Founding Partner

Remi L. Spencer, Esq. concentrates her practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, municipal court, and attorney ethics matters. Remi is considered one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014 & 2015. Super Lawyers Magazine has consistently included Remi in its  "Rising Star" & "Super Lawyer" lists since 2011, as well as a top 50 female attorney based  upon peer review surveys. Remi has achieved a "Superb" 10.0 rating by In 2014, the Essex County Bar Association awarded Remi the Criminal Trial Attorney of the year.

Remi's practice is dedicated to defending the accused and protecting their rights.  She has vast experience representing individuals, families and businesses in criminal investigations and prosecutions.  She also represents clients in the administrative, licensing and regulatory proceedings that are often a consequence of the criminal action. Remi has represented clients in connection with internal and government investigations, as well as mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, bribery, public corruption, unlawful possession of drugs, assault, endangering the welfare of a child, murder, attempted murder, sex trafficking and sex assault. Remi also has extensive experience representing individuals charged with DUI/DWI and other serious motor vehicle offenses throughout this state.

Remi has argued matters of first impression before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division.  Remi has represented individuals in high profile, newsworthy matters and achieved successful results for those clients. Remi is a former Union County Assistant Prosecutor where she focused her practice in the area of Domestic Violence.  Remi is the Vice-Chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee, District V-A.  She is a board member and trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, and she is an executive board member of the Alumni Council at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was  an adjunct professor instructing law students in  appellate  practice.
Remi is a frequent commentator on cases of national interest. Since 2007, Ms. Spencer has appeared on most local and national cable news networks: CBS, NBC, ABC, FNC, MSNBC, FBN, CNN, CNN Headlines News, Tru TV (formerly Court TV).

Remi received her B.A. degree from Boston College (1998) and her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law (2002).  Remi 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). 


"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

Cross-Examination of a Cooperating Witness, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 19, 2015

Municipal Court Practice
, New York City Bar Association December 12, 2014

Recent New Jersey Supreme Court Cases, Meadowlands Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 13, 2014

NJICLE’s 2014 DWI Institute, NJ ICLE, NJ State Bar Association, July 10, 2014 

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

Eyewitness Identification Experts and Testimony, New Jersey 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. Since 2007 Ms. Spencer has appeared regularly on national and local news programs, including CBS, FNC, FBNCNN, CNN Headlines News, MSNBC, Tru TV (formerly Court TV)

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

414 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 305
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
telephone (973) 731-2161
facsimile (973) 731-2164


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