Craig David Becker

Craig David Becker

Special Education Law Attorney New Jersey
  • Education Law, Juvenile Law, Criminal Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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While in school, Craig David Becker was classified with a learning disability in reading which was similar to dyslexia. He struggled throughout elementary and middle school and had an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”). He attended special education classes in language arts related subjects. With hard work and the help of his family Mr. Becker overcame his special education reading difficulties and began high school fully mainstreamed. In college, Mr. Becker realized that he had never properly learned how to read and had instead memorized most of the words in the English language. With tutoring help he learned how to read properly while in college and worked his way up to receiving a partial merit-based scholarship to one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Becker became a public defender in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Becker then transitioned to working as an Associate for law firms in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Becker realized that his passion rests with assisting students and families and other individuals with disabilities. In 2008 he opened his own law firm while simultaneously becoming Of-Counsel with the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He focuses his practice on representing students and families in disputes with School Districts, including disputes relating to Special Education, IEPs, Dyslexia, Autism, Bullying, 504 Plans, Accommodations, and other educational issues.

Mr. Becker also represents adults and juveniles in criminal matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As part of his criminal defense practice, Mr. Becker has a significant passion for assisting individuals with disabilities who are facing criminal charges.

Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Juvenile Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • French: Spoken
Professional Experience
Craig David Becker, Attorney at Law, LLC
- Current
Assistant Public Defender
Chester County Public Defenders Office
University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D | Law
Honors: James Wilson Merit Scholarship
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Professional Associations
Camden County Bar Assocation
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Articles & Publications
Don't Forget About Drug Court
The Camden County Bar Association Barrister
Possible Police Investigations
The Camden County Bar Association Barrister
The Half Finished Case, Juvenile and Criminal Law
The Camden County Bar Association Barrister
Speaking Engagements
Liability, Special Education, Civil Rights in Schools & School Safety: 5 High Liability Issues With K 12 Schools, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Camden County Bar Association
Custody in Special Education, Exceptional Children Conference, Lancaster Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Specific Learning Disability: Making (and Disputing) Eligibility Determinations under SLD, Exceptional Children Conference, Lancaster Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute
School Law Expert Panel: How to Handle Your Biggest Challenges, Newark, New Jersey
National Busines Institute
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, Atlantic City, New Jersey
National Busines Institute
The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, Atlantic City, New Jersey
National Busines Institute
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Craig David Becker, Attorney at Law, LLC
Main Office - New Jersey
1288 Route 73 South
Suite 301
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone: (856) 273-0200
Cell: (215) 510-8552
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed