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Stanley R Pietruska

Car accident Attorney at Bayonne, NJ

4.9   28 reviews

also known as Stan Pietruska

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stanley

Learn Stanley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    45%
    Car accidents, slip and falls other negligence accidents

    31 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    31 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Non-sex crime related criminal defense

    26 years

  4. Gaming
    10%

    26 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    31 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    31 years

I AM A LAWYER WHO'S HANDLED OVER 8000 CASES IN 27+ YEARS. YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO COURT WITHOUT ME. I AM AVAILABLE VIA FACETIME AND SKYPE FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

For most of my life I have played sports at a high level. I have taken this competitive spirit with me into the courtroom and I am a relentless advocate for my clients.  

Location

Stanley R. Pietruska, PC
766 Broadway
(corner of 34th Street)
Bayonne, NJ, 07002-3667
Stanley R Pietruska
Box 55
New Vernon, NJ, 07976
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by Mrs. Kelly | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer got me $650,000 for neck injury
I was injured in a slip and fall at a Best Buy store. Someone had spilled their drink on the floor near the entrance where you come in the store. I slipped and fell on it and my head and neck slammed onto the floor. I went to the hospital and was sent home. I followed up with an orthopedic surgeon who after many months of trying to treat me did an MRI and found I had a ruptured disc in my neck and I needed surgery. Mr. Pietruska helped me every step of the way and was very good with getting my medical bills paid. I made a good recovery from the surgery but still had some minor neck pain. The insurance company initiailly tried to bully us but Mr. Pietruska was not afraid of them. He fought with them and about a month before we were supposed to have a trial the case settled. It took alot of time, about 3 years, but the ending was great as Mr. Pietruska got me $650,000 for my neck injury. I recommend him to everyone I know as he is excellent.
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Posted by Matthew | January 17, 2017
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Cds charge
I was ticketed for posetion of a CDS while operating a motor vehicle, loud muffler, and unclear plates in Somerset NJ. Stan was able to get the posetion charge and plate charge dismissed!! All i had to pay was a loud muffler ticket. Hats off to this man, hes great! Highly reccomended!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Tickets dismissed
He help me get 19points down to 2 points on my license! He’s definitely a super lawyer
Posted by Jeff | August 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
$975,000 settlement for broken hip in fall
I contacted Mr Pietruska based on the recommendation of a friend, as I live about an hour from his office. During my consultation, I explained how the accident happened and my concern for getting better as well as the bills that were coming in every day. He stated he regularly handled cases like mine and tried to calm my nerves. In my fall I broke my hip and tore my rotator cuff. I ended up needing surgery on my shoulder and had to have my hip replaced. It was a tough recovery but Mr. Pietruska made sure my medical bills were being paid. He was knowledgable and diligent in the pursuit of my case. The initial offer was lower than exxpected and Mr. Pietruska confidently assured me that we were not settling for small change. We went to court and he fought for me as the offers got better over time. Finally, during a settlement conference with the Judge the case was settled for $975,000. I was very happy. I would highly recommend Mr. Pietruska if you are injured in an accident.
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Posted by Ashley | October 27, 2022
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Truly a Super Lawyer
I was injured in a car accident in Essex County when someone made a left turn in front of me. I broadsided the other car. My wrist shattered and I ended up with surgery to put it back together. After several months of physical therapy, I was finally able to go back to work. During this time, Mr. Pietruska listened to my calls and offered solutions to my problems when they came up. He was very knowledgable on the law and fought with the insurance company who offered a measly $50,000 at the start. As time went on we did a deposition with the other side asking me alot of questions. I was well prepped by Mr Pietruska himself and I found it interesting that many things he told me they would ask during our conversation before were actually asked. (It was like having the answers to a test in high school!) When the time came to do the arbitration on zoom, my lawyer was ready to do battle. I left it in his capable hands. I received an award of $250,000 which the insurance company rejected paying initially. Mr Pietruska told me we should prepare for trial and that he would file papers to block one of their experts. He was successful in getting the insurance company's doctors report partially blocked. After that it was a couple of weeks of him negotiating but in the end he got me $250,000. I was very happy. I would highly recommend him and would say Mr. Pietruska is a Super Lawyer who will do a great job for you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
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House fire
Stan was excellent he was there for me through thick and thin when my parents were killed in a house fire excellent person
Posted by Lisa | January 9, 2021
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Best Attorney
Mr.Pietruska is an amazing Attorney!!before hiring him I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be being I’ve run into some loser lawyers in my past ,but after being referred to him and reading so many LEGIT reviews that were definitely nothing less then accurate!I went on and hired Stanley the best decision I could have ever made !with having a suspended license for more then 5 years and many tickets and fines owed and possible jail time I was afraid of facing this issue but Mr.Pietruska was there comforting me the entire time ,He made sure I was heard and I was going to get the best deal He could get !rather then paying up to 6,000 worth of fines and possibly not getting my license back for two more years Stanley got me a great deal where I only paid a small fine and I will be able to drive again in 30 days!!! There was one review that really stood out to me when someone stated Mr.Pietruska was (“SuperMan” ) this review stood out because it was the truth !because of Stanley my children and I will no longer be walking nor traveling in public transportation !I am beyond grateful I chose Stanley !can’t wait to recommend him to so many more people who are in need !best Traffic Attorney ever !Thank you so much !
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Posted by Cesar | May 7, 2019
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3 Tickets & License Suspension
In March 2019, I was pulled over on Secaucus Road in Jersey City. The officer gave me two tickets. One for Speeding and the second one for Reckless driving. Both tickets carried 5 points. I already had points on my license which meant that my license could be suspended. I found Mr. Pietruska and immediately emailed him explaining my situation. He called me back and walked me through the whole process and explained to me how he will fight the charges. He obtained a new court date for me in May 2019 and we waited. Two weeks before I was due at court I was pulled over again in Jersey City and issued another ticket this time for "Failure to yield to Pedestrian". This ticket carried 2 points. I once again emailed Mr. Pietruska and he told me he will add this ticket together with the other two and he will resolve them all at once. On the day of the court Mr. Pietruska did an amazing job, he got the speeding and reckless driving tickets dismissed, and I only plead guilty to the 2 point ticket for failure to yield to pedestrian. I walked away with only 2 points and NO license suspension. I highly recommend Mr. Pietruska if you ever get any traffic tickets.
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Posted by Div | January 22, 2018
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Savior
I received 3 tickets totaling 8 points and approx $350 in fines. I researched and found Mr. Stanley and I'm glad I went with him. In our initial discussion, he made he felt comfortable with the process and assured that he will get the most favorable outcome. The communication is vital to me, and he was easily reachable either via text/ email. He was able to get me 0 points and have other fine lowered to offense. I would highly recommend him if you get a ticket in Jersey City, NJ.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
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Superman to the rescue.
Its easy to get in trouble and fall behind when you are not working for a while. I found myself in the position of owing close to $7000 in overdue fines (meaning old stuff I already plead guilty to in the 1990s). To make matters worse I was caught driving while suspended for the 4th time. When I went to court the judge told me I was going to jail for at least 10 days if I plead guilty plus he wanted me to pay my overdue fines with money I didnt have. While having a drink at a local bar I was telling my story to a couple of guys and the bartender says "This sounds like a job for Superman". I just laughed. I didnt know that the "Superman" he was referring to was Mr. Pietruska. Evidently alot of people in Jersey City refer to him by that nickname because he gets people out of really tough spots. I went to see him and he charged me a very reasonable price, especially thinking about all I was facing with the judge. When we went to court, Mr. Pietruska spoke to the prosecutor and the police officer. He was able to get the police officer that he didn't 100% remember me or the stop as it was several months ago. He then asked the judge to dismiss my charges (including the driving while suspended and two others) and he did. Then the judge asked about the $7000 and Mr. Pietruska pointed out to the judge that I had been incarcerated for more than a couple of months back in the early 2000s on some unrelated stuff. The next thing I know the judge was knocking this penalty and that interest off and told me if I paid him $1500 within 30 days we would be even. I was so happy. Thanks to the lawyer know as "Superman" I have my life back on track. I have paid what I owe the court and I am retaking the driving test to get my full license back. I can't thank Mr. Pietruska enough he is the guy to call when you are in a bad spot.
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Posted by Neeraj | July 8, 2017
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Traffic Tickets in Newark
I would like to give my honest review for Mr Stanley. I was pulled over at a red light. I was handed out 4 traffic tickets or a possible suspension since i was out of state driver license. But Mr stanley fought my traffic case. he was responsive via text or email at any given time. Being from out of state and having a court date can be a nightmare. But Mr Stanley took care of it and assured me.i would rate him 5 stars.
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Posted by Ashley | February 18, 2017
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Fall in store got me $125,000
I slipped and fell in 2015 at a major supermarket in Bayonne that I didnt see and went down hard. As I landed on my right arm I twisted funny and felt an ache in my right upper arm. Turns out I has a small tear of my rotator cuff. I went to my Dr. and while there he recommended that I see Mr. Pietruska as the accident was not my fault. I went to the lawyers office and found him to be genuinely interested in my case and also in my getting well. He told me how important it was to get healthy and that no amount of money is wrth your health (SO RIGHT!). I left the case in his hands and while the insurance company dragged their feet, Mr. Pietruska kept fighting for me. It looked like the store was going to make us go to court but they finally settled for a number I was happy with which was $125,000. I feel Mr. Pietruska really put a lot of time into my case and it was his work that got me such a good settlement. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by James Englert | December 7, 2016
