Mitchell E. Ignatoff Esq. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Hauppauge High School in New York where he was awarded a Regent’s Scholarship.
Mr. Ignatoff received his BA from Colorado College in 1974 and graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review.
He obtained an LLM in Trial Advocacy at Temple Law School in 1999.
Upon graduation and admission to the New York and New Jersey Bar in 1978, Mitch became an attorney with the Veterans Administration in New Jersey and New York. In 1986 Mr. Ignatoff founded The Law Firm of Mitchell E. Ignatoff. The firm concentrates on DWI, DUI, and all aspects of criminal defense. (Crimes, disorderly person offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies)
From 2001 to 2006 Mr. Ignatoff was appointed Prosecutor for the City of Plainfield New Jersey. Mr. Ignatoff was certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1996 and was recertified in 2004 and 2009.
He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as the Second Circuit and Third Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals, and the Federal District Courts in the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Trustee, NJ State Bar Ass'n. Criminal Law Committee, Member, NYC Bar Ass'n. Criminal Courts Committee, and NYS Bar Ass'n. Member, Criminal section. He has offices in New Jersey.
New Jersey Magazine has named Mr. Ignatoff a Super Lawyer at Criminal Defense. He has published numerous articles about drunk driving and criminal law in the New Jersey Law Journal and the Bergen Record as well as published cases from the New Jersey Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals.