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Robert M Berke

Criminal defense Attorney at Bridgeport, CT

5.0   29 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    federal and state criminal practice

    30 years, 13,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    10%

    23 years, 200 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

    30 years

  4. Federal crime
    10%

    23 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    auto accidents and medical malpractice

    22 years, 160 cases

  6. Civil rights
    5%
    excessive force and false arrest

    22 years, 50 cases

Commissioner, Connecticut Criminal Justice Commission, May 2019- Present 

Chairman, Police Commission, Town of Woodbridge, July 2015-Present

Board Ethics, Town of Woodbridge, 2013-2015

Town Moderator, (Chief Election Official) Town of Woodbridge,   2002-2008

Treasurer, Democratic Town Committee,  Town of Woodbridge, 1996-2014  

 Board of Finance, Town of Woodbridge, former member

 Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Town of Woodbridge, former member

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Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/05/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Robert

Law Office of Robert Berke, LLC
640 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06605-1704

Reviews

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Posted by Thomas | July 24, 2022
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Robert Berke is worth every dime
I was arrested and did not know who to turn to. My girlfriend at the time suggested Robert. She had used him before and I agreed. Robert was professional, knew his stuff, no charges on my record and I didn’t loose my security clearance. Word to the wise though, make sure you have a rainy day fund or your world will be turned upside down. I would use Robert again in a heart beat and I highly recommend him and his law firm 100%. Thank you Robert Thomas
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Posted by Michael | March 30, 2022
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Satisfied client
I was a client of Mr. Robert Berke and HIGHLY recommend him. My case consisted of a false child endangerment case with false domestic dispute in which I was threatened a charge via prosecutor before hiring him. I was recommended through a friend and I couldn’t have been any happier as he got my case Dismissed ! He showed that he cared and was extremely helpful throughout the journey. Very professional and knowledgeable. You will be extremely happy hiring him for your troubles.
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Posted by Robert | December 18, 2021
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Recommend highly.
Atty. Berke was so professional in how he handled my case but just as important was kind, caring and supportive to my wife. He explained everything as we went along and was always available to answer questions. In the end I had the very best outcome. I would recommend him 100%.
Posted by RYAN | October 11, 2021
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Couldn't ask for more
My son made a big mistake a few months ago and was looking at a very serious charge that had him pretty shooken up I was directed to Atty Robert Berke and he handled the issue quick and painlessly. He was very candid and honest and let us know all possible outcomes prior to going to court. The case was dismissed and my son was able to move forward thanks to Mr. Berke.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2021
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So thankful for Mr. Berke
Mr. Berke is one of the most sincere, honest, and caring people I've ever met. During such a difficult time in my life, Mr. Berke was able to guide me to redemption and essentially gave me my life back. Throughout our time working together, he assured me that all would return back to normal without making any hasty or false promises. He truly showed that he cared through his availability to meet in person and through constant communication via text messages and phone calls. I know how busy his schedule must be, but whenever we spoke he made me feel like I was his only client. He walked me through the whole process and explained to me the multiple avenues that would be available to me and ultimately worked with me to decide the best possible course of action. I am so thankful for Mr. Berke-- the world truly needs more people like him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
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Mr. NICOLE
Bob was very responsive and patient. He returned my messages timely and provided me with information for the type of documentation he would like to better defend my case. After providing it he was successful in having my case dismissed..
Posted by Abimbola | August 17, 2021
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Professionalism
Attorney Berke is one the best defense lawyers around, very detailed and pro active. He gets his facts right and cry resourceful, he never lets his clients down.
Posted by Alberto | August 3, 2021
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The best Lawyer!
Berke is the best lawyer! I was falsely accused and no one gave me a hope of getting out of it, until a friend recommended him to me, he listened to me and believed in me when I needed it most, Thanks to him me case was dismissed. I will never finish thanking him for what he did for me because he saved my life.
Posted by Iris | March 21, 2021
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Glad I hired!
I met with Mr Berke on a consultation in regards to my fiancé's case. He was arrested for a fight he didn't even start and it happened in our home. It was hard because he is already on probation for something that happened years ago. It's upsetting because he only had like 3 more years of probation. But now with the fight case it's a violation. I got him out on bond. This happened of course right before the pandemic of covid-19 started in early 2020. So of course it dragged for more than a year because the court were closed. I hired Mr Berke in Oct 2020 because finally he had a court date. So Mr. Berke had to take care of the fight case before he can handle the probation violation. The fight case was completely dropped which was great. Next was the violation of probation. Mr. Berke said that they wanted my fiancé had to plead guilty for the violation of probation to the court. But Mr. Berke was not satisfied with that. He didn't want my fiancé to plead guilty to anything because the fight case was dropped and also it wasn't his fault. Mr. Berke called me back with the greatest news. He said that my fiancé did not have to plead guilty to anything and the case was nulled. So now my fiancé just had to report back to probation. The only thing is that the year he lost of not going to probation was not counted but he didn't care. He was happy everything was over. I would definitely recommend Mr. Berke was reasonable and very down to earth. Definitely has the experience under his belt. Eventhough he was great hopefully we won't have to hire him again. Lol! Got to stay out of trouble. Lol!
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
Attorney Berke is an outstanding, professional and extremely knowledgable defense attorney!! I was extremely nervous and had high anxiety about my case but Attorney Berke assured me that I would be able to lead a normal life after my hearings. And he was absolutely correct!! When I had questions he had lots of answers - he kept me calm and on track every step of the way!! He was very timely in getting back to me - I truly did not have to wait for anything!! A true lawyer to his word!! I would highly recommend him to be your defense attorney!! It would be your mistake not to hire him!!
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Posted by Carmelo | November 9, 2020
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An lawyer that gets the Job Done with no fear .
Attorney Berke work on my police brutality case over 2 years. Berke was against the entire police department and against more than 7 BPT cities attorneys at federal court. At the end of all Attorney Berke won my case at both civil and criminal courts. Great Job!
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
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Attorney Berke is the Best!!
Attorney Berke is an amazing person with strong morals, character and virtue. I was falsely accused on a domestic violence charge. The morning I needed to appear in court I needed a lawyer immediately. A good friend of mine recommended Attorney Berke. I called him and he called me right back. He listened to my case and represented me in court that morning. He was absolutely amazing with his organization and fine details to advocate for me. This Attorney tackles any problem with ease. He is that good!! Most importantly, during one of the most difficult times in my life he listened, understood and had compassion for my situation. He goes above and beyond for his clients. When I called him about any questions or concerns he would respond. Attorney Berke was able to get a dismissal on my case. I am eternally grateful for what he has done for me. This is the kind of Attorney you want defending you in court. He truly is one of a kind. He is a genius. Thank you Attorney Berke for all you have done for me. God Bless You!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
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CT Mom
I highly recommend Atty Berke . He is a very good listener and goes above and beyond to get the best outcome for your case. I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He is easy to reach by telephone or text message, he will answer right away. He will answer the simplest questions or he will definitely find out if he does not know the answer right away. Best lawyer to defend you.
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Posted by NY mom | January 30, 2020
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Highly recommended
My college student made a REALLY big mistake a few months ago and faced 3 very serious charges while away at school in CT. I found Atty Robert Berke as I read various reviews across a few websites while I looked for a local lawyer to speak to about the case. All his reviews were favorable, but it was after I read a review regarding a case he had with another college student, I decided to give him a call and meet him for a consultation. I personally was an emotional mess and in a state of shock when I met Mr. Berke, as I would never in a million years have expected to be in this situation with one of my children and was so scared and upset. Mr. Berke spoke to us honestly and was also very compassionate and understanding. He was honest about the challenges we might face and made no promises as he explained to us how he would handle the case if we were to retain him. I really felt very comfortable talking to him and had the feeling we would be in good hands. From everything he said I could tell he was very familiar with the Bridgeport Court system which was important to us. He even called me to speak privately to reassure me about some things that were better not said in front of my child, which I really appreciated. A few months later and I am so happy and relieved to say that we received the best possible outcome that we had first talked about with Atty Berke. My child will not have anything on record after completion of the program now enrolled in. Everything Mr. Berke told us that would happen, did happen. He was always readily available to answer any questions by phone, text and email. He also was truly concerned about how this was impacting my child at college and offered us great advice and strategies for minimizing the impact at school. I would highly recommend Atty Robert Berke based on our experience.
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Posted by Brian | January 28, 2020
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A Lawyer who more than delivers on his promises
When I first met Robert Berke about an unjust case, he told me the case would be dismissed. He is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. I was unsure of what to do and he answered every question I had no matter how trivial. He is very smart and always has a plan of how to handle things. He more than delivered on his promise to get the case to dismissed and I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Tykisha | November 22, 2019
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Court Proceeding .
Mr. Burke is a very dedicated attorney. He worked so very hard to prove innocence and was able to get an outcome that was tremendously better than what we asked for . Mr. Burke is very efficient as well as reliable and fully fulfills his job and I am very grateful to have had the chance of working with him
Posted by Jose Delgado | November 19, 2019
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Court proceeding
I hired Mr Berke thinking I was going to jail. But I was really wrong he explained to me diffrent ways he would handle my case. He was always on time and always explain to me what was happening I have an extensive record so I really didn't have any confidence in him only because of my record but I was completely wrong I'm happy to say that I ended up with three years of probation and no jail time I would strongly recommend Mr Berke to anyone...
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Posted by Miguel Castro | November 18, 2019
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Councilor
Attorney Berk was a beacon of hope to me at a time when our options appeared challenging and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. I am eternally grateful for his service and expertise, I hereby recommend Attorney Robert Berk
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2019
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EXCELLENT!!
Attorney Berke is a consummate professional. I had no idea who and where to turn, but he guided me every step of the way, gave me all the information I needed, and addressed all of my concerns. His communication skills are superb and responds in a timely fashion. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Angela | May 21, 2019
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Hire Berke
I hired Berke to fight my husband's drug charge and violation of probation. Berke was always there at every court hearing, fast in responding to all emails and also advocated from my husband's medical negligence while in incarcerated. Needless to say Berke won both the drug charge & violation of probation on behalf of my husband and he was able to come home sooner then later.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 510-750 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Expert witness
  • Criminal defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • founder and owner
  • Law Office of Robert Berke
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Law Firm 2
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Government Attorney
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Judicial intern
  • United States District Court CT
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Law Clerk intern
  • United States District court CT
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • State v, David G
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Edwin G.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State v. Billy S.
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • Police Commission
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Expert witness
  • criminal defense
  • 2015 - Present
  • Town of Woodbridge
  • Board of Ethics
  • 2013 - Present
  • Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee
  • member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Town of Woodbridge
  • Town Moderator
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Mock trial judge
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 1995 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Community service award
  • Woodbridge Democratic Town Commmittee
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Silver Bullet
  • NRA
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Ct Criminal Practice
  • CT Crminal Practice
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Discovery in Criminal Cases
  • 2017
  • Criminal Practice Violations of Probation
  • Violations of probation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob reputation is well known throughout the legal community, so it was without hesitation that I referred a client to him for the criminal defense aspects of a civil matter. He resolved the matter quickly and favorably for our joint client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Berke is one of the most impressive, accomplished lawyers in his field. We first met when he secured an appeal and later an acquittal for a friend. I have been nothing but impressed with him since then. I am very pleased to be working with him on a case currently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as trustworthy, skilled and experienced."