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Sean J. Spinello

About me

I am a former municipal prosecutor in the State of New Jersey.  Since graduating from the Rutgers School of Law in 1989, I have served as a prosecutor in over 20 New Jersey municipalities.  Now dedicated solely to defense practice, I founded my office to advocate for clients in DWI/DUI, drug, traffic, and municipal court matters throughout New Jersey.  I focus not only on the law but also any emotional/family/medical/psychological challenges facing each client.  After all, you are an individual person, not a file number, and no two cases or people are alike.  I have extensive experience representing individuals in DWI/DUI, drug, traffic, accidents and municipal court matters and have handled thousands of cases.  I am one of the limited number of defense attorneys in New Jersey to have been trained by the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General and the New Jersey State Police regarding the use and operation of the Alcotest breath testing instrument.  I am an experienced trial attorney and if retained will always fight for you to the best of my ability.  You will always deal directly with me, not a junior associate, and I accept cases throughout all of New Jersey.  My consultations are free and I look forward to speaking with you.  Sincerely, Sean Spinello


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Thomas Nolan Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. Sean is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely knowledgable, intelligent and competent to handle the most complex criminal/DWI related matters. As a prosecutor, he was tough but fair. Now he's utilizing his experience to help people accused of violating the law. I wholeheartedly endorse him and his skills.

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    Michael Nolan Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kevin Michael Leckerman

    Mr. Spinello served as opposing counsel in a number of matters where I represented clients charged with DWI. He showed on each of these occasions a tremendous knowledge of DWI law. I endorse this attorney.

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    Kevin Leckerman DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Sean J. Spinello Law Offices, LLC

254 Brick Boulevard
Suite 14
Brick, NJ, 08723

Sean J. Spinello Law Offices, LLC

107 Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ, 07748

Sean J. Spinello Law Offices, LLC

581 Main Street
Suite 640
Woodbridge, NJ, 07095

Sean J. Spinello Law Offices, LLC

2 Tower Center Blvd., Tower Two
19th Floor - Suite 19009
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198907/28/2016
PAInactive198904/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Criminal Attorney Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Insitute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Oustanding Citizen AwardMiddlesex County Sheriff's Officers Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 592016
Best of New JerseyThe Italian Voice2015
Man of the YearMountainside Police Benevolent Association1993
Certified MediatorSeton Hall University School of Law1991
National Mock Trial TeamRutgers University School of Law1989
Moot Court BoardRutgers University School of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSean J. Spinello Law Offices, LLC2011 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyState Of New Jersey2012 - 2013
AttorneyCitt, Holzapfel and Zabarsky, PC2012 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorRutgers University Graduate School of Education2008 - 2008
Senior Assistant Vice PresidentRutgers University2005 - 2011
DeanNew Jersey Institute of Technology2004 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorNew Jersey Institute of Technology2004 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorRutgers University Graduate School of Education2000 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorRutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences1998 - 2003
DeanRutgers University1997 - 2004
Managing PartnerSpinello Law Firm1994 - 1997
Adjunct ProfessorSeton Hall University School of Law1993 - 1993
Prosecuting AttorneyState Of New Jersey1990 - 1993
AttorneyPost Polak Goodsell MacNeill & Strauchler1989 - 1994
Law ClerkNew Jersey Bell Telephone Company1987 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysMember2016 - Present
Ocean County Bar AssociationMunicipal Court Committee2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMunicipal Court Committee Member1989 - Present
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2014
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember2005 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the ProfessionsMerit Pay - Current and Future Models2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers UniversityEducationEd. M.2000
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Rutgers UniversityAnimal ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the ProfessionsPost-Docs and Collective Bargaining: Issues and Trends2010
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the ProfessionsAre Contingent Faculty Interests Best Represented in Joint Bargaining Units or in Units Distinct and Separate from Those of Full-time Faculty? Preferences of Current Administrators and Union Leaders2009
Academy of Academic Personnel AdministratorsBargaining in Challenging Times and getting Financial Issues Under Control - Impact on Retirement, Benefits and Workload2009
Rutgers University Graduate School of EducationEducation Law2008
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining and the Professions Annual ConferenceMerit Pay:Current and Future Models"2008
Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing OfficersFERPA 1012004
Rutgers University Graduate School of EducationLaw of Higher Education2001
Rutgers University Graduate School of EducationEducation Law2001
Association of College Unions InternationalLegal Issues in Student Affairs2001
Rutgers University Graduate School of EducationEducation Law2000
Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological SciencesBaccalaureate Speaker1999
Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing OfficersStudent Alcohol Harm Reduction: A Joint Student-Administration Approach1997
Seton Hall University School of LawLegal Writing1993