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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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    9 years



Hourly ($175-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 10 Attorney, Criminal DefenseAmerican Institute Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Lawyer in NJ (Criminal Defense)American Society Legal Advocates2014
The Latino American Who's WhoThe Latino American Who's Who2014
Top 100 Lawyer in NJ (Criminal Defense)American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Admission, United States District Court, NJUnited States District Court, NJ1998
Magna Cum LaudeRutgers1995
Golden Key National Honor SocietyRutgers1995
Dean's ListRutgers University1995
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Puerto Rico1992
Dean's ListUniversity of Puerto Rico1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyPerez Law Firm, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Perez Law Firm, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Perez Law Firm2013 - 2014
UM ArbitratorMiddlesex County2005 - 2005
Adjunct Professor / InstructorAmerican Business Academy2004 - 2006
AttorneyLaw Offices of Santos A. Perez2000 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices Joan B. Sherman1999 - 2000
Assistant/Associate InternProfessor Douglas W. Bordewieck, of the Cornell Law School1997 - 1998
Summer Intern - Corporate Law FirmFiddler, Gonzalez, & Rodriguez1996 - 1998
Research AssistantComputer Science Department, Rutgers1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cornell Journal of Law and Public PolicyEditor1997 - 1998
Cornell Journal of Law and Public PolicyAssociate1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 SteakHouseREMAND back to State Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
NJAttorney Blog (Facebook)NJAttorney Blog (Facebook)2014
NJAttorney FBThe Perez Law Firm, LLC2014
New York Law SchoolMoot Court Judge2013
Star LedgerDeportation of Key Witness Stirs Up Debate at Robbery Trial2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Rutgers UniversityComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1995
University of Puerto RicoComputer ScienceAS1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York Law School Moot CourtMoot Court Judge2013
Rutgers Latin American Student Organization Law ConferenceLatino-Americans and the Law2000