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Edward George Appel

Criminal defense Attorney at Sewell, NJ

4.5   68 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 35 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 35 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I have 29 years of trial experience in Criminal defense and I am prepared to defend you. My background allows me to see the significance of the underpinnings of the State's case including: 1) Investigating why you were detained in the first place; 2) Determining whether you were profiled; 3) Analyzing whether your 4th Amendment right to privacy was violated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    36 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    I have 29 years of trial experience in DUI & DWI defense and I am prepared to defend you. My background allows me to see the significance of the underpinnings of the State's case including: 1) Investigating why you were stopped in the first place; 2) Determining whether the field sobriety and breath tests were performed correctly 3) Whether the evidence is even admissible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    36 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Expungement
    20%
    An expungement is the legal process to erase and seal all criminal records on file. Remember; potential employers will most likely do a background check on you. I can help you put your past behind you, so that you can focus on your future. I have 29 years of expungement experience and I am prepared to defend you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    36 years, 1,500 cases

CRIMINAL/DUI DEFENSE FREE CONSULTATION PAYMENT PLANS 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

I have over 32 years of trial experience and I am prepared to assist you. I have personally represented over 15,000 clients and I promise I will not assign your case to another attorney.

My background alllows me to see the significant underpinnings of the State's case including why you were detained, and if you were profiled or your rights to privacy were violated.

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Location

Appel Law Group
2 University Plaza Suite 100
Hackensack, NJ, 08876
Appel Law Group
12 Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Eatontown, NJ, 07724
Appel Law Group
100000 Lincoln Dr. East
Marlton, NJ, 08053
Appel Law Group
371 Hoes Ln.
Piscataway, NJ, 08854
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Posted by Angelina | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is truly THE BEST!!!!
I was facing 2 shoplifting charges so I contacted mr. Edward Appel office and briefly spoke with mr. Appell at which he put me in contact with his assistant and I hired him right there on the spot over the phone and paid my down payment and was offered a very nice and convenient payment plan to work out the balance. Mr. Appell quickly submitted letters of representation to both courts and I never even had to go to his office to sit down with him we were able to have all communication through the phone which is an excellent option for me because I'm a mother of 3 and I'm self-employed so I am very busy needless to say and after numerous Court appearances and having to postponed due to the stores that were charging me with the shoplifting not submitting documents that they were supposed to and not appearing at court probably because they knew I had a really great attorney and he would definitely get the charges amended or dismissed completely and I am happy to say that today was the court date for my second and last appearance and he had both charges completely dismissed not one time did I have to pay and nothing on my record I'm very very pleased with mr. Apel's representation he did what he said he would and he did better
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The real deal!
Mr. Appel gave sound counsel and realistic expectations of my case. Even though i found him to be on the expensive side of the competition it was worth every penny for my peace of mind. Knowing my representation actually put my interests in front of a speedy court appearance. That is not a common practice from my experience these days. Thank you again Mr. Appel
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Posted by Daniel | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Citations
I hired Mr. Appel to represent me for several traffic violations I received while in New Jersey, I am a PA resident. After waiting almost two years, due to Covid, and court dates being postponed, no fault of Mr. Appel, I am very happy with the results from this law firm! After the firm requested discovery from the State Police several times, it was never received. Resulting in the case and all charges being dismissed. I did not have to pay any fines or court cost. The fee for the attorney was well worth it (it wasn't much at all)!!
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Posted by John | March 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing professional
Mr Appel is professional and amazing. Gets the job done right and makes You the client feel safe. I would call Ed Appel forever for any attorney needs I will ever need.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed
John Hooper was the point man in this operation did an excellent job to clear my name and get this charge against me dismissed What a relief as I knew all along I was not guilty the facts presented by John along with the reports showed that they had nothing to convict It was a good day when DWI is tossed out as that rarely happens in the environment we live in at this time I thank all those who in the Appel law group for the help they provided me
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Well worth it
Mr.Appel saved me a lot of time and money by getting my charges reduced. I would recommend Mr. Appel to anyone who has any traffic court charge.
Posted by Marie | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
The law firm worked diligently to get all my charges dropped. They are well versed in situation concerning motor vehicle charges. I will recommend this law firm to anyone seeking an attorney to defend them in any minor and major traffic violations issues. The will work hard for you to make sure justice prevails for you.
Posted by Ernie | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He works MAGIC!
3 tickets that added up to 12 points downgraded (2 dismissed) to 0 points and a low fine. I kept my CDL CLEAN. thanks. If I’m ever in a jam I’ll be sure to call you.
Posted by Rafael Tavarez | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT SERVICE!!!!
My wife and me got involved in a very serious traffic tickets that can result in my license suspensions. We was very concerned about it . You know as soon as you get a ticket lawyer fliers start raining in your mailbox. We decided to go with the highest reviews ratings, thanks God we did it. This is the reason that I’m reviewing this firm so I can help others. My lawyer was there on time even I was earlier that the court opened. He got us out of trouble and a great deal with the prosecutor. We was well informed all the time with our case. I strongly recommends this firm . We are very pleased with awesome job. keep up the good work. Congrats to all team!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two traffic tickets in Spotswood. Great outcome.
I had a couple of traffic tickets to deal with in Spotswood and he was excelent. The result was what I wanted.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
When I first got I touch with Edward G. Appel, he guaranteed the best outcome for my DUI case. Everything on Edward G. Appel end was handled flawlessly including rescheduling the date of my case and transactions online and/or over the phone. In person, Edward G. Appel was also a class act by reassuring that everything was going to go according to plan which made me feel a lot better about the whole situation. My experience with Edward G. Appel was awesome and I can’t thank him enough for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this law firm
The services provided where cheaper then paying the fines and criminal charges that I was looking at. Got the verdict I wanted. Reduced fines with no criminal record for a possession charge. Very happy with the outcome. Would highly recommend thier services.
Posted by Nick | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire him
Edward Appel is a great attorney. Hire him. My possession of marijuana under 50g was dropped all together.
Posted by Jimmy | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible legal services
Using Edward Appel legal services was best decision I ever made! Got 5 different driving while suspended DISMISSED in 2 separate municipal courts among other tickets, no insurance or registration, fictions plates. I don’t know how they did but I’m extremely grateful they did it. Highly recommended to anyone I know!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+
Got me the best result, and also worked out a great payment plan with me and family. I hope I never need him again, but he will be the first person I call if I ever need too.
Posted by Ashley | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I cannot say enough good things!
Mr. Appel was so amazingly thorough and precise! He found an inconsistency in my discovery package that probably would have flown under the radar of most. He spared me from what could have been some very hefty penalties. He was recommended to me by a friend, and I will be sure to recommend him to anyone I hear going through a similar situation!
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Posted by Amber | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Thank you to the Appel Team for helping me with a few traffic tickets that I received. I was very pleased to leave court with a small fine and no points added to my license which was what I was most afraid of. Their payment plan made things less fiananally stressful as well and the team made the whole process very reassuring for a good outcome. Thank you again to Erica and Edward.
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Posted by Chris | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Outstanding representation
We have used Ed and his firm a number times. Each experience has been professional, responsive, and with the attention to detail you would expect from good representation. Highly recommend.
Posted by Imtiyaz | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic summons
it was nice experience to work with Mr. Appel Esq. His help will be appreciated the way he handled our case. thank you
Posted by Errol | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Came through for me
Even though I was going to just pay my ticket and accept the points associated, Edward convinced me to fight and he was able to drastically reduce the fine amount and turn the infraction into a no point infraction. Thanks Edward!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Appel Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Edward Appel
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Masciocchi and Appel
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Cooper Perskie
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Dashevsky Horowitz
  • 1988 - 1993
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v PF
  • Drunk Driving Dismissed, Criminal Charges Diverted.
  • State v. RF
  • Motion to supress reading granted
  • State v JA
  • Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Gloucester County Bar Assoc.
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10
  • New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Legal Honor Society
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1988
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Publications

  • SNJ Business People
  • Be Aware, Even a Minor Criminal Conviction can be Adverse to gaining Custody
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Mock Trial Coach
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Edward
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a tireless advocate for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is a tireless advocate for his clients and a great human being."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a great lawyer and understands the needs of his clients. He will address issues, be “straight up,” and handles matters professionally and, with his great experience, obtains great results for his clients. I highly recommend Ed Appel for municipal court and criminal law matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the best municipal court and criminal lawyer in the state. I send Ed all of my municipal court and criminal referrals"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ed for his entire career. I have always found him to be knowledgeable and to fight for his clients. I would endorse Ed and highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed works tirelessly for his clients and uses all his 29 years experience on every case to achieve the maximum result."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is very responsive to his clients, knowledgeable about the law and does his best to obtain favorable results in each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sewell Criminal defense Lawyer Edward George Appel
Edward George Appel
Criminal defense Attorney
Sewell, NJ
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation