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Daniel E. Berger

Criminal defense Attorney at Toms River, NJ

5.0   293 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 39 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 38 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2002
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Retired Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2003

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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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%

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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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Posted by Graciela | January 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
I am very satisfied with the results of our case, from three tickets it was reduced to one ticket with a minor charge. His expertise , knowledge of the law are recognized as an excellent lawyer. His professionalism has been exemplary. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Robert | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
If you need a lawyer search no more!
Mr. Berger was very professional and prompt. He knew who I was when I called and had answers to all my questions. He gave realistic expectations and was on point with what ultimately was adjudicated.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend
Mr. Berger facilitated a traffic violation summons with ease and expertise. He was able to reduce a five point liability to two points. I am satisfied with the outcome and the hassle free process. We handled the court appearance through Zoom with minimal wasted time. Mr. Berger was easy to contact directly and always responded to my inquiries. He kept me informed through out the process. His fees are fair, and you are left with a sense of knowing you would recommend his services to others, and would utilize his services again should the need arise.
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Posted by Patrick | January 9, 2024
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The best of the best
Successfully got 2 of my 3 charges dismissed and was very thorough dealing with me and the prosecutor.
Posted by Justin | December 14, 2023
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My review
My lawyer was very clear and straightforward about everything Brought down a criminal case down to an ordinance and honestly I was really impressed with how well everything was handled
Posted by Zack | December 13, 2023
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Burglary
Best lawyer ever was really good to me and he knows how to work with everyone all types of people… my case was hard and he got it done 100% how I wanted it to go he also gave me a great deal and I think it was the cheapest lawyer ever I couldn’t get better prices then what I got I spoke to 15 lawyers they said double then what I got so thank you so much for everything…
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
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Daniel e berger
I have a bad driving record got a speeding ticket and was facing loss of licence and he reduced it to no point charge. I highly recommend him and would not hesitate to use him again
Posted by Wayne | December 13, 2023
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Manchester Court
Call Daniel and he answered immediately represented my 89-year-old father for a careless driving ticket negotiated obstruction of traffic fine with the prosecutor $100 fine even with court cost
Posted by Margaret Hansen | December 4, 2023
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Client
Mr Berger is a wonderful person. He is focused dedicated and does exactly what he says he's going to do. I would highly recommend them he treats you like a human being and not a criminal.
Posted by Lisa Adele | November 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Daniel Berger explained all my options clearly and when I felt I didn’t want to go with a plea bargain due to the severity level of my offense he suggested another option to file with the prosecutor. It took us some time but we got it all situated with a very fair out come. I’m not one to get in any trouble so I was pretty emotional. He always had a way to keep me calm and always responded to my text in a reasonable amount of time . Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Judy | November 19, 2023
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An assist Daniel Berger
I consulted with Mr.Berger after learning about a family member who had been arrested. I was unable to communicate with the family member. Mr Berger answered all my questions by phone or text in a timely manner. He couldn't have been more professional or helpful.
Posted by Ivan | November 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Very good lawyer helped me to not get suspended and had me continue with my permit
Posted by Aiden | November 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
10/10 Attorney!!
Represented me when I had a 3rd degree eluding charge and 2 5 point traffic violations. Walked away unscathed. very grateful for another chance thanks to Mr. Berger!!
Posted by Rob | November 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Attorney
Mr. Berger assisted our son in a traffic case and was able to secure a more than fair deal for our son. He was diligent and responsive. He also helped family friends of ours and did a great job for them as well. If you have received an order to appear on a traffic case, Mr. Berger should be your next call, he can really help.
Posted by Tom | October 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Daniel Burger did an excellent job start to finish from the time I contacted him till the time it was ended he assured me of everything that was going on and I totally approve
Posted by William | September 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Stood by me all the eay
This attorney was caring, supportive and stood on top of everything would highly recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and patient
Mr Berger was patient through both of my husband’s cases, even when they were dragged out or had to be postponed, even when he had to appear in court a good distance away from where he is located.
Posted by Malik | September 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Daniel helped bring down my 2 point ticket to a 0 point ticket. Definitely recommend him if you need representation with any traffic ticket.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Helped me get 0 points on speeding ticket. Got me out of an accident 2 point ticket to 0 point ticket.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
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Excellent lawyer
Mr. Berger made my terrible situation much better in the long run. He was able to get all my speeding/reckless/careless tickets thrown out and keep the DUI charge at the absolute minimum.
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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

Honors and 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

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Given (9)
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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 39 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003. See details