2019 top attorney award winners

Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Lakewood, NJ

We selected Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Lakewood area from 41 qualified local attorneys.

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Frederick P Sisto
 Website

To receive the best representation that you deserve, call Attorney Frederick Sisto today. While Attorney Frederick Sisto defends clients charged with any type of offense, some of his more common areas of practice include white collar crimes, embezzlement, drug crimes, weapons offenses, theft crimes, and assault and battery. Attorney Frederick Sisto is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Rutgers University. Your first step toward relief following a criminal charge starts by calling Attorney Frederick Sisto’s office today.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
143 reviews  

Fred Sisto is an excellent attorney who works diligently and thoroughly to support, advise, and guide you through your legal difficulties. He is down-to-earth, advises you well, and his cost is comparable and well-worth it based on the service and expertise that he provides. Fred was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation based on the possibilities and he was direct and honest with me throughout the process. John McDonnell

Great lawyer. Got the best results for me. Very responsive!

We retained Fred to represent our daughter. He was amazing from our first phone call. He led us through the process and assured us that all would be taken care of. He was absolutely wonderful with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Thank you Fred from the bottom of our hearts. If you need a criminal attorney Fred Sisto Esq. is your guy. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

I am very appreciative of all of the time and effort Fred his given to my case. It was a pleasure having him help me. Fred always was there to answer any messages about questions or concerns. If there were any fears i had as as well, Fred is responsive and helped mitigate any anxiety I had regards to your legal matter. In terms of knowledge of the law, he can explain and elaborate everything perfectly in a manner anyone can understand so you aren't caught off guard by anything in your legal situation. Fred as your lawyer allows for transparency which is needed for you as a client because it allows you to properly fathom the situation at hand and allows Fred to help you understand realistic outcomes for your situation. As a client, that is what you want to see from your lawyer so they clearly have your best interests at hand. That is a great attribute Fred has. Lastly, Fred helped me get everything dropped. I would recommend Fred because hes personable, his expertise, his array of legal knowledge, his legal experience and background, and he contains attributes you need in a lawyer to get you the best outcome.

Mr. Sisto did an absolutely fantastic job on my case. He achieved the best possible result for me, and really made me feel comfortable and that he had my best interest at heart. He kept in constant communication with me, was very prompt in his response to my calls and emails, and he went above and beyond in answering any and all questions that I had. His professionalism and the lengths to which he went to secure a good result for me really helped make a stressful situation feel better. If you ever find yourself in need of legal representation, I highly recommend Fred Sisto. You will not regret it.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Fred Sisto is an excellent attorney who works diligently and thoroughly to support, advise, and guide you through your legal difficulties. He is down-to-earth, advises you well, and his cost is comparable and well-worth it based on the service and expertise that he provides. Fred was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation based on the possibilities and he was direct and honest with me throughout the process. John McDonnell

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Great lawyer. Got the best results for me. Very responsive!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    We retained Fred to represent our daughter. He was amazing from our first phone call. He led us through the process and assured us that all would be taken care of. He was absolutely wonderful with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Thank you Fred from the bottom of our hearts. If you need a criminal attorney Fred Sisto Esq. is your guy. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I am very appreciative of all of the time and effort Fred his given to my case. It was a pleasure having him help me. Fred always was there to answer any messages about questions or concerns. If there were any fears i had as as well, Fred is responsive and helped mitigate any anxiety I had regards to your legal matter. In terms of knowledge of the law, he can explain and elaborate everything perfectly in a manner anyone can understand so you aren't caught off guard by anything in your legal situation. Fred as your lawyer allows for transparency which is needed for you as a client because it allows you to properly fathom the situation at hand and allows Fred to help you understand realistic outcomes for your situation. As a client, that is what you want to see from your lawyer so they clearly have your best interests at hand. That is a great attribute Fred has. Lastly, Fred helped me get everything dropped. I would recommend Fred because hes personable, his expertise, his array of legal knowledge, his legal experience and background, and he contains attributes you need in a lawyer to get you the best outcome.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Sisto did an absolutely fantastic job on my case. He achieved the best possible result for me, and really made me feel comfortable and that he had my best interest at heart. He kept in constant communication with me, was very prompt in his response to my calls and emails, and he went above and beyond in answering any and all questions that I had. His professionalism and the lengths to which he went to secure a good result for me really helped make a stressful situation feel better. If you ever find yourself in need of legal representation, I highly recommend Fred Sisto. You will not regret it.

