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Daniel E. Berger

Criminal defense Attorney at Toms River, NJ

5.0   236 reviews

Licensed for 37 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    In New Jersey, you can be convicted of a DWI/DUI if you operate a motor vehicle (land or water) while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other habit-forming drugs.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    When it comes to speeding tickets, many drivers don’t realize this type of traffic violation can be fought in court.

  4. Sex crime
    15%

  5. Violent crime
    15%

Daniel Berger has been practicing law for over 30 years and focuses on criminal, DWI/DUI and traffic defense.  He was a Municipal Prosecutor in numerous towns during the 1980s and 1990s but has been focusing on defense for more than the last 20 years.  He can contacted 24/7 to discuss your matter.

Daniel E. Berger grew up in Toms River, New Jersey with an affinity for the practice of law. During high school, he worked as a courier in a large local law firm called Hiering, Grasso, Gelzer and Kelaher. As time progressed, he went to college and would continue to work there when he was back in town.

Upon graduating in 1984, Daniel E. Berger was admitted to the New Jersey Bar. During the 1980s and 1990s he prosecuted in most, if not all, of the municipalities in Ocean County. In 1985, as an associate with Hiering and Hoffman, he prosecuted in Seaside Heights. In 1986, he prosecuted in Toms River and Lacey Township. For many years thereafter, Daniel very often filled in for the regular prosecutor in many of the municipalities in Ocean County and some Monmouth County municipalities.

For more than the last 20 years, Daniel E. Berger has been doing defense work and has successfully defended thousands of clients, including those facing Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence charges, criminal offenses, and traffic tickets. His clients appreciate the caring and supportive atmosphere he provides.

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Licensed for 37 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1985
Updated 10/01/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003. See details

