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About me

I am a hardworking guy who likes solving problems.  I take a "Sherlock Holmes-like" approach to resolving my clients' issues.  Most times, my clients express sheer delight when my abilities simplify problems they thought would ruin them.  My business background and education have equipped me with a mastery of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  Doing this job has never been about ego for me--I will labor tirelessly until my client and I together have identified an appropriate goal and I have done all I can to attain it.  My adversaries find my approach irresistible, and as long as my client follows my heartfelt, well-considered advice, I always accomplish what we set out to do.


The only clients I cannot help are those who refuse to give me their trust.  So my first steps in representing anyone is finding a basis upon which that trusting relationship can be established.  I can honestly say that no client has ever regretted trusting me.  And none ever will.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

  1. Litigation: 40%
    1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    13 years, 500 cases
  3. Juvenile: 15%
    9 years, 50 cases
  4. Employment: 15%
    10 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($250-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Robert P Gammel

    I have known Steve for over 5 years, and in that time he has proven himself as an amazing lawyer and person, giving everything he has to his clients and cases, advocating better than any lawyer I have known. He wholeheartedly cares about the matters he works on. In addition, Steve has a great amount of knowledge regarding Criminal Law and this is exemplified both in and out of the courtroom.


    Robert Gammel Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Bradley Gaylon Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community.


    Bradley Fisher Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of Steven E. Savage

384 Market Street
Suite C
Newark, NJ, 07105-2232



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in NY, 2014


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New York.

  2. Suspension
    issued in NJ, 2013


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  3. Temporary Suspension
    issued in NJ, 2013


    Temporary suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Exercise Tiger Community Service AwardExercise Tiger Association2011
Pro Bono AwardPatton Boggs2007
Recognition for DistinctionNational Trial Advocacy College2007
Pro Bono Publico AwardLatham & Watkins2006
Pro Bono Publico AwardLatham & Watkins2005
Pro Bono Publico AwardLatham & Watkins2004
Pro Bono Publico AwardLatham & Watkins2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Steven E. Savage2007 - Present
AssociatePatton Boggs LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateLatham & Watkins LLP2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsVolunteer Attorney2003 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Teaneck Community ChorusGeneral Counsel2003 - 2007
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionBoard Member2001 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. FaisalPled down to a non-prison outcome for other reasons
State v. MosqueraNo criminal record, no deportation, and no additional jail time!
Rocket v. Old NavySettled for an undisclosed amount.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Self-PublishedI've Been Arrested in New Jersey--Now What?!?2009
Self-PublishedI've Been Arrested in New York--Now What?!?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
26th National Trial Advocacy CollegeTrial AdvocacyDiploma2007
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Columbia UniversityMedia, Entertainment and Communications ManagementMBA2002
University of Arkansas - Little RockMarketing and General BusinessOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BSK1 RadioJuvenile Justice: Is It Too Lenient?2012
Adopt-A-Servicemember 2011Community Service for Veteran2011
Immigration 101Immigration Issues Related to Criminal Defense2009