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James M. Carter

Family Attorney at Turnersville, NJ

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
    New Mexico - NM 25 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1998
    Suspended for non-payment of dues No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    including divorce, custody, child support, adoption, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements

    25 years

  2. Immigration
    family-based immigration applications and removal (deportation) defense in the Immigration Courts at Philadelphia, Newark NJ, & Elizabeth NJ

    17 years

  3. Land use and zoning
    land use applications before planning and zoning boards

    7 years

  4. Administrative law
    professional licensure issues (medical, nursing, accounting, etc.) before all applicable boards governing same, as well as administrative trials of such issues before State administrative courts

    17 years

Born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, Mr. Carter is a 1990 graduate of Washington Township (NJ) High School. He graduated from Rowan University magna cum laude with a B.A. in history and concentrations in German and honors studies in 1995. In 1998, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law - Camden.  After law school, Mr. Carter moved to New Mexico, where he was an associate at Lamb, Metzgar, Lines & Dahl in Albuquerque. He then returned to New Jersey and served a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Marilyn Rhyne-Herr in the Hunterdon County Superior Court before becoming an associate with Angelini, Viniar & Freedman in Woodbury. He was the managing member of The Law Office of James M. Carter, LLC, in Washington Township before joining Hoffman DiMuzio in January 2007. 

Early in his carrer, Mr. Carter acted as a municipal prosecutor in several Gloucester and Camden County towns, including Cherry Hill Township and Clayton Borough, and served as solicitor to the Elk Township Combined Planning & Zoning Board. He presently concentrates in all areas of family law, family-based immigration, land use law, and administrative matters, particularly professional licensure issues.

He now lives with his wife of 25 years and their two sons in Glassboro, where he has coached youth soccer, baseball, and basketball and has served on the Board of Directors of Glassboro Babe Ruth Baseball and as president of the Glassboro Soccer Club.


