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Christopher J Basner

Criminal defense Attorney at Haddonfield, NJ

4.5   11 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years

  4. Federal crime
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years

  5. Juvenile law
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Currently accepting new clients in New Jersey.

    18 years



          Why do I defend the criminally accused?  Anyone who has been accused of something that they did not do, or of more than what they did, knows how aggravating it is to face false, or exaggerated accusations.




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Christopher J Basner
2 Kings Highway West
Suite 205
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033

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4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by J. Reed | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Service
Christopher Basner was a great attorney and treated my case as a true professional would. I highly recommend him to anyone in search of a great defense attorney.
Posted by Cherie | May 27, 2015
Great Attorney
My experience with Mr. Basner was exceptional, he answered all of my questions and dealt with my situation in a professional manner. I also referred a friend for a Municipal Court matter regarding her son, I sincerely appreciate the professional and caring job that he had done for my friend's son. Honestly, I could not find a better attorney and I am quite satisfied with the excellent job that he did. Cherie
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Posted by phil | October 1, 2014
mr. basner great dui lawyer.
Mr basner, was very good, thurough, and my case couldnt have went any better. I would recommend mr basner, if you are in a jam with a dwi, dui, very friendly as well.
Posted by wayne | April 30, 2014
Dedicated Attorney
Chris took my case on short notice and still provided excellent advice and direction for me. The case was dismissed with prejudice. Chris went the extra mile to ensure that no stone went uncovered. I would definitely recommend Chris Basner to others.
Posted by Joshua-James | February 23, 2014
Outstanding Service
Most of us, I am sure, have shared the experience of hiring a lawyer. We ask our friends, our colleagues and even our family. When you have found that right lawyer you ultimately are at your level of comfort. For me, my legal problem was so defined that I was without any comfort, faith, or hope. And then enter stage left, Christopher Basner, Attorney at Law. With tremendous gravitas and an educational pedigree to match, Mr. Basner offered me the hope that I lost, and most important, the regaining of faith that I so needed. In May of 2013 I was driving my truck enroute to complete an errand when I was rear ended in a four vehicle accident. Being the first vehicle, the fourth vehicle accelerated at a red signal. The police were dispatched and the process of the investigation began. When all the documents were presented and the verbal questions began, I then within moments found myself being seriously questioned as to my sobriety. No alcohol was consumed at all by me on this day. As difficult as this is to write in print, I have AIDS and am engaged in contract with a well known pain management physician. I was arrested for driving while under the influence of morphine. Mr. Basner was ever so reassuring. I knew my case was quite unique; all information that needed to be received and delivered would exchange many hands. Many discovery motions entered, many appearances in court and the looks of disdain from the prosecution and police officers. I felt horrible inside as I could not feel comfortable. Ultimately the time came for trial. The measures of responsiveness were not favorable to me with the court as I allocuted and entered into a plea agreement. There were four charges I must write to you, the reader, and three were dismissed. Mr.Basner offered me the decision to understand exactly where my position would lie after the plea, and, moreover, that in accepting the plea was honorable and proper. The judicial proceedings are over and now I am comfortable. As a hospitality professional who has strived for perfection from my employees and more importantly myself, I recommend at the highest level possible Mr. Basner as your decision for the ultimate legal representation.
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Posted by EricRivera | February 20, 2014
The best attorney for your money !!!
Christopher basner handled my case with professionalism and respect never once was I judged for my actions even though my charge was writing a bad check for unlicensed driver ticket I had received not only did I not get penalized for writing a bad check recieved no jail time and was able to walk out of court with my case behind me. I just want to say thank you Chris and you have Fulfilled everything you said you would in person and in contract.I would definitely recommend you to any of my family member or friends that need legal help
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2013
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Mr. Basner got my case dismissed. He clearly explained his primary and secondary strategies for this end goal prior to going to court. It was clear he had prepped beforehand and had experience advocating for his clients in court. When watching a case before the judge prior to our case, he explained to me that the guilty plea being entered was only six weeks after the apparent incident. Mr. Basner said that the full police disclosure would not have been available that quickly; so the client was settling before his lawyer even had all the information on the case. I wonder if that client knew that. If he did, would he have picked a different lawyer? I learned that what I didn't know could hurt me. Do your research and get an attorney who goes to bat for you and won't settle. Mr. Basner did that for me.
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Posted by Kia | September 19, 2013
Stupid case...Chris was great!
Mr. Basmer has been my go too since our first point of contact on The service provided was always efficient. If Chris was unavailable at any point, his assistant kept me abreast onm this stupid case. GLAD IT'S OVER!! Thank you Chris!
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2013
Camden City Munipal Court
Christopher took this case from us on short notice handled everything very well, communicated very well and case was resolved with positive results. His price was reasonable and did not charge for every letter or fax that had to be written and sent. Very pleased with his representation.
Posted by Jesse | March 21, 2014
Case dismissal
He was able to get my case dismissed and has really helped me with other cases that other lawyers were not able to help me with. Other lawyers would have simply told me to plead guilty when it could have been avoided if they had done more research. For the defense you get, it is well worth the price.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2013
Overworked & Understaffed
Mr.Basner is a very nice person,but in my opinion he has too much on his plate and understaffed.It's been 17 months since he took my bankruptcy case and to this day nothing has been done.I have taken the bankruptcy precourse twice now and the 6 months is up once again,still nothing done.I have had 2 wage executions one which has been paid and paying on one now.I could actually lose my job if another one comes in.I repeatedly have tried to get in touch with him but to no avail no response.He literally has not done his job,that I paid in full 17 months ago.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Suspension issued in PA, 2015
updated on 05/24/2016

Suspended means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Christopher J Basner PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of David S. Rochman, Esq.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of David S. Rochman, Esq.
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Another New Jersey DWI Case Dismissed
  • New Jersey DWI charge dismissed
  • Fleeing & Eluding
  • Not Guilty Verdict at Trial
  • Shoplifting Charge Dismissed
  • Shoplifting Charge Dismissed
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  • New Jersey Associate of Justice
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award for 2014 in Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (26)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Basner has courage. It takes a lot of guts to stand up against the government and he does that every day. He uses his knowledge and experience to fight for those accused of a crime. Protecting people is what he does."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Christopher Basner on a case and I was impressed with his confidence, persistence and work ethic. He get his clients the results they are looking for. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their dedication to their clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is very knowledgeable when it comes to DUI. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Friend
"If I ever get arrested in New Jersey for DWI/DUI I will hire Chris Basner. He's smart and more importantly achieves fantastic results for his clients. Any client would be lucky to hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Basner has a strong knowledge of the law as reflected by his Avvo contributions. I would recommend him to anyone needing representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse New Jersey criminal defense attorney Christopher Basner. He is one of the finest young criminal attorneys in South Jersey. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and will fight against the powers of the state with all the tools at his disposal. If arrested for a criminal offense in South Jersey, I strongly recommend you call Mr. Basner. You will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a passionate lawyer and zealous advocate. He is willing to put in the work for tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Basner is a former classmate from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. He is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients who strives to deliver excellent customer service."
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