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Steven W Hernandez
 Website

If you have been arrested and do not know where to turn, seek the legal guidance of Attorney Steven Hernandez, the criminal defense attorney you can trust. Matters handled by Attorney Steven Hernandez include DUIs, DWIs, assault and battery, shoplifting, theft crimes, and burglary. With memberships in the National College of DUI Defense and the American Bar Association, Attorney Steven Hernandez is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. A well-respected criminal defense attorney, Attorney Steven Hernandez began his legal career after graduating from Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Rutgers University. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, Attorney Steven Hernandez is your attorney.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.70
20 reviews  

Of course every case is different , approaches differently and gets different outcomes depending on the circumstances, tickets, town, reports, etc. In my case, most of the advice I received from friends was “there’s not a chance of getting the DUI dismissed blah blah blah” I was prepared for the worst outcome. However, after several phone consultations with lawyers I decided to go with Steve hernandez law firm because of how straight forward he is, very precise with detail and knows his stuff. In court he was approached by the environment with a great reputation as a lawyer (which of course would be in his defendants favor). Besides these facts, I got a DUI DROPPED to a reckless. ONLY 90 day license loss AND NO ignition interlock in my vehicle. ( I blew .4 OVER the limit) Steven worked out a great financial deal with me, all I had to pay was small court fees as well. On top of that, he stayed in touch with me call/texts. His administration has great communication, he gave me reassurance and was extremely honest and had great advice. Great guy , I recommend 100%. I had ONE court session over this and was done.

Steve was steady and determined. I highly recommend him.

Steve Hernandez did an excellent job representing me in court. I had full confidence in his ability to bring about a favorable outcome for me. I highly recommend him and his services.

Wouldnt even take my phone call to discuss a case. He told the receptionist to tell me, "Handle the issue myself." Even after I explained the minimum penalties for my matter I was calling about. Absolutely do not reccomend.

Steve is a top-flight lawyer who has developed an extremely deep level of knowledge in the DUI/DWI Defense. He is Certified in the operation and calibration of the equipment used by the police and prosecution to determine intoxication - this is the type of attoreny-expert you want on your side.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Of course every case is different , approaches differently and gets different outcomes depending on the circumstances, tickets, town, reports, etc. In my case, most of the advice I received from friends was “there’s not a chance of getting the DUI dismissed blah blah blah” I was prepared for the worst outcome. However, after several phone consultations with lawyers I decided to go with Steve hernandez law firm because of how straight forward he is, very precise with detail and knows his stuff. In court he was approached by the environment with a great reputation as a lawyer (which of course would be in his defendants favor). Besides these facts, I got a DUI DROPPED to a reckless. ONLY 90 day license loss AND NO ignition interlock in my vehicle. ( I blew .4 OVER the limit) Steven worked out a great financial deal with me, all I had to pay was small court fees as well. On top of that, he stayed in touch with me call/texts. His administration has great communication, he gave me reassurance and was extremely honest and had great advice. Great guy , I recommend 100%. I had ONE court session over this and was done.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Steve was steady and determined. I highly recommend him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Steve Hernandez did an excellent job representing me in court. I had full confidence in his ability to bring about a favorable outcome for me. I highly recommend him and his services.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Wouldnt even take my phone call to discuss a case. He told the receptionist to tell me, "Handle the issue myself." Even after I explained the minimum penalties for my matter I was calling about. Absolutely do not reccomend.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Steve is a top-flight lawyer who has developed an extremely deep level of knowledge in the DUI/DWI Defense. He is Certified in the operation and calibration of the equipment used by the police and prosecution to determine intoxication - this is the type of attoreny-expert you want on your side.

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David T Schlendorf
 Website

From the initial consultation to the closing arguments, Attorney David Schlendorf will exhibit only the best direction for his criminal defense clients. While he is knowledgeable in several areas of law, Attorney David Schlendorf provides distinguished expertise in DUIs, DWIs, and drug crime charges. A practicing attorney for over 22 years, Attorney David Schlendorf is a member of the Armenian Bar Association and the State Bar Association. Attorney David Schlendorf’s remarkable track record has earned him the Best Law Firms and Super Lawyer awards. To receive the representation you deserve, from the attorney who possesses the elevated knowledge needed to win your case, contact Attorney David Schlendorf today.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.40
7 reviews  

Simply one of the best. Down to earth and really cares about his clients.

David and Ioana are the best team ever! I was always able to contact them and my questions were answered a.s.a.p. I was lucky enough to have my case end in a mutual way for both parties. Thank you Dave and Ioana! I highly recommend them. They are real and can handle anything! Trust me. My case was crazy and they weren't scared to face it.

My family is happy with David Schlendorf and his office so far. We have no complaints in regards to a custody battle. If we need an attorney in the future we will definitely retain Mr. Schlendorf and his office again.

Don't waste your money ! He took $3500.00 from me, went to court once, accomplished nothing and wanted more money to proceed ! Look elsewhere...

David and Ioana are awesome. Every time I emailed or called with a question it was answered within the same day if not within a couple of hours. I would highly recommend this law office because they honestly care about your case and make sure you feel comfortable. Oh and Ioana is HOT!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Simply one of the best. Down to earth and really cares about his clients.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    David and Ioana are the best team ever! I was always able to contact them and my questions were answered a.s.a.p. I was lucky enough to have my case end in a mutual way for both parties. Thank you Dave and Ioana! I highly recommend them. They are real and can handle anything! Trust me. My case was crazy and they weren't scared to face it.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    My family is happy with David Schlendorf and his office so far. We have no complaints in regards to a custody battle. If we need an attorney in the future we will definitely retain Mr. Schlendorf and his office again.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Don't waste your money ! He took $3500.00 from me, went to court once, accomplished nothing and wanted more money to proceed ! Look elsewhere...

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    David and Ioana are awesome. Every time I emailed or called with a question it was answered within the same day if not within a couple of hours. I would highly recommend this law office because they honestly care about your case and make sure you feel comfortable. Oh and Ioana is HOT!

