The Perfect Combination Of Smarts And Toughness


Venturi, Jack Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense in N.J., State, Federal & Municipal Courts.
  • Juvenile Court, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse & Neglect Charges in Family Court
  • Criminal Defense
  • Accidents And Personal Injuries
  • Family Law

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Past Positions

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


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Major: Criminal Law Clinic
  • University of Connecticut
    • 1972
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

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

Certified Legal Specialties:

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

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

Professional Associations

  • 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 to Present

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  • Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2007 Criminal Defense
  • Selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2007-Present
  • 10 Leaders of Criminal Defense Law
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NJ
  • N.J. Law Journal Award for Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Criminal Trial Practice Award, 2015
  • Middlesex County Bar Association 2015 Criminal Trial Practice Attorney of the Year
  • 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
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Criminal Trial Practice Award, 2016
  • Trial Lawyers College, 2009

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 Acquitted
  • 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
  • State v. Behn