Michael B. Roberts



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.

Payment
Fees:

Hourly ($50-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Roberts & Teeter, LLC

1075 Easton Ave
Tower 2, Suite 2
Somerset, NJ, 08873

Office (732) 993-4953
Fax (732) 325-0828

License
NY Currently registered 2010 03/07/2016
NJ Active 2009 06/25/2016

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

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

Education
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark Law JD – Juris Doctor 2009

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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