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Michael B. Roberts

Criminal defense Attorney at Somerset, NJ

5.0   48 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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From an early age I knew that I wanted to represent the criminally accused.  The interaction between people, the police, and the courts always fascinated me.   There are no higher stakes than fighting to save a person's freedom and in some instances their life.  

 

I think that the American Prison System has failed.  Far too many people are incarcerated for non-violent offenses and drug crimes.  More resources need to be spent on education and rehabilitation and less money on incarceration.  

 

I recognize that people make mistakes and they deserve second chances.  All too often the police, prosecutors and judges, just want to rush through a case and go directly to punishment. As an advocate for the criminally accused, it's my honor to tell the story of my client.  Often defendants are over-charged and there is usually an explanation for what they did.  It's my job to slow the process down, to investigate the case, to talk to my clients, and to get the judge or the jury to listen. 

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Location

Roberts & Teeter, LLC
1075 Easton Ave
Tower 2, Suite 2
Somerset, NJ, 08873

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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2024
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Thank You
I am writing this review to express my gratitude for the exceptional services provided by Micheal Roberts. I have been dealing with a legal issue for three long years. But thankfully I discovered Mike Roberts, who not only resolved my problem but also exceeded my expectations. From the very beginning, Mike stood out as an attorney who truly cared about my case. His responsiveness was remarkable, where he promptly addressed all my concerns and kept me informed throughout the entire process. His consistent availability and willingness to answer my questions put me at ease and helped alleviate the stress I had been experiencing. Mike was determined to get the job done. Other attorneys who I had previously contacted, had informed me that my particular task couldn't or would be difficult to accomplish, leaving me discourgaed. However, Mike took on the challenge and proved them wrong. I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Mike Roberts for his exceptional legal representation. His responsiveness, knowledge, and thoroughness were instrumental in achieving the positive outcome I was looking for. I highly recommend Mike Roberts to anyone seeking legal assistance, as his expertise and commitment make him an outstanding attorney to have by your side.
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Posted by Darryl | July 19, 2023
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Definitely recommend
Mr. Roberts was very professional from our first meeting. I explained my case and he told me the charges up front. Hiring Mr. Roberts to handle my case provided instant peace of mind in a very uncertain situation. He always kept me updated on developments and what my options were. Ultimately, he got an erpo, a charge, and a complaint dismissed and another downgraded to an ordinance. Very pleased with his work and professionalism throughout the process.
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Posted by Jermain | May 30, 2023
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Very Experience Attorney
One of the best experience I have with a lawfirm, really amazing attorney knowledgeable detail experience with their comprehension of the law Highly recommend Roberts & Teeter for any nic or firearm permit denial or any situation that require an attorney these are the guys to call.
Posted by Eli | May 28, 2023
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Mr. Michael Roberts
Michael was very helpful in helping me obtain my New Jersey car apartment. Definitely recommend them to anybody trying to obtain their New Jersey carry permit.
Posted by Sammie | January 17, 2023
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Mr. Michael Roberts
We hired Mr. Michael Roberts at the most stressful time of my life. I was in the depths of darkness and yet Michael Roberts pulled us into light with his efforts, his knowledge, and his skillsets. He cares about his work and about his clients. He is most definitely a good lawyer and one worth consulting.
Posted by Houda | November 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Michael Roberts
Mr. Michael Roberts is a great lawyer. He helped our son with tough legal issues. He worked tirelessly and ethically on his case. We highly recommend him to anyone that needs a dedicated and loyal attorney. This review is from a person who hired this attorney. Hired attorney
Posted by Moe | October 13, 2022
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Hands down one of the best Lawyers.
I hired Michael during one of the most difficult times of my life in 2016. Was charged was 2nd degree theft and fencing in Somerville and was facing a 7 year prison sentence. From day one he fought tirelessly for me through filing of motions and proper understanding of case law. He was able to devise a proper strategy to defend against Somerset County overzealous prosecutors who refused to plea bargain. In the end the case was dropped down from a Class 2 felony to a Disorderly Persons offense in 2022. Probably one of the longest cases in New Jersey , “Deny and Delay, The Jersey Way”. I’m very thankful to him and his office for he truly cares about his clients and the outcomes they receive. Thank you once again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
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Professional, thorough, assertive
I contacted Mr. Roberts in order to apply for a carry permit. I do not have a criminal history, but I knew the court would most likely deny me for other reasons that they could find so I wanted to get the best representation. From our first conversation, Mr. Roberts was extremely transparent, professional, and fair. He started working on my case immediately, filed all the paperwork extremely quickly, and kept in contact with me by phone or email consistently. We had to go to court a few times due to adjournments and each time he was overly prepared (much more than the prosecutor). During my case, the laws changed and he jumped at the opportunity to re-file paperwork for my case to be that much stronger. He was never late in filing paperwork with the court and kept me in the email chain with the court clerk and prosecutor. He met with and communicated with all the necessary people he believed could make my case stronger (supervisors, police departments, other attorneys). Overall, he never took no for an answer and pushed for earlier court appearances. (His staff is also very professional and followed up with reminders through email and a phone call when I had a court date). I would highly recommend Mr. Roberts for all firearm related cases.
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Posted by Jeffrey | September 7, 2022
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Extremely diligent and professional
Mr. Roberts and his staff were an absolute pleasure to deal with. After speaking to multiple attorneys who were supposedly experts in the matter, I found Mr. Roberts to be the only one who was able to confidently and honestly answer my questions. Once I got underway with their services I found them to be extremely diligent and timely in their efforts. Everything was done exactly as Michael Roberts promised and when he promised it would be done. It has been a long a time since any business not only met but exceeded my expectations and Roberts & Teeter LLC. certainly did that. The icing on the cake was the results turned out exactly what I hoped for! I would recommend their services to anyone and though I hope to not need an attorney again for a long time I would not hesitate to retain them in the future. Thank you Mr. Roberts! You and Brian were fantastic!
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Posted by Ola | August 17, 2022
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Awesome Experience!!!!
The absolute best lawyer ! I had very tough case and mike has done everything in his power to fight on my behalf from the late emails and phone calls. If you choose him to be your lawyer just know you are in great hands
Posted by Russell | July 14, 2022
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Thank You
I am very happy with what and how you helped me with my gun application and with the end results.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service with Great Outcomes
Michael was phenomenal. From the first time I met him in our free in person consultation, I had a gut feeling my case was in the right hands with him. He is extremely knowledgeable in various areas of the law and that combined with his passion for providing excellent legal services led to my case being dismissed. Michael and his legal team were on top of everything related to my case. Along with that, they were easily accessible for any comments and questions, which reduced the stress of dealing with a legal case. If you have a case and go to Michael, you will get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Matt | March 30, 2022
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The only attorney I'll ever use
Michael Roberts is the best attorney in my opinion for any criminal defense if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be here writing this review today hes worth every penny. I highly recommend him
Posted by Chris | November 15, 2021
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FPIC
I had a great experience with Michael Roberts. He is very professional and he helped me obtain my FPIC. Michael went over everything with me and walked me through the entire process. I never had any trouble getting in contact with him. He was very quick to answer any questions that I had and he stayed on top of the application process. I can honestly say that I would not have made it through this process without him. I highly recommend Michael Roberts.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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Firearm identification card
Michael was very thorough about applying for a firearm identification card. He answered the phone anytime I had any questions. He also took his time to explain the laws of having a firearm. I will recommend him to anyone who wants to apply for a firearm purchaser/identification card.
Posted by Wesam | August 31, 2021
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Great knowledgeable attorney
Mr. Roberts was very responsive, professional, knowledgeable and accessible. He guided me every step of the way. He was very clear and what to expect. Highly recommend!
Posted by Mark | June 23, 2021
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Gun permit
Very knowledgeable in helping get a gun permit after initially being declined locally….it worked out very well.
Posted by Mark G | April 5, 2021
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Gun Permit
When I had an issue with my permit Mr Roberts came and delivered. Super happy with his firm and all his help. This was a guaranteed win and couldn’t be happier thanks again.
Posted by Pauline | April 5, 2021
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Thank you
Michael made sure I felt confident and comfortable with the end results of my case , I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Derek | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
My lawyer was able to get my life back in track after a mistake i made almost a decade ago. I cant recommend these good good boys enough! I am truly thankful and blessed to have chose Roberts & Teeter for my legal woes, your should too!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 50-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Roberts & Teeter, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Buckley Theroux Kline & Petraske
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Jack Venturi Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • State Of New Jersey / Department Of The Judiciary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Federal Public Defenders Office for District of NJ
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. LJA
  • Not guilty
  • Shoplifting in Edison
  • Case Dismissed!
  • JR v. JR
  • Case dismissed.

Associations

  • Middlesex County Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rutgers University Mock Trial Association
  • Assistant Coach
  • 2010 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Young Lawyer Award
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • New Leaders of the Bar
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Scholastic Achievement Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • 2009

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Criminal Trial Practice Committee
  • Appeals from Denial of Gun Permit Applications
  • 2015
  • Hanging a Shingle
  • Practice Management
  • 2014
  • How a degree in philosophy will help in law school and beyond.
  • Philosophy and the law
  • 2013
  • Law Review CLE
  • Social Media and its Effect on Criminal Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who works hard to obtain the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"You will never find an attorney as dedicated to his clients as Mike Roberts is. I've worked with Mike for 3 years so far and every day he goes above and beyond what most attorneys do for their clients. He is knowledgable, smart, and works extremely hard to get the results he does. I would highly recommend him in any criminal or municipal matter. I'm proud to know him and work with him. When he won the 2015 Middlesex County Young Lawyer of the Year, it was well deserved."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a smart and hardworking attorney. He has a strong grasp of the law, as well as courtroom procedure and the rules of evidence. This is the type of knowledge that lawyers need to provide strong representation to clients. You will be well-served with Mike as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred cases to Michael without hesitation. He has handled the matters with professionalism and great results. I would hands down recommend him and his firm."
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