Edward F. Borden, Jr., Shareholder
Arbitration/Mediation Commercial Litigation
Consumer Fraud Employment
White Collar Criminal Defense Regulated Substances

Edward F. Borden, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in white-collar criminal defense and parallel litigation, commercial disputes, employment litigation, and other complex litigation. Mr. Borden is first and foremost a trial lawyer. He has tried and won dozens of major cases during his career as a defense lawyer and public prosecutor. While he appreciates that his client’s interest is often well served by a negotiated resolution, he believes that the best route to a favorable agreement is to be ready to try the case and win it. He is known for meticulous preparation, creative trial strategies and client satisfaction.

Mr. Borden also has a long history of public service. He served as Camden County Prosecutor from 1990 to 1995 and was elected to the Board of Directors of the National District Attorneys Association. From 1980 to 1984, Mr. Borden was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is frequently appointed by federal judges in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania to represent indigent criminal defendants appearing before them. He has been an instructor in many professional development programs and has served on various charitable and civic boards, including DARE-NJ and the American Red Cross.


Professional Designations
Borden is certified as both a Civil and a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Of the 55,000 practicing attorneys in New Jersey, only 1,200 are board certified and of those, only a small percentage are certified in both the civil and criminal areas. The New Jersey certification program helps consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in specialized fields of law.

J.D., cum laude, Villanova University Law School
B.A., University of Vermont

Honors and Affiliations
Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions
Mr. Borden is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also frequently admitted pro hac vice in courts throughout the country.

Professional Activities
American Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New Jersey Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

Community Involvement
For eight years, Mr. Borden served as one of three members of the Board of Commissioners, the governing body of Haddonfield, NJ. He was previously a member of Haddonfield’s Board of Education for five years. He was also chosen by the Bishop of the Diocese of Camden to Chair its Commission for the Protection of Children, one of the first diocesan agencies in the nation to formulate a comprehensive response to the clergy abuse crisis. Mr. Borden was also the recipient of the Saint Thomas More Award for his work. Borden also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Joseph Fund, which supports the six ministries associated with St Joseph’s Pro Cathedral in Camden, NJ.

To contact Mr. Borden, please call our office at 856-354-7700 or e-mail him at eborden@earpcohn.com.

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in the Delaware Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania.
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