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Robert P. Pentangelo

Criminal defense Attorney at Clifton, NJ

4.1   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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I appear frequently in Superior and Municipal Courts in all of Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Union, and Morris Counties and Northern Hudson County and Southern Sussex County.  I have over 30 years experience in handling criminal, traffic, drunk driving aka DUI/DWI cases from the most basic to the most complex with a high rate of success for my clients. My fees are reasonable and I try to work with my clients regarding payments. If you have an legal problem in a practice area not listed, please contact me and I will try to help you.  Thanks. 

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Location

Robert Pentangelo, Esquire
1360 Clifton Avenue
Suite 130
Clifton, NJ, 07012
Robert Pentangelo, Esquire
33 Plymouth St
Montclair, NJ, 07042
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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and great listener
Mr. Pentangelo has represented me since 2020 for a traffic stop that had several different issues. I was scared, embarrassed and most of all afraid of losing my license and my ability to provide for my family. I found Mr. Pentangelo’s information and we met and I hired him for his honestly, his reputation and his courage. Did he tell me what I wanted to hear? No, but he represented me restlessly before Covid, during Covid, got several charges dropped, found the right experts to speak on my behalf and found a solution for me. It was a long and difficult case but I am happy with the outcome. If you need a lawyer who is a pit bull and want the best defense, Mr. Pentangelo is your man.
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Posted by Debbie | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He’s the best attorney I know. And, I’ve known quite a few. He knows what he’s doing and will get the job done. D. Marek
Bob knows what he’s doing. Only, he does it differently than others. He does it with heart. That speaks for itself. Debbie Márek
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable Attorney
I consulted Mr. Pentangelo about a criminal case I was involved in, and the information he provided to me was the main reason that my case was dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. Pentangelo for any criminal matter.
Posted by Muhammad | April 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledge and expertise
Mr Robert is very helpful. He replied very quickly and advice me very truthfully.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt Response
Called me right away and answered a legal question. Very thorough and detailed response and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Jacqueline | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
Mr. Pentangelo was so helpful in answering my questions about my case here in Florida. I’m so glad I found this avvo website and that he was able to guide me in the right steps! If you’re contemplating on talking to him, do it. He was very straightforward, patient & right to the point. All while making me feel secure.
Posted by Yaima | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Very knowledgeable, was Honest about Everything, while still Making you feel secured. Mr. Pentangelo Made sure he had got everything Super Precise in my case & he did just that, a Great job. I am very pleased with his Service definitely recommend!
Posted by Jatinder | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional, and Honest
We had a ticket given to our son in a complicated road where the speed went from 50->35->25->35->50 within a short distance and obviously not fair. So if you are driving 50 MPH and it becomes 25 MPS, oops you are at fault now. Robert was very helpful in getting the police videos, analyzing them, and presenting us with the options that we had. He laid down three options of which we were to choose one. He did suggest an option and that is what we took in the end. But the important thing was that we felt involved in the decision and were consulted before the verdict was given to us. I had inquired with many attorneys and almost everyone told me that I had no option but to plead guilty and settle. Robert was the only attorney who said in his first response that we had a strong case and should not settle and plead guilty without a discovery. And I asked more than 10 lawyers. Go figure that out. Robert is honest, responds back to inquiries, and works for his clients best interest. I would rehire him for any future issues within a heartbeat. Thank you Robert. You were awesome and we appreciate all the help you gave us.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great help !
Mr Pentangelo was honest and gave me great advice and was not worried that his advice would make him less money . He took time with me without asking for money . I would recommend him for and legal advice .
Posted by George R | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Takes care of matters professionally
I was given a moving violation for staying in the left lane for longer than a quarter mile on a two lane road. After getting no where with municipal courts even answer a message, which I left over 10 calls and called the dispatch to see what I can possibly do since the ticket was completely blank. I had no idea when court was. After hiring Mr. Pentangelo matters where taken care of with no points and a small fine in a professional manner. I would recommend him.
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Posted by Kelly | October 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Knowledgeable & Compassionate
I originally found Mr. Pentangelo on Avvo.com after he responded to my legal question. Upon reading the other reviews about him, I immediately reached out to see if he could represent me. What all the positive reviews say are absolutely true!! Not only is he a fantastic, knowledgeable attorney but on a personal level, he showed real compassion for me and my situation. His fee was more than fair, he was 100% honest on the possible outcomes of my situation and then he worked tirelessly and achieved the best outcome I could have hoped for. Throughout my case, he was easily accessible, reliable and explained everything thoroughly. Even after my case ended, he reached out to see how I was doing. I would absolutely recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by Denise | October 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Perfectly Pleasant & Gratifying Experience
