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John S Sitzler

Criminal defense Attorney at Mount Holly, NJ

4.9   45 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1976
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About John

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While at Rider College in 1972-1973, John was hired by the Office of Public Defender in Trenton as a part time assistant investigator. Upon graduating from Vermont Law School, he was accepted as Law Clerk to the Honorable Herman Belopolsky, J.C.S., Honorable Harold B. Wells, III, A.J.S.C. and Honorable W. Thomas McGann, J.C.S.

 

Upon passing the Bar in New Jersey in 1976, he joined the firm of Mathews and Sitzler as an associate and was made partner the following year.

 

In 1979, John became Solicitor for the Wrightstown Borough Planning Board as well as Municipal Prosecutor for Pemberton Township. Over the next few years John became a Solicitor for the Delran Township Planning Board as well as Municipal Prosecutor for many municipalities including Hainesport, Cinnaminson, Pemberton, Mount Holly, New Hanover, and Springfield.

 

In 1990, he and his father, John O. Sitzler, Jr., formed the partnership of Sitzler and Sitzler and in 1995 became the Sole Proprietor of Sitzler and Sitzler when his father became of counsel to the firm.

 

From 2000-2013 John taught as an adjunct Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law. Wilmington, Delaware campus and taught Alcohol, Vehicle, and the Law, one of the most popular courses at Widener.

 

From 2007-2014, John was nominated by his peers as the Top Attorney to work with on DWI defense cases for SJ Magazine. He was also voted as Top DUI attorney by the public for South Jersey Magazine for the years 2010-2014.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 1 ...

Location

Perry & Associates

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
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DUI dismissal
John and his team where very professional John is a very stern but upfront attorney he helped me get my DUI dismissed down to a reckless driving I highly recommend John and his team for anyone who has been charged with DUI
Posted by Lance | January 23, 2022
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Fantastic Lawyer
Great attorney, and he got me the best possible outcome in my situation at the time! He’s the best that i have ever hired!
Posted by Chris | January 16, 2022
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Experienced, Knowledgble, Excellent
John was referred by a life-long friend. John and his office were phenominal from start to finish. They answered all my questions and delivered an outcome far better than expected. While I was in an unfortunate situation, I am so pleased John was there to help.
Posted by Michael | September 27, 2021
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This man and his firm work wonders
I was unfortunately looking at a 2nd conviction for DUI this past year and a considerable amount of time without a license. I contacted John and his office, they were fantastic from start to finish. Was able to not only avoid a loss of license but also had some other serious charges amended and dismissed. Cannot recommend this man and his team enough! Thanks again John!
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Posted by Savannah | April 27, 2020
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DUI Charges
Mr. Sitzler has went above and beyond what I could have imagined for an outcome for my case. I was charged with my third DUI and Mr. Sitzler was able to get it down to a reckless charge. He is stern but with great reason and it comes to grow on you as you watch him take utmost care of your case. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone for their attorney needs. I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work throughout the entire process of my case. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Doug | January 15, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
John Sitzler represented me for my third DUI, each one 5 years apart. He went above and beyond what I expected with the DUI being dropped which saved me losing my license for 10 yrs. and the fines and penalties that come with it. Could not ask for a better lawyer.
Posted by Julia | January 10, 2020
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Excellent, simply the best
John Sitzler helped me tremendously in a Dwi case. I was amazed at the outcome and the professionalism shown by John and his staff. John knows a lot of people and is a miracle worker. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Robert | November 9, 2019
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Posted by Robert 11/9/2019
I just want to say thank you to John Sitsler and his team of professionals who help me when I was in an accident I had received 10 tickets in the mail 3 weeks after I was released out of trauma unit I felt like I had the rug ripped out from under me I didn't know what I was going to do A very good friend referred me to John I sat down and talked with him and within 10 minutes he had me calmed down and my anxiety from a level 10 to a 2 That's when I knew he was lawyer for me I was confident in everything he said It was drawn out over a couple months but John & his team kept me calm and posted with everything that was going on and that's just what I needed a positive outlook Long story short I wound up with 1 ticket and couple little fines just like John had explained to me all along He was a man of his word I would highly recommend his firm
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2019
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#1 lawyer
John was nothing but great to work with and extremely helpful through the whole process. He's so highly recommend I was referred to him by another lawyer. I got the best possible outcome of my case thanks to John's expertise and vast knowledge of the law. The best lawyer for the job hands down.
Posted by L | May 8, 2019
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Amazing, Amazing Must Have
John is a wonderful, caring human being. He doesn't judge you and always makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire court process. John is well known and very well respected. In the courtroom he always works his magic and what can I say John Sitzler is a winner!! This is the second time I have hired John and both times the outcome was phenomenal. John is worth every penny so I say to anyone that reads this review, if you want to win and you want a good lawyer who is a complete gentleman and knows how to get it done! Look no further trust me John is the best. The ladies in the office, especially Laura are the kindest ever, so patient and always helpful, it's just a win, win all around. Thank you, thank you again to Sitzler Law Office, very much appreciated. L
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Posted by Heather | April 20, 2019
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He is a wonderful lawyer
John is very professional and very polite. He understood my nervousness about court being that it was a domestic violence case. Not only did he grant my legal wishes but extended it to ensure the safety of my children as well. Any question, dumb or repetitive he answered and made sure I understood. I would definitely recommend this lawyer not only based on his education and experience but he is a good gentleman as well.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 8, 2019
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The best you can get!
I was referred to John by a friend who used him previously and got amazing results when faced with two DUI's. I myself was facing my second DUI within a year time frame. I knew the penalties and fines associated with a second DUI and never expected the outcome that John was able to get for me. He is honest, professional, caring, and goes above and beyond to represent his clients in the best possible way. John explained everything thoroughly and from the first visit with him eased my worries and concerns. He didn't settle, even with having to postpone several times over a 6 month period, to get the results needed to win the case. He precisely was able to prove and point out where the state police made errors and executed on them with utmost professionalism, care and determination. John was able to get the second DUI completely dismissed and downgraded to reckless with only a minimal amount of licensed loss time. The results John got were beyond my expectations. From his office staff, Laura and Deana, who were always warm and welcoming and made you feel completely comfortable every time you call, visit or need anything, to the way he represents you and goes about your case, you are truly getting the best. I would highly recommend John for any and all of your legal needs. There is no one better to represent you. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Sean | December 12, 2018
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Highly Recommended
John is a fantastic lawyer who gets the job done. I faced some incredibly stressful challenges and from the first visit with John I felt at ease. He explained the process in detail, set expectations of what could happen, and executed like a professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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Nathan
