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Elliot S Stomel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

5.0   219 reviews

Licensed for 44 years

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%

    44 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Practice includes both indictable and non-indictable offenses, as well as expungements of past criminal records.

    44 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Includes Driving While Suspended/Revoked violations

    44 years, 2,000 cases

 

ANYONE CAN MAKE A MISTAKE...DON'T LET IT RUIN YOUR LIFE!  DUI LAWYER WITH OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE.

ELLIOT S. STOMEL has more than 40 years experience as a municipal court lawyer. In addition to representing thousands of clients, he served as Prosecutor for the Township of Cherry Hill from 1981 to 2000, and as Public Defender for the City of Camden from 1992 to 2001.  He was the President of the Camden County Municipal Prosecutors Association from 1990 to 1999, and has been a regular lecturer for the New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) on the subject of Municipal Court Practice since 1992.  Mr. Stomel has been previouly named by SJ Magazine as a "Top Attorney” in the areas of Criminal and DWI/DUI law. 

 

 

 

 

Client's Choice 2021
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Top Contributor 2012
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Licensed for 44 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/01/2022

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Elliot S Stomel

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Elliot received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend
Communicative and informative, very reassuring, and easy to work with. He got both of my charges reduced, with no points on my license. Didn't even have to show up in court. Glad I got someone so experienced to work on my behalf.
Posted by Kelly | February 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Stomel achieved the best possible result.
I hired Mr. Stomel for assistance in traffic court after receiving charges for driving 98mph *and* for careless driving. He fully explained what the best and worst case scenarios would be. Worst case, I was looking at 7 points and license suspension. Mr. Stomel managed to get my charges reduced to “Operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner” which carries NO points at all. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result and I only have Mr. Stomel to thank. Additionally, Mr. Stomel answers and makes all his own phone calls and communicates via text message and email too.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2022
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Amazing
Elliot is an amazing Lawyer. He is very honest and straightforward. He also cares deeply about his clients. I was arrested for a DUI and decided to hire Elliot due to his high ratings. He kept me well-informed the entire time, quelled my worries and called to check in. The day of the court hearing, Elliot met with me, walked me in and sat right next to me. He only takes 1 case a day because he wants to give you the best care. He treated me as an equal. He talked to the prosecutor and helped me reduce my case to careless driving with minimal penalties. Even when talking to the judge, he stood by my side. After the sentence, he walked me out. He has such a warming presence. I am very happy with Elliot’s services and highly recommend him.
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Posted by William | March 13, 2022
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GREAT ATTORNEY
First off I do not know how to thank Mr Stomel. Nor do I know where to begin. From the moment you sit down whether it be in person or virtual he takes your facts then he tells you the law and then he tells you you're possible outcomes and what he believes should be the outcome. I have used Mr Stomel on several occasions and have never had a surprise or a situation that wasn't resolved in my favor he is the most thorough honestactful intelligent classy old school thorough attorney I think you could find in the face of this planet. He will never fit to you to get funds he is straightforward straight business and if you follow his guidance and trust him this man will never ever let you down. And as far as funds he's the middle of the road person and that department and believe me whatever he tells you he thinks he can do for you he can Elliot I thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God continue to give you blessings your client and friend forever William m. Damiano Jr
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Posted by Patrick | February 4, 2022
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Best traffic defense lawyer
I had been in an accident where I found out that my insurance had been cancelled a month or so prior. I was ticketed for driving without ins and careless driving. Driving without ins is a mandatory 1 year license suspension if found guilty. Elliot was able to work with the prosecutor to not only get the license suspension waved but help me with getting the careless ticket down to blocking traffic. All in all I only have a few hundred dollars in fines and no points. I can’t be mad at all considering what the worst case could be. Thank you elliot
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Posted by Johny | December 22, 2021
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Johny
He is very knowledgeable. He was a great experience to have him as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Elliot was fantastic. He’s very knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly for me, is a straight shooter. Elliot did a tremendous job reviewing my case with me, answering my questions, and forming a sound defense that resulted in a better-than-expected outcome under my personal circumstances. The attention he afforded me and my case really made me feel like I was his only client, which I obviously was not, and that meant a lot during a very scary period of my life. If you’re looking for solid legal representation for your DUI, you don’t need look any further than Elliot.
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Posted by Bob | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
If You Think You Can “Go It” Alone…DON’T!!! Hire Mr. Stomel for his expertise and reputation to preserve yours.
I was recently charged criminally for something I didn’t do nor could have for numerous reasons, one being that I wasn’t even present or had any knowledge an event occurred, etc. No doubt COVID 19 and not being able to engage face to face with various court officials compounded the situation. I was originally advised by others that I would just have to let the process “play out” and that no doubt the charges would be dismissed during the “CJP”, “PIC”, etc., process. While that may be how it is supposed to occur due to backlogs created by the pandemic these “hearings” were nothing more than asking if you understood your charges, if you had an attorney or if you were seeking representation from a public defender. (If you qualified of course meaning if you work and make over a certain amount you don’t qualify). At no time was it made known to the court that I wasn’t present, that the incident involved a medical emergency and not a crime, etc., nor was I permitted to present the information. In short the steps in place that are supposed to prevent this level of escalation did not. My employment requires criminal background checks at various intervals and being an “At Will” employee not getting the matter addressed in a timely matter could significantly affect my career. Having never needed the services of a criminal attorney I did my research and spoke to a few attorney friends and all roads led to Elliot Stomel. His expertise and experience were known to all, including the Superior Court Officers/Officials. His professionalism and advocacy were second to none AND he picks up the phone and actually talks to you himself!!! He was always available, he had a command of what was going to occur, advise as to how to best proceed and by securing his services I had all charges dismissed and am also using him during the expungement process to expedite the process as well as to ensure it is thoroughly performed for as with all other items in my experience the pandemic is causing backlogs in all areas of the judicial/court system. I provide my highest recommendations for Mr. Stomel without reservation.
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Posted by Caitie | November 3, 2021
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Professional and Painless Process
I hired Elliot after being charged with my first DUI with a very high reading. The process was easy and anxiety free. Elliot was very knowledgeable and realistic about the outcome. Although it was an unpleasant event, Elliot made it as easy as possible. He was prepared and I was prepared knowing exactly what I was facing and how to go about resolving it. I would recommend him for anyone who wants an honest, kind, and understanding attorney. Because of Elliots work I was able to sleep at night without worrying about what would happen on my court date. Thank you Elliot.
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Posted by Ethel | October 12, 2021
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A miracle
I was in search of a criminal attorney and Mr Stomel came highly referred to me. Mr. Stomel took my case with odds stacked against me; with A court hearing literally a couple days away from me obtaining him as my legal counsel he jump in with confidence. Mr. Stomel worked magic for me. My case (in my eyes) I feared the worst but in the end, my case was dismissed. I was astounded. I had my doubts when it comes to attorneys: they lack assurance and most never really communicate well with the clients. Mr. Stomel proved those theories to no longer be valid. Mr. Stomel keep me abreast to the course of actions and even gave me a crash course on all that “lawyer and legal jargon”. I was beyond impressed with his work. I hope I would never fall into any more legal trouble but if I do - Mr. Stomel will be my “go to” guy.
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Posted by Eric Blanck | July 6, 2021
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Best decision EVER !!!!
A close lawyer friend of mine referred Elliot Stomel to me immediately after telling him I recieved several traffic tickets awhile ago and never paid them. I completely forgot about it for over a year, even missing my court appearance. His first words were contact Elliot Stomel ! He is hands down the BEST in the business and he's the person to help me out with my current situation. I was worried about getting points, large fines, as well as losing my license. Being currently on unemployment, going to food shelters for meals, and recently getting custody of my 4 year old daughter, money has been more then tight. Also my big concern was I might not be able to afford the BEST out there, and that scared me. I didn't want to waste his time or mine, but I still reached out because my friend recommended him. I then called Elliot and left him a detailed voicemail and shortly received a text from him letting me know he's finishing up with a client and will call me as soon as he's finished. Less then an hour later he actually called. After speaking with him briefly, he told me what I need to bring with and we set up a time and date for me to come meet him in Cherry Hill. Conveniently located on route 70 in Cherry Hill, it was easy to get too. Elliot was genuine and friendly and his office felt warm and inviting, which made me feel comfortable. We sat and talked for awhile. I didn't feel like I was speaking to a lawyer, but more like a friend who wanted to know about me. I told him the long and short about myself and he did as well. I explained my financial issues and to my surprise he was able to work with me. It was such a relief. When we got down to business he was courteous but very direct. He explained his game plan step by step which was easy for me to follow. He told me what documents I needed for me to get as well as a time frame to do so by. Things I would never have known to get. Nothing was sugar coated from the beginning and I was greatful for his honesty and transparency. He broke down a timeline how things would play out and told me to reach out anytime if ever I had questions. He made it clear he would stay in contact with me throughout my case, and he sure did. He said I would not feel alone or abandoned and I didn't. We texted, called, and emailed each other multiple times. He made sure he had everything he asked for by the times he set. We spoke days before as well as the day of my court appearance. That helped calm my nerves. He told me what to wear, as well as how to address the judge when he's speaking directly to me. In the end Elliot's game plan for our case turned out better then even he predicted. Not only did I not lose my license, but I received ZERO points. Had charges dropped and my total fees were less than the amount he quoted me in the beginning. Elliot lived up to every word my friend said about him and more. He reached out to me days afterwards to just to see how I was doing. He even went over again in detail exactly what to expect in the mail and what to do moving forward. I'm lucky my friend was a lawyer. I'm greatful he recommended Elliot to me. If I get another ticket in the future, my first call will be to Elliot Stomel. At least I'll know I have the BEST lawyer on my side. You will too if you contact Elliot Stomel !
