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L. Scott Berkoben, P.A. Attorneys At Law

Our Firm

The attorneys from L. Scott Berkoben, P.A. Attorneys at Law believe in providing area individuals with personalized attention and quality service. Rest assured that we will help you throughout your case and make ourselves readily available to answer your questions and concerns.

L. Scott Berkoben, Esq. President

The firm’s president, L. Scott Berkoben, Esq. has more than three decades of experience in the field of law. His vast experience makes him one of the most respected attorneys with a highly reputable law firm in Bergen County.

L. Scott Berkoben, P.A. has the ability to meet the changing needs of individuals and businesses. We strive to serve our clients with sensible and comprehensive preparation for each and every case. His experience has led him to lecture and teach on various legal topics. Through the years, he has served as an elected Councilman for seven years and has represented an assortment of New Jersey Municipalities in various capacities, including Prosecutor, Municipal Public Defender, Rent Leveling Board Attorney, and Parking Authority Attorney. He was also chairman of the Westwood Planning Board and a member of the Westwood Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Attorney Berkoben holds a Bachelor of Science Arts and Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University. A member of the New Jersey Bar since 1984, he opened his private practice in 1986.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Francis M. Ssekandi, Esq. of Counsel

Francis M. Ssekandi, Esq. of Counsel holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University, as well as a Degree in law from London University. Backed by more than 35 years of experience as an attorney and legal consultant, attorney Ssekandi has worked in various common and civil law jurisdiction in the following areas:

  • Project Finance
  • International Law
  • Legal & Judicial Reform

His Background

In addition to civil and common law, attorney Ssekandi has many years of experience in arbitration, mediation, and peacekeeping. In fact, his expertise has helped many cases settle before going to litigation.


  • Served as Deputy Director of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations
  • Served as Principal Legal Advisor of the United Nations Development Program
  • Served as Director of the Office of Special Representative of the Secretary General of Liberia
  • Served as General Counsel of the African Development Bank
  • Recently Served the United Nations on Special Missions to East Timor, China, & Iraq
  • Lectures & Teaches at Columbia University

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