A sharp, seasoned strategist with a superb and richly deserved reputation among clients as well as attorneys across fields. (Came highly recommended by a top-notch law firm practicing an area of law other than what we needed.) Requiring an attorney often comes hand in hand with anxiety and trepidation but our fears were quickly dispelled with our first contact. He has mastered striking that delicate balance between compassion and professionalism. Very direct, realistic and reasonable, with a witty sense of humor. Kept us informed, acted quickly upon new information when it became available and provided options for us to proceed. Advised us well. It is a true comfort knowing we have such an exceptional attorney available to us for our possible future needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brutally honest but also offered me hope
Attorney replied with showing me the worst case scenario but he also put me at ease by making a comment about what often happens with similar situations as mine. I appreciated his brutal honesty.
Posted by jeff | October 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful.
Mr. Pentangelo was very helpful with his contribution into my inquiry. He wasn’t tell-ablyas biased as the other lawyers were.
Posted by Vince G. | October 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
amazing talent and knowledge
Robert is very high Intelligent Lawyer! He Knows THE laws and strategy. I would HIGHly recommend him . Just read his eval on his website of why Public Pretenders are awful and middle row law is a joke. Many lawyers give you a lot of hot air,, Robert is a straight shooter. You get what you pay for! ?! Yes, so hire the best! You will be amazed at the difference.. Don't leave your life to chance or in the hands of the courts or State! You Wont be Sorry!
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Posted by Steven | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence in taking care of me
I want to thank Robert for all the help. He created a game plan and stuck to it. Kept us updated. I recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Geraldine | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Amazing Lawyer
I am amazed with the quality and performance of Robert. He helped with two cases. He saved my life twice. He was very informative. Overall he is an amazing lawyer.
Posted by Debbie Márek | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SIMPLY STATED: HE IS THE BEST ATTORNEY BY FAR
I reached out to Mr. Pentangelo in despair and a feeling of defeat. I was issued a DWI in a nearby town of the New Brunswick area (not in New Brunswick). Anyway, from beginning to end, Mr. Pentangelo was cautious (as one would need to be in a very small, tight knit town. Plus, I has several EXTRAORDINARY circumstances involving my case). Bottom line is...HE WON MY CASE. He is by far the most meticulous, strategic thinking attorney I know. And, if anyone has ever dealt with attorney’s (which I have dealt with them in “needed” situations, as well as having several friends in the field of practice), one would know that Mr. Pentangelo is not only Professional in every sense of the word, Caring, Pleasant-Mannered, Thinks strategically/Meticulously.....but, Mr. Pentangelo is a fighter. HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU TO THE VERY END. He leaves no stone unturned. He will respect your wishes (of course) if you do not agree with a certain tactic or if you choose to allow your case to go only so far. But, he will encourage and direct you the best way. And, bare in mind, he will fight for you to the end ...BUT, he will he right there with you 100%. He may leave no stone unturned, but he also doesn’t leave his clients feeling emotionally abandoned. This is an important aspect when choosing an attorney. With him, you never have to wonder about ANYTHING. HE HAS IT ALL UNDER CONTROL, and assured you of this, as well as informs you if anything is not going in the direction he had hoped for. He does all this knowing it may be more work on his part....but he’s always ready to “push back”. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. PENTANGELO, ESQ. Don’t be foolish, hire the BEST. And, that he is!!!! Debbie
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Posted by Bianca | November 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If you don’t hire him , YOUR LOSS!!!!!!
Well where do I start. First I would like to give you specific details on his personality . He is CARING, FUNNY, SMART, PROFESSIONAL, and a BULLDOG in court. He fought for me to the very end. He has this way of calming me down (being that I have major anxiety). I have never met a lawyer like him. Mr. Pentangelo is heaven sent. I would probably be in jail if it weren’t for him. I literally trust him with my life. He stuck by my side assuring me everyday that he would fight for me no matter what it took. I must say, he kept his word! God brought him into my life for a reason and I’m so glad HE DID! I can never repay him for EVERYTHING she has done for me! I recommend him to EVERYONE I KNOW! If you don’t hire him as a lawyer then it’s a big mistake on your part. Thank you Robert! You are my HERO!
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Posted by David | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert will go the extra mile for you!
Robert's expertise within my case was prevalent from the first time we met. He always put my needs as a client first and was more than flexible in setting up meetings or answering questions that I had about my case. I plan to refer him to all of my friends/family should the opportunity present itself. Thank you for all of your hard work!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert Pentangelo
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chief Municipal Prosecutor
  • City of Jersey City
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1981
  • Saint Peter's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sacks Realty Company Inc vs Shore

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Libel and slander Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pentangelo is an excellent lawyer and his sage advice is helpful to those that seek his assistance."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI