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Leslie B. Posnock

Criminal defense Attorney at Eatontown, NJ

5.0   25 reviews

About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    General and white collar criminal litigation in the State and Federal courts of New Jersey.

    37 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    25%

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%

    33 years, 1,500 cases

LESLIE B. POSNOCK is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Ms. Posnock, an attorney since 1984, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. Ms. Posnock is a former public defender in Philadelphia and New Jersey and has extensive trial experience. Ms. Posnock has represented individuals in hundreds of cases, involving charges of murder, drugs, sexual assault, mail fraud, wire fraud, theft, forgery, kidnapping, robbery, assault, burglary, Municipal Court matters (including traffic ticket defense), and driving under the influence cases. She has successfully litigated numerous appeals and petitions for post-conviction relief. She has also represented witnesses before Federal and State Grand Juries, and has obtained expungements for her clients.

 

Ms. Posnock was trial and appellate counsel in State of New Jersey v. Alex Grant, an important case in which her client’s indictment for murder was dismissed by the New Jersey Appellate Division. This case has been cited in numerous law review articles, subsequent legal cases, and the New Jersey Court Rules with respect to the right to the presentation of fair and unbiased grand jury testimony.

 

Ms. Posnock has lectured on criminal law topics to the Bar Association of San Francisco Young Lawyers Division, and has written articles on criminal law topics, including “A Model Code of Conduct,” Business Crimes Bulletin, Compliance and Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 1994. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Posnock worked for the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA History, Cum Laude graduate (1981); American University, Juris Doctor (1984), recipient of Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility as Outstanding Student in the Criminal Trial Clinical Program.

 

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Licensed for 38 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/05/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/12/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Schwartz & Posnock
99 Corbett Way
Ste 203
Eatontown, NJ, 07724

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
!!!Leslie Posnock is an awesome attorney!!!
I had a legal matter Leslie Posnock was able to resolve with a good result. Being new to the legal process was a bit challenging for me. Leslie took control and got the result she anticipated. Follow her instructions and be transparent. Leslie will take care of the rest. “Leslie Posnock” is an awesome attorney who delivers.
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Posted by JOHNSON | July 7, 2021
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Best decision to choose Leslie B. Posnock as my attorney
Leslie is an extremely knowledgeable, thoroughly professional, and seasoned attorney. I am glad that I hired her, and she was able to skillfully help my family negotiate the legal challenges. I am thankful and grateful for her commitment to helping her clients.
Posted by Deserai | March 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Law Firm
I definitely recommend ! Amazing lawyer . Case took almost over a year & she did everything in her power to make sure we had all the documentation & kept me updated every step of the way. Beyond grateful for her services
Posted by Paul | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I was referred to Leslie Posnock by an attorney I had previously used but was not able to handle this line of legal issue (Expungement of a Felony Charge). From the very first contact Mrs. Posnock was very prompt in responding to my questions and concerns, even after retaining her. She was extremely knowledgeable in the laws already in place as well as new changes that were expected to change in the coming months. Mrs. Posnock work diligently to bring my case to a successful close and removed a huge 30 year burden off of my shoulders. I will be forever grateful for the kindness and professional manner in which she conducted herself. Well worth the fee she charged. I hope I will never need her service again, but if I were, Leslie Posnock would be my very first choice.
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Posted by Aillise | September 22, 2020
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Traffic Tickets
Ms. Leslie did a phenomenal job handling my husband's multiple traffic cases in 5 different cities. She was able to get a lot of his tickets dismissed and others were changed to minor violations. We were able to save a lot of money, jail time, surcharges, and license suspensions. Her expertise in handling these type of cases is exceptional. My husband told me Ms. Leslie is very friendly and how happy he is to have her worked on his cases. I also exchanged multiple emails and phone calls with Ms. Leslie in regards to my husband cases, she responded promptly and was available to answer any of my questions. I really can't say enough about our experience with Ms. Leslie. Thank you so much Ms. Leslie.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
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My Journey
To make a very long story short something I never thought would happen did. I ended up facing criminal charges at a state level, had a warrant, and found myself spending a day incarceration. My family was fortune enough to have come across Leslie Posnock & her firm. Without even knowing me or taking any funds she quickly helped my family during my incarceration without any hesitation. She took constant phone calls from my mom let her know when I was going to court and when they should expect me to be released. To be honest there was more communication on the outside then i knew in the inside. We met the very next day and fully went through everything in great detail. I was surprised by how thorough she was, and we discussed the terms of probation; however this all ended with the best result possible. The charges were ultimately dismissed, signed off by a judge and there was an immediate expungement. I can confidently say that I have never been convicted of a crime and all of my fingerprints, and photographs have been destroyed. This result would not have been possible without the assistance of Leslie and her firm. They all worked diligently on my case and was always available for a quick phone call or an email. Leslie was worth every single penny and without her none of this would be possible for today. I would highly recommend her to absolutely anyone who is looking for a criminal lawyer. She was able to get all of my criminal charges dismissed and its almost like this whole event never happened. I can confidently fill out a job application online and hit the option for “never being convicted of a crime”. All of that is possible today because of Leslie and her firm. My horrible nightmare finally ended that day in the courtroom after the judge signed those papers. I am able to have a fresh start and new beginning because of Leslie. If your questioning whether or not to hire her that shouldn’t even be a thought. She is worth every penny with getting her clients the best possible outcome so don’t question not choosing her because of funds. What happened that day in the courthouse couldn’t be bought or paid off, but hiring one of the best attorneys will get you the best outcome there is!
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Posted by Shawn | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great outcome little required from the client
3 tickets due to a traffic accident where my wife panicked and left the scene as she had to pick our daughter up from school. We were facing 6 points, large fines , a possible license suspension etc. We paid the minimum on a charge with 2 points, had the other driver agreed Leslie had that removed too. I thought I could get a favorable outcome myself but Leslie was smart enough to also get a waiver so my wife pleading guilty to the smallest charge could not be used against us civilly. That’s the Leslie difference she immediately saved us enough between fines and insurance increases to cover her cost. She also didn’t require any meetings before court but based on her knowledge and experience we went to court and she did an amazing job.
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Posted by Yolanda | October 21, 2019
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Superb
I highly recommend Leslie. She was very professional and I am extremely happyi used her services.
Posted by Natasha | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best
After reading her reviews I knew Ms. Posnock would be a great choice. After speaking on the phone with her, i knew i made the right decision. I hired her to defend me and she relieved me of my biggest worries. I could’ve had a record which would ruin my future and pay a large amount in fees, but thanks to Ms. Posnock - I didn’t. She knew what she was doing and knew different outlooks on how the situation could go. She stayed on top of it and was there for me the whole way. I’m very grateful for her and her works. She was overall fantastic, not only as a lawyer but as a person too. I’d recommend her to anyone in need of criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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There's A Reason Why Ms. Posnock Has Such Positive Reviews
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and given a ticket as a result. This being my first accident, I was at a loss on how best to proceed. I called numerous law firms around NJ and was verydisappointed by how many lawyers attempted to scare me into hiring them ("You could even get hit with jail time if things don't go your way!" etc..). Ms. Posnock was a breath of fresh air - She was upfront, patient, and best of all, honest. She took the time to explain the details of my case. She went over all the possible outcomes and reassured me every step of the way. She showed up to court on time and was able to significantly reduce my charge to a no point ticket. Of course, the exact results may vary depending on the case. But given how professional and thorough she was on something as "minor" as a traffic ticket, I would have no hesitation in recommending her to handle any criminal defense cases as well. At the end of the day, you want a lawyer who takes the time to view you as a person ... not as a paycheck. Ms. Posnock is a reminder that there are lawyers out there who haven't forgotten that their clients are people too.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2018
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Expert representation from Ms. Leslie Posnock
Engaging Ms. Posnock was a great decision. Her expert handling of our matter resulted in the best outcome we could have hoped for. She provided clear expert guidance and did a great job negotiating a favorable result.
Posted by Karson | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer – best outcome
I hired Ms. Posnock for 2 cases this year with Hit and run(with 5 other traffic offenses) and Careless driving. All charges were dismissed and I am very happy with the outcome. She is extremely skilled lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone. She is a true expert and I'm thankful for all her support throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Richard S. | November 14, 2017
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Outstanding representation
Recently, we were required to seek legal representation due to motor vehicle charges filed against me. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Leslie Posnock Esq., who accepted my request for representation. She was honest and explained that although I had a clean record, it would be difficult to have the charges reduced, let alone dismissed. We were prepared for the inevitable. We were due to be heard with little or no hope for anything other than a reduced plea. However, due to the wonderful representation by Ms. Posnock, and compassion from the Prosecutor, we left the Courthouse with all charges dismissed. Although the results could have been very different, I feel that due to Ms. Posnock's outstanding representation and persistence, we were successful in our hearing. I highly recommend her for her honesty, integrity and legal knowledge. Hopefully, we will never need her services again, but if required, she will be the Party we will seek. Thanks again to Ms.Leslie Posnock esq. for an outstanding job...
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Posted by Julie | November 11, 2017
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Would recommend
I used Leslie’s services twice last year- once for an incident involving my 14 year old son and once for representation a traffic matter. On both occasions I was delighted with Leslie’s responsiveness, knowledge and the ultimate outcome. Hopefully I will not need to contact a lawyer often in the future but I would not hesitate to engage Leslie again for any incident requiring legal guidance. The bonus is that in addition to respecting her as a professional attorney I genuinely like her as a person.
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Posted by Mike | November 9, 2017
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Thorough and Professional
From our first conversation, it was clear that Leslie knew what she was well spoken, knowledgeable and professional. She set realistic expectations for my outcome that we were able to exceed. Her attention to detail required the prosecutor to do his job and check all boxes, some I didn't even know existed. The prosecutor ultimately unable to do his job, I got an acquittal, and have Leslie to thank for it.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2017
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Remarkably skilled attorney
I had a very complicated case, with many bizarre twists and turns. Leslie saw the general course of the case from the very beginning, and while keeping her eye on the safest outcome for me, she adapted to every turn the case took. She is, quite simply, a brilliant, remarkably gifted lawyer. She was also compassionate, humane, and quick to respond to every question I had. As I became more negative and hysterical, Leslie patiently calmed me down and reassured me. She was cool, poised, hyper-rational and completely committed to protecting me. She steered the case to the best possible outcome and I am profoundly grateful to her. My only complaint is that she doesn't also have a medical degree. If I could find a doctor with her skills, I'd never have to worry about anything.
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Posted by Jackie | July 22, 2017
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Great Service
Very Experienced and professional law firm. Job well done. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Constantine. | May 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Leslie is an exceptional lawyer and wonderful person. What impressed me the most about her was her relentless ability to attack the case from multiple angles. I was in a very complicated situation and she managed to get me out.
Posted by Silvia | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
First-rate Attorney!
My experience with Leslie Posnock has been nothing short of exceptional. Leslie has represented and counseled me through many financial matters and traffic violations. She very reliable and has always been prompt and efficient in response and resolution to all matters. I strongly recommend Leslie to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2015
Leslie Posnock - The very first lawyer to contact when counsel is needed
Leslie Posnock exceeded my expectations in resolving my case and finding the best possible outcome that would benefit myself and my family. Leslie's knowledge of the law and her tireless effort to keep fighting for me when I thought I was in a hopeless situation has earned her 5 stars in my review of her services. Leslie is not afraid to lock horns with a prosecutor when she sees that a better outcome is possible, regardless of what is deemed mandatory by law. I have and will continue to recommend her as the counsel to contact when unfortunate issues occur with law enforcement. I can’t say enough about Leslie, but the most important thing I will say, is she genuinely cared about my situation and what could happen to me and my family. Leslie pulled out all the stops to find a way to better my situation when my future looked bleak. Leslie should be your first point of contact when you find yourself in a situation where you must seek counsel. I could go on and on about all the hard work she put in to better my case, but I think this enough for anyone to understand the quality lawyer you are getting by reaching out to Leslie for her expertise in such matters.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schwartz & Posnock
  • 1993 - Present
  • Instructor
  • Horizon Institute of Paralegal Studies
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Friedman Siegelbaum
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Assistant Deputy Defender
  • New Jersey State Office Of Public Defender
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Assistant Defender
  • Defender Association Of Philadelphia
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • State of New Jersey v. Shannon Whooley
  • Cases were successfully consolidated and client was granted diversion.
  • State v. Alex Grant, 361 N.J. Super. 349 (App. Div. 2003)
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Community Service Project
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey
  • 1993 - Present
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Reunion Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Hadassah Attorney's Council
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Barristers Club of San Francisco
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Young Leadership Award
  • JCC of Greater Monmouth County
  • 1999
  • Dean's Award for Professional Responsibility
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • 1984
  • Finalist
  • National Moot Court
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chamber of Commerce Symposium
  • Protect Your Company from Criminal Liability
  • 1998
  • Seminar
  • Advice to Corporate and Business Clients in Criminal Investigations
  • 1994
  • San Francisco Barristers Club
  • Use of DNA Evidence
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

