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Dennis J. Nave Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   34 reviews
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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Dennis

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HIGH QUALITY AND THOROUGH LEGAL REPRESENTATION FROM AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.

Dennis Nave prides himself on being a young, intelligent and knowledgeable attorney who is motivated to defend his clients’ rights and interests. For the vast majority of Dennis’ career, he has been passionate about defending individuals facing DWI, traffic, and criminal charges. He approaches each of his client’s cases as unique and each person as his equal, always going the extra mile to ensure his clients are fully educated on their case and knowing they are receiving the best quality representation. He provides 24-7 access to his clients so when they are in need, Dennis is always available. Dennis is always trying to get the best result and a quick resolution for his clients.

Dennis is the founding and managing partner for Nave Law Firm located in Syracuse, New York. Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Dennis is devoted to staying in and serving his local community. Dennis has dedicated his time to learning the practice of criminal and DWI defense law and focuses his practice on those areas. Dennis is a member is of the Onondaga County Bar Association, New York Stat Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College of DUI Defense. He has presented and lectured on DWI and defensive driving to the Madison County Tavern Association, the Onondaga County Water Authority, and underclassman in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Dennis received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2011 from the University of Rochester, majoring in History and Political Science. He went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 2014.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018
Client's Choice
2019 2018
Top Contributor 2016
Top Contributor
2016

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Location

Nave Law Firm
231 Walton Street
Syracuse, NY, 13202
Dennis J. Nave Jr.
125 Wolf Road
Suite 316
Albany, NY, 12205
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125 Wolf Road
Suite 316
Albany, NY, 12205
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95 Court Street
2nd Floor
Binghamton, NY, 13901
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1400 Portland Ave
Suite 44
Rochester, NY, 14617
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215 Washington Street
Suite 102
Watertown, NY, 13601
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brian | July 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent in professionalism and communication
To be awesome at anything you need to do at least 3 things: 1. Have an abundance of knowledge in the area. 2. Communicate with people so everyone understands what is to be expected and everything that needs to get done gets done. 3. Understand the importance of knowing when to take action. 4. Knowing how to find the answers when you don't know the answer. Dennis has demonstrated all 4 these qualities while working on my case. I appreciate his advice, direction, and will continue to go to him for any concerns.
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Response from Dennis Nave November 13, 2023
Thank you, Brian, for the review.
Posted by Jeff | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I was facing numerous charges, mostly traffic related, however the most serious charge was DWI. Dennis immediately went to work to determine the most effective way to address the charges. He met with me and discussed the course of action. He and his team were very helpful and encouraging throughout this very stressful process. Although I hope to never need his services again, I would not hesitate to hire Dennis and his team again.
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Posted by Scott | April 17, 2022
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This firm is second to none.
During a worldwide pandemic, both Dennis Nave and Jennifer Bisson were awesome! It was an easy process from start to finish. Jennifer and Dennis informed me about my case promptly. Whether it was general communication, information directly regarding my case, or responding to my questions, I heard back before the end of the day or the beginning of the next. I am impressed with their professionalism and felt a part of the process the whole way through. So, if you are looking for the best representation, a firm willing to work with your budget, and people dedicated to getting you the best results, then look no further.
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Posted by Andrew | October 23, 2021
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Professional and Courteous
I am thoroughly indebted to Dennis Nave and the Nave Law Firm for their vigilance and expertise in helping me throughout the duration of my case (DWI). They not only kept me well informed but were always responsive and reassuring when I brought up any kind of question or concern. The "human element" cannot be overstated. Sincere thanks for all the top-notch work put in on my behalf which led to a swift and ideal resolution.
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Posted by Dave | July 30, 2021
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Dave B
Excellent handling of case from beginning to end. Went very smooth. Good outcome. Excellent communication
Posted by Andrew | May 14, 2021
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Great firm
Nave and the team advised me so well and rejected bad pleas offered throughout my 10 months long case. My dwi charge was reduced to a speeding ticket. Stop worrying and call Nave now.
Posted by Ryan | April 9, 2021
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Best lawyer
Dennis took care of all my problems laid everything out and i knew what to expect. He did it in a timely matter and was very responsive if i ever had questions or concerns. Highly recommend dennis and his team as i am very satisfied
Posted by Rebecca | September 16, 2020
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Excellent!
Dennis did an outstanding job with both my case and also helping me understand and know what to do and what I will need to do based on my case. Will definitely recommend to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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Outstanding
Dennis is super knowledgable. Everyone responded to my calls and messages quickly. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2019
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Excellent
Dennis is a fantastic attorney, extremely knowledgeable and took care of my case promptly. I highly recommend hiring Dennis as he is the BEST to work with!!!
Posted by kathryn | July 25, 2019
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N/A
Every single problem I have brought to Dennis' attention has been resolved in a timely and professional manner. I trust him 100%.
Posted by Luke | May 22, 2019
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Outstanding!
Look no further for your legal defense needs! Dennis was not only professional but very personable and knowledgeable. He took care of everything from day 1 and provided quick and accurate responses. Great outcome with very competitive rates. Thanks Dennis!
Posted by Steve | January 31, 2019
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Knows system inside and out
Dennis was wonderful to work with. Had answers to all of my questions whenever I asked and had my case closed expeditiously. He has an enormous grasp of the system pertaining to DUIs and would be a great choice for representation.
Posted by Britany | December 4, 2018
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Excellent
Dennis is a great lawyer and he kept working to get me the deal I wanted. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Dimitrios | December 4, 2018
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Satisfied customer
Dennis handled my speeding ticket extremely quickly. He communicated clearly and kept me updated with how things were progressing. I have known Dennis for many years and can attest to his devotion to the law and his willingness to help others through difficult situations, whether legal or personal.
Posted by Tim | November 20, 2018
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Outstanding Customer Service
I hired Dennis to handle a speeding ticket. He was professional, prompt, and caring about my situation. He made me feel as if I was his only client. I would strongly recommend Dennis and would certainly employ his services again.
Posted by phillip | November 20, 2018
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awesome
Dennis is a really great lawyer he has saved my cdl license until i Finish treatment gave me a chance to make some money and save some thanks dennis.
Posted by Abby | November 19, 2018
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100% would recommend
Dennis and his team recently helped me with a traffic violation. They were caring and attentive and went out of their way to make sure my needs were met. I would recommend Dennis and his team to anyone looking for a Lawyer.
Posted by Nicholas | November 8, 2018
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More Than an Accomplished Lawyer
Dennis is not only an accomplished lawyer, but also an all around great man. On numerous occasions, he has generously taken some of his valuable time to answer my phone calls and emails regarding legal questions I have had after he has represented me. There is no reason for him to do this, other than the fact that he cares for the people he represents. He is the first person I go to when I need someone to represent me, and I would highly recommend you do the same.
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Posted by Nathan newton | November 8, 2018
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A+
Did what he was hired to do and then some! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the unfortunate circumstance of getting a dwi.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Nave Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Anelli Xavier, PC
  • 2015 - 2018

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Syracuse University
  • Master in Public Adminstration
  • 2014
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. A.G.
  • One traffic infraction, adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.
  • People v. M.R.
  • Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defensive Driving Course
  • DWI and the Impact on Your License
  • 2019
  • Bridging the Gap
  • The Basics of DWI Defense
  • 2019
  • Undergraduate Law Class
  • The Basics of DWI Defense
  • 2018
  • Tavern's Association
  • DWI Defense and Constitutional Rights
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Part and parcel of Dennis' humility and good nature is his uncommon and invaluable accessibility to clients, which sets him apart from his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Dennis for some time. He is a dedicated and very knowledgeable attorney. Dennis places a premium on providing the best service he can for his clients. He is a true professional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nave has consistently shown that he has extensive knowledge of DWI laws and regulations. We have worked on cases together and I am always impressed with the extent of his knowledge and he always has a solution to propose when things get difficult. I endorse him without any reservation. He clearly has his clients' best interest at heart."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dennis because he has a comprehensive and commanding knowledge of the Criminal and Civil procedural and substantive laws surrounding Driving While Intoxicated charges in New York. His ability to mitigate the ramifications and consequences for his clients is unparalleled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his familiarity with all aspects of criminal law and alcohol-related offenses. He is a great asset to our legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Dennis in action. He is passionate and will vigorously work for his client's best interest."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dennis since he was in law school and interned at the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office. During that time, it was apparent that Dennis is hardworking, dedicated, and intelligent. I do not hesitate to endorse Dennis."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his familiarity with criminal law and alcohol-related offenses. He clearly has the knowledge, experience, and clarity of expression vital to be a great attorney. He is a consistent and consistently helpful contributor, helping many here in need."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dennis for years. He is intelligent and hardworking and carries himself as a true professional in the courtroom. I do not hesitate to endorse and recommend Dennis Nave."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His insightful comments on this forum indicate high level knowledge of criminal defense law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dennis for years and wholeheartedly endorse him. Dennis displays an exemplary work ethic and is a tireless advocate for his clients. For any of my clients with needs in his field, I will always first refer them to Dennis."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Dennis for years and he is a very hardworking, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dennis has been an asset to Anelli Xavier since he began working for the firm, and his talent as a criminal defense lawyer continues to impress me. He has such a command of the law that it allows him to communicate tough legal concepts to his clients without difficulty. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer."
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Syracuse DUI and DWI Lawyer Dennis J. Nave Jr.
Dennis J. Nave Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 8 years
Virtual consultation available