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James J Cerbone

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Manasquan, NJ

4.7   18 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

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James J. Cerbone is Board Certified Bus. Bankruptcy Attorney licenses to practice in New Jersey, New York Federal and State Courts.  Mr. Cerbone holds an LL.M. (Advanced Law Degree) in Trial Advocacy. Please contact us to schedule a Free office or telephone consultation.

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Licensed for 27 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/05/2022

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Cerbone Law Firm
Cerbone Law Firm
70 East Water St.
Suite 3A
Toms River, NJ, 08753
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4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very efficient... excellent service
James Cerbone and staff were truly a blessing for me and my family. He was prompt and very reasonably priced. His staff responds quickly and were extremely helpful. HIGHLY recommend this office.
Posted by James | October 27, 2020
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Helpful, even at the last minute
I'm a person who puts things off... especially when it's dealing with troubling issues. I tend to ignore them until I simply can't anymore. On the Friday before a court filing due the next Monday, I contacted James Cerbone's law office after finally opening a piece of mail I had received from them the week before - remember the part about putting things off? Cindy returned my messaged call within the hour, and arranged to stay late so that I could come in and sign the paperwork. The price was fair and everything settled to my satisfaction. (It was a case involving old debt). Cindy was not only understanding, but friendly and personable - my only regret is that I didn't contact her sooner!
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Posted by Stephanie | October 23, 2020
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They made the process very simple and easy and anytime I had a question they answered it. Very attentive very informative and I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Eunice | October 22, 2020
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The Best Bankruptcy Attorney In NJ!!! James Cerbone!!!
I am happy with the service Mr. Cerbone extended. From the prompt attention to detail and the gentle guidance understanding and care given through the process from not only him but his staff, will never be forgotten. He is a wonderful attorney and his staff's dedication to each client individually meant so much! Danielle and Cindy were always there to help with any questions and or concerns that I had. During these unfortunate times, there is no one I would have wanted to go through this process with other than James Cerbone and his girls, Danielle and Cindy! I will always recommend James Cerbone and his professional and friendly staff.
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Posted by Stephen | October 21, 2020
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Excellent
The Cerbone law firm has always been there for me with upfront honesty and total professionalism
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely friendly staff and very knowledgeable
I very skeptical about coming to the reality of needing to file bankruptcy. James Cerbone was very helpful in walking me thru the process, explaining how it works and helping me make changes for the future. His staff is patient and very friendly which made the process much easier. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jeanine | August 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best bankruptcy attorney ever
James kept me informed, he is a true professional. In the beginning of my bankruptcy I of course was nervous and he provided comfort support professionalism and exceptional knowledge as well as empathic approach with me throughout my case. Additionally, his staff is superb in their knowledge and empathy as well very communicative throughout my case. I highly advocate for James cerbone Esquire as a superb bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by Ana | July 5, 2016
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Excellent
Used this firm for my bankruptcy. He was fair with the cost and explained in details what to expect. My case was handled by his staff which was good. Though I had to remind them to sand me the updates and they did. I'm happy with their service.
Posted by Frank | June 28, 2016
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Bankruptcy
James Cerbone and his entire staff are in two words summing it up Very Professional !!! Thanks to James and his staff I have my life back what more can you ask for.
Posted by Lori | June 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Helped us in very way. Took away the worries from us that we were having every day. Would recommend him to everyone. We are very great full for his professional manners to us. He understood our needs and helped us though until the end. Thank you
Posted by Kaitlin | November 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy is scary
Bankruptcy is scary and James Cerbone and his team really helped make each step as easy as they could and helped us keep our calm through out the whole process. They reviewed all of our options before we decided to file and which way to file. They are attentive to detail and always there to assist us with any question or issue that has come up throughout this process. If you ever find yourself in a position where you think your only option is bankruptcy and you are not sure, I would recommend James Cerbone and his team.
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Posted by Joseph | November 11, 2015
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I found Jim Cerbone and his staff to be professional,well organized and very capable of handling all the needs of my bankruptcy. Over the course of five years there were bumps in the road and they were always there with an ear to listen and get the job done. I would and have recommended his firm to a number of equally satisfied individuals.
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Posted by Marilyn | November 4, 2015
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Professional and Knowledgeable
Jim and staff made me feel comfortable from the time I walked into his office. It's very difficult to have to go through bankruptcy but he was very professional and put me at ease about the process immediately. He answered my many questions and walked me through the entire process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone requiring his legal services.
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Posted by Gary | April 17, 2015
Chap 13 & Mtg. Mod
Overall, I had a very good experience in going thru a Chapter 13 & a MTG Mod with the Cerbone paralegal personnel were very trustworthy & knowledgable. Initially , James played out the entire process thoroughly going over everything we needed to know. Gennady was extremely helpful in laying the Mtg mod details. As we moved forward thru the process, i would have liked to have been informed a little more regularly..I.e. "Keep me posted" monthly ...but overall...when I called and asked about status I got my questions answered. ...thank you all !
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
"Would Hire Again"
I am pleased to say that I am extremely satisfied with James Cerbone services. I am a returning client a second time around as well. James and his staff are very kind, they know the law and the specific situation presented to them by their client and vigorously defends the rights of their client. He listens to the clients situation and what i mean is really listens. He is honest, understanding and all around nice man. I didnt have to wait a long time to get an appointment and when i went to my appointment I didnt have to wait to be called in. Anytime I needed to reach out to him or his staff my calls were quickly returned. I would highly recommend him to my family & friends.
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Posted by RICARDO | April 10, 2015
SIMPLY THE BEST
MY PARTNER AND I INTERVIEWED 5 FIRMS BEFORE DECIDING ON JAMES CERBONE. MR CERBONE DID A SUPERV AND MASTERFUL JOB IN HANDING A COMPLEX BANKRUPTCY CASE FOR US. THEY ARE COMPETENT AND WERE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS WE HAD NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION. WE NEVER FELT RUSHED. THE STAFF WAS VERY PATIENT AND ATTENTIVE TO OUR NEEDS. WE CANT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THEM. GREAT JOB; THANKS....
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Posted by Steve | April 1, 2014
Did a good job for me.
I hired Mr. Cerbone several years ago to file my chapter 7 bankruptcy. I couldn't pay the entire fee all at once so Mr. Cerbone let me pay on installments which took almost 2 years to pay off. He explained the process to me at his office and kept copies of my bills. When I went to court in Trenton I was met by a paralegal from his firm, which I thought was unusual, but everything went smoothly & I was done in less than 3 hours. I completed the credit counseling online without having to pay the fee because Mr. Cerbone told me it was included as part of his service and my chapter 7 was discharged. The only thing I didn't like about Mr. Cerbone's law firm was his assistant Genady. He was very condescending to me and said to "just sign the papers, you don't have to read them." I told him yes I do have read them, this is a very important matter and I want to understand everything that I am agreeing to.
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Posted by Cindyanne | August 23, 2012
Attorney took money for filing and never did the job
James Cerbone never returns phone calls and is never in the office. Took installment payments to file papers with court and never did filing. His staff is rude and arrogant and talks with street slang.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney in Personal Bankruptcy
  • 2014

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Manasquan Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer James J Cerbone
James J Cerbone
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Manasquan, NJ
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available