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Anthony M. Arbore is a Partner of Forster Arbore Velez and has been practicing law in Morris County with the firm for more than 29 years. He became a member of the New Jersey State Bar in 1985 and a named Partner in the predecessor firm of Forster & Arbore only 4 years thereafter. Mr. Arbore’s practice focuses primarily on criminal and civil trial litigation, as well as DWI defense, and the representation of public employee’s throughout the State of New Jersey on disciplinary matters. His practice consists of handling numerous types of matters on behalf of his clients, such as automobile accidents, various types of personal injury actions, slip-and-fall cases, defective product litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation. In addition to DWI defense, Mr. Arbore handles all aspects of Municipal Court proceedings as well as the defense of juveniles in Superior Court. Mr. Arbore’s significant experience and familiarity with various local Court systems and procedures, both as a Municipal Prosecutor for more than 24 years and as a defense attorney during that period of time, enables him to provide invaluable advice and representation to his clients in each of the matters he handles on their behalf.

In his years as a litigator, Mr. Arbore has handled a number of high profile criminal matters as well as many notable police and other public employee disciplinary matters. He has successfully argued cases in the Appellate Courts of this State and also successfully argued a controversial and significant juvenile rights case before the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey in 2005. Mr. Arbore has been counsel of record in four published decisions of New Jersey’s Appellate Courts.

He is a Certified Municipal Prosecutor. Among his significant number of appointments as a Municipal Prosecutor, he currently holds the position with the following Municipalities: Andover Borough, Andover Township, Byram Township, Fredon, Hampton, Hopatcong Borough and Stanhope . He also previously served the following Municipalities as Municipal Prosecutor: Chester Township, Netcong Borough, Sussex Borough, Vernon Township, and also as Special Prosecutor in Jefferson Township.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Forster Arbore Velez

Route 10 at Main Street
Po Box 461
Ledgewood, NJ, 07852

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    30 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    30 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    30 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    30 years
  5. Administrative Law: 10%
    30 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Prestigious Honor of Outstanding Academic AchievementSeton Hall University1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerForster & Arbore1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100Member2015 - Present
New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors AssociationSussex County Municipal Prosecutor2002 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New JerseyMember1989 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMember1985 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationCo-chair Municipal Court Committee2009 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Seton Hall UniversityCriminal Justice/SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Municipal Court and Criminal Practice Update 2015Municipal Court2015
RPCs and BeyondLiability Under the Tort Claim Act2014
Legal Palooza - Municipal Practice UpdateMunicipal Practice2014
Anti Bullying Legislation UpdateAnti Bullying Legislation Update2011
The Drug Recognition ExpertDrug DWI2010