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Scott C. Buerkle has spent his entire life in New Jersey. He received an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and studied law at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Scott graduated near the top of his class earning cum laude honors.

After graduating from law School, Scott worked Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Scott J. Moynihan, the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division in Union County New Jersey.  He researched criminal law issues, prepared bench memoranda and motions, and mediated small claims disputes.

Scott went on to open his own practice based in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  His primary areas of practice are criminal law, municipal law, traffic ticket defense and Appeals.

Scott believes in the constitutional mandate that everyone charged with a crime is entitled to the assistance of counsel and is dedicated to upholding that ideal. Experience in a busy New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office and working under one of the most well respected Superior Court Criminal Presiding Judges in the state have given Scott the necessary skills to neutralize the inherent advantage enjoyed by the State.

Learn more about The Buerkle Law Firm’s Practice Areas

Areas of practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Appellate Practice and Post Conviction Matters


  • J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University Law School, 2011
    • Honors: Law Chancellor Scholarship
    • Research Fellow, The Center for Policy and Research
  • B.A., Lehigh University, 1999
    • Honors: Dean’s List