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Emeka Nkwuo

Juvenile law Attorney at Freehold, NJ

5.0   54 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Emeka

Learn Emeka’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal defense includes motor vehicle tickets, DWI's, Municipal Court disorderly persons offenses and indictable Superior Court offenses.

    13 years

  2. Juvenile law
    25%

    13 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Personal injury cases involve situations where our clients have been injured as a result of the conduct of others. Personal Injury matters include Car accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, premises injury and other related claims.

    6 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    13 years

  5. Expungement
    10%

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

Mr. Nkwuo is a trial attorney who specializes in criminal, juvenile, DWI, Municipal Court and personal injury.  Mr. Nkwuo has defended clients on a myriad of charges including, but not limited to, murder, robbery, burglary, drug distribution, gun possession, DWI, and traffic tickets.  In civil practice, Mr. Nkwuo represents clients who were injured due to the negligence of others.  Mr. Nkwuo is a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Haydyn Prottor Inn of Court and a Trustee to the Legal Aid Society.

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Location

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC
4 Paragon Way
Freehold, NJ, 07728

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Reviews

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Posted by Syed J Haider | February 15, 2024
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Emeka Nkwuo
We were lucky to be represented by Mr. Emeka Nkwou. Esq. From the moment when we walked into his office till the end of the matter, he was not only diligent but utmost caring and professional. He will stay in touch with you till you matter is concluded. I would give him six stars of possible! Don't think twice--let him represent You!
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Posted by Tanurima | June 20, 2022
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A shining star on planet Earth called EMEKA
If there were a rating for a zillion STARS , I would have given that to EMEKA !While I write this review for EMEKA , my fingers are trembling and eyes are moist . I got into a terrible situation that is next to unthinkable. NOONE COULD HAVE SAVED ME EXCEPT EMEKA ! My interaction with EMEKA goes back to more than 1 year. HE IS A GEM OF A HUMAN BEING ! Emeka is that rare attorney who has combination of great professional knowledge and a greatness of human being . I cannot emphasize enough what a treasure this law firm has got in Emeka ! Our planet needs clone of EMEKA in multitude for the world to recuperate . I can write millions of pages for EMEKA . Those who have known him are simply blessed. I wish EMEKA becomes one of the authorities in this CORRUPTABLE world because he is UNCORRUPTABLE , KIND AND GODLY. EMEKA has best interest for everyone , every human and has a SAINT'S HEART. The last thing EMEKA has in mind is MONEY which is so very unlikely of the "attorney world". If I were ever asked to have met god in person, that's EMEKA . Nothing will ever do justice to EMEKA's goodness of heart and his skilled craftsmanship at criminal law even if I continue talking about EMEKAS glory for ever and ever and ever ! You have the world's LOVE AND RESPECT and you earned it so deservingly through your services to mankind . Me and my children will remain forever grateful to you .
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Posted by Charles | December 23, 2021
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Top-notch Attorney! Best of the best...
A beautiful thing sells itself and does not need much advertisement (just as diamond needs little or nothing to shine). I will say the same for this attorney. Consider yourself blessed if he takes on your case. For him; it's not about the job or money he makes from representing you, it's the vast knowledge of the law and its ramifications he possesses and importantly, how he connects to you and your situation. He will take on your case as if it was him in your shoes. He will furnish you with all the necessary information you need and what your options are. I got my life back and now I can breath again because of God that used Emeka Nkwuo to work on my case.
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Posted by Sean | December 10, 2021
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A top attorney in NJ
I highly recommend Emeka and his firm to handle any of your legal needs. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. The outcome of my case is a blessing thanks to that man. 5 stars for sure
Posted by Katterine | April 1, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Nkwuo is very nice, explains things well with detail. Thanks to him i was able to get my charge dismissed your definitely a life saver!
Posted by Michele | March 22, 2021
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Michele E Gillespie
I have to say that Emeka Nkwuo did an excellent job on getting an Expungement for me during this trying time of Covid. He followed up on every request in a timely manner. I know this was his first time doing thing this but did no fail me. Thank you so much
Posted by Joseph B | March 19, 2021
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5 Star service, and complete professional
Mr. Nkwuo’s represented me in both a Criminal and Traffic cases, snd to say he went above snd beyond for me, his client, would be an understatement. His work ethic, professionalism, and vast knowledge of New Jersey’s Criminal Law’s, is extraordinary. I would highly recommend Mr. Nkwuo to anyone seeking, an extremely competent, professional and friendly lawyer!!!!
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Posted by Tyler | March 16, 2021
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The best
Mr. Nkwuo took care of me throughout the whole process. He educated me on the charges against me, made sure I was aware of court dates and times , and also followed up with me after every hearing to let me know what the next steps were. It was a pleasure and an honor to be represented by Mr. Nkwuo.
Posted by Mike | March 12, 2021
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In reference to Emeka Nkwuo
Mr. Nkwuo handled my 20 year old son’s two separate court cases with sensitivity and expertise. He was immediately 100% on board with our situation and eager to help. He was always available to answer calls or texts with any questions or concerns we had. The outcome of the court cases was favorable beyond our expectations. I highly recommend Mr. Nkwuo and would not hesitate to employ his services again if necessary.
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Posted by Alyson | March 12, 2021
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Excellent Attorney, highly recommend!
Extremely professional, helpful and fought for what I needed. He made what could of been a horrible situation end up pretty great! Highly recommend this lawyer! Thank you sir!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Amazing 10/10
Emeka did an amazing job with my case. He was understanding and forward with the situation at hand and helped me 100% of the way. If you can snag him as your lawyer you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Patrick | February 25, 2021
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Great Attorney
Went above and beyond to help me get my charges dropped. Could not recommend a better lawyer to represent you.
Posted by Kyle Smollon | February 23, 2021
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Kyle Smollon
Very personable. Passionate about craft. Knowledgeable. Wise. Well spoken. Extremely hard worker.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
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Professional
With much professionalism and determination, Mr. Nkwuo was able to help me get all points taken off of a driving violation. Truly exceptional service and work!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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BEST LAWYER
Emeka will fight for you. He will not stop until your case is resolved in your favor and you are completely satisfied with the outcome. Hiring Emeka was the best thing I ever did for myself and my family. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
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Excellent attorney
Emeka is an amazing lawyer. extremely patient, communicates well anytime you need him, speedy response times. We won our cases with him and used him multiple times. Wonderful man and attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2020
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A really complicated situation.. with an awesome outcome.
My situation was complicated. Before coming to Emeka, I spoke to 10 lawyers, met with 3 in person. They either did not want to take my case, wanted to charge an insane amount of money like 25 grand, and did not feel confident about a positive outcome due to the fact that I was previously arrested the year before, and was on a conditional discharge with a municipal court case. The conditional discharge agreement was I don’t get arrested in a year that charge would be dropped. Well at month ten, I found myself in a little jam and was seriously feeling hopeless. I was now dealing with a Superior Court case and facing felony charges for Controlled Dangerous Substance in the car with $100 worth of benzodiazepines. I have three degrees, two of which are master’s and work in a field with a very vulnerable population, Because of the field, my job does routine background checks and DMV Emeka was the FIRST and ONLY lawyer that felt confident about a positive outcome. He had me submit a brief personal statement, my resume, college transcripts, a letter from a doctor, coworker, etc. Within a week, he called me to tell me that Monmouth County hand selected me as their first chosen arrest to be a part of their (Opiate Diversion Program). A program that selects 40 arrests in Monmouth county, where if you attend a therapeutic setting for six months, the charges get dropped. Not only did I he get me into the program, quite frankly, I did not meet all the requirements to be accepted. 1. only being arrested once, 2. fighting an opiate charge, and lastly, have a superior court case. The only requirement I met was the Superior court case. I knew that given my situation it was in my best interest to seek someone who is well known in Monmouth county. With Emeka’s extensive experience working as a public defender for several years, early on in his career, he knows a lot of people, which is so important when hiring a lawyer. At some point, the state picked up on the fact that I violated my conditional discharge. Emeka represented me for that case as well. He was able to get both charges dropped, from both counties, during my time in ODP, Emeka was receiving updates that I was having trouble following rules and was at risk of being able to complete the program. If Emeka would have charged me hourly, it would have most certainly been easily 20 grand. The amount of times he answered my calls, after hours, weekends, holidays, I know I drove him nuts, but at one point I was unstable and I could tell that Emeka was genuinely concerned and spent an entire Saturday (legit the entire day) speaking to me, family members, people in my life, people from the program I was in. I highly recommend Emeka, and plan to hire him again when I need to face the boards for the field I am in. He actually cares about his clients, he doesn’t overcharge, he’s fair in pricing and he’s awesome, confident and is good at what he does.
