Robert L. Tarver, Jr.

Dedicated Criminal Lawyer

As a prominent, well-versed trial lawyer, Attorney Robert L. Tarver Jr. has a proven record of success. Not only that, but he is a nationally known television legal and news analyst and anchor. This experience has equipped him to help clients from all walks of life.

Attorney Tarver graduated from Rutgers College and Rutgers School of Law and soon after began his career as a trial attorney. He started with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender and worked there until he was made an Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor. During this time, he was also a legal advisor for the county's Narcotics Strike Force, furthering his understand of criminal investigations. After some time, he was chosen to be Chief Public Defender of Ocean County, where he prosecuted and defended a wide variety of criminal cases in State and Federal courts.

During his time there, Attorney Tarver served as Director of Program Operations for Ocean Monmouth Legal Services, Inc. Not only that, but he was selected to be City Solicitor for the City of Atlantic City in 2008. He managed a multi-million dollar budget and was able to successfully save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars through his frugal and wise legal management and practical approach to litigation matters.

Attorney Tarver also served as Special Counsel to the Mayor of Atlantic City, further establishing his legal knowledge and abilities. Over his career, he has provided counsel for countless municipalities and previously served as Legislative Counsel to the City Council of Atlantic City.

He is a nationally recognized legal professional who has made appearances on CBS Early Show, NBC News, NBC Dateline and NBC Nightly News. He also briefly served as an anchor for Black Entertainment Televsion's BET Tonite and has made appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

What sets Attorney Tarver apart?

Not only has Attorney Tarver made an impact in communities and the news world, but he has also worked to improve the legal industry by lecturing at the NAACP's Training Seminar for Lawyers, as well as the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association Annual Conventions. He has also served in trial advocacy programs at numerous prestigious law schools, such as Harvard Law School, and lectured on trial advocacy for the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Education. Formerly, he served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School.

In his time, Attorney Tarver has received numerous awards and accolades. For example, he was given the 2001 Legal Pioneer Award from Rutgers Law School BALSA and even received the Key to the City of Columbia, S.C. for contributing to the youth's interaction with the law.

He also has the following accolades and qualifications:

  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list multiple years
  • 30 years of experience
  • Nationally recognized trial lawyer
  • Numerous other community service awards

Attorney Tarver handles a wide range of cases, including civil matters, criminal charges, personal injury, and employment law disputes. He has represented clients all over the country, including New York, California, and New Jersey.

Ready to take your case to a trusted and proven legal professional like Attorney Tarver? Call the firm today.