Robert Czepiel Jr.
Adjunct Professor

Mr. Czepiel has been a prosecutor at the county and state levels in New Jersey for over 17 years. Mr. Czepiel has been employed at the New Jersey Office of Attorney General-Division of Criminal Justice in the Official Corruption Bureau for the seven years and the DCJ Training Bureau for three years serving in the position of Executive Director. His responsibilities include updating, training, and creating the training curriculum for law enforcement officers and prosecutors on numerous legal courses offered by the Division of Criminal Justice and the Police Training Commission. He lectures and teaches on such topics as Search Warrants, Warrantless Searches and Seizures, Trial Tactics, Ethics, Criminal Code, Use of Force, Conductive Energy Devices, Grand Jury Presentations, Constitutional Law, Court Testimony, Corruption Investigations/Prosecutions, Money Laundering Investigation/Prosecutions, White Collar Investigations/Prosecutions and Witness Preparation. Previously, he was employed as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office for several years. His experience includes the prosecution of complex white collar crimes in the field of public corruption; street crimes such as homicides, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, and drug distribution cases; family matters such as domestic violence and juvenile delinquency cases; and appellate matters. He has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey both Law and Appellate Division(s) and the Supreme Court of New Jersey and successfully tried numerous high profile cases to verdict. He was the recipient of the 2008 AExcellence in Legal Support Award@ by the New Jersey Office of Attorney General for the trial and conviction of the former chief of staff of the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission for multiple counts of Official Misconduct. He is the recipient of the 2004 DCJ “Chief Award” for the investigation and prosecution of a former assemblyman for allegations of campaign fraud. He is a recipient of the 2013 Attorney General Award for efforts done to keep the DCJ Academy open after the Academy sustained substantial damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. He is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection. Mr. Czepiel has been adjunct professor of law at Widener University School of Law in Delaware for several years having taught white collar/corruption and served as professor/coach for several teams that competed in national trial competitions. He is a volunteer instructor with the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program through Widener Law School. He is also an adjunct professor at Burlington County College having taught law and criminal justice related courses. He has taught numerous courses at the New Jersey Attorney General Advocacy Institute in the field of trial advocacy; search and seizure; search warrants; white collar and corruption prosecutions/investigations; and the basic course for prosecuting attorneys. He has also taught at the NAGTRI Mobile Advocacy Institute in Princeton, New Jersey and NAGTI training concerning ethical issues for prosecutors in Human Trafficking Prosecutions. He has been NITA certified for several years. Mr. Czepiel has also presented numerous CLE courses dealing with opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross examination techniques. He graduated from Widener Law School in Harrisburg and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1997.