WILLIAM PAUL DENI, SR., was born in Lambertville, NJ and has continually resided in Hunterdon County, NJ. Mr. Deni attended South Hunterdon Regional High School. After high school he did a post graduate year at Bordentown Military Institute.
During his teenage years, Mr. Deni was one of the top student athletes in New Jersey. He was named First Team All-State in football, First Team All-State in baseball, and was Batting Champion of the Mercer County American Legion Baseball League. When not playing sports in high school, Mr. Deni worked at Nick DiCrescenzo and Sons Meat Market with his grandfather and uncles.
After prep school, Mr. Deni attended Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) where he was elected President of the class of 1969. During the summer he worked construction around the New Jersey State House. Little did he know that in future years he would be legal counsel to the Legislature, Senator Walter Foran and Minority Leader and future NJ Governor, Tom Kean.
Mr. Deni attended Seton Hall University Law School, where he was elected Student Senator of the class of 1972. While a student at Seton Hall, he was chosen to represent the Law School in the prestigious Trial Moot Court competition against other law schools.
During the summers that Mr. Deni attended law school, he was a Law Clerk for the NJ Legislature and also Legal Assistant to the Director of the Motor Vehicles Commission, Ray Marini.
Unlike many attorneys in New Jersey who claim an expertise in a certain area of the law, Mr. Deni is one of the few, if not the only lawyer in NJ who possesses the ubiquitous legal background to advocate and protect his clients’ interests and wellbeing based on the following:
CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Mr. Deni has represented clients charged with murder, rape, assault, vehicular homicide, sex offenses, pornography, drug crimes, federal white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, and DWI offenses throughout NJ. His clients have included former US Senators, State Senators, doctors, surgeons and attorneys.
FAMILY LAW: Mr. Deni has represented clients in major divorce cases, custody cases, equitable distribution involving large businesses, issues of trans-sexual parents, satanic worship, gay rights advocacy, abduction of children, removal of a child to another state, grandparents’ visitation, domestic violence and cases against The Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) now called the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). His clients have included doctors, lawyers, Judges, Wall Street executives, business owners, local law enforcement, and NJ State Policemen, and those married to doctors, lawyers, Judges, Wall Street executives, business owners, local law enforcement and NJ State Policemen. Mr. Deni has also been retained to supervise, consult, and act as a co-counsel throughout the United States.
PERSONAL INJURY: Mr. Deni has successfully tried and settled millions of dollars in cases involving accidents, wrongful death, work related injuries, products liability, and medical malpractice.
REAL ESTATE: Mr. Deni has represented sellers and buyers in residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions and has represented numerous financial institutions as a consultant.
ESTATE LITIGATION: Mr. Deni has been involved in defending and prosecuting claims of Executors, Administrators, and beneficiaries of estates.
LEGAL CONSULTING: Mr. Deni has served as legal consultant to attorneys and clients for many years. Often contacted for a second opinion, he has assisted parties in all areas of the law. As a former bank review attorney on residential, commercial, and industrial loans, he also was legal counsel to major central New Jersey corporations and has acted as personal attorney to high net worth individuals and companies regarding legal issues on a State and Federal level.
“Law has been my life. Fighting for justice is my daily chore. A satisfied client is my reward.”
William P. Deni, Sr.
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
William’s comment: “Attorney’s former bank made an error with respect to the signature cards on file for the attorney trust and business accounts. Additionally, attorney’s personal funds were placed in the attorney trust account, as opposed to the attorney’s business account. These two errors led to admonition by the State licensing board, despite the banking institution’s acceptance of responsibility. The attorney has since switched banking institutions to avoid any future problems.”
|Owner||The Deni Law Group, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Legal Counsel||Cooper Hill Country Club||2014 - 2014|
|Owner||The Law Offices of William P. Deni, Sr.||1990 - 2012|
|Of Counsel||Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.||1988 - 1995|
|Partner||Rubin and Deni||1975 - 1990|
|Associate||Winget & Keating||1973 - 1975|
|Law Clerk||State Of New Jersey Judiciary||1972 - 1973|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hunterdon County Bar Association||Member||1972 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1972 - Present|
|Hunterdon County Bar Association||Legislative Committee||N/A|
|Hunterdon County Bar Association||Bench-Bar Committee||N/A|
|Hunterdon County Bar Association Judicial/Prosecutorial Appointments Committee||Chair||N/A|
|Cooper Hill Country Club||Trustee||N/A|
|New Jersey Family Inn of Court||Member||1990 - 2013|
|New Jersey Law Journal||The Courthouse is Not a Casino||2014|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|Widener University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Botis v. Estate of Kudrick|
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