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Meet Amber L. Forrester, Esq.

Amber L. Forrester, Esq. believes that anyone—regardless of age, upbringing, education, occupation, or life experience—can make a mistake. If an individual or their loved one is facing criminal allegations due to a mistake, it is crucial to quickly assemble an effective and efficient legal team to explore options and build the best defense.

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About Amber L. Forrester, Esq.

Amber became a criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey to assist people confronting the severe consequences of a criminal conviction. She has helped thousands of clients facing charges ranging from minor disorderly persons offenses to homicide indictments. Meeting people on their worst day, her goal is always to improve their outlook. Having knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense counsel in one's corner can make a situation look much brighter.

Given the complexity of New Jersey's criminal code, it is vital to have an expert in New Jersey criminal defense if accused of crimes in the Garden State.

There are six possible defenses to a criminal case. Schedule a free consultation to discuss which scenario applies to your situation.

When Experience Matters, Choose a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.

What is a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer?

Attorney Amber Forrester is “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.” Certified Criminal Trial Attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in criminal practice.

The certification program helps the public find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.

What Does it Mean When an Attorney is Certified?

The Certified Trial Attorney certification process is the only method of ensuring you are selecting an attorney that has the skill, experience, reputation and ethics recognized by the New Jersey State Supreme Court as sufficient enough to be recognized as an expert in the field of criminal trial work for that certification. This certification process is the only recognized vetting of the actual credentials, trials, peer review and testing of an attorney in New Jersey.

A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for more than 5 years
  • fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in criminal trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work, and
  • taken and passed a written examination in criminal trial law.

Attorney Amber Forrester is one of approximately 250 lawyers in the State certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney. There are over 80,000 lawyers in the State of New Jersey but only one half of 1 percent of attorneys in the State have this designation.

Non-certified or less experienced criminal defense lawyers often hire a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney to take important cases before a judge and jury.

Your Best Choice for Criminal Defense.

Attorney Amber Forrester has over a dozen years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and a proven record of success handling high stakes criminal cases. She is relentlessly committed toward achieving outstanding results for her clients.


Rutgers University, Camden, JD - Juris Doctor, 2007

College of William and Mary, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 2004


Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Member 2021 - Present

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member 2015 - Present

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Member 2010 - Present

Mercer County Bar Association, Member 2008 - Present

New Jersey State Bar Association, Member 2007 - Present

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