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Robert Zavistoski

DUI and DWI Attorney at Edison, NJ

5.0   82 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    13 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    13 years, 7,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

    13 years, 20,000 cases



            Should I hire an attorney to represent me on my DWI charges? That is a critical question indeed. If the answer is yes, then you may be asking yourself “How do I decide which attorney to hire?” If you have started to “shop around” you very likely have found that some attorneys that handle just DWI cases can be expensive, while attorneys that charge the lowest fees may not have quite the experience that you are looking for. While both of those approaches are viable options, I offer an alternative somewhere in the middle. My philosophy is to offer “Quality Legal Representation with Affordable Rates and Payment Plans.”

            It has been said that when you hire an attorney you also hire that attorney’s experience. So, here’s my experience. I went to Law School full-time at the University of Miami and graduated with honors cum-laude. I am proud to say, that I passed the New Jersey bar exam on my very first attempt. I worked as a Municipal Prosecutor in some 23 different Municipal Courts in Ocean and Monmouth Counties for over 3 years.  As a Prosecutor I received specialized training in DWI law from the State of New Jersey – Attorney Generals Office and The New Jersey State Police. I received extensive training in Alcohol related DWI cases and in Drug or Narcotic DWI cases. In my capacity as a prosecutor I estimate that I prosecuted over 60,000 Municipal Court cases and over 4,000 DWI cases.

            When I was a Municipal Prosecutor I was virtually in Court, all-day every-day for over three years. I learned the inner workings of the Municipal Court system. Naturally, I came into contact with some of the State’s top DWI attorneys. I had to handle their complicated legal arguments and even tried DWI cases against them. I gained a vast amount of legal experience in DWI matters. I know first-hand how to spot the legal-loophole in your case, which legal arguments work, how to present those legal arguments to achieve a favorable outcome and how to get your DWI charges dismissed.

            On October 17, 2016, I resigned my position as a Municipal Prosecutor and opened The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski in my hometown of Edison, New Jersey. My practice was instantly successful and I opened a second office on February 15, 2018 in Cranford, New Jersey.   I now have two law offices to serve my clients better and I take cases anywhere in New Jersey. I have defended clients in ALL 21 counties in New Jersey and some 217 different courts so, if you like what I have to offer, I can represent you too.

            Additionally, I take great pride in limiting my law practice to Municipal Court matters. Simply put, Municipal Court is all I do. Furthermore, I am a solo practitioner and the only attorney in my office. That means I will give your case the personal attention it deserves. There will be no fill-in attorneys with little experience. I will personally develop your legal strategy and see it through from start to finish.           

            Thank you for taking the time to read this information. If my legal philosophy of providing “Quality Representation with Affordable Rates and Payment Plans” appeals to you, I hope you will feel comfortable calling me today so we can get to work on your legal strategy and put your mind at ease.



