REMI L. SPENCER, ESQ.
Founding Partner

Remi L. Spencer, Esq. concentrates her practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, municipal court, and attorney ethics matters.  Ms. Spencer is considered one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  Since 2011, she has consistently been named by "Super Lawyers" a Rising Star based  upon peer review surveys, and has achieved a "Superb" 10.0 rating by Avvo.com. In 2014, the Essex County Bar Association awarded Ms. Spencer the Criminal Trial Attorney of the year.


Ms. Spencer is a former Union County Assistant Prosecutor where she focused her practice in the area of Domestic Violence.  Ms. Spencer is a current member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee, District V-A.  She is a board member of the Trial Attorneys
of New Jersey, and she co-chairs the Annual Giving Committee for the Alumni Council at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was  an adjunct  professor instructing law students in  appellate  practice.  


 
Ms. Spencer received her B.A. degree from Boston College and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.  Ms. Spencer is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey, the state of New York, before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.  Ms. Spencer is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association.  


Ms. Spencer is  the former Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association (2010-2012), former Vice-Chair (2008-2010). She was the Young Lawyer's Trustee of the Union County Bar Association (2005-2007), and a Member of the Events Committee (2005-2006). 

Publications

"NJ Ruling on Eye Witnesses Will Have Wide Ramifications", co-author Mr. Roger Cogen, Press of Atlantic City, September 7, 2011

"Commencing the Federal Court Action", co-author Mr. Donald E. Taylor, 
Esq., Dos & Donts of Federal Practice for the Advanced Practitioner, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2003
 

"Arbitration of Consumer Disputes", co-author Mr. Marvin J. Brauth, Esq., New Jersey Auto Retailer, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, Vol. 2, Issue, 1, Spring 2003

Speaking Engagements

Municipal Court Practice, NY Bar Association, January 31, 2014

Eyewitness Identification Experts and Testimony, NJ Association for Justice, November 14, 2013

Hot Tips for Hot Litigators, Annual NJ State Bar Convention, NJSBA, May 15, 2013

Criminal Trial Practice, NYC CLE Marathon, Practicing Law Institute, May 2012 & May 2013

Technology in the Criminal Case, Essex County Bar Association, March 29, 2012

Technology & Divorce, Bar Foundation of Union County, November 22, 2011


Survival in the Courts, Criminal Practice, Essex County Bar Association, September 2008, September 2009


Warrantless Searches of Motor Vehicles Under New Jersey Law, Essex County Police Academy, Training Session for Law Enforcement, September 2007

Protect the Victim - Enforce the Law, Prosecuting & Defending Complex Domestic Violence Cases, The N.J. State Municipal Prosecutor's Association, Training Session for Municipal Prosecutors, January 2007, February 2007, March 2007, May 2007, June 2007

Demystifying the Drama of a Domestic Violence Case, New Jersey Law Journal & Mercer County Bar Association, Xtreme CLE, November 2006

The Complete Guide to Prosecuting, Defending and Understanding DV Law and Procedure, Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee, February 2006

Misconduct, Domestic Violence, And The Fourth And Fifth Amendments In New Jersey, Lorman Education Services, March 2006

Watch Remi L. Spencer, Esq. on T.V.
Ms. Spencer is a frequent commentator on cases of national interest. CBS: Early Show; Fox News Channel: The O’Reilly Factor; Sean Hannity; Live Desk; Fox & Friends Morning Show; Studio B with Shepard Smith; Your World with Neil Cavuto; Big Story with John Gibson; Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld; Fox News Live; Fox News Online; FBN: Willis Report; CNN: Out in the Open with Rick Sanchez; CNN Headlines News: Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell; MSNBC: Dan Abrams, Sunday Morning; Tru TV (formerly Court TV): Open Court with Bloom & Politan, Best Defense with Jami Floyd, Courtside with Ashley Banfield and Jack Ford

For further information on how
Spencer & Associates
can assist you, please write or call our office at:

SPENCER & ASSOCIATES
COUNSELORS AT LAW, L.L.C.
45 Academy Street
Suite 409
Newark, New Jersey 07102
telephone (973) 792-9766
facsimile (973) 792-9733
Rspencer@SpencerEsqs.com

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