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Katherine Dodge Hartman

Criminal defense Attorney at Moorestown, NJ

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    48%
    I represent people charged with crimes in state, municipal and federal courts. I have successfully defended people charged with serious crimes and give them the attention and personal service they deserve.

    33 years, 500 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    48%
    I represent victims of sexual harassment, whistle blowers, and others discriminated against because of their membership in a protected class. I also review severance agreements and defend public employees in disciplinary proceedings.

    33 years, 300 cases

  3. General practice
    4%
    We are a full service law firm that can help you with many of your legal issues. I want to be your lawyer.

    33 years, 150 cases

Katherine D. Hartman is the Managing Partner in the Moorestown, New Jersey law office of Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, which has been named one of America’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Rep...

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Attorneys Hartman, Chartered

Reviews

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Posted by BrianY | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proven lawyer
I have used Katherine for both work related and personal issues and in both situations she battled and has prospered, she is very reliable and great communication, highly recommended!! a AAA status
Posted by Bill | July 3, 2014
Will fight tooth and nail for you!
I was a defendant in a civil matter/wrongful termination suit. After consulting with several other attorney's I know personally, I consulted with Kate, and was at ease immediately with her. After giving her a brief background of the case, she agreed to represent me and immediately attempted to negotiate a settlement that would protect my interests. After several attempts, including with a mediator to settle the case, counsel for the other party insisted on a trial and left a VERY sizable settlement offer on the table. The case went to trial, and not to brag, but Kate and Co-counsel embarrassed the other party. The writing was on the wall that the judge was about to dismiss the entire case, so the other party agreed to a pittance of a settlement far less than was on the table prior to trial. Needless to say I was very happy with the result and extremely impressed by all the work Kate did on the case. I would not hesitate to utilize her service's again, and have recommended her to several other parties, and all have been very happy!
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Posted by Andrew | March 21, 2014
A Sword and a Shield. If your a Police Officer or Union Official look no further. She is the BEST.
I am a police officer and Union representative in New Jersey and our department was experiencing workplace retaliation and civil rights violations. Attorney Katie Hartman was recommended to me by another officer who was experiencing similar problems within his department. Upon my first interaction with Katie she gets right down to business. She allows you to tell your situation and will determine whether she feels you have a definitive case. Needless to say due to her knowledge and experience we were able to settle out of court in a period of nine months even going against a heavy hitting law firm. Katie is a pit bull. She listens to what is being said and then counter attacks making her opposition look foolish. I would definitely recommend Katie to any police officer or union official who feels they are being retaliated or targeted by their administration. I would also recommend Katie for legal representation. She is now my departments first choice when it comes to any counsel with legal services whether civil or criminal. Its great to know that there is an attorney out there who takes the time to listen and actually cares about the outcome. Thanks again, Katie.
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Posted by Wayne | March 19, 2014
Total Satifaction
I had the opportunity of being represented by Mrs. Hartman and I was very confident in her counsel. Mrs. Hartman kept me totally informed through out representation and put me at ease with her knowledge of the law concerning my case. She also had a frankness about her, which as you may know is absent from most counsel for whatever reason. If I had to state what impressed me the most about her counsel it would be the fact that she actually heard me out and was accessible during the whole time of representation. Most lawyers speak to you once or twice and don't really take in consideration what your thoughts are. Not to mention trying to reach them, especially if you paid them. At the end of the day I felt safe and secure in her counsel. Professionalism at it's best not to mention punctual. I would recommend her to anyone, especially those closet and dearest to me. Last but not least when it came to the billing I can honestly say I got my monies worth and then some.....
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Posted by Iris | March 16, 2014
Highly Knowledgeable Attorney
Katie was highly recommended to me through someone she deposed in a case. In my case, she was professional, knowledgeable, and reasonable. She guided me efficiently through a complicated and unfamiliar legal process. She is an excellent lawyer and I would hire her again and I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. If you are looking for a highly knowledgeable and professional attorney, you cannot go wrong with Katie Hartman.
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Posted by joe | March 14, 2014
a four year case.
Katie Hartman is an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney. Her presence in depositions and negotiations are dominant yet comforting to me, the client. I would not hesitate using Katie again and have recommended her to numerous clients that have had very good outcomes.
Posted by Tom B. | March 14, 2014
Great attorney, great results
Katie Hartman is one of the finest lawyers and individuals I know. I have retained the services her and her firm on a number of employment related issues over the years. On each occasion, she provided prompt, practical and effective advice. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Birnist | March 13, 2014
Top notch, in every way.
Can you hear yourself having said "That'll never happen to me"? Well, it happened to us and we needed a top notch criminal attorney pronto. Thanks to the guidance of an attorney friend, who when asked for the name of the BEST person we could hire, he said Katherine Hartman. We called, and she answered promptly. She was on top of everything from the beginning and kept us informed all throughout the proceedings, advising us of potential pitfalls, but, also able to talk to the prosecutors about options, and she was our trusted guide the entire time. She understands how the system works and was able to talk us through tough times. I have even contacted her, because she has my trust, for recommendations for estate planners and trust litigators. She's a real person, down to earth, and we felt comfortable talking to her. She's smart, smart, smart, and very competent. We appreciated everything that she did, and her costs weren't outrageous either. We weren't happy that we needed a criminal attorney, but, we sure are glad that Katie was the one we chose.
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Posted by Shauna | March 13, 2014
I can't say enough good things...
As a paralegal and legal secretary, I've dealt with literally hundreds of attorney's over the years and I can tell you that Katherine is one of the best out there! I hired Katherine to help me a resolve an issue with my employer, and not only did she represent me wonderfully (reaching an agreement with my employer that was exactly what I was looking for) but she was always available for my calls and questions. Any and all of my calls and emails were answered very quickly and professionally and I always came away feeling as though she had my case well in hand and was on top of things. Katherine was also wonderfully compassionate and understanding during the time she handled my case. Given what I was going through at the time, I can't tell you how much this meant to me as a person. I've dealt with many an attorney who don't make the time to answer their client's numerous questions with the consideration and patience that Katherine did. I would absolutely recommend Katherine to anyone out there looking for an attorney, I genuinely can't say enough good things about my experience with her and her office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph Greene
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Associations

  • New Jersey Client Protection Fund
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Burlington County Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Monthly
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Firms in New Jersey
  • US News and World Report
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Magazine
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorneys of South Jersey
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Magazine
  • 2009
  • Awesome Attorneys of South Jersey
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Magazine
  • 2008
  • Awesome Attorneys of South Jersey
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Magazine
  • 2007
  • Best 40 under 40
  • New Jersey State Law Journal
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Professionalism Day
  • Ethics of Settlement Negotiation
  • 2013
  • How Can I get an Expungment
  • Expungements
  • 2013
  • How Can I get an Expungement
  • Expungements
  • 2012
  • How can I get an Expungment
  • Expungements
  • 2011
  • Advanced Issues in Criminal LAw
  • Cross Examination of a Forensic Expert
  • 2011
  • Are you Eligible for an Expungment
  • Expungments
  • 2010
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Mid Year Meeting
  • Drug Court
  • 2008
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Cases from the United States and New Jersey Supreme Court 2007-2008
  • 2008
  • PBA Local 152
  • How to conduct yourself in an Internal Affairs Interview
  • 2007
  • Hot Tips in Criminal Law
  • Hot Tips in Criminal Law
  • 2007
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Everyting an employer needs to know about sick or disabled Employees
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Katherine
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mrs. Hartman and I were opposing counsel on many matters when I was an Assistant Prosecutor, and I endorse her without reservation. Mrs. Hartman was always a formidable adversary. She was prepared, knowledgeable and aggressive. Moreover, Mrs. Hartman always conveyed her clients' individual facts and circumstances. Very few defense attorneys took the time to know their clients on such a deep personal level and relay how their struggles and obstacles impacted their case. Mrs. Hartman's attention to detail, compassion and zealous advocacy routinely produce outstanding results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Hartman was defense counsel on various criminal matters that I handled when I was an assistant prosecutor. She was at all times well prepared and a zealous advocate. She enjoys a tremendous reputation in the legal community, which is well deserved. I endorse Ms. Hartman."
Criminal defense
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Criminal defense