Alissa D. Hascup

New Jersey Juvenile and Student Defense Lawyer

After interning with the New York County Defender Services and the Hofstra University Criminal Justice Clinic (where she received the highest honors), Ms. Hascup formally began her legal career in 2004 at a prestigious criminal defense firm in Monmouth County, New Jersey. She assisted in the representation of individuals charged with criminal offenses at the Federal and State levels, as well as the representation of public officials and law enforcement officers charged with criminal and administrative offenses.

In 2007, she joined a prominent criminal defense firm in Essex County, New Jersey. During her time there, she continued to successfully defend individuals throughout the State of New Jersey, including those charged criminally at the federal level, at the State level, and at the Municipal level. She also continued to successfully represent law enforcement officers charged with administrative offenses.

Ultimately, in 2009, Ms. Hascup joined the Morris County Prosecutor s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit. She effectively represented the State of New Jersey at trial on a number of domestic violence restraining order violation ( Contempt ) cases and related Assault and Harassment cases before being promoted to the Trial Unit, where she enjoyed immediate success prosecuting defendants for serious indictable/felony-level offenses including Robbery, Eluding, Possession of Handguns, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Aggravated Sexual Assault. She also regularly served in the capacity as an on-duty prosecutor for the Major Crimes Unit, where she was tasked with responding to crime scenes and assisting in the underlying investigations with witness and suspect interviews and Search Warrant preparation. In 2012, she was sworn in as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purposes of prosecuting a multi-county Eluding and Burglary case involving known members of the Bloods gang.

In January of 2013, armed with her extensive prosecutorial experience, she left the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to return to private practice, where she aggressively defends juveniles and young adults accused of criminal offenses in courts across New Jersey. She also represents students facing school disciplinary proceedings for alleged violations of student codes of conduct at educational institutions from Bergen County to Morris County and Passaic County to Middlesex County.

In 2023, Ms. Hascup joined the Criminal Practice Group at Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, P.C. With centralized office locations in Denville and Totowa, Alissa Hascup operates state-wide with a passionate commitment to protecting to rights and preserving the futures of the next generation.

Bar Admissions

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


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. 2004
    • Law Review: Family Law Review, Staff Editor, 2002 2004
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. 2001
    • Major: Leadership Studies / Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Criminal Law Section, Past Chair and Current Trustee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Domestic Violence Working Group, Past Member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers