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Louis G. DeAngelis III

Criminal defense Attorney at Englewood, NJ

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Louis G. DeAngelis

About Louis

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The law office of Louis G. DeAngelis is a highly respected law firm in Bergen County, NJ. As a public defender, Mr. DeAngelis has defended thousands of cases over the past decade including major felony crimes, such as armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, white collar crimes, and serious drug crimes.

In 2005, Mr. DeAngelis started his own criminal law practice in Englewood, NJ. Since the practice opened its doors, Mr. DeAngelis has devoted his professional career to representing individuals who been charged with criminal offenses and DWI violations. His trial experience  – as a public defender and as a private criminal defense lawyer – gives him unique insight into how the other side evaluates a case and prepares for court.

Mr. DeAngelis is a sole practitioner who has a strong commitment to serving the best interests of his clients. He understands that this is the most important event happening in your life right now. You can rest assured he will work tirelessly on your behalf and seek a favorable resolution to your criminal matter.


How Louis differentiates his practice from others is he will provide you with personalized attention. When you hire Louis, you know that your case will not be passed off to a new attorney or junior associate and he will be defending you until the end.  He will help you from the initial interview meeting until the case is successfully resolved in the most favorable manner for you. Louis works frequently with skilled and experienced private investigators, accident re-constructionists, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, and other experts who may be necessary for building a successful defense strategy in your case.

Everything Louis does is centered around achieving a dismissal or a not-guilty result in your case, so that you can get through life without having a criminal record.

Knowing the local prosecutor is critically important and helps tremendously in getting the charges dismissed. Since Louis has been a public defender in Bergen County for many years, there is a high likelihood that he has worked alongside the prosecutor in recent cases and therefore has the ability to discuss your case at a level that many other Bergen County attorneys cannot.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1999

Certified Legal Specialities

  • Drager - Alcotest Certified, NJ Sup. Ct. as per State v. Chun, 194 N.J. 54, 112, (2008), 2012
  • NHTSA/ IACP/ DRE Certificate of Completion, 2013


  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Bar Association

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Licensed for 17 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 03/06/2023

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

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Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC
346 Grand Ave.
Englewood, NJ, 07631-4355


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Posted by Michael | November 5, 2021
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I strongly recommend Louis DeAngelis and his team.
I tried handling the traffic ticket myself but that didn’t go well. Mr. DeAngelis was able to quickly negotiate a much better outcome and avoid trial. I am very pleased with Mr. DeAngelis and his team and highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
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We hired Louis DeAngelis to help assist with some traffic tickets for my son ..From the very first phone call, he put us at ease right away and we knew we made the right decision. All our concerns were taken care of immediately ..especially through this pandemic. He took care of all communications with the court and I'm pleased to say we had an amazing outcome! Louis and his associates definitely GO ABOVE AND BEYONDfor their clients!! We HIGHLY reccomend this law firm...
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Posted by Jean-Marie | November 16, 2020
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Favorable Outcome
Lou DeAngelis assisted me with a criminal, civil lawsuit against my landlord. Not only did he stay on top of my case through the long and tedious process, but he also got me a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend him as a very intelligent and persuasive attorney who knows his way around a courtroom.
Posted by Carol | April 21, 2020
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Top Notch
The law offices of Louis D’Angelis, LLC is one I would highly recommend. I have used Louis’ services for various issues over the last 10 years with nothing less than stellar results. He knows the law & his way around a courtroom like the back of his hand. Louis gives it to you straight & will tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear. Nothing is hidden & he keeps you up to date on the case with constant communication via email. He is cordial, professional and confident in his abilities. Not only is he a well versed excellent lawyer, he’s a really nice, decent person & one I would highly recommend for all your legal matters.
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Posted by Rob | February 28, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney
Mr. DeAngelis recently represented me and I cannot say enough about his outstanding work. He kept me fully informed throughout the process, and the results were exactly what I hoped for. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Matthew | November 26, 2018
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Diligent, Professional Attorney Who Goes The Distance
Mr. DeAngelis was my closing attorney for my first home purchase. At first, the closing was uncomplicated. Mr. DeAngelis, nonetheless, addressed all issues with urgency and diligence. Perhaps most importantly, he was accessible; he seemed to go above and beyond most attorneys when it came to responding to our communications in a timely manner. When my closing started to became more complex, Mr. DeAngelis really started to shine. He succinctly explained all options as well as the legal consequences and benefits of each decision. Once a decision was reached, he pursued these legal goals in a relentless fashion. I highly recommend Mr. DeAngelis as an attorney. Based on my experience, he is definitely now my "go - to" attorney for everything he specializes in.
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Posted by Chris | September 6, 2018
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Great Experience
I had a great experience with Mr. DeAngelis. Each time we spoke he was very professional and was honest with me about every step in the process. Most importantly he was able to get me the best possible outcome for my case. I would strongly recommend Louis DeAngelis to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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Zachary Avino
Amazing lawyer I’ve used him for over 10 years has gone great service on countless different occasions. He is the person to see to put you at ease and take care of you.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2018
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Not only a great lawywer but a great person
If you are in search of not only a great lawyer but a great person, Louis DeAngelis is the one! From the moment I contacted him about a car accident, he was professional and compassionate and kept me calm. What I anticipated to be a stressful drawn out ordeal was handled with ease and confidence that helped me to remain calm and stress free. Louis was always there when I needed him, never making me feel like a number as other lawyers did. If you need any legal help definitely call Louis, he is the best to work with.
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Posted by John | June 14, 2018
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Mr. DeAngelis is straight forward, aggressive and no nonesense. He helped me tremendously! I’d gladly use his services again.
Posted by David | May 29, 2018
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Tremendous Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney who treats every case as if it were his own with a dogged approach, look no further. I have been a client of Louis on several court related issues and he is always my first call. He takes the time to explain possible outcomes and is always honest with expectations. He has always exceeded expectations for me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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Louis takes care of business
I hired Louis a few months ago to represent me in court for a traffic ticket that carried points. From the moment I called him he laid out our plan; it was clear that he was very experienced in dealing with these situations. On our court day we were the first up, had the ticked reduced to a smaller violation with no points, and that was that! I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in need of an effective and fast acting lawyer.
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Posted by Karla | April 27, 2017
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I first hired Lou for a traffic ticket I received a few years ago. He has since become my go-to lawyer for different cases in NJ. I have gotten great results from him on all my traffic violations and on most cases he has been able to assist me over the phone which is very convenient for a me. Although I don't usually write reviews, I think everyone should have a hard-working lawyer they can trust and I'm happy to refer them to Lou.
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Posted by Kojo | April 15, 2017
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Good lawyer
Hired Mr DeAngelis for speeding infractions and criminal offenses each time. He was very prompt and honest as to what i should expect from each situation. Actually ended up getting the results he advised me in the beggining i will receive so he is good in my book. Highly recommended.
Posted by Dave | April 13, 2017
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False arrest.
My wife and I got into an argument and I was falsely arrested by the police. A coworker in my school recommended Mr. DeAngelis. He meet with me right away and was very honest. He really cared about my situation. He was able to get the charges against me dismissed and I've since moved back into my home. Thank you Lou!
Posted by Ralph | April 13, 2017
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Speeding Offense
Mr. DeAngelis helped me out big time with a speeding ticket I received on the PIP. He was in court before me, and ready to go. Very prompt and always returned my phones calls. Would highly recommend him for any traffic violations.
Posted by Greg | April 13, 2017
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Great Results!
Excellent attorney, great results. Wouldn't be comfortable going to court with anyone else representing me. Strongly recommend hiring Mr. DeAngelis for anything you need. Rest assured you can be confident in your choice!
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Haworth Borough
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Public Defender
  • Demarest Borough
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Public Defender
  • Dumont Borough
  • 2012 - 2017
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  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • K.J.B.J. v D.B.
  • Victorious- Final Restraining Order awarded to my client.


  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • Operator Training Course for Draeger Alcotest
  • Drager
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Louis G. DeAngelis provides a valuable service on Avvo. He has an excellent rating and dedicates himself to being the best. (insert) law is not easy, and he is up to the task! He also gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. DeAngelis is a true professional in the area of criminal law. He is exceptionally intelligent, and fights hard for his clients. He routinely achieves great results for his clients and his reputation is excellent. Without question Mr. DeAngelis is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is always well prepared and knows the laws affecting his clients. His legal arguments in Court are not only impressive but also persuasive."
Divorce and separation
Speeding and traffic ticket