Sean is a licensed Attorney in the State of New Jersey and the Federal District Court. He is an experienced litigator and has represented clients in federal, state and local courts. Branigan is known as an outspoken advocate for the less fortunate and has also represented a who’s who in New Jersey Criminal, Injury & Divorce Courts. He is also is a well-connected Entertainment Lawyer and has represented colorful clients such as Frank Lucas, the subject of the blockbuster movie American Gangster, and Bruce Washington aka Fatal Hussein of Tupac Shakur’s Outlaws. Branigan also partnered with longtime friend and client, the world famous 45 King – a two time Grammy Award Winning Hip Hop Mogul in their venture Mallard Entertainment LLC. Mark James aka the Real 45 King is well known for his production of iconic projects such as Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life, Queen Latifah, Biz Markie, Gang Star, and Eminem’s “Stan”. Branigan practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Divorce, Immigration, Real Estate, Injury, Estate Planning, Traffic, Wrongful Death, and really any legal matter. He can offer a well-balanced analysis and a keep it real type sensibility. He can handle any personality and is a diverse minded mediator. He is a former Public Defender Pool Attorney for the State of New Jersey and has worked for Union, Essex, and Passaic Counties. He started in Juvenile and graduated into adult criminal defense matters. He is also a former family lawyer for the state of New Jersey. He is an outspoken trial lawyer that can offer a wealth of information apart from being a charismatic fearless member in any media forum.Branigan is a lifelong member of the YMCA, the Commonwealth Club, the Shillelagh Club, and 2016 Board Member of the Valentine Foundation. He has served as the legal advisor to the Valentine Foundation and was their Keynote Speaker at this years fundraising dinner. Branigan has sat on the Board for the Sober Living Charity which has helped thousands of families manage drug and alcohol addiction. Branigan is active in the community and supports many grass roots organizations in the greater NJ/NY area. Branigan is an immigration reform proponent and also has won hundreds of hard to get green-cards for clients since opening the Branigan Firm in early 2005. He has also successfully represented hundreds of New Jersey Family, Injury and Criminal Defense clients. Due to Branigan’s public defender background in criminal and family, he has the experience to take on and win many high profile divorce and family matters and has an uncanny knack of making sense of the law. Branigan is a strong advocate for the people in a colorful and entertaining manner. Branigan committed himself to the service of others and studied government early on at the Montclair High School Law Program as Moot Court Trial Lawyer winner in 1992. He went on to excel at Syracuse University as a moot court Constitutional Lawyer graduating in 1997, double majoring in Political Science and Political Philosophy. He subsequently graduated New York Law School in 2000 while working for several well respected law firms. He worked under Judge Bissell, the Chief District Court Judge in Federal District Court as a Judicial Intern in 1997, and has spent more than twenty-five (25) years studying and practicing law. He was selected to the Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thompson Reuters production, in 2013, 2014, and 2015. (“Super Lawyers” selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. -Super Lawyer Magazine.
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