William J. Quirk, Esq, is an attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Quirk is a lifelong resident of Bergenfield. He attended Bergenfield High School, graduating with honors. Then attended The College of New Jersey, graduating with a major in Political Science. He was employed during his time at TCNJ for Governors Christie Todd Whitman and Donald DiFrancesco as a writer in the Office of Constituent Relations. After graduating summa cum laude from TCNJ, he was a scholarship student at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark where he was a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.
After graduating from Seton Hall, Mr. Quirk clerked for the Hon. William C. Meehan, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Hackensack. He successfully passed the bar for New Jersey, and was sworn as an attorney-at-law in December 2004.
Mr. Quirk worked as an Associate in a private practice in Englewood from 2005 through 2008, practicing in the areas of criminal law, immigration law, municipal court and family law. He has argued cases before the Superior Court of New Jersey and the United States Immigration Court in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Texas and Virginia.
Mr. Quirk now practices in the areas of immigration law, criminal law, municipal court, and non-profit law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Bergen County Bar Association. He is currently the Public Defender for the Palisades Interstate Court, located in Alpine, New Jersey, and the Alternate Public Defender at the West New York Municipal Court.
Mr. Quirk has been elected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the years 2013-2015. He was recognized by (201) Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Bergen County in the area of Immigration Law. Recently, Mr. Quirk was honored by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney.
In September 2011, Mr. Quirk became a Professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York, teaching “Immigration and Criminal Law,” a course of his own design. Since 2011, he has been a member of the adjunct faculty at STAC, teaching a variety of classes in the areas of Criminal and Constitutional Law.