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Jason Volet
 Website

Whether you have several charges on your record, or this is the first time you have been arrested, Attorney Jason Volet is dedicated to fighting for your rights. While he is knowledgeable in several areas of law, Attorney Jason Volet provides distinguished expertise in perjury, DWIs, and DUI charges. A prior recipient of the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards, Attorney Jason Volet is a leader within the State Bar Association and the Armenian Bar Association. Attorney Jason Volet earned his JD from Hofstra University's School of Law. Believing every client has a chance at freedom, Attorney Jason Volet will defend his clients to the absolute best of his ability.

Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
51 reviews  

I called Jason to ask for his help he was on the phone with a client and immediately called me back within minutes. He never asked me about money or payment he was more concerned about my issue. He stayed on the phone with me over 20 minutes discussing the issue at hand, he was knowledgeable and gave me his opinion asked me several questions about my case and he told me what I needed to know and all this without hesitation. He genuinely was concerned about my situation. How many lawyers can you say would do that for a stranger he didn't know or met. It's not as if I was referred to him. This is someone that I highly recommend to anyone in need. He is absolutely incredible!!!! Noel

One of the best attorneys in NJ. He helped me out of a situation that could have ruined my whole life and worked hard to get us the best possible result. Jason cares about everyone of his clients as if you’re the only client he has. Thank you for your continued dedication throughout this process, I hope I never have to use you again but would highly recommend Jason to anyone that needs his services.

From our very first conversation, I knew Jason was not only a great lawyer but also a great person. He was extremely attentive and made sure he addressed every one of our concerns with the legal process throughout. He went out of his way to make sure we knew all of the implications and how we could address our issues most effectively. At the same time, he related to us on a personal level and took our exact life situation into account when devising his defense for us. The end result was nothing short of amazing, we admittedly handed him a mess of a situation and he sorted through it until it was resolved, keeping us informed and comfortable through the entire process. I will use Jason for any legal advisement role I will ever need and will absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs great representation.

I highly recommend him good attorney he does his job well

I can not thank Mr Volet enough for all he did for me and my case. I had a probation violation with a warrant that was 6 years old and he did his thing I didn't spend 1 day not even 1 second in jail . He had my warrant lifted with out me having to see the judge then when I finally had court my probation was terminated and I am now a free woman thanks to him . He is a life saver so if you ever need a lawyer that gives his 100 percent and knows the ins and outs of the law I highly recommend him . He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond trust .

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I called Jason to ask for his help he was on the phone with a client and immediately called me back within minutes. He never asked me about money or payment he was more concerned about my issue. He stayed on the phone with me over 20 minutes discussing the issue at hand, he was knowledgeable and gave me his opinion asked me several questions about my case and he told me what I needed to know and all this without hesitation. He genuinely was concerned about my situation. How many lawyers can you say would do that for a stranger he didn't know or met. It's not as if I was referred to him. This is someone that I highly recommend to anyone in need. He is absolutely incredible!!!! Noel

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    One of the best attorneys in NJ. He helped me out of a situation that could have ruined my whole life and worked hard to get us the best possible result. Jason cares about everyone of his clients as if you’re the only client he has. Thank you for your continued dedication throughout this process, I hope I never have to use you again but would highly recommend Jason to anyone that needs his services.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    From our very first conversation, I knew Jason was not only a great lawyer but also a great person. He was extremely attentive and made sure he addressed every one of our concerns with the legal process throughout. He went out of his way to make sure we knew all of the implications and how we could address our issues most effectively. At the same time, he related to us on a personal level and took our exact life situation into account when devising his defense for us. The end result was nothing short of amazing, we admittedly handed him a mess of a situation and he sorted through it until it was resolved, keeping us informed and comfortable through the entire process. I will use Jason for any legal advisement role I will ever need and will absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs great representation.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I highly recommend him good attorney he does his job well

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I can not thank Mr Volet enough for all he did for me and my case. I had a probation violation with a warrant that was 6 years old and he did his thing I didn't spend 1 day not even 1 second in jail . He had my warrant lifted with out me having to see the judge then when I finally had court my probation was terminated and I am now a free woman thanks to him . He is a life saver so if you ever need a lawyer that gives his 100 percent and knows the ins and outs of the law I highly recommend him . He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond trust .

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Anthony Vecchio
 Website

A gifted criminal defense attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Anthony Vecchio focuses his practice on criminal forfeiture and perjury defense. With memberships in the Criminal Courts Bar Association and State Bar Association, Attorney Anthony Vecchio is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. Attorney Anthony Vecchio’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Best Law Firms awards. Attorney Anthony Vecchio’s ultimate goal is to see that his criminal clients receive little to no time in jail, and he will compile a persuasive argument to make sure that happens.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
13 reviews  

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    Dean Schneider
     Website

    Attorney Dean Schneider devotes 100% of his practice to helping his criminal defense clients find justice. Attorney Dean Schneider is determined to provide only the best defense for his clients, who are facing perjury charges. When Attorney Dean Schneider is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Voted as Super Lawyer and among the Best Law Firms, Attorney Dean Schneider has dominated the practice of criminal defense for the past 44 years. No matter the complexity of your criminal case, entrust Attorney Dean Schneider to fight for your rights.

    Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

     Website lawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.60
    8 reviews  

    The lawyers at Schneider Freiberger are amazing. Dean Schneider helped me with a very serious criminal matter and has also helped me with post divorce motions as well. His more than 40 years of experience shows in the kinds of results that I got with his help. Not only is Dean a great lawyer, he is a great guy! No nicer, easier lawyer to deal with anywhere!

    I would like to thank Mr. Schneider for his professionalism and compassion, very few lawyers show that they actually care about their clients the way he does. Mr. Schneider is very diligent and knows the law. I will forever be grateful!

    Dean was my lawyer for my divorce and he helped me get through that difficult time and get all that i requested! He is the best! I recommend him 150%!!!!

    Dean Schneider represented me in a criminal matter, not only is he a nice guy but he is a great criminal defence laywer. Hopefully I won't have to use him again but if I do I sure know where to go!!

    I went to Schneider Freiberger for an issue with my record expungement case. They made the whole process simple, I would highly recommend.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.60
      5 reviews  

      The lawyers at Schneider Freiberger are amazing. Dean Schneider helped me with a very serious criminal matter and has also helped me with post divorce motions as well. His more than 40 years of experience shows in the kinds of results that I got with his help. Not only is Dean a great lawyer, he is a great guy! No nicer, easier lawyer to deal with anywhere!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.60
      5 reviews  

      I would like to thank Mr. Schneider for his professionalism and compassion, very few lawyers show that they actually care about their clients the way he does. Mr. Schneider is very diligent and knows the law. I will forever be grateful!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.60
      5 reviews  

      Dean was my lawyer for my divorce and he helped me get through that difficult time and get all that i requested! He is the best! I recommend him 150%!!!!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.60
      5 reviews  

      Dean Schneider represented me in a criminal matter, not only is he a nice guy but he is a great criminal defence laywer. Hopefully I won't have to use him again but if I do I sure know where to go!!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.60
      5 reviews  

      I went to Schneider Freiberger for an issue with my record expungement case. They made the whole process simple, I would highly recommend.

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    Peter O'mara
     Website

    Attorney Peter O'Mara recognizes the traumatizing toll an arrest can take on his clients, which is why he will stop at nothing to provide them only the best criminal defense. While Attorney Peter O'Mara mainly helps clients who are facing charges, he has also represented clients who were charged with more unique crimes, such as DUIs, DWIs, violent crimes, and juvenile crimes. When Attorney Peter O'Mara is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Public Defenders. He is also the recipient of the Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. You want a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Peter O'Mara is the top attorney who can get the job done.

    Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

     Website lawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.50
    8 reviews  

    If you have a legal issue this firm is the one you need. Just the best.

    BEST BEST BEST!! I cant say enough about how wonderful Pete was. This past winter I had a civilian write me a ticket! even after the police decided they couldn't tell who was at fault and DIDN'T write me a ticket. Anyway, I had to go to court and I was a wreck!! Pete was incredibly reassuring and patient with all my anxieties. He is a professional who knows what hes doing, In my opinion. My cousin is a lawyer and knows him and suggested him because he said, "Pete's the best" and he is!

    Pete o’ Mara in my opinion is the absolute worst took my money and never seen him again. If your looking for a lawyer that leaves you standing at Court he’s your man never updates you on your case he’s your man , never calls he’s your man sends some other attorney on your court date he’s your man and don’t expect a phone call from his office it’s not happening NEVER AGAIN

    I am writing in response to the review by Joe Yodice. I was completely shocked to see that he wrote such a review, as by all accounts, he was perfectly satisfied and actually seemed delighted with the outcome which I negotiated for him. I have been practicing law specializing in the defense of people who are in trouble for 25 years, and I have handled nearing 8,000 clients without a complaint, ethics infraction, or even simply a bad review in my entire career. I contacted Mr. Yodice several times since seeing his review, and he has not given me the courtesy of a response, so I did try to make right whatever his problem is. During the course of representing him, I responded to every single one of his phone calls, and actually sent him letters requesting that he come into my office to review the evidence and his case, but he never came into the office. I am always very happy to review matters with clients and answer every question they may have, both over the phone and in person. These are difficult cases and provoke a great deal of anxiety, so I like to make sure the client is well aware of what might happen. In this particular case, Mr. Yodice had a co-defendant who I was able to refer to a career-long colleague. This colleague was also always present throughout the proceedings, and also assisted and consulted with me during the entirety of the time. Without revealing too many details, I was able to negotiate an excellent outcome with the prosecutor, who was also a career-long colleague. After personally negotiating the outcome of the case, it was scheduled for a special date which could not be moved. I was also scheduled to be in several other courts on the day of the plea, and because this one was already negotiated and "worked out", I called Mr. Yodice and made sure that it would be okay if my associate stood with him as they entered this pre-negotiated plea, and Mr. Yodice specifically said that would be absolutely fine. In fact, and additionally, after that phone discussion, my associate, Mr. Yodice and I had a conference call where we again reviewed the matter together and got ready for court the next day. Mr. Yodice expressed nothing but happiness about the way that we had worked out the case. I would like to add that my associate attorney is actually the most experienced criminal defense attorney in the entire State of New Jersey. There are no attorneys with more experience than him. Mr. Yodice, my associate, his co-defendant, and my colleague put the plea through the next day very smoothly and exactly as we had discussed the previous day, and by all accounts, everyone was satisfied and happy. This is why Mr. Yodice's review is absolutely a complete surprise. In addition to being a surprise, what he says is false. Again, I made several attempts to contact him to rectify his dissatisfaction with no response. I personally handle every single one of my own cases, making as many as 30 appearances in court per week. This often requires 12-14 hour days, 5 days a week. I don't mind it, I love working hard to help people. I appear in over 95% of those court cases, but sometimes the calendar requires that I send an associate, and this is only done in matters such as this, where the case is already negotiated and finished but for the formality of putting the plea on the record in court. Hopefully anyone who might read Mr. Yodice's review will also take the time to read this.

