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John T. Somohano

  • Partner


Woodland Park, NJ





John T. Somohano is a partner with the firm Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP since 2008. He joined the firm on August 2004. He is a member of the BSGS Criminal, Municipal Court, and Worker's Compensation practice groups.

Mr. Somohano represents clients in various areas of criminal law including, homicide/manslaughter, sex assault, drug offenses, and white collar crimes. He also represents injured workers suing their employers or complex DWI / driving offenses in municipal courts all throughout the State of New Jersey.

He has extensive civil and municipal court trial experience, and has persevered through several high profile criminal matters as well. Mr. Somohano has proudly served as assistant municipal public defender in the Passaic and Paterson Municipal Courts. More recently, Mr. Somohano has begun to represent those injured at work to ensure their fair treatment in New Jersey through his Workers Compensation Practice.

Mr. Somohano received his B.S. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1996. He attended and graduated the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan where he earned his J.D. in September 2000. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident and was recently married in 2007. Mr. Somohano was born to Cuban parents and is fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2001


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Rutgers University, Rutgers College, New Brunswick
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Association of NJ Municipal Court Practitioners