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Santos A Perez

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochelle Park, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

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About Santos

Learn Santos’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Criminal Defense including felonies and misdemeanors. Experience includes full jury trials of murder and complex armed robbery cases. Handled hundreds of CDS (drug) cases including complex Racketeering cases.

    23 years, 500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Personal injury practice including automobile accidents, airline passenger suits, 1st party PIP (medical expenses) coverage, et al. Served as an UM (Uninsured Motorist) arbitrator.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%

    16 years

Attorney Santos A. Perez has been consistently ranked a top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates, and a Top 1% Attorney by the NADC association.  Attorney Perez is a TOP 100 Member for 2016 of the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Association in the area of Criminal Defense, having handled and tried complex murder, armed robbery, and racketeering cases, both domestic and international in State and Federal Courts.

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Licensed for 24 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Santos

Santos A Perez
151 W. Passaic St.
2nd Fl.
Rochelle Park, NJ, 07662

Reviews

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Posted by Lester | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settled my Personal Injury case quickly.
I know from research and my friends experiences that most personal injury cases can take years. Mr. Perez initially stated that he could resolve my case quickly, because of the "threshold", and true to form he delivered and I had a check in the mail in little over one year only, just in time for Christmas. He is excellent and highly experienced.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who works for truth
Mr. Perez is pleasantly honest, doesn't play games with the Court or with his clients. Where other lawyers tell you what you want to hear, Mr. Perez tells you what you have to hear. He knows the Courts, he knows people, and he knows problems. In my case, I appreciated his tenacity, knowledge, and his willingness to seek out the truth without shenanigans. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
Full Dismissal of All Charges. Thank you Mr. Perez
I had a third degree case and prior conviction. I was facing more than five years of prison. I posted bail but then I missed a Court date and was incarcerated. I then decided to hire Mr. Perez. I thought I would have to post bail for a second time. Not with Mr. Perez. He went to Court with me and had me released ROR without bail! Then, he resolved my case so that all charges would be dismissed after I completed a special program! This was incredible since, because of my prior convictions, I thought I did not qualify for dismissal. But Mr. Perez somehow got me dismissal! Thank you very very much!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
Kept my Home and my 401K Plan in a Divorce. Grateful to Attorney Perez.
Words cannot express how grateful I, as the mother of two children, am for Mr. Perez. He represented me in a divorce proceeding and thanks to his efforts I kept my home (with substantial equity) and my 401K plan. Although the average cost of a contested divorce is $15,000.00, with a low of $5,000.00, Mr. Perez billed me less than two thousand dollars and helped me keep my home for my kids as well as my 401K plan. His efforts are worth well above average, he deserves much more than 15,000.00, yet he only billed me 2,000.00. A true Godsend. He is also compassionate, professional, understanding, knowledgeable and prompt in his Court appearances. Thank you Mr. Perez!
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Posted by Maribel | August 8, 2013
Divorce
Very responsible and professional person...I am very great full he got me through a very difficult decision in my life...
Posted by Andrew | August 8, 2013
Saved My Career and my livelihood in a Federal Court Criminal case.
I was charged with violating my Supervised Release in Federal Court. My other attorney, a "Super Lawyer", told me that I was facing at least 8 months in jail, maybe more. Mr. Perez took over the case, immediately assured me that everything would be fine, and obtained an incredible result - I was only sentenced to four months at a halfway house with weekend privileges. Thanks to Mr. Perez, I was able to complete a College degree, remain employed, and provide for my family. He is knowledgeable, confident, and kept me properly informed about the case. In Court, he is VERY confident and knows his case. Thank you Mr. Perez!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Perez Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Perez Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Perez Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2014
  • UM Arbitrator
  • Middlesex County
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor / Instructor
  • American Business Academy
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Santos A. Perez
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices Joan B. Sherman
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant/Associate Intern
  • Professor Douglas W. Bordewieck, of the Cornell Law School
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Summer Intern - Corporate Law Firm
  • Fiddler, Gonzalez, & Rodriguez
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Research Assistant
  • Computer Science Department, Rutgers
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • AS
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • State v. Doe (Juvenile Matter)
  • Dismissed (Deferred Adjucation)
  • Doe v. Doe (Estate Case)
  • $390,000.00 default judgment against defendants.
  • (Federal Court) Alicea V. Outback SteakHouse
  • REMAND back to State Court
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Associations

  • Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Editor
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Associate
  • 1996 - 1997

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney, Criminal Defense
  • American Institute Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • The Latino American Who's Who
  • The Latino American Who's Who
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer in NJ (Criminal Defense)
  • American Society Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer in NJ (Criminal Defense)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Admission, United States District Court, NJ
  • United States District Court, NJ
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • Rutgers University
  • 1995
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Rutgers
  • 1995
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Rutgers
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • 1992
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New York Law School Moot Court
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2013
  • Rutgers Latin American Student Organization Law Conference
  • Latino-Americans and the Law
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (46)
Endorse Santos
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have viewed the contributions on AVVO from Mr. Perez for many years. I found them insightful and indicative of great experience and knowledge of the law. I recently had the pleasure of meeting hm at court. All of my thoughts about Santos were proven correct and then some. It is such a treat to be able to discuss the law with such an exceptional mind. I endorse this attorney and recommend him to any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience, contributions and reviews that Mr. Perez is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Perez is a wonderful attorney with an impeccable reputation. I always enjoy reading his sage advice on AVVO. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Perez."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I smile when another teaches me something, even when I do not always like the lesson. For you perspective clients out there, take the time to appreciate an attorney that not only knows what he is talking about, but can convince others the same. Thank you Mr. Perez. You betcha I endorse this fine attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Perez is an extremely talented attorney who provides great advice. Even though I have been practicing for 24 years and I am a former judge and magistrate, I learn from him every day. I would recommend him to anyone in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Perez is an aggressive, caring and compassionate attorney who gives each client a 1000% effort. He is extremely knowledgeable and effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Perez is an excellent criminal law attorney. He cares about his clients. And he cares about the quality of his work. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Perez is an exceptional attorney with a superb knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Perez consistently provides solid and prolific responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I endorse this excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mr. Perez to anyone with a legal problem. Trust him with your case and he will take very good care of you."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney, may I suggest Mr. Perez."
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