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Scott C. Buerkle

Criminal defense Attorney at Elizabeth, NJ

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Union County Criminal Defense Attorney

    14 years, 43 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

    13 years, 37 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%
    Appellate and Post Conviction Relief Attorney

    13 years, 15 cases

  4. Health care
    5%

    13 years

  5. Real estate
    5%

    13 years, 2 cases

I have spent my entire life in New Jersey and am committed to protecting its citizens. I believe strongly in the constitutional mandate that everyone charged with a crime is entitled to the effective assistance of counsel and I dedicated to upholding that ideal.  After an almost ten year career on Wall Street I decided I want to make an a positive impact on the community and concentrate on helping people.

 

 

 

Experience in a busy New Jersey Prosecutor's Office and working under one of the most well respected Superior Court Criminal Presiding Judges in the state have given Scott the necessary skills to neutralize the inherent advantage enjoyed by the State.

 

 

 

I received an undergraduate bachelor's degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and studied law at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. I graduated near the top of his class earning cum laude honors.

 

After graduating from law School, I worked as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Scott J. Moynihan, the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division in Union County New Jersey. 

 

 

 

Contact Scott C. Buerkle at the Buerkle Law Firm today to guarantee a zealous advocate for your rights.

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Location

Scott C. Buerkle
277 North Broad Street
PO Box 234
Elizabeth, NJ, 07030

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2013
Hoboken Condo Purchase
Scott Buerkle represented me as the buyer of a new condo in Hoboken, NJ. The purchase was complicated by a relocation company that required several addendums to the standard contract. Scott walked me through each one until I felt comfortable signing them and caught several mistakes made by the sellers attorney. I'm very grateful for his stellar performance.
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Posted by Mike | March 12, 2013
The BEST attorney in Metropolitan New York!!
I highly recommend Attorney Buerkle to handle all you legal matters. I have had excellent representation by him in the matters of disorderly conduct and expungement. He is direct, professional, and highly knowledgeable. Most importantly, he will get you the best outcome in court. Scott Buerkle an attorney who loves his job and is good at it.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired for Probation Termination
Hired Scott to handle an early probation termination. We had a consultation at his office, I explained everything, and then retained him. Scott shows up at the hearing and asked me several questions that I had already answered at our consultation. He even asked me what the charge was that got me on probation, literally minutes before the hearing was to begin. It was quite obvious Scott did not spend much time thinking about, or preparing for, this hearing, nor did he take notes at our consultation. We get before the judge and he asks to hear good reasoning. Scott did not mention the fact that I plan to move out of state, have PTSD, nothing that I asked him to say. He fumbles through his own reasoning, judge isn't convinced, and Scott says 'thank you judge,' and walks out before I knew what was going on. I asked about his lack-luster, timid attempt to get me off, why he retreated so quickly, and why he completely ignored the reasoning I wanted to use. He told me 'the judge has a reputation,' and 'he already had his mind made up, so he didn't want to antagonize him.' Extremely disappointment in his efforts, communication skills, and performance.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 75-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Legal Intern
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Scott J Moynihan, P.J.Cr.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Intern
  • The Honorable Ramona Santiago
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • The Honorable Kathryn S. Hayden, USDJ
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Research Fellow
  • Seton Hall University Law School
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Foreign Exchange Derivatives Trader
  • Forex Capital Markets
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Options Specialist
  • Goldman Sachs
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Lehigh University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of A.F.
  • Successfully argued for a denial of the appeal

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Council of Affiliates
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating Distinction: 5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • cum laude
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Law Chancellor Scholarship
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Law Chancellor Scholarship
  • Seton Hall University School of law
  • 2009
  • Law Chancellor Scholarship
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Seton Hall Center For Policy and Research
  • Death in Camp Delta
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well admired lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Buerkle's thoughtful Answers highlights his knowledge of the law. He has demonstrated an ability to apply his expertise to real world situations and problems. A potential client would be well served in consulting with and hiring Mr. Buerkle."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buerkle is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find Mr. Buerkle to be a rising star in the legal community. He shows his knowledge of the law and legal system each time he has volunteered to answer a question. Clients would be fortunate to be represented by a lawyer of such high caliber. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buerkle is an up and coming attorney highly knowledgeable in criminal defense; I highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His responses to complex legal question demonstrate experience and knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buerkle has distinguished himself as an attorney and contributor in the community. His advice given on Avvo is always on point and helpful. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buerkle is a prolific attorney, with a deep understanding of the law, that zealously represents clients. He is a straight talker, if he can help, he will."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Buerkle is another great lawyer on AVVO assisting people around the country with his time. He is an asset to the legal profession."
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