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Are you in need of legal representation and counsel? The Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC is a full-service firm serving the legal needs of a diverse clientele, ranging from individuals to large  companies.  Our practice areas are broad and diverse, with over 15 years of experience in criminal and DWI defense, business litigation, General and Special Counsel services, Mediation, commercial transactions, contract law, estate litigation, real estate transactions and crisis management.  We are recognized by our clients and colleagues for combining exceptional legal skills and sound, practical judgment, with a professional and collegial demeanor.  Our philosophy is simple--provide each client, regardless of how small or large, with honest, first-rate legal representation in the most cost-effective manner possible. Each case that we take on will receive one-on-one attention and a personalized defense to help secure the best possible outcome.



When you work with The Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, you can be confident that your case will be in good hands. We believe that each client should be treated with respect and they are welcomed into the office with a personal and warm environment. We take the time to get to know you and your side of the story. If your case cannot be settled outside of court, we will aggressively defend you in trial. Working with The Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.


Languages spoken: Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    16 years
  3. Business: 20%
    16 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    16 years
  5. Other: 10%
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The Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC

1415 Queen Anne Road
Suite 206
Teaneck, NJ, 07666

One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
NJ Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2015
top 1% of attorneys nationally for 2015National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Best AttorneyRue Ratings Best Attorneys of America2015
New Jersey Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
New Jersey Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Pro Bono AttorneyProject S.A.R.A.H.2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC2002 - Present
Judge, Municipal CourtJudiciary of NJ2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
Foundation for JusticeFounder2012 - Present
National Association Professional MediatorsMember2011 - Present
National Association of Defense CounselMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America—New JerseyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DWI - Car Parked on Side of RoadNot guilty
Possession of CDSDismissed
Possession of CDSDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Yeshiva UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Judicial ConferenceReligious Issues and the Courts2010