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Jeffrey Scaggs, Esq.

Of Counsel

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.

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