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Evan Alexander Ostrer

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochelle Park, NJ

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About Evan

Learn Evan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense in Federal, State Superior and local municipal courts handling Violent Crimes, Drug Offenses, Vehicular Offenses/DUI, Sex Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Theft Crimes, Violation of Probation, Contempt, Domestic Violence, RICO

    15 years

  2. Litigation
    Complex civil litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate disputes- commercial and residential, Creditor Rights, Business Organizations and Transactions, Financial Institutions, Torts, Premises Liability

    15 years

  3. Business

    15 years

  4. DUI and DWI

    15 years

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A former Brooklyn Prosecutor, Evan handles criminal defense including crimes of violence/sex offenses, theft/fraud, drug, vehicular crimes and white collar offenses in New York and New Jersey local State and Federal Courts.  Evan handles cases of the highest criminal consequences in the criminal justice system, and offers a free and confidential consultation to anyone facing criminal prosecution. Evan has obtained great results for his clients including dismissals and/or non-incarceration for person(s) accused of sex offenses with minors, robbery/burglary, sale of narcotics, assault and vehicular crimes. 

Prior to joining Guaglardi & Meliti, LLP, Evan handled criminal and civil litigation matters for Ostrer Rosenwasser LLP, before joining the Kings County Disrict Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Evan successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases, including violent crimes, vehicular, drug and white collar crime offenses. With his diverse clientele, Evan has continued his success at the firm through his experience, hard work and dedication to the best interests of his clients.

Guaglardi & Meliti, LLP also handles  litigation, divorce, family law, construction liens, real estate/business transactions, wills trusts and estates, fraud, employment law and personal injury matters throughout New York and New Jersey, serving individuals from all walks of life, facing almost all of society's legal issues. The firm also represents business clients in the commercial, development, financial, service and manufacturing industries ― whether a start-up business or a public enterprise with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion.

Originally from Long Island, Evan went on to pursue his education in Massachussets, New York, Michigan and Australia, and is now a proud resident of New Jersey.

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Licensed for 13 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 03/08/2023
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Matter- Evan had case dismissed
I was charged with a very embarrassing offense not too long ago. Evan was very extremely thorough and efficient with the court, which was crucial in having the case dismissed in a timely matter that did not cost me an agregious amount. He avoided me being charged with false accusations which would have ruined my professional career. His prices were beyond reasonable and he was worth every penny, great lawyer!!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Evan just recently resolved a business dispute that I had. He got me more than I could ever ask for without putting me through a single day of litigation. His costs were far less than other attorneys asked for to handle this matter. I am so grateful to be referred to him. I recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Scott | December 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney !!
Evan is sophisticated, articulate, compassionate and is an absolute shark in the courtroom !! Highly recommended !!
Posted by Susan | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer! Highly recommended!
Evan came highly recommended to assist me in a criminal matter in New Jersey. It was a very stressful situation for me and he kept me at ease throughout. He is very experienced and he was able to resolve my case without a criminal record. His fee was reasonable and I recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. I'm so grateful to have him as my lawyer. Thank you Evan!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2015
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Civil Matter - Excellent attorney!
I had the pleasure of having Mr. Ostrer represent me in a civil matter not too long ago. From the moment I met him during our initial consult, I had a very good feeling about Mr. Ostrer as an attorney. While most other attorneys I had previously dealt with were, for lack of a better term, a little high on themselves - Mr. Ostrer was the exact opposite. He made me feel very welcome, ask a lot of questions, and made me aware of my rights and where we stood at every step of my civil matter. Mr. Ostrer exudes professionalism, was always very punctual and, most importantly, kept me well-informed. He never made me feel rushed or act like he didn't have time for me. I admit, I must have been difficult to deal with as a client - I had tons of questions for Mr. Ostrer. He would always take his time to explain to me exactly what was going on, what our options were, and his recommendations. All-in-all, had it not been for Mr. Ostrer's professionalism and perseverance - I know that I would not have won my case. I am very grateful with all the help Mr. Ostrer provided and have no hesitations recommending him for any issues anyone may have.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Guaglardi & Meliti, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Oatrer & Associates PC
  • 2009 - 2009


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State of New Jersey v. R.B. Complaint No.: 2016/000703
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. M.S.
  • No Bill by Grand Jury
  • State of New Jersey vs. V.L; SC-2016 1232 et al.
  • Dismissal of 134 Animal Cruelty charges and dismissal of in excess of 390 health code violations. Client paid $19,000 in restitution.


  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • New Jersey Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyers Bergen County
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Evan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"You cannot find a more passionate person to argue your case. I’ve know Evan as a fellow attorney for almost 10 years. He brings an energy and zeal that even the most interested juror cannot ignore. Evan will fight to the very last breath for you. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is an experienced, thorough and well prepared defense attorney. He is extremely focused and understands criminal procedure. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate who I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Evan without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator. A tireless advocate you want on your side"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Evan is a strong and zealous advocate who knows his way around a courtroom and is excellent at arguing both fact and law. Perhaps even more distinguishable however is his ability to understand people and relate to them, whether client, adversary, judge or jury. He is an excellent lawyer with nothing but a bright future going forward."
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Rochelle Park Criminal defense Lawyer Evan Alexander Ostrer
Evan Alexander Ostrer
Criminal defense Attorney
Rochelle Park, NJ
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation