Bergen County Criminal Defense Attorney – Louis Keleher

Main office located in Hackensack, New Jersey

Louis Keleher is a seasoned criminal defense attorney from Bergen County who is ready and willing to fight for you. With our main office located in Hackensack, Mr. Keleher appears in Bergen County Superior Court on criminal and restraining order cases every week. In addition, he appears in Municipal Courts through Bergen County on disorderly persons (misdemeanor) charges as well as drunk driving (DWI) offenses including in Elmwood Park, Palisades Interstate Park, Paramus, and Teaneck.

Mr. Keleher handles any type of criminal offense including weapons charges, drug charges, domestic violence offenses, and traffic violations. He has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases over the years and can handle your matter from beginning to end, including detention hearings, motions to suppress evidence, trails and appeals.

In the course of his impressive career, Louis has also victoriously appeared before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, including in cases to appeal criminal convictions and pretrial detention orders, as well as motions for reconsideration. His formidable legal experience encompasses courts, tribunals, and arbitrations across the States of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and federal jurisdictions.

Mr. Keleher also handles a wide array of domestic violence related issues including domestic violence restraining order trials, extreme risk protection orders (TERPO), gun permit appeals, and weapons forfeiture issues.

Originally from New Brunswick, Louis has been an outstanding member of the community from his time as an Eagle Scout and ultimately, a Senior Patrol Leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Rutgers Law School in 2017, where he also served on behalf of the Rutgers Community & Transactional Lawyering Clinic providing pro bono legal services under the direction of Professor Charles Auffant & Robert Holmes, to indigent clients. In addition, Louis earned the role of Teaching Assistant to Professor Louis Raveson in his joint Evidence and Trial Presentation Class, which allowed him to assist in the instruction of his colleagues on topics such as the Rules of Evidence and the mechanics of litigation.

In his current practice as a zealous legal advocate for clients in a vast array of criminal, restraining order, and weapons forfeiture matters, he appears in courts throughout Bergen County. He also continues to dedicate particular focus to the realm of appeals in firearms permitting, criminal, and civil weapons matters.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania (pro hac vice)


  • Rutgers Law School, Camden & Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  •  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Honors & Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Service Award


If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.