4270 Route 42
Turnersville, NJ, 08012
25-35 Hunter Street
Post Office Box 7
Woodbury, NJ, 08096
515 Woodbury-Glassboro Road
Post Office Box 482
Sewell, NJ, 08080
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend. One of the best!
Not enough can be said about Mr. Carter’s professionalism both in and out of the courtroom or in this case virtual court room. If you ever find yourself coming out of an extremely toxic relationship and end up in a bogus domestic violence situation do yourself a favor and contact Mr. Carter first. The staff at Hoffman Dimuzio is very friendly and caring. Mr. Carter himself went above and beyond for me and the unfortunate situation I was put in to make sure everything was dismissed. Before and after every trial he would call to touch base or recap and was prompt with answering questions and proving advice. I came in needing a lawyer and left with someone who felt like a friend or family member. His understanding of the laws and your needs exceeded my expectations. He cares, he listens and takes action when needed. I hope to never need his services again but would not hesitate to use Mr. Carter if I ever did. Thank you Mr. Carter for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Must Hire
Very informative and professional. Helped me reach the desired outcome in a tough situation.
Posted by Tereza | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Carter is an excellent lawyer. He handled my case professionally and was well-prepared. I would recommend him and will definitely use his services in the future.
Posted by Brittany | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I did a lot of research before I chose a lawyer and I can say I made the best decision. Mr. Carter is very personable and friendly. He told me what the process was going to be for my situation during our consultation and it was in fact everything he said. He was in constant communication every step of the way so I knew what was going on. I was very nervous before the court hearing and he did a great job at settling my nerves. He made my situation very easy and stress free. He also did not charge an arm and a leg to have him on my side but based on my experience with him money wouldn’t be an option to have him on my side. I highly recommend Mr. Carter to anyone going thru a divorce or any legal matter. I pray I never need a lawyer again but if I do he will be who I contact. Thank you so much for your help with everything! Given the circumstances I am very glad to have met you Mr. Carter!
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Posted by Naomi | June 26, 2019
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Mr. James Carter is a very professional; compassionate; and knowledgeable. He represented me in my legal matter with the administrative law judge regarding my case with the nursing board and I was Please with the service he provided me. We are still working on my case and thus far I have no problem with Mr. Carter. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. A The Hoffman law firm as a whole. Great people who provides great service.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Highly recommend
Amazing! Im so very pleased with the outcome of my situation and how everything was handled. James is a true professional.
Posted by Tyler | May 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
James was personable and helpful throughout an extremely stressful situation. He's very straightforward and patient, while looking out for your best interests. He's experienced and knowledgeable. If you're looking for quality legal counseling you want Mr. Carter in your corner!
Posted by Adam | March 29, 2018
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Great lawyer
He was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. His prices are a lot more affordable for what he offers. Mr Carter is extreamly professional throughout the entire year and half we waited. He never forgot about us. We used Mr Carter twice so far for our green card and will use again for applying for citizenship.
Response from James Carter April 17, 2018
Thank you for the kind words, Adam. It is always a pleasure to deal with people as nice as you. I was thrilled were were able to get positive results for you.
Posted by BRYAN | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr carter and secretary helped make my case run smooth for my spouse as I sponsored them. He covered all bases and within months the cases was final and successful . Thanks James Carter
Posted by Dan | August 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James is exceptional!
It is difficult to put into words how much James is appreciated. Nobody wants to be in a position were they need a lawyer- at least I do not. When I first went to James, I had felt defeated! I felt as if all the other lawyers I had went to, were looking at me like a pay check- and not listening to me. James was/is the only one to actual pay attention to me. After our initial consultation, I knew that I had found the one to represent me. In this case, he was the voice for my daughter as well. It is not often people are thanked for a job well done. He deserves this review- and yours too! From one family man to another- James- Thank You.
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Posted by Duane | May 14, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Mr. Carter was extremely professional and handled my case successfully despite the difficulties we encountered. He was thorough in discussing options and possible outcomes. Mr. Carter is an attorney who thinks outside the box which is a valuable quality to have in the legal world.
Posted by Bill | May 6, 2016
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Need a feeling of relief? That's how i felt. A+ 5 star lawyer without a doubt!
One of the nicest guys around & knows the laws very well!! Great person to have next to you. I had a great experience & i'm a hard guy to make smile in the end but that's what the end result was :) Highly recommended!!
Posted by DARRELL | October 16, 2015
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Restraining Order Removal
Mr. Carter was knowledgeable, prompt and very effective in removing this Order that was erroneously placed upon me. He is a true advocate.
Response from James Carter October 20, 2015
Sometimes bad things do happen to good people. I am always happy to help those people!
Posted by Kara | October 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch service!
Choosing to dissolve a marriage is, most times, such an emotional event, as it is, choosing the appropriate attorney is a critical factor in making the transition seamless. I did my due diligence, and sought three different consultations before choosing, but I wholeheartedly feel I chose correctly! Jim was completely honest with me from day one and never set unrealistic expectations. I was always able to reach him or his secretary and get clear answers to my questions, I never felt in the dark or confused. I hope to never need his services again, but if I did, I wouldn't hesitate to use him as my representation.
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Response from James Carter October 16, 2015
It is truly a pleasure to work with the overwhelming number of clients who remain rational and positive, even in the face of what is the most financially and emotionally difficult time in their lives. The least your divorce attorney can do is to try to minimize that stress. I strive to have every client feel as though he or she was treated fairly by me and the system and that I worked hard to protect his or her interests.
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Posted by Chip | November 17, 2014
Never too busy too help.
I've known and used James for several years now and have always been pleased with his response to the work or situation. Dealing with him is more like dealing with a trusted friend, who is honest and forthright in his advise. I look forward to working with him for years to come.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2014
Grateful and most pleased
Mr. Carter and his administrative assistant Jeanine Curry, were both prompt in their responses and informative in the progress of the proceedings. I am grateful for the suggestions they provided and the efficiency of their communication that kept me informed in all matters. Sincerely and gratefully, Elizabeth
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Very Professional and helpful
I hired Mr. Carter for a custody issue which was complicated . Mr. Carter was very professional and helpful in keeping me updated in our status and what we should do and what steps to take etc. I am very pleased with our outcome and we will hire him again if needed in the past.
Posted by William | August 28, 2013
Consummate Professional
Mr. Carter was nothing but professional from the very first minutes of our initial consultation to the final resolution of my case against a former employer involving unpaid salary and bonus that was due to me. Mr. Carter was understanding of my situation, knowledgeable about the applicable case law, clear about the expectations of my legal action, articulate regarding the steps that needed to be taken, and diligent in following-up with my former employer and, most importantly, with me regarding the status of my case. I was never trivialized or marginalized - in fact, I felt as if my case was a top priority. I would never hesitate to contact Mr. Carter again should the need ever arise in the future and would recommend him with the highest of grades to anyone looking for a supremely competent and top-notch professional.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2009
James Carter
Mr. Carter was always available for any questions or issues that would come up. I was always felt very comfortable talking with him .
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Managing Member
  • Law Office of James M. Carter
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Angelini, Viniar & Freedman
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Law clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Lamb, Metzgar, Lines & Dahl
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Rutgers University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Rowan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NJSBA Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (21)
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Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney James Carter is a tremendous family lawyer and is deeply committed to provide excellent representation to his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney James M. Carter has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a family law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His clients speak very highly of him and he works for the best possible outcome."
Business Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. James is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A skilled and experienced attorney with a deep background serving the NJ community as their legal representative."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carter is an experienced and well respected family law attorney."
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