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Posted by Luke | December 8, 2020
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couldn't ask for better support
Emeka was kind caring and compassionate. He walked me through a quite scarry process and helped put my mind at ease. He had a plan from the moment I explained my case and was always there to answer the phone and calm me down. I hope you read these Emeka you are truly an exceptional lawyer.. Although I hope to not have to call you again I know who I would call if I ever see myself on the wrong side of the law again. Thanks for everything you did.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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The greatest lawyer ever
One of the Great lawyers in Monmouth county! Has been my lawyer since I was 15! Haven’t lost once!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2020
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Grateful client
Mr. Nkwuo was very professional resourceful and successful in his handling of may case. He was able to retain my driving privileges and spare me considerable duress and hardship through his exceptionally satisfactoryhandling of my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard W. English, J.S.C.
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. L.R.
  • Not Guilty
  • State in Interest of N.Z.
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. G.M.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Trustee
  • 2020 - Present
  • Haydyn Proctor Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Monmouth County Bar Association - Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Monmouth County District IX
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Trustee
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Martin Luther King Semester of Service
  • Widener Law School
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Vincent J. Appruze High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2021
  • Boardwalk Seminar - Smokin Tokin Marijuana - Custody and Family Issues in New Jersey
  • Marijuana Legalization Law
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nkwuo is one of the most talented and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in the State. He is extremely dedicated to his clients, known for his exceptional trial advocacy skills, and well respected among peers, adversaries, and judges. Mr. Nkwuo compassionately and relentlessly ensures that all of his clients’ interests and liberties are protected. He is one of the few lawyers who I would trust with my own life and liberties were they to be at stake. Overall, he is an elite attorney in his field, with an extraordinary work ethic that sets him apart from his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nkwuo is a passionate, caring attorney who achieves significant results for his clients. He is a resource for other attorneys. I would highly recommend him if you want to achieve significant results with little puffery."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emeka is a consummate professional and whether working alongside him or with him, effectively advocates for his clients while guiding them through the uneasy waters of the legal system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of observing Emeka on countless occasions inside a courtroom. He is always one of the most prepared attorneys in the room and is well known for zealously advocating on behalf of his clients. Anyone would be certain to receive excellent representation if they were to hire Emeka."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emeka is an outstanding trial lawyer. It’s exciting to see him put his considerable experience and expertise into private practice. He’s an excellent choice as defense counsel."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emeka is a fantastic attorney who has won some of the most difficult and unwinnable cases. I highly recommend and endorse him to anyone in need of a criminal or municipal court attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Emeka is a credit to our professional community of criminal defense attorneys. I am proud to call him my colleague and friend."
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nkwuo is a well-seasoned attorney whom I have known for many years. He is a zealous advocate who will surely be able to assist you in your matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked/had a co-defendant with Emeka on many cases in both juvenile and criminal courts. He was always well prepared and fought hard for his clients. He is also willing to try a case if necessary and when it is in the client's best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Freehold Juvenile law Lawyer Emeka Nkwuo
Emeka Nkwuo
Juvenile law Attorney
Freehold, NJ
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation