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David Anthony Moreno Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 12 years
    New York - NY 12 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

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Criminal cases are high stakes. As a criminal defense attorney, David Moreno cares about each of his clients and understands that the outcome of their cases will likely impact the rest of their lives.

 

The criminal justice system can work, but it is often flawed. David Moreno became a lawyer because of his desire to help people and protect the integrity of the system. He spent five years working in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office—the most prestigious in the country—as a public servant because he wanted to give back to his community. There, he served in the highly regarded Trial Bureau 50, which has sent many lawyers on to distinguished careers, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and the late Robert F. Kennedy and John Kennedy Jr.

 

David is particularly adept as a trial lawyer. During his time as a prosecutor, he tried more than 15 cases to verdict, getting a conviction on all but one. He has handled almost every type of criminal case there is: attempted murder, identify theft, assault, robbery, sexual abuse, fraud, larceny, weapons possession, DWI, cybercrimes, narcotics sale, and narcotics possession.

 

David has the unique ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life and get the most out of them. Throughout his life, he has watched his mother, a well-regarded criminal defense attorney, try some of the most serious and notable cases of the past two decades. Watching her success and how she advocated for those in need of quality representation helped shape his commitment to his profession and clients.

 

In law school, David received numerous honors for leadership, oral advocacy, and trial advocacy, and was inducted into the highest honor society at the University of Miami School of Law. As a prosecutor, he worked hard to protect the rights of all parties involved and now uses that experience and knowledge to zealously advocate for his clients.

Location

Spar & Bernstein, PC
225 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY, 10007

