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Robert J. DeGroot has been practicing law for over 40 years. He is admitted to the state bars of New Jersey and New York. When not practicing law, Mr. DeGroot enjoys cooking, sports, and spending time with his family.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. White Collar Crime: 25%
    43 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    43 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    43 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Tax Fraud: 15%
    43 years, 200 cases
  5. Ethics: 10%
    43 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • James Sanford Friedman

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is excellent. He has a thorough understanding of law and procedure, and always goes the full distance for his clients. He also makes himself available to help to other attorneys with difficult problems or issues. A real team player.

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    James Friedman Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Matthew James Morrison

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Degroot is a terrific attorney and dedicated advocate. The depth and breadth of his knowledge are impressive. I would hire him as my own counsel.

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    Matthew Morrison Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot

56 Park Place.
Newark, NJ, 07102-4302

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198103/07/2016
NJActive197206/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert J. DeGroot1972 - Present
Special CounselNational Treasury Employees Union1980 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
New Jersey Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationEthics Committee1991 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ElizabethNot Guilty
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Alert Journal of the New Jersey ACDLMichael Jackson's Best Friend Was Not The Twelve Year Old Boy But The Fifth Amendment!1994
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legally SpeakingInsanity Defense2002