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Frank T. Luciano

Criminal defense Attorney at Lodi, NJ

5.0   11 reviews

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I am committed to the singular purpose of preserving the integrity and vitality of the American Jury System. This commitment to this sacred institution is not just some idle chatter or an ambitious marketing scheme. I have been working in courthouses across the state of New Jersey for over 43 years. I have published books in my central practice areas; which include complex civil litigation, criminal cases with a special emphasis in drug cases, drunk driving, and other municipal court cases.  Recently, I began publishing a monthly column in a local newspaper on drunk driving prosecutions.  In addition, I have lectured in most of these areas of law.        

I also participate in regular programs and seminars offered by continuing legal education associations.  I am also a member of the country’s leading trial lawyer associations, including the American Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the American Association for Justice), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws, the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association, in which he is a member of special sections including: The Criminal Law Section, the Municipal Court Section, and the Construction section.                                                                                                                

I invest my time and effort in these special endeavors to make sure that I have the skills to maximize my client’s return and minimize my client’s exposures in any legal contest and to secure forever the notion that this country is better controlled by "WE THE PEOPLE" and not big government or big businesses.

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If you, a family member or friend have been arrested for a drug-related offense, there is a good likelihood that you will be convicted, and if you are, you may be subjected to a term of imprisonment, a significant license loss, a large fine and other cons
Licensed for 47 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 11/04/2022

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Frank T. Luciano, P.C.
147 Main St #5
Lodi, NJ, 07644


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and honest
I am very grateful to Mr Luciano, he helped me deal with my case and got the best outcome with it. He is honest and very competent, I really recommend to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Jimmy | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Luciano created hope when there seemed to be none. He made what seemed impossible become possible. Moreover, he gave me a new lease on life. His professionalism and reputation stands firm in the court room and he will fight for justice until the end. I will personally vouch for this matter. Your dedication and help cannot be described in words and I am deeply thankful of your patience and deligence in my case. Without you this could not have been done.
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Posted by Nancy | July 2, 2015
Highly Recommend
I had the great fortune to work with Frank Luciano recently. He came highly recommended and exceeded all of my expectations of working with a professional attorney. With the exception of past real estate purchases, I never had the need to hire an attorney and so I was a little apprehensive about what the experience would be like. I was very pleased working with Frank. He is a very hard-working, responsive and intelligent person. His many years of experience in the industry was instrumental to achieving a positive outcome in my circumstance. Most importantly, he is a man of high integrity and he will always have your best interests at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend Frank to anyone who needs his assistance. He is a dedicated attorney and a professional in every way.
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Posted by Electronics Palace Corp | June 19, 2015
top noch service
i was very pleased to be represented by Mr. Luciano he was very friendly , made me feel comfortable, i will recommend him to everyone, from start to finish was able to make it simple for us thank you very much again .
Posted by Peter | June 14, 2015
Grateful former client
I was charged with a crime and was referred to Frank T. Luciano by friend who was also an attorney. I was rattled by the charges against me but after spending time with Frank I was comforted by his methodical and efficient approach. When we got to trial he was extremely well prepared and masterful in his cross examination of the prosecutions witnesses. He was brilliant and before we put on our case the judge dismissed the charges. I will always be thankful that I found Frank and staunchly advocate his abilities.
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Posted by John | June 6, 2015
I recommend Frank Luciano
Frank is an excellent, professional, knowledgeable attorney who is able to use plain language to explain the complicated legal process. Always return my calls or emails and resolved problems with the opposing attorney. Frank takes a personal interest in the case, I recommend him to all my friends, family and customers who need trustworthy legal services. At a time when I needed an attorney with 1 day notice to appear in court Frank Luciano was there.
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Posted by Dallas | May 29, 2015
Mr. Luciano works wonders
By far the best lawyer ever he knows his stuff he knows what he's doing and he provides the best solution in any situation he is the lawyer you want he made it feel like it was so easy he took so much weight off my shoulders like you couldn't believe I can't thank you Frank enough for everything he did for my two case's I tell everyone about mr Luciano who brings up lawyers and that's also why I'm typing this up right now I support Mr. Luciano and he will do the same for you he puts in his hours and won't let you down he's hard working and really works wonders and I would highly recommend if you're in need for a lawyer this is the guy Mr. Luciano thank you for everything you done to help me out I'm sure he'll help you out too
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Posted by Yolanda | March 23, 2015
"Great Attorney"
I was referred to Frank due to a DWI case and I am so happy that I decided to hire him. From the very beginning Frank immediately responded and did everything in his power to help me through this situation. He put in lots of time and effort to resolve this problem. During this difficult time he was truly committed and showed me how concerned he was in trying to resolve this situation with little to no punishment. Frank is very dedicated. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case. I would definitely recommend him to all!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
I was accused of a DUI with questionable probable cause issues. Frank took the time to explain to meet the pros and cons of approaching the case with different approaches. He is a gentleman, extremely responsive, and truly looks after his clients, no matter the situation. He is not a pig when it comes to invoicing a client. His word is golden. He is a class act.
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Posted by Stephine | June 4, 2012
In time of need Frank was there
I was recently charged with a criminal offence. Fortunately, I was referred to Frank T. Luciano, Esq. to help me with my case. He was tireless in his efforts to resolve this problem. During this trouble time, he was thoroughly concerned and completely committed. In the end, the problem went away with a mere whimper. I would recommend him to all
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Posted by Louis A. Loscialpo | May 24, 2012
One Classy Lawyer
I first met Frank Luciano around 1967 before he went to Law school. I became a Police Officer in Lodi about the same time he began practicing law. After an early retirement from active police servce I became a private detective primarily doing investigations for attorneys, and of course for "Bo" as he is affectionately known. In the past 33 years I have worked with many lawyers. I can, without hesitation, state that Frank Luciano is the most knowledgable, responsive, persistent, and dedicated attorney I know. Most important, however, is the ethics he adheres to in his practice. Whenever I am asked to recommend an attorney it is always Frank T. Luciano and each person who retains him reports a positive experience.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Frank T. Luciano, P.C.
  • 1975 - Present
  • Attorney for Planning Board
  • Municipality of Lodi
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Municipal Court Public Defender
  • State of New Jersey
  • 1975 - 1988
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Guy W. Calissi, J.S.C.
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Sadelski v. Ruiz
  • $2,000,000+ wrongful death verdict
  • State v. Herrera
  • Favorable plea arrangement
  • State v. Nemesh 228 N.J.Super. 597 (1988)
  • Unfortunately, the court affirmed the client's conviction.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization Reformation of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey’s State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Award of Excellence
  • Italian Tribune
  • 2002
  • Man of the Year
  • Italian American Police Society of New Jersey
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture to High School Students
  • Drug Prosecutions
  • 2000
  • Lecture to Police Department
  • 4th Amendment Issues
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Luciano is a skilled criminal defense attorney who is familiar with municipal courts in Bergen County. He is will respected and has a reputation for fighting for his clients. Any defendant would be well served by hiring Mr. Luciano."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. On a number of occasions I have referred my clients to Frank to handle criminal matters. The feedback I received has always been very positive. The clients were happy with Frank's knowledge and responsiveness."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Frank professionally for over 35 years and personally for over 50 years. I can say without hesitation that Frank is peerless as to his integrity, honesty and reliability, three characteristics which best define his attributes not only as an attorney, but as a person as well. For over 35 years, I have worked with many attorneys , but Frank is far superior than most in terms of the zeal, passion and preparedness he brings with him when representing his clients. in fact, if I need an attorney, I would not hesitate to have Frank represent me......he is that good."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In the case we had together, Mr. Luciano demonstrated a dogged thoroughness in the face of a somewhat difficult case for him. He was, however, always professional and courteous throughout. He is an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because simply stated he is the Best! We worked together on a matter recently and working alongside him made me realize how talented he truly is. Watching him craft a case was tantamount to watching Picasso paint or Sinatra sing, He is thorough, meticulous, and zealous in his representation and for this reason I endorse Frank wholeheartedly. It should also be noted his "bedside manner" in dealing with the client is something all lawyers could learn from as his compassion during a difficult time was truly spectacular."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former municipal court prosecutor, I have worked with Mr. Luciano and find him to be a gentlemen, honest and a true credit to our profession. Michael Gannaio"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. May be the most thorough and prepared attorney that I have dealt with in my 30 years of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Luciano for all criminal matters. Our firms have worked together for may years and our mutual clients always praise Frank for his efforts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Frank is the consummate professional. Highly skilled and always prepared. He is aggressive in diligently representing his client's interests."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Luciano is extremely thorough and highly professional."
General practice Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In working with Mr. Luciano I found that he was honest and practical with a firm grasp on the issues at hand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is extremely qualified, competent in representing various clients. I have known him for over 30 years and he is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely experienced and highly competent with excellent trial skills. He is a "lawyer's lawyer.""
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Luciano for several years. He is highly respected in the legal community for his knowledge and professionalism, both inside and outside of the courtroom. He has authored several criminal law books and articles designed to educate clients, as well as attorneys. I can say with absolute confidence that Mr. Luciano is a truly skilled, quality criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is the consummate professional. His preparation is thorough and meticulous. His knowledge of the law is exemplary. I have recommended several clients to Frank, since I do not practice criminal law. I have received nothing but thanks for my referrals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Has been skillfully training me in proper and effective litigation techniques. He is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable."
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Lodi Criminal defense Lawyer Frank T. Luciano
Frank T. Luciano
Criminal defense Attorney
Lodi, NJ
Licensed for 47 years