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Charles H. Nugent Jr., the firm’s founder, has been representing people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 26 years. Recognized as one of the premier trial attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has a proven history of success and an unparalleled reputation for fighting for his clients rights.  His firm focuses on obtaining money for seriously injured people, and has obtained many large verdicts and settlements, whether resulting from automobile, truck or motorcycle collisions, legal or medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, construction accidents, civil rights violations, or workers compensation. The law firm also represents people charged in the criminal and municipal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including federal crimes, state crimes, municipal offenses and traffic matters. Mr. Nugent has been recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey, as published in the New York Times, and recognized by South Jersey Magazine. Few lawyers in New Jersey can match his success and Not Guilty verdicts in front of juries.



In the area of civil law and personal injury, Mr. Nugent has been named a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” every year from 2005 through 2015, as published in Super Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and Philadelphia Magazine.  He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney; a member of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” for having obtained multiple settlements or verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00; has been named multiple times as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey by the National Trial Lawyers Association; has been nominated as a “Top Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine; and has received a rating of “10” and “Superb” by lawyer rating specialist “AVVO”. Mr. Nugent has also been recognized by Trial Lawyers Care, as a volunteer providing free legal representation to the victims of September 11th, 2001.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    30 years



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  • Richard S Dennison II

    I wholeheartedly endorse Chuck. He's certainly one of the very best in South Jersey in criminal defense and personal injury. Ask around.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

Nugent Law Office

530 Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ, 08053

Pleasantville office

1301 S. Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ, 08232



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of South Jersey- Personal InjuryPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers- State of New JerseyThe National Trial Lawyers2011
New Jersey Super Lawyer- Plaintiff Personal InjuryNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2011
New Jersey Super Lawyer- Plaintiff Personal injuryNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2010
New Jersey Super Lawyer- Plaintiff Personal InjuryNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2009
"Top Attorney" - Criminal DefenseSouth Jersey magazine2006
New Jersey Super Lawyer- Plaintiff Personal InjuryNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2005
"Ten Leaders" Southern/Central New Jersey Criminal defenseDigital Press InternationalN/A
MembershipMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Certified Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey, Board of Attorney CertificationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNugent Law1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1987 - Present
American Association For JusticeMember1987 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Burlington County Bar FoundationTrusteeN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationCivil Trial Section2008 - 2010
American Association For Justice (New Jersey chapter)Board of Governors2002 - 2008
Burlington County Bar Association, Personal Injury, Civil Law SectionMember2002 - 2009
Burlington County Bar Association, Criminal Practice SectionChair1999 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor- Law Review1986
University of HoustonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981