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Daniel E. Berger

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Posted by Gerry | December 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violations
Mr Berger represented me in court November 2022 regarding ticket(s) I was issued on the Parkway. He was able to work with the Prosecutor to achieve what I felt was a fair and reasonable outcome. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and responsive
Mr. Berger was very helpful answered all my questions, responded to my calls right away, was very helpful in getting the best solution in court and making sure I was happy with the outcome. Mr. Berger was also very fair priced and was willing to be flexible with payment options. He is a good person and good attorney.
Posted by Hillel | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My first time bumping in to legal issues with the housing department. Dan really guided me with the process. Was very accessible and available to talk. Really knows how to bargain with the prosecutor.
Posted by ED | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courteous Service
Mr. Berger stayed the course with us to wrap up our matter during a very busy day on his calendar. Communications in virtual court aren't the easiest and we were going to be shuffled to another court date to resolve our matter even though everyone was prepared to complete the process that day. Despite the time crunch Mr. Berger stayed on so we could finish with the court. FYI, the matter was settled favorably with Mr. Berger's representation. Mr. Berger always picked up the phone and responded promptly to a text message. I had a much different experience with a lawyer about a civil matter recently - never actually got a consultation with that lawyer; much different experience with Mr, Berger.
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Posted by Dom | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend!
I highly recommend Mr. Berger for legal representation. I hired him to represent me in a traffic violation case that would have resulted in 2 points on my license. I have had no violations in 12+ years and there was no accident or even any other cars in the vicinity. I first tried filling out an online appeal on my own but it was rejected. So I found Mr. Berger through online searching and saw that he had good reviews and was local. He consulted with the prosecutor on my behalf, was able to get a plea deal for a lesser charge, and appeared in court with me. He walked me through every step of the process, responded to my phone calls/texts quickly, and treated me with respect and kindness. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Reassuring and Knowledgeable
He new from the first phone call how to help my son with his traffic ticket. He was able to get a court date that worked for my son’s college schedule and provide paperwork for his limited access to phone or computer. I would highly recommend, especially because he made the experience less intimidating.
Posted by John | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel Berger
Dan did an excellent job Representing us, I recommend his services. He is professional diligent well prepared and overall good guy
Posted by Sally | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and efficient
Great experience with Dan. He clearly explained the process and gained the desired outcome (small fine, no points). I highly recommend him.
Posted by Paige | October 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
I had never had any problems with the law before and Dan was so knowledgeable, and helpful he really put my mind at ease was there with me every step of the way it took quite a long time to get through the process but I couldn't have picked a better choice in my opinion.
Posted by Alsn | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of Tom's River finest
Had 3 violations was able to drop the serious one leaving the scene I hit a mailbox but didn't realize it from my first call to last never got a answer ing machine always answered on his cell I can't say enough of how he made me feel at ease
Posted by Nahum | October 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I was satisfied with his work. I recommend him as a lawyer. He help me reduce my fines and he helped me out a lot with my case.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am thankful for Mr. Berger’s services
I would like to thank Daniel Berger Esq and recommend his services to others. He is experienced and knowledgeable. He helped me feel at ease regarding the legal issue I was facing. Mr. Berger was quick to respond to questions and thorough in his explanations. I felt comfortable that his advise was solid and to my best interest. I would recommend highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kathy | October 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful attorney
Mr. Berger was extremely helpful with my case. I would use, or refer, him again
Posted by Charlie | October 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, experienced and honest
I called Mr. Burger for consultation about my case of lien against property foreclosure. I was very impressed by his straight talk and professionalism. Compared to other calls I made, Mr Burger answered my questions, and provided ins and outs of the subject matter. He really cares about his clients.
Posted by william | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful job your the best
he worked with me to the best of his ability I had a thirty yr old cases . he got dismissed . could not be more happier
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Did a great job helping me with my case. Was a very easy process and he’s very understanding and affordable. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jennifer | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Promt repsponse, knowledgeable and worth hiring to help you with your legal needs! I would definitely hire Mr. Berger again!
Posted by Keith | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Me Berger good me down to a no points ticket….very appreciate if use him anytime
Posted by Michael | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and very knowledgeable
Mr,Berger hit a home run.. He was able to get three driving tickets in which it would of added up to 10 points to 0 points..may I include this wasn't my first time with some of these tickets he's awesome!!! Low fine cost as well .. very fair price attorney for the people . Honestly I normally get nervous in court ,but with him by my side I was very comfortable didn't even break a sweat he explains everything in detail answers right away when you call him you can tell he does this with a passion and not just for the money.. so if anyone's in need of a lawyer I would highly recommend Mr Berger..
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Posted by Kurt | July 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mr. Berger is a true professional and an asset to the community. I was very well represented and he relieved my anxiety. I can not thank him enough.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in PA, 2003
updated on 04/08/2014

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Pennsylvania.

Suspension issued in NJ, 2002
updated on 10/13/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Daniel's comment: “Years prior to 2002, I was party to a real estate deal. One of the other parties claimed that I had represented myself as their attorney, even though I hadn't. It was judged by the bar at that time that as an attorney, I should have given notice in writing that I was not representing the party who alleged otherwise. Having practiced law for more than 30 years, this is a mistake that I own. I always represent my clients with integrity. If you have any questions, please contact me.”

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Daniel E. Berger, Attorney
  • 1986 - Present
  • Municipal Court Prosecutor
  • Daniel E. Berger, Attorney
  • 1984 - 1995

Education

  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • Silver Premier Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Member
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • 2019
  • Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Tier Lawyers
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (9)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great attorney. Very attentive to his client's cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent compassionate attorney who dedicates himself 100% to his clients needs. Well respected in our legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Berger is an excellent attorney who works diligently and effectively for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Berger is an upstanding and respected member of the legal community. I have interacted with him in numerous courts and I can personally certify that he has always conducted himself with class and courtesy. I also know that he works hard to achieve the best possible disposition for each person he represents because I have seen him in action on countless occasions. Mr. Berger vigorously protects the rights of his clients and ensures that those he represents obtain justice. I absolutely endorse this lawyer without restriction."
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Toms River Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel E. Berger
Daniel E. Berger
Criminal defense Attorney
Toms River, NJ
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003. See details