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
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Effective- Knowledgeable- Returns Calls
I was Charged with a DUI and 5 other offenses this past December & looking at significant fines & loss of driving privileges. Elliot's legal expertise made it possible to save my driver's license and minimized the fines. He is damned good.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
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Fantastic Lawyer
Elliot Stomel is a fantastic lawyer. It was a pleasure working with him. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive at all times. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
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Excellent! Couldn't have asked for better representation
A very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. He always made himself available to answer any questions I had, and never made me feel rushed. Mr. Stomel was very dedicated to getting me the best possible outcome for my case. It became evident throughout the case that he is also very respected within the legal community. Mr. Stomel is an honest and caring attorney, and I highly recommend him without any reservations.
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Posted by Russ | December 10, 2020
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Highly recommend
Elliot was great at taking the time to fully explain the process of everything. He is very personable and always has a joke ready. In addition, he did an outstanding job at representing me at court. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2020
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Dedicated Representation and Meticulous Review of Evidence
In September, I was arrested for DWI in Evesham Township. It was the first time in my adult life that I was ever "in trouble" for anything. I am, aside from this mistake, a proud, law-abiding citizen. As a result of this lack of experience with law enforcement, I did not possess any helpful knowledge in DWI law. I ended up refusing the breathalyzer test, and due to confusing information from the law enforcement officers who arrested me, I did not realize the seriousness of a refusal and the draconian nature of the relevant sentencing guidelines. I called Elliot for a consultation that weekend. He answered the phone immediately and was extremely generous with his time. I was distraught, as this was a first time experience for me, and a less ethical attorney could and would have taken advantage of this to sell me false hopes. Even during the free consultation, Elliot did not do this. He gave me realistic advice and simply sold his services as, "My goal is for you to be glad you hired me when this is over." And I am. The most important characteristic about Elliot is that he cares about his clients and represents them accordingly. He is a compassionate guy and walks you through the entire process. Even if it means stretching out the proceedings with postponements designed to give him more time to review the evidence, after he has received his payments from you no less, he will do whatever is necessary to maximize the quality of his representation. At the end of the day, Elliot managed to have my refusal thrown out of court based on a procedural error on the part of the police. If you know Evesham Township, you know that this is a tall order. This meant saving me arguably thousands of dollars and several extra months of having the IID "breathalyzer" in my vehicle. He managed to accomplish this because he cared enough about my case to meticulously review hours of body and dash camera footage of my arrest to find roughly 30 seconds of footage including a procedural error that led to me being confused about my options and their ensuing consequences. To finish this long review, I am GLAD I hired Elliot. I was convinced throughout the entire process that this guy cared about my case and would do everything in his power to mitigate the damage caused by my careless mistake that September night. The results speak for themselves. The many positive reviews on this site are consistent with my personal experience. Thank you, Elliot. Lastly, if you hire him, follow all of his advice. He has upwards of 40 years of experience in this area of law. Do what he says and it will pay off.
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Posted by Nicholas | September 25, 2020
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Love this guy!
Elliott keeps everything professional, is very easy to talk to, covers all areas, and gives a great general understanding as to what your charges and pleas are. All around amazing guy and lawyer!
Posted by Dinesh | September 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very reliable and very professional
I would like a take a moment to thank Elliot on behalf of my family for taking up our case and having it resolved as thought nothing had really happened. Elliot was very kind enough to explain the consequence very clearly and the next step he would take to get us out of the issue we faced. Elliot was easily reachable and quick in responding back with any queries. Elliot was very upfront with all the discussion. I would definitely recommend Elliot to any one who needs legal support and guidance.
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Posted by Eddel | August 9, 2020
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Great Professional Services.
Overall it was a great experience even during this pandemic. My court hearings were postponed multiple times and the whole ordeal lasted 6 months due to the pandemic for a traffic violation that happened back in February. There was nothing that could be done but to just be patient and wait it out. Elliot always kept me in the loop in what was going on "behind the scenes" and kept me informed of any new information that he came across. Very professional, knowledgeable, laid-back, and easy to talk to. He will do whatever it takes to get you the best results for your particular case and always before going any further in the case, he will always ask for your permission so you will never feel pressured or obligated to do anything you don't want to do. At the end of the day, I am glad I was patient and waited it out with Elliot because I did get the result that I wanted. Due to the pandemic, all our interactions happened over the phone and have not met him personally. I would definitely hire Elliot again if the need arises. Thank you Elliot!
