Jeffrey Scaggs, Esq.
Attorney Jeffrey Scaggs is a highly skilled litigator with extensive criminal
and civil experience throughout the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
tri-state area. Attorney Scaggs has been a valued asset to The Law Offices
of Robert Schuster in an of-counsel capacity for over seven years, collaborating
with Attorney Schuster on dozens of criminal defense and DWI/DUI cases.
Mr. Scaggs' tri-state expertise has been particularly instrumental
when there is Connecticut or New Jersey collateral licensing exposure
stemming from a client's New York prosecution. For example, Attorney
Scaggs recently successfully argued an administrative appeal saving a
client from licensing revocation in New Jersey due to actions occurring
in New York State. This breadth of jurisdictional experience provides
out of state clients with the knowledge that decisions made in New York
will be logical and consistent with any collateral consequences they may
face. This is an uncommon strength for a boutique law firm that specializes
in individual client attention.
Mr. Scaggs handles the defense of individuals charged with serious crimes
in state and federal courts throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Attorney Scaggs specializes in defending individuals charged with white-collar
crimes, drug distribution and possession, weapons possession, DWI/DUI,
sex offenses, as well as homicide, assault, robbery, burglary, and other
violent crimes. Mr. Scaggs has defended clients in several homicide cases,
including a capital murder case that was tried to verdict. An accomplished
trial attorney, Mr. Scaggs has secured acquittals in numerous jury trials.
As a civil litigator, Mr. Scaggs handles complex litigation matters, corporate
disputes, real estate litigation, breach of contract suits and other civil
actions. In a recent corporate dispute among the shareholders of a prominent
New York corporation, Mr. Scaggs argued before the Appellate Division
of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Department, and was victorious.
He has also successfully argued appellate matters in New Jersey, and has
secured numerous dismissals of criminal cases in the Connecticut.
Aside from the success he has garnered for his clients, Mr. Scaggs is respected
throughout the court system for being diligent and courteous. He is passionate
about the law and in the defense of his clients.
Attorney Scaggs is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He is
licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and
in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of
New York and the District of New Jersey. He is an active member of the
New York State and New York City Bar Associations. He resides in New York
City with his dog, Cali.