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Filipe Pedroso

Criminal defense Attorney at Bridgewater, NJ

4.4   7 reviews

also known as 24-7 Pedroso Law Group LLC, Pedroso Legal Services LLC

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
    New York - NY 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Filipe

Learn Filipe’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    When your debt payments become overwhelming, bankruptcy may be the option for you. Whether you need a fresh start or a reorganization plan, this office can assist you through your difficult financial time. Come speak to an experienced bankruptcy attorney to get advice as to the best way for you to get through these economical difficulties. There are several bankruptcy options, and only one may be best for you.

    27 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    When you’re charged with a crime, it’s important to hire an attorney who is educated, experienced and a fighter. We understand your life is on the line. Mr. Pedroso has handled serious criminal defense cases. His insights into how the State conducts its investigation is invaluable for your criminal defense. Contact this office today to schedule an appointment to speak to Mr. Pedroso directly, and learn how we can provide you thorough and aggressive criminal defense.

    27 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Pedroso Legal Services has a comprehensive and experienced family law practice that includes divorce, annulment, child support, custody, shared parenting, visitation, paternity, father’s rights, mother’s rights, grandparents’ rights, and more. We also represent clients in international and interstate divorce, custody, child support and other family law matters throughout the states of New Jersey.

    27 years

  4. Immigration
    20%
    Pedroso Legal Services has built upon that dedication of helping immigrants, and continues to provide services to those families in need of establishing a legal status in the United States. We place emphasis on 2 types of applications: (1) application for permanent status (green card), and (2) application for Citizenship.

    27 years

  5. Personal injury
    20%
    Injuries happen suddenly and unexpectedly. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to receive a significant monetary compensation for your injuries, as well as medical benefits and loss wages. You need a lawyer who has the resources and experience to fight the insurance companies on your behalf. Call today to schedule your free appointment -- either come to our office or have us come to you. Pedroso Legal Services are here for you!

    27 years

Over the years I have received many awards and recognitions for exceptional service, client satisfaction and highest ethical standards. The Legal Network has recognized me as “Top Lawyers in New Jersey” several years in a row. I have been invited to join elite Top 100 National Trial Lawyers due to strong qualifications as TOP civil/criminal defense trial lawyers. I was nominated as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in NJ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Recently, I was honored to receive a prestigious KEAN University Award for Outstanding Services.

 

I started my own law practice right after graduating from Seton Hall Law in September 1996 and practiced law ever since. I have successfully represented thousands of satisfied clients, where clients are the center of my attention. You can always count on personal approach and close attention to your case. The success of your case is my main goal, and I always strive to achieve it. If you’re looking for aggressive and diligent legal representation, you have found the right place.

 

Also, currently I'm enjoying the responsibility of serving and representing the interests of over 45,000 residents of Bridgewater Township community as a Council President. Providing quality services and protecting people's interests is the mission of my life. My key to success is a keen focus on details and getting the job done expeditiously, second to none, where my expertise is my main tool.

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Filipe Pedroso received the prestigious 2016 Kean University Award of Recognition for Oustanding Service to the Global African Community.
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Location

