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Barbara E Ungar

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Edison, NJ

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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Barbara

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Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    Handled domestic violence proceedings involving the temporary restraining order and hearings as to the final restraining order and related custody applications in the Family Courts

    25 years, 100 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant
    Handles 100 or more eviction proceedings involving landlord tenant representation and stay of evictions proceedings and contested matters resulting in a trial and post judgment relief

    25 years, 100 cases

  3. Guardianship
    Handled 100 or more guardianship cases as the petitioner and also handled guardianship cases as the court appointed attorney for the alleged incapacitated person

    25 years, 100 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    Handled 200 or more matters involving various criminal charges in the Superior Courts in all stages of the proceedings with good results achieved. Represented clients also through the conclusion of the jury trial involving various criminal charges with the a jury trial involving aggravated assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest resulting in acquittals on the charges.

    25 years, 200 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    Aggressively defend clients on DWI and DUI charges challenging the validity of the stop, arrest and Breathalyzer readings and the basis of a stop for DUI(DRE) and achieved great results on cases.

    25 years, 70 cases

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Handled 100 or more traffic tickets including careless driving, reckless driving, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended in municipal courts in New Jersey with great results achieved.

    25 years, 100 cases

Our law office provides aggressive and dedicated representation of our clients while providing the best results achievable. I am a solo practitioner with our law office located in Edison, New Jersey with a practice devoted to criminal defense of all indictable offenses in the Superior Courts of New Jersey; as well as DWI, DUI, municipal court defense and traffic violations in the municipal courts in New Jersey. Our offfice also diligently represent clients in federal criminal charges in the United States Federal District Courts, as well as DWI, DUI and related violations that occur on federal property and federal beaches handled in the United States Federal District Courts in New Jersey.

Our office also represent clients in family court litigation involving issues of custody, parenting time, grandparent parenting time; visitation and domestic violence defense in the Superior Courts in New Jersey. Our office also handles municipal court appeals and criminal appeals in th Appellate Division. I successfully argued two PTI appeals before the Appellate Division concering my client's admission into Pre-trial Intervention Program in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County.          

I am a former Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice of the Office of the Attorney General with expertise in the handling of white collar and fraud cases. I am also a former Assistant County Counsel in the Essex County Counsel's Office in Newark, New Jersey with expertise in mental health law.

I served as the past Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was involved in the handling of the appeal before the New Jersey Superme Court in State v. Denselbeck concerning the right to a jury trial in third and subsequent DWI offenses. I also served as the Chair of the subcommittee studying judicial independence in the municipal courts in New Jersey. I also served as the past Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was involved in the review of the Criminal Justice Reform Act.  I have presented extensive lectures to members of the New Jersey State Bar Association to include municipal court rules and conditional discharge; motion practice and trial techniques and trials in the municipal courts, mental health defenses in criminal law and criminal justice reform. I am an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the Middlesex County Bar Association. 



Law Office of Barbara Ungar
168 U.S. Highway Route 1 North
Suite 211
Edison, NJ, 08817

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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
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Excellent lawyer. Very knowledgeable and resourceful. She got the job done at a fair price and was extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend hiring her


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Work Experience

  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Division of Criminal Justice
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Assistant County Counsel
  • Essex County Counsel's Office
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey
  • 1986 - 1987


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Elizabeth Municipal Court
  • Dismissal of all charges and expedited expungement
  • Somerset County Superior Court
  • Case remanded to the Hillsborough Municipal Court
  • Piscataway Municipal Court
  • Guilty of lower tier DWI and remaining charges dismissed
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  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Representing Clients in Municipal Court
  • 2015
  • New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Municipal Court Bench Bar Conference
  • 2015
  • Municipal Court Practice Section Meeting
  • Municipal Court Update
  • 2014
  • Municipal Court Practice Section Meeting
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Municipal Court Practice
  • 2014
  • State Senate, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Testimony on the Conditional Dismissal Bill
  • 2013
  • Seminar at the Middlesex County Bar Association
  • The Conditional Dismissal Program and the new Municipal Court and Criminal Rules for 2013-2014
  • 2013
  • New Jersey State Bar Annual Conference
  • Municipal Court and Immigration Consequences
  • 2013
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