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I am Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  I zealously advocate for my clients in a host of practice
areas, including: personal injury (car accidents, slip-and-falls,
medical/dental malpractice), employment (sexual harassment, age discrimination,
wrongful termination), commercial/business matters (litigation and
transactional) and Federal and State False Claims Act/Whistleblower actions. 
Additionally, I aggressively represent clients in local municipal courts
(for DWI, traffic violations, simple assault, drug possession and neighbor
disputes), and handle serious criminal matters and domestic violence cases.


Should you need
legal counsel in any of those areas, I invite you to contact me today for a consultation at my offices.  If you need legal advice, you should seek the
assistance of legal counsel (a lawyer/attorney) immediately; generally
speaking, the law punishes those who sit on their rights.  Before making
your choice of attorney, you should give this matter careful thought.  The
selection of an attorney is an important decision.


I have extensive
civil litigation experience at the Federal and State level, having devoted more
than a substantial portion of my professional time toward the preparation and
trial and all matters litigated.  I have appeared for trial in all
twenty-one (21) of New Jersey’s County Superior Courts.


I was born and raised in West Orange (Essex County).  A 1989 graduate of The Pingry
School in Martinsville, New Jersey, I was graduated from Georgetown
University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Minor in
Psychology.  Most notably, as a Hoya, I was Georgetown’s official mascot,
“Jack the Bulldog” from 1990 to 1993. 


I obtained my Juris
Doctor degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1997, where I served as a Member and Book Review Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. 
Additionally, I was the research assistant to Professor E. Judson Jennings,
helping him to pen the Jennings and Weissenberger New Jersey Evidence Courtroom
Manual; this manual is still widely used by litigators across the State.


Enjoying admission to
practice in New Jersey, I may also appear before the United States District
Court for the District of New Jersey.  I am a member of the Sussex
County, New Jersey State, and American Bar Associations.


I began my legal
career “in the trenches” from the start.  Sworn in by the Honorable Carol
Ferentz, J.S.C. (retired) first thing in the early morning on the day I was
licensed, I made my second appearance “on the record” at a deposition later
on in the afternoon.


As a young attorney, I primarily served as defense counsel to large insurance company’s insureds,
handling primarily auto accidents and premises liability matters.  At that
time, my work also brought me to the municipal level, as I represented
Abercrombie & Fitch privately prosecuting shoplifters in their Menlo Park
Mall location.


I tried my first
jury trial before the anniversary of my first year in the practice.


Later, I would
venture into the commercial litigation realm, representing large companies in a
variety of litigated and transactional matters.  Returning again to the
insurance industry, I joined the Nationwide Insurance Trial Division and
represented Nationwide, Scottsdale, Allied, and National Casualty insureds in
varying general liability and transportation defense cases.  While with
Nationwide Trial Division, I handled wrongful death actions, slip-and-falls,
construction defect cases, products liability matters, and standard auto
accident defense.  I successfully brought a number of those matters to
conclusion at trials before juries of up to eight (8) panelists.


I have also handled
many aspects of complex commercial litigation matters in the health care field
at the State and Federal level.  Additionally, I participated at Medical
Board hearings, guardianship proceedings, and in criminal court defending
claims brought on behalf of, or against, medical doctors in the course of their


More recently, I have focused my practice on plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuits with particular
emphasis on medical and dental malpractice actions, commercial/business matters
(litigation and transactional), employment suits, and Federal and State False
Claims Act/Whistleblower cases.  I also represent clients in local
municipal courts for DWI, traffic violations, simple assault, drug possession
and neighbor disputes.  I handle more serious criminal matters and
domestic violence cases, as well.  In these areas, I now fight for
individual clients who need representation to ensure that their rights are


aforementioned, I am currently Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey
as a Civil Trial Attorney.  There are only approximately 1500 or so
Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in New Jersey out of nearly 83,000
practitioners.  For more information about what it is to hold this
designation, please visit:


My firm, The Marchese Law Firm, LLC, is
conveniently located in Newton, New Jersey, just off the square in the center
of town, at 93 Spring Street.  My law offices are on the Third
Floor, in Suite 300. 



Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
  3. Car Accident: 15%
    19 years
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
    19 years
  5. Other: 40%
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The Marchese Law Firm, LLC

93 Spring Street
Suite 300
Newton, NJ, 07860


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Civil MediatorSupreme Court of New Jersey2009
District XB Ethics Committee MembershipSupreme Court of New Jersey2009
Certified Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AThe Marchese Law Firm2008 - Present
AssociateMorris, Downing & Sherred2006 - 2008
Senior AttorneyKern, Augustine, Conroy & Schoppmann2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyNationwide Insurance Trial Division (West Orange)2002 - 2005
Associate AttorneySt. John & Wayne (now LeClair Ryan)2001 - 2002
Associate AttorneyMcDermott & McGee1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sussex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Jennings and Weissenberger New Jersey Evidence Courtroom ManualAs a research assistant while at Seton Hall Law, Dan helped Professor E. Judson Jennings to pen the Manual.1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Georgetown UniversityMajor in Government; Minor in PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993