NJLawHelp.com Pedroso Law Group LLC
991 US Highway 22
Suite 200
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
Pedroso Legal Services LLC
8 Wilson Ave, Fl. 3
Newark, NJ, 07105
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Mario | February 12, 2015
He worked with me when the other didn't want too, because its not too much money...
I had accident while work. I fixed windows and glass fell and broke and cut my leg. I couldn't walk and couldn't work for long time. But when I went to lawyers they said its too small for them to work with and I wouldn't get much of nothing for it. But I didn't believe it, so I go to Filipe Pedroso and he said he will try. He said I maybe can go to workers compensation, but it will take long time, but he will work hard to finish my case and get me compensation. And he did!!! He went to court for me many times and finished my case. He worked with me when the other didn't want too, because its not too much money. He was nice. I always will go to him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
I would def recommend this guy to anyone who feels that their case is too complicated!
I was caught shopplifting at Macy's ......embarrassing, but not the first time either....it was my 4th incident within 3 years period of time.....Meantime I was also applying for GC. I knew if I would be charged with felony, I would have to forget about getting my papers in US. So I knew my case was very complicated, because everything was interconnected. And not every attorney would be able to handle it. The other tough part I faced is that I didn't even felt like sharing it with most of the attorneys, I felt judged by them..... When I went to talk to Mr. Pedroso he seemed confident and with very good sense of humor. He was that type of people that you are not afraid to open up to. We laughed through my story (not that I don't realize that what I did was wrong, is that I can't change what I've done), he took notes and at the end he lay out all the possible outcomes, along with most probable outcome. He picked up on the things that I didn't even knew or heard from anybody else, were important in order to defense me. This is when you get that feeling you came to the right lawyer. Mr. Pedroso didn't fail my expectations and delivered as he promised. I had conditional charge with misdemeanor instead of felony. He helped me seal my dismissed cases for it not to be a problem in the process of getting GC. He wrote the letter to USCIS explaining my cases and provided all the supporting documents (disposition letter, RAP sheets, etc.) AND NOW I already received my GC!!! I do realize that if it would't be for him, my life right now could be so much different. I'm thankful to Mr. Pedroso for all his hard work and patience. I would def recommend this guy to anyone who feels that their case is too complicated, he'll laugh it thru, as if it is 1-2-3!!!
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Posted by Charles | December 12, 2014
DUI/DWI requires the right attorney, FILIPE PEDROSO is the one!
I had DUI/DWI matter and can tell from the experience I had, it was scary... scary to lose my career and many other opportunities, because of criminal charges I was facing. So I knew that only the right attorney could give me an other chance in life. I was referred to Filipe Pedroso by word of mouth and was satisfied with my choice througout the process. DUI/DWI are stressful and complicated cases, so you need to be able to rely on your attorney and contact him with any questions you may have. Filipe Pedroso was able to provide that for me along with his knowledge and experience. I usually don't recommend anyone, but Filipe Pedroso is highly recommended by me.
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Posted by Joao | November 14, 2014
Great Attorney
I hired Mr. Pedroso for my family matter. His extensive proficiency and experience in family law gave me the peace of mind and confidence I needed to go to court. I felt like he was in control of the situation at all times in court and I had nothing to worry. I would recommend Mr. Pedroso to anyone with a family matter.
Posted by Lily | October 16, 2014
Filipe Pedroso is very knowledgeable, helpful and caring attorney.
Filipe Pedroso is very knowledgeable, helpful and caring attorney. I went through a lot of financial trouble last year and had no other way but to file for bankruptcy. I went to Mr. Pedroso and he answered all my questions thoroughly, explained the best solution and walked me thru the whole process. I felt at ease, I know I made the right and safe choice by retaining him and would def recommend him!
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Posted by Anthony | October 7, 2014
Very satisfied, used his services for over 15 years
Ive been using this law firm for over 15 years and have referred them to many friends and family, and everyone has always been very satisfied with how fast and effectice they are. This office is always on top of things and pay attention to the little details no matter what time or day it is.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not trust this lawyer.
Another money hungry, unethical lawyer. Will sell you to the higher bidder. Almost $25K lost. Added only more damage to my case and I had to pay or it.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President & Managing Attorney
  • NJLawHelp.com Pedroso Law Group LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Founder & CEO
  • Giftapart Inc.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Councilman
  • Township of Bridgewater
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • eLAWnj.com Pedroso Legal Services LLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Co-Host
  • SPT TV "Você e a Lei" (Law and You)
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Vice-Chairman
  • Bridgewater Township Zoning Board of Adjustments
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Member
  • Bridgewater Township Zoning Board of Adjustments
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Director
  • Portuguese Continental Federal Credit Union (Newark, NJ)
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice (Newark, NJ)
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce/Family Law
  • The case was settled in a beneficial manner to my client.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in New Jersey
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Recognition for Outstanding Services
  • Kean University
  • 2016
  • TOP ATTORNEY Family
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • TOP 10 BEST ATTORNEYS IN NEW JERSEY
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New Jersey
  • Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • TOP 100 NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS
  • The National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • 2015
  • TOP 10 BEST ATTORNEYS IN NEW JERSEY
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in New Jersey
  • Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in New Jersey
  • Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Leadership in the Community
  • New Jersey Civil Service Association
  • 1998
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 1997
  • Assistance for Economically Disadvantaged and Minorities
  • Seton Hall Law School
  • 1996
  • Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course
  • Saint Louis University
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Conference on African & Portuguese Studies
  • Illuminations: Africa's Past & Present
  • 2016
  • Immigration Seminar
  • Immigration Law; DACA/DAPA; US Citizenship
  • 2015
  • 20th Anniversary of the Somerset County Meals on Wheels Volunteer Association
  • Opening Speech
  • 2015
  • Talent in the town
  • Opening speech
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (38)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Filipe provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top notch litigator who can handle any type of legal issue!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Endorse Filipe Pedroso is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Filipe. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the community and has gained a reputation as an attorney that fights for his clients; whether it is a bankruptcy, accident or criminal case. I respect this lawyer."
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Speeding and traffic ticket
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Corporate and incorporation
Car accident
Domestic violence
Domestic violence
Domestic violence
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Immigration
Real estate
Animal and dog bites
Car accident
Criminal defense

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Bridgewater Criminal defense Lawyer Filipe Pedroso
Filipe Pedroso
Criminal defense Attorney
Bridgewater, NJ
Licensed for 27 years