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Edward F. Borden, Jr.
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Philadelphia Attorney
Edward F. Borden, Jr.

Phone: 215.963.9520


Languages: English

Edward F. Borden, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in white-collar criminal defense and parallel litigation, commercial disputes, employment litigation, and other complex litigation. Mr. Borden is first and foremost a trial lawyer. He has tried and won dozens of major cases during his career as a defense lawyer and public prosecutor. While he appreciates that his client’s interest is often well served by a negotiated resolution, he believes that the best route to a favorable agreement is to be ready to try the case and win it. He is known for meticulous preparation, creative trial strategies and client satisfaction.

Mr. Borden also has a long history of public service. He served as Camden County Prosecutor from 1990 to 1995 and was elected to the Board of Directors of the National District Attorneys Association. From 1980 to 1984, Mr. Borden was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is frequently appointed by federal judges in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania to represent indigent criminal defendants appearing before them. He has been an instructor in many professional development programs and has served on various charitable and civic boards, including DARE-NJ and the American Red Cross.


  • J.D., cum laude, 1978, Villanova University Law School
  • B.A., 1971, University of Vermont

Honors and Affiliations:

  • Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Borden is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also frequently admitted pro hac vice in courts throughout the country.

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Mr. Borden currently serves as one of three members of the Board of Commissioners, the governing body of Haddonfield, NJ. He was previously a member of Haddonfield’s Board of Education for five years. He was also chosen by the Bishop of the Diocese of Camden to Chair its Commission for the Protection of Children, one of the first diocesan agencies in the nation to formulate a comprehensive response to the clergy abuse crisis. Mr. Borden was also the recipient of the Saint Thomas More Award for his work.

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