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Posted by Robert | July 14, 2020
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A Great Experience
Elliot has it all. What an absolute pleasure it was to have Elliot on my side through this process! Elliot was able to get all of my charges reduced, and the outcome was better than I ever could have expected. Without Elliot's representation I don't know how I would have been able to overcome this. If you need representation for your case, please reach out to Elliot for the best results.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Elliot S. Stomel, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Municipal Public Defender
  • Camden City
  • 1982 - 2000
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Cherry Hill Township
  • 1981 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Sandone & Stomel
  • 1978 - 1990
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Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • Merchantville/Cherry Hill Consolidation Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 1978 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • 1978 - Present
  • Cherry Hill Library
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2006 - 2012
  • New Jersey Municipal Prosecutors Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Camden County Municipal Prosecutors Association
  • President
  • 1990 - 1999
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1983 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys (DWI)
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys (Criminal law)
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Skills and Methods
  • 2014
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Advanced Municipal Court Practice
  • 2013
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Skills and Methods
  • 2013
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Advanced Municipal Court Practice
  • 2012
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Skills and Methods
  • 2012
  • Rutgers University
  • Law and Society
  • 2011
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Advanced Municipal Court Practice
  • 2011
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Skills and Methods
  • 2011
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Criminology
  • 2010
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Law and Society
  • 2010
  • Rutgers University
  • Law and Society
  • 2010
  • Rutgers University Law School
  • Wrongful Termination
  • 2009
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2009
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2008
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2007
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2006
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2005
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2004
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2003
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2002
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2001
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2000
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1999
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1998
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1997
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1996
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal court Practice
  • 1995
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1994
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1993
  • New Jersey ICLE
  • Muncipal Court Practice
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Elliot for more than 30 years and am in the same building with him. We speak often. I do not know a finer man or a better attorney. He obtains outstanding results for his clients all the time with total character, class and integrity. I am very comfortable making referrals to him. I know no one would work harder or do a better job for my clients than him. His success speaks for itself. His reputation in this industry is unparalled. I give him my highest recommendation. Charles G. Resnick, Esq."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to DUI Defense, Elliot is the lawyer to talk to."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has years of experience with municipal court. Trust him with your case."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Elliot throughout my entire practice. He is knowledgeable, competent, skilled at negotiation and trying cases, and has significant experience. I highly recommend him for all municipal court matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stomel is well known and experienced in his area of concentration. Mr. Stomel gives his clients the attention that their cases deserve carefully. I highly recommend his services and his work product."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing Elliot as a fellow attorney for over 30 years, I can strongly endorse him as a highly competent, knowledgeable, capable, and practical municipal court attorney. He takes great pride in the ethics of the practice of law and, accordingly, has a strong reputation and credibility in the legal community (before judges and among his fellow attorneys). That reputation for honest reputation of his clients is one of the strengths he brings to his cases to his clients' benefit. I strongly recommend Elliot for any municipal court matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work.. I am familiar with Mr. Stomel from his many insightful and intelligent answers to questions posted on Avvo. Always willing to help out and give good concise answers. In the end, you may need to hire an attorney to get to the outcome you seek, but at least here you can get a good start with his informative answers, blogs, and legal guides."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Although there would seem a bias, since Elliot Stomel is my brother-in-law, but this endorsement is based on objective factors and not our family relationship. Elliot is an experienced and highly competent lawyer in this field (ie., former Town Prosecutor and Public Defender) , and my law firm has referred countless cases to him that have produced very successful results."
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Cherry Hill DUI and DWI Lawyer Elliot S Stomel
Elliot S Stomel
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 44 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available