Herbst Law Firm

Herbst Law Firm

Adam Herbst represents clients with traffic tickets and other matters heard in municipal court. He appears mainly in courts in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Essex, Union, and Sussex Counties.

Firm Overview

I am a solo attorney. My practice areas include traffic tickets, DUI/DWI, criminal matters, drug offenses, expungements, and MVC appeals. I understand that each client's situation is unique and I spend time listening to their particular concerns. My initial consultation is free, so please call me with your questions or concerns.

Main Office

Emerson Office
16 Chestnut Street
Emerson, NJ 07630


(201) 520-2021


(201) 540-9902


Herbst Law Firm


Free Initial Consultation?

My initial consultation is free.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I generally provide a fixed fee for representation in municipal court. I accept all credit and debit cards.

Office Information

Office Hours

Call and I can provide office hours.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish (llamar y presionar 2)

Other Offices

Mailing Address
PO Box 1802
Paramus, NJ 07653

Traffic Tickets

I represent clients who have traffic tickets and other matters in municipal court.

Types of traffic tickets that I handle include:

- moving violations that result in points on your license, possible surcharges, possible insurance increases, and in some cases suspensions - these include things like speeding, failure to stop at stop or yield sign, illegal passing, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, etc.

- moving violations that do not result in points - these include impeding the flow of traffic, failing to obey a sign at a parking lot, not following an arrow at a light, etc.

- document violations that do not result in points but can result in suspensions and surcharges - these include driving without a license, driving without insurance, touring privileges (driving too long in the state without changing your license), failure to show your license/registration/insurance to an officer, etc.

- equipment violations that only result in fines - these include tinted windows, headlight violations, blocked license plate (yes, even frames that block a part of a letter result in a ticket), etc.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

As a lawyer, my concern rests solely with the client. I took an oath to represent my clients zealously and every one of my clients receives that same high quality, professional attention.

This approach begins from the time of our first conversation. As I tell my clients, I need to listen to your story to truly understand how to represent you. After hearing that story I can assist in putting together a defense.

Traffic cases in municipal court are often the first (and only) contact that many people have with the justice system. It can be intimidating and confusing. Part of my job is to ensure that clients understand what is going on at all parts of their matter and the options that they have regarding their case.

When I appear in court with my clients it is goal that they feel comfortable. Part of my representation involves answering as many questions as a client may have, before the day in court, prior to going into the courtroom, standing before the judge, and afterwards.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Very often when drivers are involved in accidents they receive tickets that have to resolved in municipal court as well being involved in a lawsuit in civil court. My law firm only represents clients in municipal court. I can refer clients to attorneys who can represent them in civil court. Additionally, when appearing in municipal court I can request a 'civil reservation' which means that any plea in municipal court cannot be used in civil court. If you are in this situation, please feel free to ask me about that option.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

My experience is in certain municipal courts in specific geographic areas. I am familiar with the attorneys that are prosecutors in those courts and I am familiar with the judges that sit in those courts. This knowledge gives me an edge when I am meeting with those prosecutors that benefits my clients. Similarly, knowing the judges allows me to adequately prepare my clients to answer the questions the judges regularly ask and ensure that they feel as comfortable as possible in court.

Adam Herbst

Herbst Law Firm

I grew up in Maplewood, NJ in the 70s and 80s. After graduating from Columbia High School, I attended Rutgers College where I was an American Studies Major. I received a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute and had a career as a records manager for major law firms.

I graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey in 2011. Prior to starting my own law firm, I worked for the Shugar Law Offices and Bryak and Associates.

I am an active member of my community having served on my town's Zoning Board in 2015 and on my Temple's Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2018.

Professionally, I am a member the New Jersey Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Morris Pashman Inns of Court.


Bar Number: 005282012
New Jersey,


Rutgers Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2011

Pratt Institute
Masters of Library and Information Science,

Rutgers College
Bachelor of Arts,

Adam Herbst

Herbst Law Firm

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