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Given (32)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leslie Posnock for over 20 years. She is an excellent attorney who commands the respect of fellow lawyers and judges alike. Clients can be confident that she will provide top-rate representation in any matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Posnock. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. She gives back to the community by posting excellent legal answers in Avvo for people who have asked for advice on their case. A valuable member in the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. Routinely post outstanding legal answers in Avvo to help people with questions about their case. She demonstrates a clear and excellent knowledge of the law. She is a dedicated professional who is respected by colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Leslie since approximately 1990. She is extremely well read, professional and cares deeply about resolving her clients' problems. I have referred matters to her and never have to worry about the client receiving excellent legal advice and having it delivered in an easy to understand manner. Her clients rave about her and that is why she has earned the respect of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. Her legal answers in the Avvo community are accurate and helpful to individuals who have asked for some advice on how to handle their case. Her contributions show an excellent knowledge of law and procedure. She is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Leslie Posnock post accurate and thorough legal answers in the Avvo community to help people with their case. She demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Leslie Posnock post accurate legal answers in the Avvo community to help individuals looking for some advice. She demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law. I fully endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as one who is a specialist in their field and highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. she brings intelligence, creativity and determination to every matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. Consistently post excellent legal answers in the Avvo community for individuals looking for some advice in their case. An asset to our profession. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Leslie for many years on a variety of matters. She is extremely knowledgable and stridently fights for the rights of her clients. She is among the best lawyers that our profession has to offer and I endorse her without reservation."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good attorney that does great work for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse lawyer Leslie Posnock. Donates time posting thoughtful and accurate legal answers on Avvo to help individuals asking for advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. Provides outstanding legal answers on Avvo to help citizens looking for advice. She is a respected member within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Leslie Posnock. She is very active in the Avvo legal community assisting individuals seeking advice. Se is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. She donates time to provide excellent legal answers on Avvo from citizens seeking advice. A respected member within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leslie Posnock. Demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on her accurate legal answers on Avvo. She is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
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