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Lauren Scardella

Lauren Scardella, Esq.

Lauren E. Scardella, Esq. has been dedicated to defending the rights of those accused of criminal, DWI, and traffic offenses since 2009. She focuses her practice on these areas, as well as municipal court defense. Lauren is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and she has taught and co-taught numerous Continuing Legal Education courses on Municipal Court Practice and the Alcotest® 7110 MK-IIIC, the latter being the breath testing instrument utilized by all police departments in the State of New Jersey. She is the co-editor of the 2012 and 2014 editions of Municipal Court Practice, published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

Lauren is a native of Mercer County, New Jersey. In 2003, she graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice. In 2008, she earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ. As a law student, Lauren was an Articles Editor for the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, a legal journal founded by United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As a third-year law student, Lauren was selected to be a Teaching Associate for the first-year Legal Research & Writing course, a required component of the first-year program for all law students. During the summers, Lauren found her passion for criminal law as a legal intern in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, where she was assigned to the Gang Unit in her first summer and the Grand Jury Unit in her second summer.

Following her graduation from Rutgers Law School, Lauren spent a year as the judicial law clerk to the Hon. Ira E. Kreizman, J.S.C. (Ret.), who was then assigned to the Criminal Part of the New Jersey Superior Court for Monmouth County in Freehold, NJ.

Following Lauren’s clerkship, she began her career in criminal defense as an associate at the Law Offices of Samuel Louis Sachs. In that position, Lauren defended hundreds of DWI, serious traffic, and serious criminal cases. After remaining in that position for nearly eight (8) years, Lauren now brings all of her experience to her own practice. Lauren covers all of New Jersey, and she vigorously defends and protects the rights of the accused.

Practice Areas


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ
    • Juris Doctor
  • American University, Washington, D.C.
    • Bachelor of Arts, Justice


  • Associate at the Law Offices of Samuel Louis Sachs, 2009–2017
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Ira E. Kreizman, J.S.C. (Ret.), 2008–2009
  • Legal Intern, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, 2006–2008


  • Co-Editor, Municipal Court Practice, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2012 and 2014 editions


  • National College for DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Trustees, 2018-present
    • Co-Chair, Women Lawyers Committee, 2016–present
    • Chair, Municipal Bench Bar Committee, 2016–present
    • Member, Criminal Bench Bar Committee


  • 2018, 2019, and 2020 Super Lawyers “Rising Star
  • NHTSA/IACP Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner
  • 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year, Mercer County Bar Association

Teaching Experience

  • Co-Instructor, New York City Bar Association, City Bar Center for CLE, Winter 2016
    • Course: New Jersey Municipal Court Practice
  • Co-Instructor, New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, Fall 2016
    • Course: DWI, Alcotest, and Interlock Devices
  • Co-Instructor, Garden State CLE, Spring 2015
    • Course: Confronting and Defeating Alcotest Evidence at Trial
  • Co-Instructor, Garden State CLE, Winter 2014
    • Course: The Complete Alcotest
  • Co-Instructor, Garden State CLE, Spring 2012
    • Course: Alcotest Roundtable Discussion
  • Co-Instructor, Garden State CLE, Spring 2012
    • Course: The Science Behind the Alcotest
  • Guest Lecturer, Rutgers Law School, Spring Semester 2012 through 2016
    • Course: Solo and Small Firm Practice
    • Topic: Municipal Court Practice



Aydelotte Scardella

Why Choose Us

  • 20 Years of Experience
    When your freedom is at stake, experience matters. At Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC, we have nearly 20 years of experience defending clients just like you. We’re proud to have been recognized by South Jersey Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense, “Rising Star” lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine, “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine in 2018 and by the Mercer County Bar Association for our legal abilities and commitment to legal education.
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  • Dedicated to Our Clients
    At Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC, we have dedicated our legal careers to defending individuals who have been accused of a crime. We will take the time to answer any questions you may have about the charges against you, what to expect during the process and develop the strongest criminal defense strategy available in your case. We know that a criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, so we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you have the strongest defense as possible.
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  • Aggressive Defense
    We aggressively fight for individuals who have been charged with assault, shoplifting, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug crimes, weapon offenses, juvenile crimes and much more. Contact Aydelotte & Scardella, LLC today for a free criminal defense consultation. We’re ready to help you get your life back on track.
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