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Upon graduation from Fordham University Law School, Ed Plaza served with the United States Army as a Captain, Military Intelligence. After the Army, Plaza joined the District Attorneys Office in Manhattan, New York, and served as an Assistant District Attorney.
Plaza then moved on to serve as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey as Chief of the Criminal Division, Executive Assistant, and First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. In that office, he tried many high profile cases and received several Department of Justice awards including the John Marshall Award (one of two given nationally) for the conviction of two Soviet spies who were traded for five Soviet dissidents.
While still a federal prosecutor, he appeared before U.S. Senate and House Committees regarding government abuses in the ABSCAM case.
Plaza has lectured on trial practice and served as an instructor and lecturer at the Attorney General Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.
After leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Plaza was a partner in several law firms devoting his practice to the trial of criminal, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases.
He is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and previously served on the Board of Directors.
Ed Plaza is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, has been selected as one of New York areas Top Attorneys by New York Magazine, and his peers have selected him AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating by Martindale Hubbell.
He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York, various federal district courts and circuit courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
In 2000, he joined his friend and former colleague to form the firm of WEIR & PLAZA, LLC.