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job Done
No one wants to wake to the nightmare my family faced one fateful Saturday morning when the cops arrested my grandson alleging that he had committed a felonious crime and was facing some serious charges that would land him some 20+ years in prison. We hired David as we have heard of his success stories in representing his clients. What I admire is his passion and diligence in fighting for you. He made regular visits to see my grandson and would get any issues he was facing addressed and resolved. A long story short David was able to clear my grandson of the charges and he is a free man today. Thanks David for an awesome job and giving my grandson his freedom back.
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Posted by PC | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Supreme service
I was recommended to hire David Moreno’s services during a highly challenging time, and his passion, high level of professionalism, and swift communication skills assisted me immensely. I can not thank him enough for his advice, compassion, and legal council, as it helped me greatly as I maneuvered through my case. Finding and working with an attorney under any circumstance is a daunting task, however, working with a David and his team proved to be a seamless experience, and I will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Jerry | March 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Moreno gave me my live back.
Mr. Moreno proved my innocence and gave me my life back. I had intercourse with a women who wanted more than one encounter and when I told her that would have been the last time we would be involve. She then lied on me saying I assaulted her. I was arrested and lost my job in the process.After paying another law firm who did not do much to help me, that particular lawyer wanted me to take a plea deal for a crime I did not commit. I then heard about Spar and Bernstein on a radio station and called in for a consult. I decided to try Spar and Bernstein and was assigned to Mr. Moreno to work on my case. Mr. Moreno was honest throughout the case and made himself available when I needed to speak to him. His office is very knowledgeable, organized and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who need legal advice.
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Posted by MURVIN | March 23, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Highly Recommended.
David Moreno is an excellent Attorney. Very professional and dedicated towards his clients. Will do his best to either provide you with the best legal advice or to have a positive outcome on your case. Thank you for your help.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Moreno Is An Excellent Attorney!
Let me begin by saying, prior to getting to know Mr. Moreno, my case was already almost two years with Spar and Bernstein and had gone through two other attorneys representing me. I became uneasy as to the progress at which my case was proceeding already gone through two other attorneys who by now no longer works with the firm. I wrote and requested copies of all my case documents as it was my intent to seek representation elsewhere. I was given a date and time to pick up my documents. Upon arrival at the office,I notified the receptionist of why I am there. I was asked to wait for a while then I'll be called. Eventually someone came out and called my name, accompanied me to an office where I was introduced to Mr.Brad Bernstein who asked me to explain my reason for wanting to leave,of which I did .All this time the documents were being prepared. Brad apologize for all the delays and unforeseen circumstances that has held up my case,then told me there is an attorney who had recently joined the firm and he is going to have him call to set up the best day for us to meet, prior to the next court date. I received the call, person introduced himself as David Moreno and the attorney who is going to be handling my case going forward. We spoke briefly and a meeting appointment was made. I was very skeptical about going forward with someone who is so new to being a defense attorney. I had questions,they were answered satisfactory even thou I am still thinking of moving on. Next court date arrived,we went to court,and from the first few words of introducing himself to the Judge, I was impressed. Mr Moreno kept me informed and up to date on any and all proceeding. I must say,the outcome in my case is what we were seeking from day one. I was satisfy. I sincerely hope I will never need another criminal attorney, but I will be the first to refer Mr Moreno to anyone who does needs an attorney. Mr. Moreno is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great lawyer
I wholeheartedly recommend David Moreno, Esq. as a lawyer. I was involved in a traffic accident where the traffic court in a township in New Jersey cited me for 1) careless driving that led to property damage, 2) failure to report the accident and 3) leaving the scene of the accident that had involved the property damage. I had been advised by many people to hire a local lawyer, i.e. someone who knows the township and with that insider status hypothetically help to quickly resolve the case. Against that consensus, I hired Mr Moreno ( an outsider unknown to the township). He had a command of the local law, and its technicalities and had the very professional demeanor that successfully negotiated on my behalf a favorable resolution of the charges. With the highest regard, I recommend Mr Moreno.
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Posted by Roberto | March 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
He was hired for assault case , only paid a fine. He is great would recommend
Posted by Michael | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
David Moreno helped me with my DWI case the minute I hired him I knew I was in good hands. He helped me every step of the way. Prior to David I had a lawyer that didn't do anything but just show up to the court appearance and decline every offer. With David he would challenge the DA and let the judge know how unfair it was that I have no receive my car after a year which I was still paying off. David also helped me out with writing character letters to help solidified my appearance for the DA. He always kept in touch with me before court dates and would let me know where we were at in the case. My prior Lawyer had my case for 10 months. David had my case solved in 3 months with the minimum charge and making sure that I would not lose my job. I cannot thank David enough for the help he has given me. Until today he is still helping me out with the case. Again can't thank David enough, if I ever have any problem in the future I would not think twice about hiring David.
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Posted by Jacques | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
David is an excellent lawyer.
David Moreno is an excellent lawyer. He saved my career and ensured that I would not have a criminal record which is the best that could have possibly have happened given the circumstances.He got my dwi case lowered to a traffic infraction which ensured that I could remain in my job and continue to make a living doing what I love.I am grateful that Mr Moreno took on my case and helped me out when I was at my lowest.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer! I highly recommend!
Hiring Dave to represent me was the best decision I could have made! I was facing a felony and misdemeanor charge for intent to sell and possession. I was very worried, and concerned because I had never been in this situation before, but Dave reassured me and worked swiftly to achieve the best possible result for me. Especially since I had no previous criminal record. I was initially facing 1-3 years in prison but because of Dave’s hard work and diligence I ended up serving 7 days private community service, and walked away with only a disorderly conduct charge. I am eternally grateful for what Dave has done for me, and I feel as if I have a new lease on life to really make a positive impact on society. I highly recommend hiring David for your legal needs!
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Posted by Ricky | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
I had a lawyer before i got Mr. Moreno But i was In court one day and i saw that he got a lady off a felony charge. I immediately fired my other lawyer that wasn’t do anything for me. Mr. Moreno been my lawyer for over a year now he got me off of 2 Felony and 1 misdemeanor with no jail time he is the most hard working lawyer i ever seen he is not all about the money and i can call him to talk about anything he is always there i love him .! the best Choice i ever Make in my life was to hire mr moreno as my attorney....! He continues to be my lawyer I’m his most satisfy client . Please if u need a lawyer contact him you will not regret your decision .!
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Posted by Mohammed | March 19, 2018
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Professional and empathetic
Mr. Moreno helped me through a challenging situation and kept my record clean. To someone who values his career and anonymity like I do, keeping my record without blemish was very important to me. I can not express my gratitude enough for the exemplorary work he did.
Posted by Asim | March 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An outstanding professional
I've never needed a lawyer before but David Moreno was/is an exceptional and a helpful individual. I'm glad he was/is on my side.
Posted by Shonté | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive, knowledgeable and supportive
David, Paul and Jacob were very attentive to my case and the outcome was very successful. David treated me like a top notch client. Even when I had trouble with payment, he worked with me and didn't judge me! I'm extremely happy with his services. He's not only my attorney for life, he's also a friend.
Posted by M.L. | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Example of Professionalism and Efficiency
When my 17 year old son got in trouble and was arrested, I experienced a myriad of emotions, including, but not limited to, fear, anxiety, depression, and even anger. After the first meeting with Mr. Moreno, however, I began to see a glimmer of hope. He acted promptly and gave frequent updates on the case and showed up even when it wasn't absolutely necessary but simply because he wanted to make sure that nothing went wrong. My son will be going off to college in June without a criminal record and I really want to thank Mr. David Moreno, a clear example of professionalism and efficiency. His number has a permanent spot in phone.
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Posted by Christopher | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service
David was able to come to a court case within a couple of days of me seeing him for a consultation. He was able to get me out of some trouble, and in much better shape than the other 3 guys who got arrested with me. They went to their court date without a lawyer, and they all wound up paying fines and having records. Because of David, my case was fully dismissed. He also kept in constant communication with me when I texted or emailed him, which was amazing since I was freaking out a bit. I would, and do, recommend him to my coworkers and friends.
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Posted by Edson | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Big Help
Hello Mr Moreno guide me with all the process to fix my situation. it took a bit time but the result was favorable for me. I recomend him with out any problem. I am from Guatemala.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Spar & Bernstein, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nyc District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude
  • 2008

Associations

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Black Prosecutors Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • NAACP
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association Theodore T. Jones Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Leadership Panel
  • Legal Field
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (23)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David Moreno. David is an exceptional legal talent and has shown a truly impressive grasp of some very complicated issues in the field of Federal Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is compassionate toward his clients and aggressive toward the government, standing up for those clients. This is a great combination for a criminal defense attorney. He gets amazing results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a great attorney who cares about his clients. He is a zealous advocate in the courtroom and fights for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Amazing in every respect. A real fighter for your rights. I have the highest respect for David Moreno."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a very professional and compassionate attorney. He has earned our clients' trust and respect, and is a pleasure to work with. I endorse David Moreno."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fantastic attorney. Always well prepared and on the cutting edge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave is a very hard working lawyer who tirelessly advocates for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moreno is a result oriented lawyer, who always exhibits the utmost application of professionalism and advocacy for his clients. I fully endorse Mr. Moreno."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Dave for years and few can handle a case like he does, especially if it's going to trial. He doesn't back down from a challenge and has a rare kind of creativity about his approach. Soon, his will be a household name."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"David is an exceptional criminal attorney with invaluable experience working in the Manhattan State Attorney's office. Aside from criminal he is capable of handling an array of areas of law, including litigation. He is fair, just and strives for the best results for his client. You will not be disappointed hiring David."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer David Anthony Moreno Jr.
David Anthony Moreno Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation