Attorney Kevin Leckerman

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Why Should You Hire Me Over Any And All Other New Jersey DWI Lawyers?

I’ve handled over 1,000 DUI / DWI cases during my career (Experience is essential in having the best advocate for fighting your charges.);

I’ve been formally trained through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (Tests such as: “follow my pen/flashlight with your eyes”, “walk 9 steps heel to toe, then turn around”, “stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds”) (The more I understand every detail of how these tests are conducted, the better I may defend you by finding errors in the police officer’s use of them against you.)

I’ve received training on breath testing machines, including the Alcotest 7110, Intoxilyzer 8000, Datamaster, and Breathalyzer 900/900A. (Knowing exactly how these machines function and malfunction, what physical problems people have that can muddy their test results, how these machines are supposed to be calibrated, and how police get certified to use them, gives me tremendous insight and ability to find even more ways to attack the prosecution’s case against you.)

Before starting my own DWI law firm, I worked for one of the top DWI defense firms in New Jersey. This firm represented the lead defendant in the landmark New Jersey DWI case that went to the Supreme Court, State v. Chun. During my time there, I received extensive DWI defense training and certifications in breath testing, blood testing and field sobriety testing.

I don’t just “adequately defend” your DWI case. I look for every single defense possible, and I don’t stop until I feel as if I’ve turned over every rock and looked into every crevice of the case. (It’s not enough to have “just enough” evidence to defend you – I want overkill. I want to find so many defenses to your case that the prosecution eventually ends up waiving the white flag of surrender. No, I can’t promise you anything, but I CAN promise you that I go to the mat for my clients. The term “zealous representation” is not just an empty phrase to me. It is the only way I practice law.)

I turn down many perfectly good cases presented to me to deliberately limit how many clients I have at one time. (Why would I do something crazy like this? If I don’t have enough time to seriously defend your case and know you on a personal level, I’m not going to be able to defend you as strongly as I want to. I’m not here to take your money and run. I’m here to defend you to the maximum extent possible. I need time to do that. Your case needs a lot of attention. I can’t give you that to you if I have too many clients at one time.)

I’m not the cheapest DWI lawyer in New Jersey. My fees are reasonable for everything that is provided with my services, but certainly not cheap. (If they were, I wouldn’t be able to devote much time and effort to your case. I’d have to take anyone that walks in the door, in order to get as many clients as possible.)

Areas of Practice

  • 100% DUI / DWI Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100%

Types of DWI Cases Handled

  • Highest BAC ever handled 0.38
  • Defended someone with 5 previous DWI convictions
  • Under 21
  • Under 18
  • CDL Holder (in commercial vehicle and in regular vehicle)
  • Out of State
  • 1st Offender
  • Multiple / Repeat Offender
  • High BAC (above .15)
  • BAC below .08
  • RE-arrest from interlock failure
  • Failure to Appear
  • 2nd DWI while under suspension for the 1st
  • Child in Car
  • Checkpoint DWI

Training Courses and Certifications

  1. Trained Standardized Field Sobriety Tests instructor – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    Course completion – January 24-26, 2014
  2. American Chemical Society (ACS) Hands-On Forensic Drug Analysis Training Course – 5-days technical training for analyzing seized illegal drugs
    Certificate of course completion May 16-19, 2013
  3. Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator’s Course
    3-days training course concerning the scientific principles and operation of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing device

    Certificate of course completion May 10-12, 2012
  4. American Chemical Society (ACS) Hands-On Forensic Chromatography Training Course
    5-days technical training for detecting the presence of drugs or alcohol in blood and urine

    Certificate of course completion April 25-29, 2012
  5. Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation
    Course completion January 13, 2012
  6. Enzyme Assay Ethanol Test False Positive Results Due to NADH
    Course completion May 20, 2011
  7. Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
    Certification of course completion April 16, 2011
  8. The Scientific Truth About HS-GC-FID and the Pharmacology of Ethyl Alcohol, Marijuana and Benzodiazepines
    Certification of course completion January 7, 2011
  9. Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course (DRE)
    Certification of course completion September 26, 2005
  10. DWI Consultants – DRE (Drug Recognition Evaluation) seminar
    Course completion August 13, 2010
  11. Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. Operator Training Course for the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C
    Certificate of course completion March 27, 2009
  12. Forensic Blood & Urine Testing Course
    Certificate of course completion December 7th, 2008
  13. Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases Training Course
    Certificate of course completion April 21, 2007
  14. NHTSA and IACP DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program
    Certificate of Training February 6, 2005

Seminars Given by Attorney Leckerman

1) Alcohol, Vehicle and the Law

Widener University School of Law – New Jersey DWI Law Course – April 22, 2015

2) Scientific Approaches to Defending Drug Cases in Municipal Court

Municipal Court Practice Committee – Camden County Bar Association – April 30, 2014

3) Fundamentals of DUI Blood Testing

Widener University School of Law – New Jersey DWI Law Course – February 19, 2014

Legal Presentations to Attorneys

1) Speaker -DUI Defense Training Seminar for Public Defenders

Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA ) – September 14, 2012

2) Speaker – “The DRE Case – Cross-Examining the Prosecution’s Drug Recognition Expert”

New Jersey Association for Justice – February, 2012

3) Speaker – “Understanding Drug Recognition Evaluations (DRE)”

Middlesex County Bar Association of New Jersey – April, 2011

4) Organizer – “DWI Consultants Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) Seminar”

August 2010

5) Speaker – “Trying and Defending Blood Alcohol Cases”

Middlesex County Bar Association of New Jersey – June, 2010

6) Organizer and Speaker – “DUI Primer – Basics of Blood Collection and Testing” seminar

Bucks County Bar Association of Pennsylvania – November, 2009


New Jersey Supreme Court

Certified Municipal Court Attorney 2015

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2018

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2017

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2016

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2015

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2014

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Super Lawyers Award 2013

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Rising Star Award 2012

Arrive Magazine

Top Northeast DUI Lawyers 2011

Super Lawyers Magazine

DUI Rising Star Award 2011

Arrive Magazine

“Best of” Edition (Top 50 Attorneys -2010)

For the Super Lawyers selection process Click Here.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (February, 1998)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • Leckerman Law, LLC – DWI / DUI Defense Firm (Present)
  • Levow & Associates, P.A. – DWI / DUI Defense Firm – 2004 to 2010 (Previous)
  • Lyons & Lyons, P.C. – 1998 to 1999
  • Office of Theresa Peeler, Esq. – 1997 to 1998

Memberships in Professional Organizations


1) Widener University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, law (1994 – 1997)
  • Widener Law Symposium Journal- Law Review
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society, vice-president

2) College of William and Mary – School of Law-1995

  • Scholarship to summer semester studying comparative law in Madrid, Spain

3) University of Pittsburgh

  • B.A., History, Psychology, Spanish

4) Phi Beta Kappa Society


DWI defense attorney Kevin Leckerman focuses solely on DUI / DWI defense in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Camden County. If you have been stopped by a police officer on suspicion of driving drunk, driving under the influence, or drug related DWI in NJ, you need to act fast. If the DWI charge is not defended properly, it can lead to a DWI conviction which has heavy fines and penalties. Anyone facing a first-time DWI / DUI in the state of New Jersey faces criminal and administrative penalties which can have life-long consequences. Act fast and protect your rights by contacting DWI defense attorney Kevin Leckerman in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at (856) 294-6878.



What Other Clients Says

“I was facing a third DUI. Kevin worked hard on my case, with seven court appearances. Kevin was straight forward when discussing my case, brought in expert medical advice to assist my case, and requested over 52 relevant documents from the state. Kevin got an end result that was better than anticipated! Kevin was able to get the charges against me dismissed. If you are looking for an attorney who will work hard for you, treat you with courtesy and respect, and do so afford-ably, then Kevin is your guy.” - George C.
“Kevin was very easy to work with, made sure to let me know every step of the process. Friendly, professional, and knew exactly what he was doing. I would highly recommend him to anyone.” - Charles M.
“Kevin is extremely competent in his field. You get what you pay for. All of my charges were dropped. Can’t thank you enough Kevin! Worth every penny!!!” – Scott P.
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