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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Orange, NJ

Remi L. Spencer
Spencer & Associates, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 305
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Work 973-536-2182
Fax Fax 973-731-2164
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Education: Seton Hall University School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016


Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 years middle-image Selected to Rising Stars for 4 years

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Remi L. Spencer is the founder of Spencer & Associates, LLC, in West Orange, New Jersey. Providing representation to clients in the Newark metropolitan area and throughout Essex County, she focuses her practice primarily on state and federal criminal defense matters, ranging from DWI charges to more serious and high-profile cases including murder, sexual assault and sex trafficking. Ms. Spencer also handles complex commercial litigation.

Ms. Spencer received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College in 1998 and pursued her legal education at Seton Hall University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2002. After serving as an associate for two years at a well-known area law firm, she spent two years as an assistant prosecutor with the Office of the Union County Prosecutor. The experience she gained there has helped to inform her of defense strategies for her clients. Admitted to practice in both New Jersey and New York, Ms. Spencer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Spencer has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and she was recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in both 2014 and 2015. She is a frequent commentator on criminal law topics on several national and local cable news channels, and she has delivered presentations at continuing legal education seminars. An active participant in both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ms. Spencer has also served on fee arbitration committees established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

About Remi Spencer

Law School: Seton Hall University School of Law

Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

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Honors and Awards:

  • Criminal Trial Attorney of the year, Essex County Bar Association, 2014
  • Superb 10.0 Rating,
  • Top 50 Female Attorney, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-Present
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Board Member and Trustee, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Vice-Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee, District V-A
  • Co-chair, Alumni Relations Committee, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Member, Alumni Council at Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Member, Events Committee, Union County Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Former Young Lawyer's Trustee, Union County Bar Association, 2005-2007
  • Vice-Chair, Criminal Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association, 2008-2009
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association, 2009-2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Misconduct, Domestic Violence, And The Fourth And Fifth Amendments In New Jersey, Lorman Education Services, March 2006
  • The Complete Guide to Prosecuting, Defending and Understanding DV Law and Procedure, Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee, February 2006
  • Demystifying the Drama of a Domestic Violence Case, New Jersey Law Journal & Mercer County Bar Association, Xtreme CLE, November 2006
  • Protect the Victim - Enforce the Law, Prosecuting & Defending Complex Domestic Violence Cases, The N.J. State Municipal Prosecutor's Association, Training Session for Municipal Prosecutors, January 2007, February 2007, March 2007, May 2007, June 2007
  • Warrantless Searches of Motor Vehicles Under New Jersey Law, Essex County Police Academy, Training Session for Law Enforcement, September 2007
  • Survival in the Courts, Criminal Practice, Essex County Bar Association, September 2008, September 2009
  • Technology & Divorce, Bar Foundation of Union County, November 22, 2011
  • Technology in the Criminal Case, Essex County Bar Association, March 29, 2012
  • Criminal Trial Practice, NYC CLE Marathon, Practicing Law Institute, May 2012 & May 2013
  • Hot Tips for Hot Litigators, Annual NJ State Bar Convention, NJSBA, May 15, 2013
  • Eyewitness Identification Experts and Testimony, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 14, 2013
  • Municipal Court Practice, NY Bar Association, January 31, 2014
  • NJICLE's 2014 DWI Institute, NJ ICLE, NJ State Bar Association, July 10, 2014
  • Recent New Jersey Supreme Court Cases, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 13, 2014
  • Municipal Court Practice, New York City Bar Association December 12, 2014
  • "Arbitration of Consumer Disputes", co-author Mr. Marvin J. Brauth, Esq., New Jersey Auto Retailer, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, Vol. 2, Issue, 1, Spring 2003
  • "Commencing the Federal Court Action", co-author Mr. Donald E. Taylor, Esq., Dos & Donts of Federal Practice for the Advanced Practitioner, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2003
  • "NJ Ruling on Eye Witnesses Will Have Wide Ramifications", co-author Mr. Roger Cogen, Press of Atlantic City, September 7, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A., 1998

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