Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers

At Bennett Pennington, our priority is your legal security. For more than 30 years, we have represented individuals in diverse legal areas. We represent each lawsuit individually and invest our very best minds in every case we take on. Your legal success is our number one priority.

Professional and respectable attorney, with great communication and commitment.
Angel Alayon
Angel Alayon
2022-08-11
Ms. Bennett Pennington and Kendall are so deeply compassionate and truly understand their clients. A friend of mine is deaf and therefore is often misunderstood. Kendall and Ms. Bennet conversed with him with no problem. They spoke using hand motion and emphasized lip wording. They truly treated him as if it were someone in their own family and understood his needs to communicate. The client was totally comfortable with them. He felt secure knowing they understood what he was trying to explain and what his concerns were. This client rode his bicycle faithfully several miles up and back on appointments and to pay his fees owed. They showed kindness and compassion above and beyond, This is rare when someone knows how to speak to and help someone that usually generates frustration and often anger with others. . I am truly grateful to them both. They are a GREAT team and fought hard for this client and brought him to a very favorable outcome. I thank you Ms. Bennett Pennington and Kendall.
Diane Renna
Diane Renna
2022-07-20
I had a great experience with Ms. Pennington! She was knowledgeable and worked to ensure the best outcome of my case. Ms. Pennington was able to explain all options to me and guided me every step of the way. I am si grateful to her and her expertise.
Maureen Jones
Maureen Jones
2022-06-15
Mr. Pennington his associates Are excellent and do a very good job I would recommend them to anybody
Glenn Davis
Glenn Davis
2022-06-15
These lawyers know what they are doing I had a great experience with them defending my case. They got my case dismissed and a extra violation that I received after the fact and still got it dismissed as well. Bennett Pennington Lare awesome
tadchinjr
tadchinjr
2022-06-07
We are all human, we make mistakes, mis the mark from time to time. When we do we have to remember that we have our Heavenly Father who loves us, and trust in him to bring you through. Mr. Pennington I thank you for being true to your profession. The willingness to go to the furthest extent to give all the chance to get what they want out of any case at hand. I pray that you continue to have success and continue with believing in our Heavenly Father. Blessings to all that you represent , to your partners and to your family. Thank Sir for your assistance and service.
D G
D G
2022-04-14
Thank you for everything! The last year was a rollercoaster ride (regarding my case) but Mr. Scott Pennington always kept a positive mind set. He continued to remind me of how he wasn’t going to stop fighting until the very end. Mr. Pennington kept his word and it paid off. I know he will do the same for all of his clients. Thank you again for everything!
Anthony Roman
Anthony Roman
2021-12-01
Cristina’s law office was recommended to me by a friend and it was the best decision we could have made. 100% an excellent choice! They are extremely responsive, professional, knowledgeable and worked hard in making sure all charges were dismissed. In addition, it was very evident that Mrs. Pennington is well known and respected in the Essex county courts. My father and I felt we were represented well and were very pleased with their services. She was worth every penny! We highly recommend the practice.
glinys caceres
glinys caceres
2021-10-22
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+50k hours

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+20k clients

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NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer

You may be worried about jail time, expensive fines, or how a conviction may affect your future.  We’ll fight for you to minimize the impact and frustration a charge can have on your life.

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Sound legal advice is based on years of training, hard work, and passion, as well as familiarity with legislation, precedent and sound consideration. You’ll find all that and more at Bennett Pennington.