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Christopher James Cifrodello

Criminal defense Attorney at Cranford, NJ

4.9   197 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%

    19 years, 12,000 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%

    19 years, 20,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%

    19 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

    19 years, 500 cases

  5. Expungement
    5%

    19 years, 100 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

    19 years, 100 cases

Union County Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher J. Cifrodello views his role as both advocate and confidant. People come to an attorney mostly during an extremely stressful time of their lives. They come to him because they want someone who will be there for them and believe in them, because he knows how the law and the legal system work, and because his clients want someone who will fight and advocate for them. Attorney Cifrodello centers his practice around these core values. All cases are treated the same. Every stone is turned on every case. Whether you are charged with a speeding ticket or are charged with manslaughter, every motion and/or argument applicable to the case is made, leaving no stone unturned. Call the Cifrodello Law Offices to schedule your free consultation today.

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Location

Cifrodello Law Offices
1130 Raritan Road
Suite 2
Cranford, NJ, 07016
Cifrodello Law Offices
581 Main St Ste 640
Woodbridge, NJ, 07095-1196
Cifrodello Law Offices
411 Hackensack Ave.
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Cifrodello Law Offices
331 Newman Springs Rd.
Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Cifrodello Law Offices
197 Route 18 South
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
Cifrodello Law Offices
2500 Plaza 5
25th Floor
Jersey City, NJ, 07311
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  197 customer reviews
Posted by Warren | May 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Well appreciated service
The Law office of Christopher Cifrodello recently assisted me with a legal matter. I was very satisfied with the quick response of Mr. Cifrodello's assistant Wanda Rivera, she was very professional,prompt, and direct she also took her time to explain everything in great deal with my case, which eventually worked out positively in my favor. Many thanks to all personnel and associates in the Law office of Christopher Cifrodello you come highly recommended. Warren K
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Posted by Veronica | April 27, 2022
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Highly recommend
It was a pleasure working with Christopher Cifrodello. With a ticket that could have been very costly, Mr Cifrodello was very forthcoming with what he believed he could do, and he certainly followed through! Would highly recommend to my family and friends, as well as anyone in need of legal assistance in motor vehicle issues!
Posted by Crystal | April 18, 2022
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Praise to Attorney Cifodello
He worked to get my son's careless driving down to no points and got it done.
Posted by T. Randolph | April 14, 2021
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Thanks, Christopher Cirodello
Mr. Christopher Cifrodello was very helpful to me & took time to explain my case. I appreciate him & his delightful staff. Excellent Work & I am very thankful. He would be a good choice to handle any of your matters!. Once again Thank You!
Posted by James Pierce | May 14, 2020
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James Pierce
Mr Cifrodello represented me in a moving traffic violation that I preferred not be a part of my driving abstract. After numerous postponements by the court due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mr Cifrodello sought out a reduction of charges to a non moving violation with no court appearance required. Job well done! Thank you
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2020
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Very impressed. Got the job done.
Always worried about working with someone online whom I don't know. However, Mr. Cifrodello and his office were professional, efficient, and effective. The office was quick to respond to any concerns and the outcome of the case was better than I expected. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Tierney | December 18, 2019
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Leaving scene of accident
I contacted Attorney Cifrodello to help with serious traffic tickets a family member received while driving my car. He put my mind at ease as he explained the process in detail and assured me that everything would be alright. My case was assigned to Attorney Kate Mitchell. She is a phenomenal lawyer. Two of three tickets were dismissed . Third was reduced to a non moving violation. no points! I am pleased and will recommend this office to others.
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Posted by Katerina (Kathy) | July 12, 2019
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Dwi
Chris is an amazing lawyer. He resolved and rescued me from jail time in the situation I was in. I HIGHLY recommend him and has a great sense of humor! 5 stars all the way!! Thank you Chris
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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DWI
With a doubt Chris is an amazing lawyer. He knows the system well and knows exactly what to say when to say it. Got my DWI dismissed and removed from my record.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
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Pleased with experience
It was absolutely a pleasure working with Christopher J Cifrodello. I had a positive experience and will recommend to my family and friends. Thank you for all your hard work!
Posted by Latorre Cuevas | January 14, 2019
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Impressed