I was facing a 2nd DUI offense along with several other tickets, along with the possibility of losing my job and letting my family completely down. John did an excellent job getting alot of the tickets dismissed and I'll be back @ work and providing for my family in no time. Thank you so much John.
Posted by Patrick | October 1, 2018
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Phenomenal Attorney.
John Sitzler reclaimed my life. I was facing up to 20 years for 2 deaths in an auto accident that wasn't my fault. Because of the presence of THC was in my blood, I was charged with DUI and 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide. It took some time, but John knew exactly how to approach this case with the utmost care. He presented the facts the way they were meant to be displayed. He showed that a possible mechanical failure could have been the cause, or it could have been medical. There was under no circumstances a time during my trial, where I had thought he could have done better. I was found "Not Guilty" by a jury. With every thought that runs through your mind about anything tangible about your case, John most likely has already thought of it, and he'll make it known. I recommend John Sitzler in any and all cases. He's got you. You're in good hands.
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Posted by Aurus | September 28, 2018
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Phenomenal - Exemplary - Accomplished
I hired John Sitzler to represent my son who was facing up to 20 years for vehicular homicide that had resulted in 2 unfortunate deaths. Although the cause of the accident could not be pinpointed to a specific mechanical malfunction or medical episode, the authorities were determined to convict on a minimal presence of THC in blood from prior use. His communication, analytical, and research skills are beyond comparison. His trial demeanor is poetic, and his ability to convey the facts, as well as portray all possibilities of the aspects of the case, is/was outstanding. I consider him a true gentleman, a class act, an empathetic listener and someone who goes above and beyond in his service to his clients. I refer any/all family and friends to Mr. Sitzler if, or when, they are in need of competent, effective counsel. I'm confident that they would never be disappointed. Although I hope not to require his services anytime real soon, I consider him my (and my family's) attorney for life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2018
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John's help provided me an excellent outcome in a very challenging case
I hired John after getting his name referred to me by several people. I was facing a pretty serious penalty since I was getting charged with a 2nd DUI within 10 years so I really wanted to make sure I hired the right person to help. He was extremely honest with me up front about expectations and what the process would look like. From the start you can tell how knowledgeable he is about this process and how it all works, which helped me feel very comfortable. John know all of the steps and the ins and out to help me try and get the best outcome possible. I was nervous because the case had been open for several months, but it was only because we continued to take every step possible to ensure the best result. I was told be several lawyers that my case was an uphill battle and the likelihood of me receiving anything else but the full penalty so almost a guarantee. John never gave me false hope, but he did seem to know the most about what we needed to go to achieve the best result possible. Every penny and the time spent was worth the outcome and I sincerely appreciate his help and guidance along the way. His team was great and always got back to me quickly when I followed up with questions during the process. I would highly recommend John to anyone facing these types charges and am grateful for how things worked out.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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Great attorney, very grateful for his help and skills and compassion
There are not enough words of gratitude and appreciation for Mr. Sitzler's advice, excellent legal skills, patience and understanding. I was very fortunate to have him on my side during a very difficult time in my life !
Posted by Janine | June 16, 2018
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Awesome attorney!!!
Mr. Sitzzler did an outstanding job representing me. He made a hard situation turn out amazing. He is knowledgeable and confident. He knows the law and he lets you know all your options up front. He eases your mind and is an outstanding lawyer and I highly recommend them to everyone who finds themselves in a tough situation!
Posted by Bob | May 25, 2018
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Great Representation
Mr. Sitzler did an outstanding job in representing the DWI charges and reckless driving offenses. He was informative and available to answer questions through out the process. The results were so much better that anticipated.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Sitzler and Sitzler
  • 1995 - Present
  • Co-Founder and Partner
  • Sitzler and Sitzler
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Weishoff and Sitzler
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Partner
  • Mathews, Sitzler, Weishoff and Sitzler
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Partner
  • Mathews and Sitzler
  • 1977 - 1983
  • Associate
  • Mathews and Sitzler
  • 1976 - 1977
  • Clerk
  • Hon. W. Thomas McGann, J.S.C., Hon. Herman Belopolsky, J.S.C., Hon. Harold B. Wells, III, A.J.S.C.
  • 1976 - 1977
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Rider College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top DUI Attorney Public
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top DUI Attorney Public
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top DUI Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top DUI Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top DUI Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sitzler is knowledgeable, caring and passionate about his job. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the greatest legal minds in the community, has a real passion for DUI Defense, and also prioritizes getting his clients the best results possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse John Sitzler without reservation. John is an outstanding attorney. His mind is brilliant, his depth of knowledge is boundless and his trial skills are worthy of a Hollywood movie. Stated simply, John is the best of the best."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a consummate professional. He is highly skilled and accomplished. I am truly impressed with his skills and his uncanny ability to maintain focus. I'm proud to know John as not only a colleague but someone who is been a mentor to so many attorneys, including myself. My hat's off to you John!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to criminal defense attorneys, including DWI, John is a cut above the rest. I know of no other attorney that is as knowledgeable or as dedicated to his clients than John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Mount Holly Criminal defense Lawyer John S Sitzler
John S Sitzler
Criminal defense Attorney
Mount Holly, NJ
Licensed for 47 years
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