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My experience with the Criminal Justice System dates back to my internship and clerkship with the Hon. Paul J. Vichness, JSC. I also had the pleasure of interning for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, where I later was sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor. During my experience as a law clerk, as well as an Assistant Prosecutor, I gained valuable experience with legal research and writing - a skill that I have honed and utilize to date on behalf of my clients.

After leaving the Essex County Prosecutor's office, I was an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Newark where I assisted in organizing and supporting the City's Quality of Life program. I worked closely with the Port Authority Police to prosecute illegal limousine activity at the Newark Airport. I also taught at the Newark Police Academy, training newly promoted Sergeants and Lieutenants about Newark municipal ordinances, and counterfeit DVDs and CDs being sold in the City in violation of State law.

Since leaving the City of Newark, I had my own law practice, and returned to teaching as an adjunct professor for the Criminal Justice Departments at Kean University, County College of Morris, and the College of St. Elizabeth. I am also a Senior Instructor for Garden State CLE, teaching other attorneys about various areas of criminal law.

In 2013, I joined the Rem Law Group and specialize in Criminal Defense, DWI/DUI, Motor Vehicle Offenses, and Domestic Violence.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
  4. Expungement: 5%



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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher L Baxter

    Tamra is a great criminal defense attorney. She's got a wealth of experience both as a former assistant prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. She is diligent and responsive to clients. I've also attended some of her seminars where she teaches other attorneys new case law developments. She's highly regarded in all respects.


    Christopher Baxter DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    well-prepared and persuasive in arguing her client's defense.


    Joseph Ariyan General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Rem Law Group

25 East Salem Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRem Law Group2013 - Present
Senior InstructorGarden State CLE2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCollege of St. Elizabeth2013 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorCounty College of Morris2012 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorKean University2010 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of Tamra Katcher, Esq.2009 - 2013
Municipal ProsecutorCity of Newark - Municipal Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2009
Assistant ProsecutorEssex County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Morris County Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Women Lawyers in BergenMember2015 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New JerseyMember2015 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Bergen County Bar Association newsletterCriminal Law Update - Bergen County Bar AssociationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Miami University of OhioMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boonton High School assemblyDWI Laws2016
Twelve Angry CreditsWitt and the New Automobile Search Law2015
Twelve Angry CreditsNJ Arrest, Search and Seizure Review2015
Twelve Angry Credits - CLE SeminarInfluence of American Cinema on NJ Domestic Violence Law2014
Twelve Angry Credits - CLE SeminarSearch and Seizure Law2014
Twelve Angry Credits - CLE SeminarSearch and Seizure Law2013