Court / DUI

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Equipped to handle any offense filed in municipal court, this firm has successfully and aggressively defended clients against criminal, quasi-criminal, and traffic offenses in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. We provided a skilled defense against DWI charges by challenging the evidence through fearless representation.


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A reasonable, fixed fee for the expungement of your criminal record. This fee shall include all application and related mailing expenses.

An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person’s apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Attorney Gatlin is skilled in dealing with the expungement process, having evaluated and processed applications previously as a judicial law clerk in the largest and busiest county in the State of New Jersey.

Juvenile Law

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The Law Office of Husain A. Gatlin is here for you and your family. This firm is capable of representing your child or loved one successfully in court with personal service, sensitivity, and understanding.

Attorney Profile

Husain A. Gatlin is an accomplished attorney committed to vigorous representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution. He has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation, having handled hundreds of cases from initial discovery through judgment. His years of service are fueled by an unwavering belief in defending and enforcing the constitutional rights of individuals who most need protection.

Repeatedly, Gatlin has been selected as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star—an honor only five percent of lawyers per state can hold.

A product of Newark, Husain graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He then matriculated at Georgetown University. As a Service Law Fellowship Scholar, Husain ultimately earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to graduation, he held judicial externships at the federal trial and appellate levels.

Active in social and community affairs, Gatlin is committed to advancing the communities where he lives and works. For Husain, it’s simple–we have a responsibility to make a difference and to help our communities succeed. In addition, he is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the proud father of two sons.

Immediately after law school, Gatlin clerked for the Honorable Sherry A. Hutchins-Henderson, Judge of the Superior Court. Thereafter, he entered government service beginning his career with the most extensive public interest firm in New Jersey. He later joined a renowned criminal defense firm until establishing Gatlin Law.

Active in social and community affairs, Gatlin is committed to advancing the communities in which he lives and works. For Husain, it’s simple. We have a responsibility to make a difference and to help our communities succeed. Husain Gatlin and his wife are the proud parents of three children.

The office is in the heart of downtown Newark. Make an appointment today.


• President, The Garden State Bar Association
• Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Mun. Ct. Practice Committee
o The committee studies possible improvements and modifications to the Part VII Court Rules Governing the Municipal Courts and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court relating to these rules. The committee may also occasionally make non-rule recommendations to the court relating to municipal court practice.
• Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Member, Association of Criminal Lawyers (NJ)
• Member, Essex County Bar Association
• Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee
• Brother, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Sylvana Pierre
Sylvana Pierre
I strongly recommended attorney Husain A. Gatlin to anyone whose dealing with a legal battle. I guarantee when you start using his service, you will agree with me. He always responds to your call in a timely manner. He’s knowledgeable, trustworthy, and caring person working for you. He works diligently around the clock to get you the best result. Based on my previous experience with another attorney, Husain A. Gatlin was the best attorney I chose for my son.
Jennifer Scarborough
Jennifer Scarborough
Attorney Gatlin greatly surpassed and exceeded my expectation in getting results that allowed my teenage daughter to learn from her mistake without being overly penalized by the system. As an extremely nervous parent I knew that a different outcome may have changed the trajectory of her young life. Attorney Gatlin worked diligently to get us the best outcome and we are eternally grateful. If you are looking for impeccable representation and outstanding customer service, I highly recommend Gatlin Law.
A Hamilton
A Hamilton
I was represented by The Law Office of Husain A Gaitlin since April 2021. The name Gaitlin is suitable for an attorney such as himself because of the intensity and intention to detail in fighting my case. His rapid firing of legal knowledge to win his cases is immense. I’ve had a few expensive attorney’s in my life time that barely did work and barely did work. Mr Gaitlin is fair priced with an impeccable work ethnic and the time consumed in your case is worth much more then you pay for. He’s my attorney for now if I ever need another again! I would refer him to anyone who needs dedicated no nonsense attorney. A. Hamilton
earl Wallace
earl Wallace
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mr Gatlin for some years now, and as long as I’ve know him he’s always been a intelligent and driven individual, I saw that at a young age. So, when I found myself involved in a serious traffic incident knowing that I would need legal representation, I knew immediately who to call. Mr. Gatlin was extremely professional and forthcoming, and he has a calm and cool disposition that gives the client a sense of easy in these stressful situations. I was beyond stressed dealing with this matter, but these simple words from Mr Gatlin, “I got it” gave me relief. He masterfully negotiated a wonderful deal beyond my own expectations so much so that the judge acknowledged and commended his defense. I would highly recommend Mr Gatlin to any and everyone, a five star rating does no justice for the high quality service that he offers. I can’t thank him enough, he is truly the best in the state hands down!!!!!!!!!!!
d bunbet
d bunbet
I had a lot of attorney’s and this black man is top 5.. I am grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but none made me as comfortable ..again thank you for helping me with the rough time of my life and helping with with a new beginning
Shay. NL
Shay. NL
Mr. Gatlin has been my go-to lawyer for occasions through the years. He has always been professional, knowledgeable and down to earth. I would refer him any time and every time. Side note: He’s easy on the eyes, that helps.
Best council around, an understanding, well versed attorney. Would recommend to anyone even in the tightest of jams.
Ahmad Stuckey
Ahmad Stuckey
Mr. Gatlin was a great attorney and I received results beyond what I expected. Very professional service. Not only representing me but also explaining the process as we went along. I have recommended his firm to friends and I also recommend him to anyone reading this message.
Daniel Postel
Daniel Postel
Attorney Gatlin assisted me to the outcome I desired with a driving ticket. He was personable, responsive, and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who was in a similar situation.


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Newark, New Jersey 07102

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