Mr. Cifrodello handled my case in a timely manner given the short notice he had to take my case and given his wife had just delivered their son he still did exactly what he said he would do. He was able to knock down a very serious ticket that I had received in another state in which I am not living in. The whole entire office staff is pleasant, works efficiently and truly cares about you as a person and gets the best results for you that they can get. They take time to answer your questions and make sure you are comfortable and confident. I am truly impressed with him and his staff and will use him for any further incidences (pray their are no more, but if there is). I would in a heartbeat recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2018
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Careless Driving
I am very satisfied with Mr. Cifrodello's services. He managed to dismiss the case as he said he would. He is very specific, not that much into details but effective. I highly recommend him. He is the best!
Posted by TR | September 4, 2018
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Motor Vehicle Accident and related summons
Chris did a terrific job mitigating my issues when there was a disagreement on the details of my motor vehicle accident. I have a less than stellar driving record, but Chris worked with the prosecutor to work out the differences of the dispute with minimal impact to my driving record going forward. He knew the law, and knew what could be done. I highly recommend him for traffic violations.
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Posted by Mark | July 29, 2018
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Careless Driving
I have been a truck driver for 40 years,with a clean record. While using my Rand McNally GPS in an unfamiliar town, I turned into a street that had a 4 ton weight restriction. After being cited by local police for that,I was also cited for careless driving,because I hadn't seen the sign. Christopher got the Judge to dismiss the ticket ,which also would have put points on my record. Thank-you Christopher. I highly recommend this Attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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Traffic Ticket
Christopher Cifrodello represented me concerning a traffic violation. His help made my experience much easier with less consequences and expense . I would recommend him and his services .
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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Client
Mr. Cifodello was responsive to my matter and concerns. Mr Cifrodello took the time to explain the possible outcomes involving my matter, and achieved an excellent result. I highly recommend Mr. Cifrodello.
Posted by Bryan | June 14, 2018
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Gentleman with knowledge
Attorney Arzili and his staff kept in touch with me as soon as there were updates on my case and assured me they were working diligently for a resolve. He was very patient and calm which helped me tremendously because I was a wreck. Attorney Chris is a well experienced, professional and kind person and I want to emphasis the word kind because it goes a long way in my book. He really cares about people and his professionalism is unwavering
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
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Satisfied
My son received a moving violation on his probationary license, we were looking for a lawyer to rectify the matter so he would not lose his license. And Mr. Cifrodello help us out with matter. We're truly satisfied with the out come and will keep him in mind for future matters.
Posted by Richard | May 9, 2018
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Very happy with his help and staff
Chris and his staff were helpful, and patient with me in resolving what could have been a serious traffic matter. I don't think I could have found anyone better.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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MIracle worker 5 stars
Fantastic attorney that presented me and took all the pressures of talking in court. Recieved a ticket that would of cost dmv points but was able to get rid of those and left with a fine. Would recommend this attorney for any tickets matters and is fair pricing to hire. To note went into courtroom in front of judge for less than a minute and right out. Provides free consulation over the phone and price.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Cifrodello Law Offices
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • BBB Code of Business Practices
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • International Association of Top Professionals
  • Honored Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10% Attorneys in the USA
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys for New Jersey
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2018
  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys for New Jersey
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys for New Jersey
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney of The Year
  • International Association of Top Professionals
  • 2017
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in New Jersey
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorneys for New Jersey
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10% Attorneys in the USA
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • New Jersey's 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of 2015
  • Woodbridge Award Program
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys in New Jersey
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys in New Jersey
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a tenacious fighter who uses his extensive knowledge of the law for the benefit of his clients. I have known him to provide competent and honest advice to his clients, and to obtain the best possible outcomes in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A highly capable attorney. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is comfortable whether he he is involved in a shoplifting case in municipal court or an indictable matter in superior court. He is not intimidated by police or prosecutors and has no problem bringing a case to trial. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the law and I refer cases to him often. I highly endorse Chris."
Cranford Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher James Cifrodello
Christopher James Cifrodello
Criminal defense Attorney
Cranford, NJ
Licensed for 18 years
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