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Man of his Word
Had two Tickets, both a possible License Killer with Mandatory Imposed State Fines not to mention Increased Auto Ins. fees. Mr. Pietruska said that he would get both Tickets DISMISSED with minimal fine and both TICKETS were DISMISSED with ZERO FINES . Highly Recommended.
Posted by Benny | September 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good Lawyer
I got arrested earlier this year when a buddy asked me to go to his old job, after hours, as he needed to pick up his final paycheck. My friend still had the key to the place so I thought everything was cool. Well we went there and he lets us in and he goes to the drawer and takes an envelope of money. I figure its all legit so not even thinking anything bad. Turns out they had a video and arrested him and I the next day. I was charged with Burgulary and was facing up to 10 years state prison. Having not been born in the US (Im from South America) I was told that I would have immigration problems if I got any conviction on this charge. One of my friends had used Mr. Stanley before and said he was a very good lawyer. I met with him and we discussed my situation. He told me what to expect and what his goal would be which was to get the charges downgraded or dismissed so that I would not get deported. He also gave me a lawyer fee that was fair and worked with me. We went to court like 5 times but at the end Mr. Stanley was able to convince the prosecutor to let me get a diversion program which would not give me a criminal record. I am really thankful for this second chance that Mr. Stanley gave me and would recommend him to all my friends
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Posted by Dawn | June 26, 2016
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$175,000 for my shoulder injury
I found Mr. Pietruska based on a neighbor's word after my accident in 2014. I was hit by a car while crossing the street and hurt my shoulder. He was kind and compassionate and seemed genuinely interested in not only my case, but also in me getting well. After meeting with him the first time, he told me to make sure I followed my doctor's advice and treatment plan. I went to my doctor and he recommended an MRI of my shoulder which showed the rotator cuff tear. A couple months later I had my surgery done by my doctor who did a great job. While I was recuperating Mr. Pietruska and his staff set up my whole claim and made sure my bills were paid. After he filed a law suit I had to go to his office to meet with the other sides lawyers once and he was right there with me every step of the way. He got all my records from my doctors and sent them to the insurance company. When it came time to settle the case, he played hard ball with the insurance company and made sure they paid me every last dime or else he would force them to go to trial. He really pushed hard and went the extra mile for me. I hope I never have another accident but if I do, I know that Mr. Pietruska will be my first and only lawyer to call. He is my lawyer for life.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
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Great result at my Motor Vehicle Hearing!
I have had a lot of tickets over time. Unfortunately, that means I have also had a lot of points in the past. I need my license to work or I am screwed. I received one of those dreaded MVC letters that state "you are now suspended for 180 days"! One of my coworkers told me that Stan Pietruska is a very smart awyer who is great in the court room and had.gotten many tickets thrown out of court, helping him clean up his license. I gave him a call. I met with Mr. Pietruska and showed him my scheduled suspension letter which had me getting suspended in just 3 short days. Almost right away, he was able to get the MVC to postpone my suspension so that I could have a hearing which he had them schedule. On the day of the hearing, Mr. Pietruska went in with me and spoke to the Hearing Officer. She knew him well from having appeared before her before and she seemed to have a lot of respect for Mr. Pietruska. For once I was not feeling so scared! I let my lawyer do the talking. He was well prepared and knew my case inside and out. Mr. Pietruska pointed out that based on the facts the MVC had violated my constitutional rights by threatening to suspend me! He was able to have them waive my suspension and I was able to start driving later that day. I can't thank Mr. Pietruska enough for the job he did. He is a true professional and if you ever have license issues or ticket issues, you can not find a better lawyer. I would highly highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
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Awesome Lawyer
In October 2014, my son was arrested for armed robbery. His bail was $100,000 and he was facing 10 years with 85% even though this was his first arrest. One of the boys my son was with gave a statement against him and the victim identified my son as the one with the weapon, the prosecution had a good case. I was referred to Stanley by a friend and I have to say hiring him was the best thing I could have done for my son. The case moved slowly but Stan kept in contact with me every step of the way. In September 2015, my son was released into a drug program and did not have to do anymore time than the 11 months in the county jail. Stanley was able to get my son a second chance to get his life right. I would refer Stanley to anyone looking to get out of a tough situation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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Stan got me $350,000 for my knee injury case