    Pete's the best! Don't look elsewhere.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      If you have a legal issue this firm is the one you need. Just the best.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      BEST BEST BEST!! I cant say enough about how wonderful Pete was. This past winter I had a civilian write me a ticket! even after the police decided they couldn't tell who was at fault and DIDN'T write me a ticket. Anyway, I had to go to court and I was a wreck!! Pete was incredibly reassuring and patient with all my anxieties. He is a professional who knows what hes doing, In my opinion. My cousin is a lawyer and knows him and suggested him because he said, "Pete's the best" and he is!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      Pete o’ Mara in my opinion is the absolute worst took my money and never seen him again. If your looking for a lawyer that leaves you standing at Court he’s your man never updates you on your case he’s your man , never calls he’s your man sends some other attorney on your court date he’s your man and don’t expect a phone call from his office it’s not happening NEVER AGAIN

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      I am writing in response to the review by Joe Yodice. I was completely shocked to see that he wrote such a review, as by all accounts, he was perfectly satisfied and actually seemed delighted with the outcome which I negotiated for him. I have been practicing law specializing in the defense of people who are in trouble for 25 years, and I have handled nearing 8,000 clients without a complaint, ethics infraction, or even simply a bad review in my entire career. I contacted Mr. Yodice several times since seeing his review, and he has not given me the courtesy of a response, so I did try to make right whatever his problem is. During the course of representing him, I responded to every single one of his phone calls, and actually sent him letters requesting that he come into my office to review the evidence and his case, but he never came into the office. I am always very happy to review matters with clients and answer every question they may have, both over the phone and in person. These are difficult cases and provoke a great deal of anxiety, so I like to make sure the client is well aware of what might happen. In this particular case, Mr. Yodice had a co-defendant who I was able to refer to a career-long colleague. This colleague was also always present throughout the proceedings, and also assisted and consulted with me during the entirety of the time. Without revealing too many details, I was able to negotiate an excellent outcome with the prosecutor, who was also a career-long colleague. After personally negotiating the outcome of the case, it was scheduled for a special date which could not be moved. I was also scheduled to be in several other courts on the day of the plea, and because this one was already negotiated and "worked out", I called Mr. Yodice and made sure that it would be okay if my associate stood with him as they entered this pre-negotiated plea, and Mr. Yodice specifically said that would be absolutely fine. In fact, and additionally, after that phone discussion, my associate, Mr. Yodice and I had a conference call where we again reviewed the matter together and got ready for court the next day. Mr. Yodice expressed nothing but happiness about the way that we had worked out the case. I would like to add that my associate attorney is actually the most experienced criminal defense attorney in the entire State of New Jersey. There are no attorneys with more experience than him. Mr. Yodice, my associate, his co-defendant, and my colleague put the plea through the next day very smoothly and exactly as we had discussed the previous day, and by all accounts, everyone was satisfied and happy. This is why Mr. Yodice's review is absolutely a complete surprise. In addition to being a surprise, what he says is false. Again, I made several attempts to contact him to rectify his dissatisfaction with no response. I personally handle every single one of my own cases, making as many as 30 appearances in court per week. This often requires 12-14 hour days, 5 days a week. I don't mind it, I love working hard to help people. I appear in over 95% of those court cases, but sometimes the calendar requires that I send an associate, and this is only done in matters such as this, where the case is already negotiated and finished but for the formality of putting the plea on the record in court. Hopefully anyone who might read Mr. Yodice's review will also take the time to read this.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      Pete's the best! Don't look elsewhere.

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    Tara Breslow-testa
     Website

    In times of trouble, call Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa to handle your criminal case. Typical areas of focus include drug crimes, sex crimes, federal crimes, juvenile crimes, weapons offenses, and DWIs. Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Rutgers University. You can trust that Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa will always make herself available to answer your questions and keep you up to date on the status of your case. To receive assistance from the attorney who is one of the best, reach out to Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa and her team now.

     Website justia.com

    Review

    by Google
    5.00
    93 reviews  

    10 STARS IN MY BOOK When my son had problems with the law she was there. I thank God for her everyday. she fought hard for my son and saved us what could have been a lot of money. SHE IS GREAT. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NEED A LAWYER CALL TARA!!! You won't regret it!! WE DIDN'T!!! GOD BLESS YOU TARA!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    I had consulted Tara and another lawyer for a DUI case. Tara was much more professional to deal with and attentive. Working with Tara was easy for me and accommodating to my frequent travel schedule. I settled with a reduced plea thanks to her. Highly recommended.

    Tara absolutely saved my life and gave me hope for the future. She was professional, honest and caring at all times. I was facing very serious drug charges and the state wanted to put me in prison for 7-10 years. Tara won our drug court appeal and I will be starting drug court soon. As long as I stay clean, everything will work out. I can’t say enough good things about her. My family and I will be forever grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to my case. If you have criminal charges, she is definitely the lawyer for you. Thanks again Tara. I owe you my life.

    Tara was professional and compassionate from our first consultation to the court date. She fought for me to get a much lower charge than the original. I went from facing 6 months in jail to paying only a $100 fine. She is amazing and I recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer.

    Tara is an absolutely phenomenal attorney. I was going through a hard time and from start to finish Tara made me feel comfortable with how my case would go. She got charges dismissed and I could not be more grateful. On top of knowing what she is doing and being informative, she exudes confidence and is very caring. She listens to you as a person and understands you as a person and she is quick to respond too which is super important to someone like me. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and would gladly use her again. I thank Tara from the bottom of my heart for giving everything she had and coming out with such great results.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      10 STARS IN MY BOOK When my son had problems with the law she was there. I thank God for her everyday. she fought hard for my son and saved us what could have been a lot of money. SHE IS GREAT. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NEED A LAWYER CALL TARA!!! You won't regret it!! WE DIDN'T!!! GOD BLESS YOU TARA!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      I had consulted Tara and another lawyer for a DUI case. Tara was much more professional to deal with and attentive. Working with Tara was easy for me and accommodating to my frequent travel schedule. I settled with a reduced plea thanks to her. Highly recommended.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Tara absolutely saved my life and gave me hope for the future. She was professional, honest and caring at all times. I was facing very serious drug charges and the state wanted to put me in prison for 7-10 years. Tara won our drug court appeal and I will be starting drug court soon. As long as I stay clean, everything will work out. I can’t say enough good things about her. My family and I will be forever grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to my case. If you have criminal charges, she is definitely the lawyer for you. Thanks again Tara. I owe you my life.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Tara was professional and compassionate from our first consultation to the court date. She fought for me to get a much lower charge than the original. I went from facing 6 months in jail to paying only a $100 fine. She is amazing and I recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Tara is an absolutely phenomenal attorney. I was going through a hard time and from start to finish Tara made me feel comfortable with how my case would go. She got charges dismissed and I could not be more grateful. On top of knowing what she is doing and being informative, she exudes confidence and is very caring. She listens to you as a person and understands you as a person and she is quick to respond too which is super important to someone like me. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and would gladly use her again. I thank Tara from the bottom of my heart for giving everything she had and coming out with such great results.

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    Joanna M. Perilli
     Website

    When you hire Attorney Joanna Perilli, you can feel relieved to know she will be by your side every step of the way. Attorney Joanna Perilli is determined to provide only the best defense for her clients, who are facing DUIs, DWIs, traffic offenses, criminal forfeiture, domestic violence, and juvenile crime charges. A member of several legal organizations, Attorney Joanna Perilli has maintained a longtime affiliation with the State Bar Association. Since graduating from the New York Law School, Attorney Joanna Perilli has dedicated her career to helping those who have been charged with a crime. You want a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Joanna Perilli is the top attorney who can get the job done.

    Fee Structure: Credit Cards Accepted

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.70
    22 reviews  

    Attorney Perrilli is a very good professional lawyer. She represented me Sanjev Rajaram very well and has helped me over the years with tickets.

    I am very happy with the service I have received with Joanna Perilli and her staff. Every single detail was explained in every part of the process. My case was over quickly and came out in a very favorable manner with little to no effort on my part. Very impressed with the follow up with her office after the case was decided. That was a very nice touch Hailey! I would highly recommend Ms. Perilli and thank her for a seamless, positive experience!!

    So, after consulting with a bunch of lawyers I came across Mrs. Perilli Long story short. I was issued three tickets... Speeding of 114 on a 65, Reckless driving, and improper passing. I was facing severe tickets. I called another attorney Mr. Michael Myers and spoke to him in desperation. Mr. Myers advised me of all outcomes, the loss of my license as well as the fines I was facing. For these three tickets he was charging me almost 2,000.00 and told me he could not guarantee me not going to jail but he would try his best. I know as a paralegal going to jail would not happen, because my driving record was fairly clean. Mr. Myers told me that if i would go to another lawyer who was cheaper that he would assure me that the lawyer had no idea what they were doing and thats why they would charge so cheap. I asked Mr. Myers to please help me because I was trying to sleep at night, I am 26 years old and I could not see myself behind bars. Mr. Myers scared me so much I almost hired him...however something told me to get a second opinion. I ended up calling Joanne Perilli who is well known in Bordertown, NJ where my tickets were issued. Needless to say, here I am after a day after my court writing this review. Mrs. Perilli had Two of my tickets dismissed and one of my tickets downgraded, no loss of license or suspension and all of that for only $700.00 almost half of what Mr. Myers was charging me. With that being said I encourage who ever is in need of a lawyer to hire Mrs. Pirilli. Her staff is great and you will not have loss of communication from the date you sign her retainer until your court date. You will not be disappointed. Thank You Mrs. Perilli

