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 practice.
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 protected.
As 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: www.njbac.org.
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Civil Mediator||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2009|
|District XB Ethics Committee Membership||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2009|
|Certified Civil Trial Attorney||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2007|
|The Marchese Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Morris, Downing & Sherred||2006 - 2008|
|Senior Attorney||Kern, Augustine, Conroy & Schoppmann||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Nationwide Insurance Trial Division (West Orange)||2002 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||St. John & Wayne (now LeClair Ryan)||2001 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||McDermott & McGee||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Sussex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Jennings and Weissenberger New Jersey Evidence Courtroom Manual||As a research assistant while at Seton Hall Law, Dan helped Professor E. Judson Jennings to pen the Manual.||1997|
|Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark)||Juris Doctor||1997|
|Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)||Bachelor of Arts||1993|
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