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Jack Venturi

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Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • New York University School of Law - New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1975
    • Major: Criminal law clinic

Representative Cases

  • State v. James Hall – Acquitted Murder
  • Cecil v. Linden 360,000 Verdict
  • Brizak v. Ford Motor Co. – 625000 Verdict
  • State v. Moscaritolo – PTT Police Officer
  • State v. Waldie – – Acquitted N.J. St. Trooper
  • State v. Jiminez
  • State v. Chippero
  • State v. Lafond
  • State v. Horvath – Acquitted School Teacher
  • State v. Kirk – Acquitted Murder
  • State v. Bright – Case Dismissed Drugs
  • State v. Police Officer S.G.
  • State v. Yates
  • State of NJ v. Richard Chippero – Death Penalty Case, acquitted Rape
  • State of NJ v. Michael Behn – Death Penalty and Life Sentence reversed on appeal
  • St. v. Wason Brockington – Murder Aquitted
  • St v. Shakime Saunders – 1st degree drug distribution, plea to simple Possession, Sentence to Intensive Parole
  • St. v. Vasil Kovalcik – Child Molesting, Acquitted
  • St. v. Rene Logan – 144 counts of embezzlement and fraud. Plea bargain, 3 counts, sentenced probation
  • St. v. Mike Martinez – Murder Hung Jury
  • St. v. Davis Lopez – Murder Hung Jury

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecture, Criminal Trial Preparation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecture, Super Saturday Annual Seminars Trial Dynamics, Confession Cases, Drug Defenses, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Lecture, Cross Examining Expert Witnesses, New Jersey Public Defender’s Office Continuing Education

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded for his use of the Open Public Records Act to obtain discovery in a criminal defense case
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Criminal Trial Practice Award – 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary – 2016
  • N.J. Law Journal Award – 2009
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NJ, 2007 – Present
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the Year 2007 Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers of NJ, 2007 – Present. This is a designation that is limited to no more than 5% of the attorneys in New Jersey.
  • 10 Leaders of Criminal Defense Law, 2005 – Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National College of Criminal Defense, Graduate, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Union County Region, Public Defender – Trial Attorney, 1976 – 1979
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.C., Associate, 1979 – 1981

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