    Great lawyer, explains everything in detail and very reasonable prices. She has a great staff and convenient office hours

    Over the past few years Joanna has helped me with multiple things from traffic violations. to gettin my record exponged. she has been an excellent attorney, she is on top of everything no matter how small the detail is. she kept me in the loop the whole time, before she did something she always told me and explained what she thinks would happen, she is very understanding and always out to help the best she can.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Attorney Perrilli is a very good professional lawyer. She represented me Sanjev Rajaram very well and has helped me over the years with tickets.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      I am very happy with the service I have received with Joanna Perilli and her staff. Every single detail was explained in every part of the process. My case was over quickly and came out in a very favorable manner with little to no effort on my part. Very impressed with the follow up with her office after the case was decided. That was a very nice touch Hailey! I would highly recommend Ms. Perilli and thank her for a seamless, positive experience!!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      So, after consulting with a bunch of lawyers I came across Mrs. Perilli Long story short. I was issued three tickets... Speeding of 114 on a 65, Reckless driving, and improper passing. I was facing severe tickets. I called another attorney Mr. Michael Myers and spoke to him in desperation. Mr. Myers advised me of all outcomes, the loss of my license as well as the fines I was facing. For these three tickets he was charging me almost 2,000.00 and told me he could not guarantee me not going to jail but he would try his best. I know as a paralegal going to jail would not happen, because my driving record was fairly clean. Mr. Myers told me that if i would go to another lawyer who was cheaper that he would assure me that the lawyer had no idea what they were doing and thats why they would charge so cheap. I asked Mr. Myers to please help me because I was trying to sleep at night, I am 26 years old and I could not see myself behind bars. Mr. Myers scared me so much I almost hired him...however something told me to get a second opinion. I ended up calling Joanne Perilli who is well known in Bordertown, NJ where my tickets were issued. Needless to say, here I am after a day after my court writing this review. Mrs. Perilli had Two of my tickets dismissed and one of my tickets downgraded, no loss of license or suspension and all of that for only $700.00 almost half of what Mr. Myers was charging me. With that being said I encourage who ever is in need of a lawyer to hire Mrs. Pirilli. Her staff is great and you will not have loss of communication from the date you sign her retainer until your court date. You will not be disappointed. Thank You Mrs. Perilli

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Great lawyer, explains everything in detail and very reasonable prices. She has a great staff and convenient office hours

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Over the past few years Joanna has helped me with multiple things from traffic violations. to gettin my record exponged. she has been an excellent attorney, she is on top of everything no matter how small the detail is. she kept me in the loop the whole time, before she did something she always told me and explained what she thinks would happen, she is very understanding and always out to help the best she can.

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    Ryan Gilbert
     Website

    When you contact Ryan Gilbert, you can feel at ease that your case will be evaluated fairly and in your best interests. Attorney Ryan Gilbert has focused exclusively on representing clients and continues to perfect his expertise in all elements of criminal defense. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the State Bar Association, Attorney Ryan Gilbert is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. A graduate of Seton Hall University's School of Law, Attorney Ryan Gilbert previously received the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards. You want a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Ryan Gilbert is the top criminal defense lawyer who can get the job done.

    Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    5.00
    9 reviews  

    Ryan has helped me out with a few different issues and has been the most professional and helpful attorney I have ever met. He was always looking out for me during the process and is very upfront and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. He always had my best interest in mind and I highly recommend his services

    A close family member was arrested and charged with a serious felony. At the time of their arrest, they were diagnosed with serious mental illness and went to a cell in the forensic section of the state mental hospital. When their case came up they were transferred to a mental health section of the county jail. Although I was the victim and hoped to get treatment for my relative, the state automatically pressed criminal charges under the state's domestic violence laws. Initially, my relative was defended by a public defender, which was a relief given the cost of hiring a defense attorney. But the public defender was so overworked and overloaded with cases I am surprised he could remember my relative's name. Neither my relative nor anyone else in the family could find out much about how the case was going because the public defender spent so much time in court defending a great pile of case-after-case. Little by little I learned that the prosecution's case was relatively strong. The prosecution piled on every possible charge the prosecutor could imagine, and remained adamant in pressing for maximum, non-concurrent sentences for all charges -- up to 30 years in prison. The public defender conducted negotiations with the prosecutor and was slowly working toward a deal. All my relative had to do was plead-out and they could get off 'light' -- with only eight years in state prison. This seems to be the way law works these days. Forget all about all the lawyer and cop shows you might have seen on tv or in the movies. Very few defendants risk going to trial in our legal system which has become so heavily weighted in favor of the prosecution. I couldn't fault the efforts of the public defender given his situation but I didn't need to learn any more. I started hunting for a private attorney to defend my relative. Finding a good criminal defense attorney is not as easy as I expected. There are many attorneys who practice criminal defense -- for shoplifting or DUI charges -- but relatively few who will practice and are experienced at defending in serious felony cases. My search was further complicated by my relative's mental illness and the state's insistence on treating their case as a criminal case. I feel very fortunate to have found Ryan Gilbert, LLC. He was both experienced with handling criminal cases like my relative's and knowledgeable in the special case law involved in what is called a Krol case -- named for the defendant whose defense case pioneered this area of criminal law. In addition, Ryan Gilbert knew what expert witness to retain to best forward my relative's defense. I believe the testimony of this expert witness together with Ryan Gilbert's patience and expertise was crucial in determining the outcome of this case. There were several difficult personalities Ryan Gilbert had to deal with in handling my relative's case. I remain impressed by his ability to understand and skillfully maneuver through the often delicate relations with these difficult people. Unlike the public defender, it was easy to reach Ryan Gilbert and he was forthcoming and plain spoken about how the case was progressing. Ryan met with state prosecutors in court and in side negotiations for over a year. At the end of this ordeal the state finally recognized that my relative suffered from mental illness and the state's interests would be best served if this relative were placed into the state mental health system as a Krol patient. Mounting a criminal defense requires considerable time and energy in addition to resources like the expert witness Ryan Gilbert obtained to further this case. Hard work, and great skill and expertise deserve adequate compensation. The defense of my relative was neither free nor exorbitant, and worth more than every penny it cost. How much would you value each year in the life of someone you love?