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The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski
100 Plainfield Ave
Suite 2A
Edison, NJ, 08817
The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski
476 South Ave. East
Cranford, NJ, 07016
The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski
1049 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ, 07064
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Posted by Andre C. | April 1, 2021
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A Lawyer you can depend on for results!
I had some serious legal matters in several different courts and municipalities that needed to be addressed and I definitely wanted to be represented by the best lawyer. That's why I chose Robert Zavistoski to represent me and he came through with "Flying Colors!" I paid some fines but thank God I didn't have to go to jail! Today my life is turned around (Positively) and I owe a great deal of Gratitude to my Lawyer R.Z. Thanks for the great job you've done!
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2020
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Amazing Attorney
Me and my husband hired Mr. Zavistoski for a DUI that I was charged with last year. He explained very clearly to me what I might be charged with and up against... Well, I was very scared about my outcome, but it so happened the charges were COMPLETELY dismissed. I am beyond happy that we hired Mr. Zavistoski as my attorney. He helped me out big time! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! Great person and he is great at his job!
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Posted by Daniel Swearingen | November 3, 2022
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Facing seventh dwi conviction
Very intelligent very caring and easy to talk to best lawyer I ever had I was facing a dwi charge and it would of been my seventh conviction his man guild me through every step as I was facing jail time and ten years license suspension unbelievable outcome that I am still amazed what is man did for me Dwi case dismissed and four others charges also I end up with my driver's license suspended for 45 day so please with the outcome it felt like I won the lottery one of my best decisions in my life hiring this man as my attorney still amazed how great of a job he did please if you want to hire a lawyer for DWI or DUI please take my review and hire this man Robert I thank you personally as you saved me and so grateful for your hard work and how you helped me and my family through the process words can't say what you did for me If anyone looking for a attorney please call him and hire him this man works miracles
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Posted by Edward | April 23, 2021
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND Robert was fantastic
I was very pleased with Robert and his legal service. Not only did he do what was promised, but we earned a dismissal. His pricing was nothing but fair, and I will always recommend his legal service to family friends and colleagues. THANK YOU ROBERT!
Posted by Mrs G | September 18, 2020
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Exceptional Lawyer
My husband hired Mr Zavistoski for me because of a DUI charge and some others. Mr Zavistoski was very clear of what the consequences could be. Despite knowing the consequences he made me feel less stressed because you can tell he knew what he was doing. On the court day he was very knowledgeable and he was very professional. He got majority of the charges dismissed and one of the charges he got dropped prevented me from getting some jail time. I am very thankful and satisfied and would recommend him for anyone who has DUI and DWI charges. I know this because he represented me on three different occasions.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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My first DWI and what I was facing
What I was facing due to all the charges I accumulated during this DWI charge, loss of a career because I'm a delivery package driver. Robert Zavistoski was recommended to me by a close family friend. Going into a DWI charge facing a seven month or more loss of license I instantly felt comfortable right away as we met to discuss my case and I hired him on the spot. His knowledge and experience in and out of the courtroom was so beneficial to me as he was able to not only get the breath test results thrown out of court but he got my loss of license down to only 3 months and I was able to be reassigned in my company for those three months. Robert Zavistoski is the reason I still have my career and I'm able to retire with my full pension. I strongly recommend this attorney in this review especially with such a direct approach which made me feel more at ease. Thank you so much Robert Zavistoski
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2020
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Experienced Knowledgeable Professional | Dismissed DUI!!
Robert was found by my Aunt after my car accident, she selected him based off his experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. I was terrified of the charges on my case and the outcome of my future. Robert is knowledgeable and dependable. He explained everything to me and made sure I understood the consequences. He was there every step of the way. He is compassionate but thorough, and was able to get my DUI charged dismissed with only a 90 day suspension of my license. I would recommend him to any one! He is a Lawyer with the experience, knowledge, professionalism and a track record of great result. I am thankful for Robert and would definitely use him again.
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Posted by Peter S. | January 23, 2021
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DWI Dismissed, Tremendous Lawyer
I hired Mr. Zavistoski to represent me in my DWI case. From the very start I could tell he knew what he was doing. He explained the whole situation in detail and what I could expect. His confidence and knowledge of the court system put me at ease and made me feel like I really had someone in my corner. In the end, he got the DWI dismissed. I was absolutely thrilled. He also charged a very reasonable price and I would strongly recommend him to anybody charged with a DWI. Thank you so very much.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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Would Definitely Recommend
About a month and a half ago, I had criminal charges filed against me. I had never been in any kind of trouble before and I was really concerned and confused about what to do. I received many letters in the mail from many different attorneys, but Mr. Zavistoski’s letter stood out to me. I gave him a call, and asked several questions about the charges and what may or may not happen. He was very kind and answered all of my questions, and even gave me information that I didn’t necessarily think to ask about. He was able to get my original court date pushed back, and told me that I could contact him any time if I had any questions or concerns. The day before my court date Mr. Zavistoski contacted me and explained how everything would work. The next day, my court date, he had gotten a criminal charge reduced to a township ordinance, and as a result I have a clean record with no convictions. I would definitely recommend Mr. Robert Zavistoski to obtain as a lawyer. He was very professional, helpful, kind, informative and I would definitely obtain Mr. Zavistoski in the future should I ever need a lawyer again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2020
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Great Lawyer
Very nice, Very honest, listens to your needs and concerns and he gets the job done to the clients satisfactory.. Also very assessable, I was able to get in contact with him on a Saturday and a Sunday a couple of times.. If I ever need a lawyer again I will be calling Robert Zavistoski and when ever I know of someone needing a lawyer for this type of matter I am recommending him... Thank you again for the good work Robert Zavistoski.....
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Court Attorney
  • The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski
  • 2016 - Present
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Citta Holzapfel & Zabarsky
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • New Jersey Attorney General's Office
  • 2012 - 2012


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Cum Laude
  • 2011
  • Columbia University
  • MPA
  • 1998
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • BS - Cum Laude
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Drunk Driving
  • Prosecuted Thousands of DWI Cases


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Edison Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Society of Bar Gavel University of Miami School of Law
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Northridge Condominium Association
  • Vice President: Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney New Jersey
  • Association of American Trial Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Senior Articles Editor
  • University of Miami School of Law National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review
  • 2011
  • Deans Certificate of Achievement - Labor Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2010
  • Blue Jacket of the Year
  • United States Navy
  • 1995
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  • National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review, University of Miami School of Law
  • Perception is Reality: It may also be Guilt or Innocence (Student Submission)
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Northridge Board of Directors
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Zavistoski is an outstanding lawyer. I have been opposing counsel to Mr. Zavistoski on several cases in his role as municipal prosecutor. He is always thorough, well prepared and is a formidable adversary. Mr. Zavistoski is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of criminal and traffic law, and DWI/DUI law specifically. I strongly endorse this lawyer and would never hesitate to refer someone to Mr. Zavistoski for representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I got to know Bob while he was the municipal prosecutor in several courts for a number of years and he is a credit to the profession. Bob was always professional, prepared and well respected by attorneys and judges. Bob's understanding of DUI/DWI and criminal law is vast, and his experience as a prosecutor will be advantageous to his clients who will be well served by the years of experience he brings to their defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Zavistoski and I worked together formerly as Municipal Prosecutors. He is a hard-working attorney who will effectively pursue the best outcome on your matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is an outstanding attorney who fights hard for his clients. Having handled many cases with Robert it was always evident he was thoroughly prepared and knew the appropriate way to resolve cases to the best advantage of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert has a unique background which includes both law enforcement (as a police officer) and criminal defense attorney. This gives Robert a thorough understanding of criminal and traffic matters which have enabled him to be a very skilled practitioner. I've found him to always be prepared and a strong advocate for his client. He is a credit to the practice of law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bob is a true professional. He is highly knowledgeable in the subject matter of DWI and DUI. We have worked on numerous cases together. It is a privilege to be his colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a hard-working and conscientious attorney. I have dealt with him many times as opposing counsel in criminal matters, and as a prosecutor he was always more than fair and recognized that his job was to seek justice. He now brings his considerable talents to representing the accused, and he does a great job for his clients. He is a consummate professional, and I wholeheartedly endorse his skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert started his career with the police department where he advanced to the position of a detective. Thereafter he studied law. His broad experience makes him a very knowledgeable and effective attorney and he is a formidable adversary for sure."
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Edison DUI and DWI Lawyer Robert Zavistoski
Robert Zavistoski
DUI and DWI Attorney
Edison, NJ
Licensed for 12 years
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