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Daniel Robert Scrudato

Criminal defense Attorney at Bridgewater, NJ

4.7   9 reviews

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense attorney specializing in DUI/DWI, Drug cases and more.

    6 years, 60 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    7 years, 60 cases

  3. Drug Crime

    7 years, 60 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket

    7 years, 60 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements

    7 years, 60 cases

Special focus in the Criminal Justice System and Criminal Defense.

Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in multiple area of law. Litigation of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Fighting for every child’s right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education, including those with disabilities.


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Licensed for 6 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/05/2018

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

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S.D.R. Law Firm, LLC
1200 U.S. 22
Suite 2000
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807


4.7 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Lori | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney u could ever need!!!! His partner Susan is awesome!!!!
I highly recommend Mr. Scrudato for ur DUI case or any other criminal case u may have. I hired him along with his partner Susan. They got me a great deal and did best job they could. Both are very kind and compassionate. If u are looking for a great defense attorney, then Daniel and Susan are the right choice...
Posted by Jose | April 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results
Mr. Scrudato was my attorney for a DUI Case in Superior Court. Mr. Scrudato had my entire case dismissed! He's the best lawyer in New Jersey!
Posted by Jaime | January 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Traffic Citation Lawyer
I highly recommend Daniel Scrudato of S.D.R. Law Firm! Danny was extremely responsive and always approachable. He patiently answered all of my wife’s numerous questions and tried to allay her fears regarding the court appearance as best one could. With Danny’s experience with the Somerville Court System and the Bridgewater Police Department, he was able to get the her charges reduced to zero points and only a small fine. I really feel that he got my wife the best possible outcome given the circumstances. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone dealing with a traffic citation or infraction.
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Posted by Patrick | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Thoughtful
Danny spends time learning the ins and outs of your case and asks insightful questions. He seems to genuinely have your best interests in mind and not just trying to rack up billable hours. He was able to begin working with me on short notice, which was really important in my particular case. Highly recommended!
Posted by Sejin | December 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and attentive
I hire Daniel to help solve a last minute bankruptcy to stop a foreclosure. He jumped to the task and even though he wasnt as prepare as he wouldve liked, he still managed to buy me enough time for my Army Compensation to come in and for me to move. He has knowledge and foresight unequal to any lawyer I know. He is cool calm and collected. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Derrick | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
We spoke on my Birthday , I had the most pleasant conversation about my case that took the stress away & my attorney assured me all would be taken care . What a great Attorney that took the time to make me & my family a priority.
Posted by Matt | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So far still so good.
Dan is a fine lawyer. He keeps me updated and I know if I reach out he will quickly respond. That said, he is a finer human being. He genuinely cares not just about my case but about me and my personal situation. I honestly believe he cares about me and wants to see me get back on my feet and succeed, like a friend would.
Posted by Ireona | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Thumbs up
I spoke with Daniel a few days ago, he was really friendly, understanding and is willing to help me get my case resolved.
Posted by Varun | September 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly unresponsive, not recommended
I hired Mr. Scrudato for a DUI case. Although my outcome wasn't the best/what he said he would be able to do, that isn't the point of this review. After spending multiple thousands of dollars, I at least expected Mr. Scrudato to answer my phone calls and/or text messages. Most of the times, I never received a response until either the day before, or day of the actual court appearance date. I hope he understands that even though what we did was wrong, this is still a stressful time to go through and the least he can do is answer our questions a good amount of time before court appearances. Mr. Scrudato was very responsive at first before I retained him, of course to get my business, but then that's when he stopped answering my phone calls and never getting back to me. His law office does respond, his paralegal does respond all the time and gives him my messages, but than I do not get a response back.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • S.D.R. Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey Somerset County
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Compliance Officer
  • SPile&Foundation
  • 2014 - 2016


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Oxford University
  • FSU-Oxford International Law Program 2013
  • 2013
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Criminal DUI Case
  • 3 Month Suspension of License instead of the Mandatory Minimum of 7 Month Suspension; No Jail Time; Minimal Fines.
  • Criminal Violation of Conditional Discharge Program
  • I was able to have the Court not sentence Client on his multiple violations of probation. The Court then focused on Client's underlining Charge of Possession of CDS. I was able to get Client a sentence of NO JAIL TIME and MINIMAL FINES.


  • Somerset County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish


  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Alexander Hamilton American Inn of Court
  • Cyberbullying
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an upstanding attorney that cares a great deal about his clients and work. I have known Daniel for a number of years and can say that he is by far the most honest and sincere individuals I know."
Contracts and agreements