Navarro W. Gray

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navi-bio-picIf you have a legal problem and need to talk to a lawyer, speak with Navarro W. Gray, an attorney that is open minded, will work within your budget, and help you understand the legal process.   He has a knack for identifying issues, analyzing the approaches to solving them, and aggressively executing a plan of attack. More importantly, Mr. Gray is the attorney that you can relate to. Remember, “the law is not just black and white…it’s gray” Mr. Gray will assist you in finding the gray area in the law.


Mr. Gray has experience handling hi-profile type cases with successful results. He has appeared on Fox 5 evening news, Good Day New York, Pix 11 morning news, CBS, Hot 97 (the radio station) and consistently in the local newspapers. In 2013, Mr. Gray made history by becoming the first African American Municipal Public Defender for the City of Hackensack, the County Seat of Bergen County, New Jersey. He currently holds this position within the City as well as maintaining his full-time practice here at The Gray Law Firm.


Navarro W. Gray has experience practicing various areas of law. However, he enjoys criminal law, family law, personal injury cases and entertainment law the most. In regard to criminal law, Mr. Gray understands that everyone can make mistakes. He enjoys working with his clients through their mistakes to get favorable results that ultimately allow the client to become a productive member of society. Mr. Gray also has a passion for family law. Family law encompasses everything from Divorces, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Relocation matters to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. Mr. Gray began his legal career as a family lawyer and takes pride in explaining the family law procedures to his clients. Mr. Gray is also passionate about personal injury cases. He has several family members and close friends that have been victims to unfortunate situations resulting in injuries. Therefore, he works diligently and delicately when dealing with these matters to ensure that the client receives the maximum amount of money to compensate for their injury and/or loss. Furthermore, prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Gray was very active in the entertainment business. He owned and managed a professional recording studio and over the years he has gained key contacts throughout the united states that are still employed within the entertainment industry. He will gladly work diligently when drafting, reviewing or negotiating your deal with an entertainment conglomerate or start up entertainment company.


Navarro W. Gray, is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law located in Long Island, New York where he received his Juris Doctorate degree with a concentration in intellectual property.  Mr. Gray has both litigation and transactional law experience.  As a litigator he has advocated on behalf of numerous clients in family/divorce, criminal (Federal, State and Municipal Courts), contractual, civil and municipal court cases.  Additionally, he has drafted various entertainment agreements. Mr. Gray has worked with Big Boi of the Outkast, T.I. and renown producer Ty Fyffe.  He also has negotiated contracts with 50 Cents, LL Cool J, Bad Boy Entertainment, MTV, Vh1 and creates licensing opportunities for producers to have their music appear in television programs, video games, and films.

Mr. Gray has gained various life experiences through jobs and internships with the following employers:  United States Federal District Court Judge, United States Attorney’s Office, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, MTV Networks, Virgin Records/Purple Ribbon Entertainment, Arista Records/Bad Boy Entertainment, and Johnson and Johnson.

Mr. Gray was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and United States District Court, District of New Jersey in 2008. He embarked on his legal career as a Law Clerk in the Bergen County Superior Court for the Honorable Edward V. Torack, J.S.C. (retired). Thereafter, he was employed as an associate at the Law Firm of Dilorenzo & Rush where he concentrated on family law and municipal court matters. Subsequently, Mr. Gray became an associate at the Law Firm of Hunt, Hamlin and Ridley where his experience flourished to representing public/government entities such as Passaic County, The City of Paterson, The City of Newark, Irvington Board of Education, Pleasantville Board of Education, and The Irvington Housing Authority. Mr. Gray has made numerous appearances in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Superior and Municipal Courts throughout the State, and matters in the Office of Administrative Law and before the Public Employment Relations Commission. He has successfully represented clients in insurance matters, personal injury cases, criminal offenses, family court, labor law cases, discrimination matters and entertainment law deals.

Mr. Gray is a straightforward attorney that provides legal advice based upon his analysis of the current laws. Clients are presented with a professional opinion of their scenario and not just told what they want to hear. One example of a client that Mr. Gray has helped out with a criminal matter was Larry McKelvey, the father of a famous radio and television personality. Mr. McKelvey was facing jail time after an incident that involved a stun gun and scuffle on September 11 inside of Met Life Stadium. The case got National media coverage. Mr. McKelvey was facing New Jersey State Prison time but ended up receiving probation.


No matter how big or small you believe your issues are, Mr. Gray will treat your case with attention and aggressively convey your legal position. Remember, “the law is not just black and white…it’s gray. Navarro W. Gray always works diligently to discover these gray areas.


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