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Remi L. Spencer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Orange, NJ

Spencer & Associates, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 305
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-731-2161
Fax: 973-731-2164
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense


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Attorney Profile

Remi L. Spencer is a nationally acclaimed criminal defense attorney. As the founder of Spencer & Associates, LLC, in West Orange, New Jersey, she maintains a successful practice defending individuals, families and businesses facing criminal investigations and charges.

Ms. Spencer routinely appears in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. As a former Assistant Prosecutor, her experience spans all types of criminal matters, from DWI/DUI and motor vehicle offenses to sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes and appeals. She also represents clients in administrative, licensing and regulatory proceedings that often accompany criminal allegations.

Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Spencer has successfully defended clients in high-profile cases that garnered the attention of national news media. She has also pursued landmark cases and matters of first impression before the New Jersey Appellate Division and Supreme Court. She is a frequent commentator on criminal law issues for local and national news networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FNC and FBN.

Ms. Spencer's leadership in the criminal law field is evident in her many professional activities. She regularly presents seminars on criminal law topics and has multiple publications to her name. In addition to her active membership in state, local and national legal associations, she serves in prominent positions on the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee, the Alumni Council at Seton Hall University School of Law and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.

Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Spencer was named Criminal Trial Attorney of the Year by the Essex County Bar Association in 2014. She has also been selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top 50 Female Attorneys and Top 100 Trial Lawyers for multiple years. Her Superb 10/10 rating on further reflects the skill and dedication she brings to every case.

About Remi L. Spencer

First Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Trustee, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of NJ, ACDL-NJ
  • Founding Member of Women's White Collar Defense Association, NJ Chapter
  • Member Nominating Committee, Essex County Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Seton Hall Law School's Women's Leadership Committee
  • Vice Chair, New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee, District V-A
  • President, Alumni Council at Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Trustee and Executive Board Member, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Admitted to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • Admitted to practice in New Jersey
  • Admitted to practice in New York

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Warrantless Searches of Motor Vehicles Under New Jersey Law, Essex County Police Academy, Training Session for Law Enforcement, September 2007
  • 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
  • NJICLE's 2014 DWI Institute, NJ ICLE, NJ State Bar Association, July 10, 2014
  • Demystifying the Drama of a Domestic Violence Case, New Jersey Law Journal & Mercer County Bar Association, Xtreme CLE, November 2006
  • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • 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
  • Cross-Examination of a Cooperating Witness, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 19, 2015
  • Municipal Court Practice, NY Bar Association, January 31, 2014
  • 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
  • Criminal Trial Practice, NYC CLE Marathon, Practicing Law Institute, May 2012 & May 2013
  • Technology & Divorce, Bar Foundation of Union County, November 22, 2011
  • Technology in the Criminal Case, Essex County Bar Association, March 29, 2012
  • "NJ Ruling on Eye Witnesses Will Have Wide Ramifications", co-author Mr. Roger Cogen, Press of Atlantic City, September 7, 2011
  • Survival in the Courts, Criminal Practice, Essex County Bar Association, September 2008, September 2009

Educational Background

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Boston College, B.A., 1998


  • Featured Attorney, Featured Attorney - Split/Screen, Super Lawyers Magazine 2016, 2016
  • Criminal Trial Attorney of the year, Essex County Bar Association, 2014
  • , Top 50 Female Attorney, New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Top 50 Female Attorney, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • , Super Lawyer, New Jersey Super Lawyers 2015-2021, 2021
  • 2011-2014, Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2014, 2014
  • Superb 10.0 Rating,
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association


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Office Location for Remi L. Spencer

414 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 305
West Orange, NJ 07052

Last Updated: 10/6/2021

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