    During a time of great distress, Ryan heard my concern, assessed, and called me the next day to accept the case. While working together, Ryan was reliable and consistent with his communication. He always treated me with respect and offered the available options to help me as the client make informed decisions, without making any promise. I'd highly recommend his service to any friend or family member.

    I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!

    He was Great assured me everything was going to be alright and got me a great deal I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks Ryan

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Ryan has helped me out with a few different issues and has been the most professional and helpful attorney I have ever met. He was always looking out for me during the process and is very upfront and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. He always had my best interest in mind and I highly recommend his services

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      A close family member was arrested and charged with a serious felony. At the time of their arrest, they were diagnosed with serious mental illness and went to a cell in the forensic section of the state mental hospital. When their case came up they were transferred to a mental health section of the county jail. Although I was the victim and hoped to get treatment for my relative, the state automatically pressed criminal charges under the state's domestic violence laws. Initially, my relative was defended by a public defender, which was a relief given the cost of hiring a defense attorney. But the public defender was so overworked and overloaded with cases I am surprised he could remember my relative's name. Neither my relative nor anyone else in the family could find out much about how the case was going because the public defender spent so much time in court defending a great pile of case-after-case. Little by little I learned that the prosecution's case was relatively strong. The prosecution piled on every possible charge the prosecutor could imagine, and remained adamant in pressing for maximum, non-concurrent sentences for all charges -- up to 30 years in prison. The public defender conducted negotiations with the prosecutor and was slowly working toward a deal. All my relative had to do was plead-out and they could get off 'light' -- with only eight years in state prison. This seems to be the way law works these days. Forget all about all the lawyer and cop shows you might have seen on tv or in the movies. Very few defendants risk going to trial in our legal system which has become so heavily weighted in favor of the prosecution. I couldn't fault the efforts of the public defender given his situation but I didn't need to learn any more. I started hunting for a private attorney to defend my relative. Finding a good criminal defense attorney is not as easy as I expected. There are many attorneys who practice criminal defense -- for shoplifting or DUI charges -- but relatively few who will practice and are experienced at defending in serious felony cases. My search was further complicated by my relative's mental illness and the state's insistence on treating their case as a criminal case. I feel very fortunate to have found Ryan Gilbert, LLC. He was both experienced with handling criminal cases like my relative's and knowledgeable in the special case law involved in what is called a Krol case -- named for the defendant whose defense case pioneered this area of criminal law. In addition, Ryan Gilbert knew what expert witness to retain to best forward my relative's defense. I believe the testimony of this expert witness together with Ryan Gilbert's patience and expertise was crucial in determining the outcome of this case. There were several difficult personalities Ryan Gilbert had to deal with in handling my relative's case. I remain impressed by his ability to understand and skillfully maneuver through the often delicate relations with these difficult people. Unlike the public defender, it was easy to reach Ryan Gilbert and he was forthcoming and plain spoken about how the case was progressing. Ryan met with state prosecutors in court and in side negotiations for over a year. At the end of this ordeal the state finally recognized that my relative suffered from mental illness and the state's interests would be best served if this relative were placed into the state mental health system as a Krol patient. Mounting a criminal defense requires considerable time and energy in addition to resources like the expert witness Ryan Gilbert obtained to further this case. Hard work, and great skill and expertise deserve adequate compensation. The defense of my relative was neither free nor exorbitant, and worth more than every penny it cost. How much would you value each year in the life of someone you love?

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      During a time of great distress, Ryan heard my concern, assessed, and called me the next day to accept the case. While working together, Ryan was reliable and consistent with his communication. He always treated me with respect and offered the available options to help me as the client make informed decisions, without making any promise. I'd highly recommend his service to any friend or family member.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      He was Great assured me everything was going to be alright and got me a great deal I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks Ryan

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