I was driving a couple years ago when I was struck from behind by a truck. I injured my left knee and needed surgery. The first surgery on my did not give me relief. Stan fought with the insurance company for me to have a second surgery to try and help me get better. He sued the insurance company and had a judge order them to treat me. The second surgery unfortunately didnt give me relief and I needed a third surgery. Stan was tireless in fighting with my own insurance company to make sure that they treated me and paid all the bills. Thankfully the third surgery was a huge success and my knee is about 90% of hat it was before. Then Stan took on the owner of the other vehice's insurance and was successful in getting them to settle with me for $350,000. I owe alot to this man and will be forever grateful for the way he made sure I was taken care of both medically and financially. After we settled and when he gave me my final check he also advised me that I should take my money and buy a house which I did. He actually cared enough to care about my future. That means alot and I will never forget it. Stan is not only a great lawyer but he is also a great human being. You can not make a better choice for an attorney if you get injured in an accident.
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Posted by MATT | November 11, 2015
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Great lawyer - Got me out of a suspension.
I was given 4 tickets for doing 105 mph in Newark. A speeding ticket, a reckless driving ticket, improper passing and a failure to stay in my lane. I went to court myself and was told by the prosecutor the judge would take my license for 90 days and I would have to take 7 points on my license. That not being an option I said I wanted to find a lawyer. A friend at work recommended Stan as a smart lawyer and told me that he won his dui trial in Montclair thanks to Stan's work. I met with Stan in his Bayonne office and we discussed my case. He understood the issues and what was at stake. When we went to court he did all the talking and was able to downgrade my tickets to only 2 points (from 16) and most importantly no suspension. When the judge started to yell at me , Stan politely interrupted him and stated "your honor, I have spoken to my client and he understands the situation and you won't see him here again." With that the judge fined me only $200 and sent me on my way. I really appreciated how he handled the whole situation and would highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
A really super lawyer who won my tough case
I was pulled over in a Middlesex County town for DUI and possession of marijuana. I was driving and had stopped to make a left turn. I was checking my phone and didnt realize the light had turn green. With my bad luck, a cop was right behind me and he pulls me over. I get out of the car and as I was walking back to talk to him, I stumbled and fell at his feet. As he was helping me up, I unfortunatey threw up on the cop's pants and shoes. He got mad and ends up cuffing me and they search my car and of course find my bag of weed in the console. (should never hide it there) They bring me in and charge me and the next day I went to see Mr. Pietruska in his office. I was referred to him by a coworker who had used him and said he was real good. We discussed the case and came up with a strategy as to how he would hande my case. Mr. Pietruska got the video of my stop and also the discovery paperwork. He met with me and went over everything. We went to court and Mr. Pietruska spoke to the judge and the prosecutor in the back. He then came out and told me he was arguing that he didnt believe the cop had probable cause to pull me over. The judge came out and put the cop on the witness stand. Mr Pietruska said to the judge that the officer had pulled me over because I waited 20 seconds after the light had turned green. He said as far as he knew, there were no laws in NJ that made it illegal for me to be stopped there 20 secs and the cop argued that I was blocking traffic. Mr. Pietruska then said to the cop, "how did you even know it was 20 seconds?" The cop said "because I have been an officer for 18 years I know". Mr. Pietruska then walked to the back of the court, stood on a chair and took a clock off the wall. He then said "officer, on my signal I want you to start counting and let me know when its 20 seconds". The cop ended up saying "now" when he thought it was 20 seconds. Mr. Pietruska (who was standing with the prosector and the clock in his hand) said "Judge, the prosecutor and I have this as between 13 and 14 seconds, not 20. The Judge said he had it at 14 seconds and that while he was not sure 20 seconds would be enough to establish probable cause, he was sure 14 seconds was not enough cause for a motor vehicle stop and he dismiessed all charges against me right then and there. An amazing job by an amazing lawyer. He saved my rear end big time. I would have lost my license, lost my job and a ton of money if I were convicted. I am forever thankful to this super lawyer. When you are in trouble and need a lawyer, there is no one else to call. He is the man.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • SR Pietruska, Esq.
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Injured lady vs. Trucking firm
  • $1.5 Million Settlement for the Plaintiff
  • Injured lady vs. Trucking firm
  • $1.5 Million Settlement for the Plaintiff

Associations

  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • 2009 President
  • 1997 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 1999 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Attorney Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Past President Award
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • HCBA Seminar Series
  • Winning Opening and Closing Statements
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Car accident Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stanley is a high-caliber lawyer, who knows how to get results that very few other attorneys could achieve."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough and thorough."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse strongly endorse Stanley Pietruska."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His experience and dedication are insurmountable."
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Bayonne Car accident Lawyer Stanley R Pietruska
Stanley R Pietruska
Car accident Attorney
Bayonne, NJ
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available