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Since 1996 I have represented Fortune 50 companies, corporations, insurance companies and individual members of the public in personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract disputes, property damage claims, disputes involving the sale of goods and services, business disputes, life insurance claims, municipal court matters and guardianship petitions. I have extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, and pride myself on my ability to effectively communicate with my clients and represent them in a proactive, efficient and cost-effective manner.

I also serve as a volunteer Mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County, Special Civil Part, and often serve as a Court appointed attorney for the mentally disabled in Guardianship proceedings.

Formerly, I served on the South Plainfield Zoning Board and the South Plainfield Environmental Commission.

I obtained a B. A. from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993 and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1996 where I was a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Law Journal. I am also a 2010 graduate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Trial College, Princeton, New Jersey.

I am admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court. My professional associations include the New Jersey Defense Association, the Guardianship Association of NJ, Inc., the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

Finally, I am a licensed New Jersey Realtor and a Sales Associate with Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's International Realty which is located in Basking Ridge, NJ. I am a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR), Hunterdon-Somerset Association of Realtors (HSAR) and the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS).


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    19 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    19 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    7 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    19 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    8 years

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Wildenhain Crino, PC

95 Mt. Bethel Rd
Warren, NJ, 07059


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWildenhain Crino, PC2011 - Present
PartnerVentantonio & Wildenhain, PC2000 - 2011
AssociateVentantonio & Wildenhain, PC1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)Member2013 - Present
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceMember2013 - Present
New Jersey Defense AssociationMember2013 - Present
Guardianship Association of New JerseyMember2013 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Seton Hall Legislative JournalJuggling the First Amendment: New Jersey’s Struggle with Regulating Hate Crimes1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Richard Stockton College of New JerseyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993