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Attorney Profile – Adam M. Lustberg

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg focuses his practice exclusively on the defense of those being investigated for or accused of crimes. His passion for criminal defense began while interning for the Essex County Public Defender’s Office as a first-year law student through Seton Hall University Law School’s Pro Bono Program. As a third-year law student, he returned to the Public Defender’s Office through Seton Hall’s Juvenile Justice Clinic and represented countless juveniles at initial proceedings. Since that time, he has represented clients at each and every stage of the criminal justice system, from arraignment to trial by jury. He has argued on behalf of defendants at over 30 detention hearings under New Jersey’s new system of criminal justice reform.

Adam Lustberg graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in May 2004. He passed both the New Jersey and New York Bar Exams that summer and is currently admitted to practice in both states. He has represented individuals charged with all manner of offenses, from simple possession of marijuana in Municipal Court to homicide charges in Superior Court. He has represented individuals accused of manslaughter, murder, burglary, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of firearms, human trafficking, promoting gambling, gang-related offenses, and many other crimes. In each case he handles, Mr. Lustberg works diligently with the client, the prosecutor, and the Court to obtain the best possible result for the client. Meticulous preparation and strong advocacy are the cornerstones of his practice. When everything is on the line, get experienced NJ criminal defense attorney Adam Lustberg on your side.

Over his 14-year legal career, Adam M. Lustberg has earned a reputation as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the region. He holds a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo, has been named to the “SuperLawyers – Rising Stars” list for six consecutive years, has been named one of “Bergen’s Best Lawyers” by (201) Magazine, and was named to “The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list in 2014.

Mr. Lustberg is active in several professional legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

Adam was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, less than 10 miles from New York City. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, exercising, and surfing. He is also an avid vegetable farmer.



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“Was facing my first and only felony charge. Adam worked with me the whole way and made it so I had nothing to fear. Got my charge dropped to disorderly persons and walked out of the courtroom with no handcuffs! A consummate professional and just an all around great guy! Hire him! I highly recommend him!”

"Adam is a wonderful lawyer and a very knowledgable guy, he actually knew more about the laws on drug charges better than the judge at my case. I always felt pretty calm about the situation because i knew he'd have everything covered. I would hire him again without a doubt."

"Adam accomplished what, to me, was a minor miracle. I was looking at definite long loss of license, major fines and jail time for 2 separate incidents. He pulled out full and complete dismissals on both. He's now assisting family in another matter and so far she is perfectly thrilled with him. I recommend Adam to anyone needing a good defense attorney."