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Remi Lee Spencer

Criminal defense Attorney at West Orange, NJ

4.9   15 reviews

also known as Remi Spencer


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About Remi

Learn Remi’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Remi Spencer is a sophisticated trial lawyer whose criminal defense and prosecutorial experience, trial skills, and results are unrivaled. Ms. Spencer's trial experience, combined with the highest academic and professional credentials, means that you will have access to the best knowledge and education on your side.

    21 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    21 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    21 years

Spencer & Associates handles cases in both State and Federal courts and represents individuals in all types of offenses.  Whether you are facing a first time DWI or a more serious criminal charge, your case is too important not to get the best legal assistance available. We present every defense, every strategy, and every piece of evidence in your favor to fight your case. We know that people who are accused of a crime are worried about losing their license, their employment, or even their freedom. We know that when this happens, people need quick and clear answers to their legal questions.

 

Ms. Spencer is a frequent commentator on cases of national interest. CNN: Out in the Open with Rick Sanchez; CNN Headline News; Nancy Grace; Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell; MSNBC: Dan Abrams, Sunday Morning News; Fox News Channel: Fox & Friends; The O'Reilly Factor; The Live Desk; Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld; Studio B with Shepard Smith; Your World with Neil Cavuto; Big Story with John Gison; Fox News Live; TruTV: Open Court with Lisa Bloom; Courtside with Jack Ford & Ashleigh Banfield; Best Defense with Jami Floyd

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Licensed for 20 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/06/2022

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

Contact Remi

Remi Lee Spencer
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 305
West Orange, NJ, 07052

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Don & Barb | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Amazing Attorney
Remi Spencer was referred to us by a friend of ours. I was being accused of a serious driving infraction when I actually had a stroke. This was very upsetting to my wife and I. Remi knew how to manage our fears and emotions. She is compassionate and caring, yet she is very stern. Remi is incredibly knowledgeable of the law and knew exactly what needed to be done. She did not back down when facing the prosecutor. She was able to get my case totally dismissed. We can't thank her enough for everything that she has done for us. We will refer her to anyone who is in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Charles | November 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
Remi is an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove. On the one hand, she couldn't have been more empathetic, kind and generous with her client, my son. I also saw her behave with great friendliness and charm with police and prosecutors. On the other hand, she didn't hesitate to be blunt, direct and firm: both with us, and with the justice system. We could not have hired a better lawyer.
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Posted by David | May 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Could not have asked for a better attorney
Ms. Spencer was recommended to me by a friend in NJ. I had a case in NJ from 20 years ago. Ms. Spencer and her team handled it with the upmost professionalism and care. She was not only a great attorney but also a great person. She cared about my case and wanted to make sure that I received the best outcome. I am also in another state and she was able to address the case and get it resolved for me and keep me in the loop the whole time, so I knew exactly what was happening. She spoke to me about what would be happening and followed through on every promise. In the end she got the whole case dismissed. I could not have asked for a better outcome. She is will represent you very well and will get you the best outcome she can. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Polished, Experienced, Extremely Knowledgeable
If you are considering hiring Ms. Spencer, it is likely because you are in crisis-mode. Ms. Spencer will handle your case with candor, expertise, and grace. She is experienced, knowledgeable, and a very skilled litigator. She is also cost-conscious. In an extremely difficult situation, I am so thankful Ms. Spencer was standing by my side.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Ms. Spencer was not only one of the most impressive lawyers I’ve ever met but a really genuine honest and ridiculously smart woman. From the first meeting I knew I was in good hands with her and her firm. Her knowledge of the law and her ability to articulate difficult news in such a way that I understood it and together we brainstormed the best way to overcome obstacles. I highly highly recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 14, 2018
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Jonathan Wallerius - Tallahassee, Florida
Ms. Spencer and her staff are top professionals. They leave no stone unturned and always kept me informed during my serious NJ case proceedings lasting 15 months. I was always consulted on every decision and felt instant relief from the moment I retained her firm (twice). Considering the potential consequences, Remi's skilled approach to the serious potentially criminal matter ended the case with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend her firm. Simply the best of the best!
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
From the very first day of hire to the Dismissal of the case, Ms. Spencer was 100% devoted to righting the wrong that happened to our family. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law. Every piece of advice proved to be spot on. Her professional demeanor and calm, patient approach put us very much at ease during stressful times. Definitely recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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An Attorney of the Most Superlative Quality
I will forever be grateful that an angel like Remi was my attorney. She came highly recommended as incredibly knowledgeable about the law and skilled at earning favorable outcomes for her clients, but what really impressed me though was her passion, patience, kindness, compassion, and generosity. She always encouraged me to contact her at any time if need be, answered any and all questions in a thoughtful manner, and really showed that she cared about me --- as if I was her highest priority. What could have been a nightmare became a mere bump in the road because of Remi, and you can add me to the long list of those who would wholeheartedly recommend Remi to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
High attention to detail. She is working with me on something I was falsely accused of. She saw right through the police reports and brought up points that will lead to either a dismissal, or downgrade. She is honestly the most intelligent woman I've ever encountered. She's tough against prosecutors and police. Great attorney to have! A+++
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Posted by Dave | January 16, 2015
A Shark wrapped up in Lamb's wool (in a nice way)
I came to Ms Spencer with a legal case for my spouse that was both personally troubling and frightening. Her gentleness and compassion went very far to lighten the burden; but it belied the tenacity and efficiency with which she approaches the law. She was phenomenal, in the quietest way possible. She disarmed the opposing counsel with a simple raise of her eyebrow and forced the judge into a situation where dismissal was the only option. She is the kind of lawyer that everyone wishes they had; one that is pleasant to the client and ruthless to the competition, but always with the highest moral and ethical standards. I cannot say enough about Remi Spencer; my vocabulary is too limited. Let it suffice to say that, as a practicing Emergency Physician, I would trust her with my life, and that is no small feat. And, while I hope I do not have to avail of her services in the future, I am comforted to know that if the need arises, I will be in the best of hands. Thank you for being the kind of person you are. Sincerely, Dr. Dave
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2012
Previous client
Remi is not only highly intelligent, excellent in her field of work, but is a caring individual. She has a high attention to detail and goes out of her way for your as a client and a person. She makes you feel like you are her ONLY client. She has an impeccable reputation and will keep it if she continues how she is now. I was facing a lengthy prison sentence, and all my charges were dismissed. She knows the law like no one I have ever even heard of. Most importantly, she works to save your butt.. and is very successful at doing so. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2012
Gun charges in Essex County
I went from facing 25 plus years, to now only facing 18 months tops, she was great for me. I won't complain no matter how my sentence turns out now, she did her job very well
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2009
excellent lawyer
Remi Spencer handled my case with attention to detail. She was very well respected by everyone in the courtroom and knew what to do in every instance. She is a true professional
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2008
Remi Spencer Gets the Job Done
Ms. Spencer was extremely persuasive and confincing at 2 trials that I observed. She impressively won these cases. I would highly recommend Ms. Spencer to anyone in need of a defense attorney!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2012
Juror in trial
3 years ago I was a juror and she was the defense atty (weapons charge case). She outperformed the DA and really had her plan of attack (no pun intended) ready to go for the prosecution witnesses/experts. Our first deliberation we were 10 guilty-2 not guilty, but after talking about how well she put doubts into the charges we became 1 guilty-11 not. Her court room demeanor was always extremely professional and she knew how to run a trial to maximize her clients' case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Kelly Whitney
  • Hung Jury: Mistrial
  • State v. Mauti
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld witness' right not to testify

Associations

  • Supreme Court Committee
  • Fee Arbitration
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Chair, Criminal Law Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Essex County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Trustee
  • 2005 - 2008
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Criminal Trial Achievement Award
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Commencing the Federal Court Action
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Boardwalk Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 2019
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • DWI Law
  • 2018
  • NYC CLE Marathon
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • 2013
  • NYC CLE Marathon
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • 2012
  • Technology & Divorce
  • Electronic Data Evidence at Trial
  • 2011
  • Warrantless Searches of Motor Vehicles Under New Jersey Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2007
  • Protect the Victim - Enforce the Law, Prosecuting Complex Domestic Violence Cases
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2007
  • The Complete Guide to Prosecuting, Defending and Understanding DV Law and Procedure
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2006
  • Misconduct, Domestic Violence, And The Fourth And Fifth Amendments In New Jersey
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2006
  • Demystifying the Drama of a Domestic Violence Case
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Remi
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Remi is a force to be reckoned with in the courthouse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Spencer is an excellent criminal trial lawyer with an outstanding reputation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Remi is a very passionate advocate and extremely hard working attorney. She is sincere and professional and dedicated to obtaining the best results for her clients. I strongly recommend her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure of observing Ms. Spencer zealously advocate on behalf of her clients. She is both persuasive and effective in her efforts to seek favorable outcomes. Her adversaries afford her the respect reserved only for those attorneys who come armed with the necessary knowledge and case preparedness."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've had the pleasure of working with Ms. Spencer in a number of criminal cases as co-counsel and she is one of the most intelligent and professional attorneys that I have ever worked with. Her knowledge of the law and her dedication to her clients are second to none. I would highly recommend Ms. Spencer as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a colleague of Remi Spencer for a number of years, and can endorse her without qualification. She is sharp, knowledgeable and an extremely effective advocate for her clients."
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West Orange Criminal defense Lawyer Remi Lee Spencer
Remi Lee Spencer
Criminal defense Attorney
West Orange, NJ
Licensed for 20 years