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archese Law firm, llc.Introduction to The Marchese Law Firm, LLC:  Daniel G.P. Marchese, Esq.  Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  Your premiere source for legal strategy and litigation solutions in New Jersey in the following practice areas: Personal Injury (auto accidents, slip-and-fall, medical and dental malpractice, etc.); Commercial Litigation (business actions on contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, construction defects, home improvement, etc.); Criminal Defense (drug possession, sexual assault, white collar crime, etc.); Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence (DWI/DUI); Traffic Violations (reckless or careless driving, speeding, driving while suspended or without insurance, etc.); Employment (sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination); Whistleblower Suits (qui tam actions based upon the Federal False Claims Act); Transactional Concerns (closings, contract drafting, etc.); and, Domestic Violence.

Should you need legal counsel in any of those areas, Dan Marchese can help.  A fierce litigator, and a zealous advocate for his client’s rights, Dan is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  Though Dan makes his home office in Northwestern New Jersey, he has established his practice, and aggressively represents clients, throughout the State, having appeared for trial in all twenty-one (21) County Superior Courts, and countless Municipal Courts as well.

If you have been sued, scammed, or fired, had an accident and got injured, were recently pulled-over, or have been arrested, protect your rights and contact Dan today for a consultation at his offices.

The Marchese Law Firm, LLC.  Dan’s Attorney Profile:  Daniel G.P. Marchese, Esq.  Dan Marchese is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  He has extensive civil litigation experience at the Federal and State level, having devoted more than a substantial portion of his professional time toward the preparation and trial and all matters litigated.  Dan has appeared for trial in all twenty-one (21) of New Jersey’s County Superior Courts.

Dan grew up and lived to adulthood in West Orange (Essex County).  A 1989 graduate of The Pingry School in Martinsville, New Jersey, Dan was graduated from Georgetown University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Minor in Psychology.  Most notably, as a Hoya, Dan was Georgetown’s official mascot, “Jack the Bulldog” from 1990 to 1993. 

Dan obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1997, where he served as a Member and Book Review Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.  Additionally, he 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, Dan may also appear before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  He is a member of the Sussex County, New Jersey State, and American Bar Associations.

Dan began his 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 he was licensed, he made his second appearance “on the record” at a deposition later on in the afternoon.

As a young attorney, Dan primarily served as defense counsel to large insurance company’s insureds, handling primarily auto accidents and premises liability matters.  At that time, his work also brought him to the municipal level, as he represented Abercrombie & Fitch privately prosecuting shoplifters in their Menlo Park Mall location.

Dan tried his first jury trial before the anniversary of his first year in the practice.

Later, Dan would venture into the commercial litigation realm, representing large companies in a variety of litigated and transactional matters.  Returning again to the insurance industry, Dan 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, he handled wrongful death actions, slip-and-falls, construction defect cases, products liability matters, and standard auto accident defense.  Dan successfully brought a number of those matters to conclusion at trials before juries of up to eight (8) panelists.

Dan has also handled many aspects of complex commercial litigation matters in the health care field at the State and Federal level.  Additionally, Dan participated at Medical Board hearings and in criminal court defending claims brought on behalf of, or against, medical doctors in the course of their practice.

More recently, Dan has focused his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuits with particular emphasis on medical and dental malpractice actions, commercial and business matters (both litigation and transactional), employment suits, and Federal and State False Claims Act/Whistleblower cases.  Dan also represents clients in local municipal courts for DWI, traffic violations, simple assault, drug possession and neighbor disputes.  He handles more serious criminal defense matters and domestic violence cases, as well.  In these areas, Dan now fights for individual clients who need representation to ensure that their rights are protected.  Protect your rights and contact Dan today.

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What is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney? The Certified Civil Trial Attorney designation is granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, litigation, knowledge and skill in the civil practice.  The Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the Court.

What does it mean when an attorney is certified?

A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law.  A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over five (5) years;

fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements;

demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law;

been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work; and,

taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law.

Why does New Jersey have a certification program?

The Certification program helps the public find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields and practice areas of the law.

What areas of law does the New Jersey Supreme Court certify attorneys?

At present, there are four specialty areas of practice that are approved for certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey: civil trial law, criminal trial law, matrimonial law and workers’ compensation law.

How many attorneys are certified in New Jersey?

There are only approximately 1500 Board certified civil trial attorneys in New Jersey out of nearly 83,000 lawyers.

How does the consumer know if an attorney is Board certified?

Although many practicing trial attorneys now advertise in newspapers, on television and in the Yellow Pages, only attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court are entitled to use the designation “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney” on their letterhead, business cards, Yellow Pages listings or in their advertisements.

Should you have more questions or need to find out more about certification, contact the Board on Attorney Certification:

P.O. Box 970

Trenton, NJ  08625

(609) 984-3077

Finding the right attorney is to your benefit and the attorney’s as  well.  That is why the Supreme Court of new Jersey has directed the Board on Attorney Certification to carry out the certification program as an effort to raise the level of competence of attorneys in this State.  This program is designed to help you make an informed decision when seeking and selecting an attorney.

*Please note that the information contained on this web page was taken directly from the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification pamphlet entitled: “Why should you use a Certified Civil Trial Attorney?” It is the only Board-sanctioned explanation on the topic.

Directions to The Marchese Law Firm, LLC: The Marchese Law Firm is conveniently located in Newton, New Jersey, just off the square in the center of town, at 93 Spring Street.  Dan Marchese’s law offices are on the Third Floor, in Suite 300.  Click below for custom, point-to-point, directions.

Payment Options: The Marchese Law Firm offers a host of convenient payment options to complement competitive, but considerate billing practices.  Retainer monies for  hourly fee matters can be paid by check, cash or major credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).

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Personal Injury:

Personal injury law protects those who are injured by the negligent acts (“torts” or “wrongs”) of another individual or party.  There are different types of negligence causing various accidents and injuries. 

Accidents caused by another’s negligence can result in serious injuries, including: brain injury (Traumatic Brain Injury or “TBI”), spinal cord injury, paralysis, whiplash, burn injury, and wrongful death.  Such accidents can occur at any time: in the workplace, at home, while traveling or visiting places, etc.

If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be eligible for damages for the injuries you sustained, or property damage incurred. 

Such incidents may involve: cars, motorcycles, trucks, pedestrian “knock-downs”, bikes, personal watercraft, buses, trains, and/or airplanes.

Premises liability cases can be filed when an individual suffers injuries that should have been prevented while on another's property. The most common type of premises liability lawsuits involve slip-and-fall cases; these refer to instances in which an individual suffers injuries from a fall that was caused by: a slippery floor, dangerous stair steps, uneven sidewalks, or broken macadam (asphalt) in parking lots or roadways.

Medical/dental malpractice refers to any medical mistake made by a doctor, dentist, or other medical professional that leads to personal injury or wrongful death.  It can be the result of negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff.  Examples of medical/dental malpractice cases include wrongful birth injury, nursing home negligence lawsuits, operating on the wrong limb, failing bridge work, etc.  A medical/dental malpractice claim is viable if the action or inaction taken by the doctor, dentist or other medical professional, fell below the standard of care for a similarly situated professional.

In these situations, The Marchese Law Firm, can help.  Dan Marchese brings those who may have wronged you in this way to justice in the Civil Courts.  If you or a loved one has been in an accident,        today for a consultation so he can begin to help you as soon as possible.  Each act of personal injury carries with it what is commonly referred to as a “statute of limitations” or “limitations period” which in such cases is normally two (2) years from the date of the incident, so it behooves you to act now if you have been recently injured.

Commercial/Business Litigation:

Dan brings a varied and extensive experience to the prosecution and defense of a full range of civil cases in local and national arenas.  Dan has the unique experience of representing closely held companies, and individuals, as well as larger companies, in a myriad of litigation matters.

A significant portion of Dan’s practice is devoted to general business litigation, creditors’ rights litigation, lender liability claims, eminent domain proceedings, employee and personnel disputes, professional malpractice litigation, construction litigation, and claims which arise in the interpretation and implementation of contractual and other business obligations.

Dan’s extensive civil trial experience has enabled him to assist his clients in the negotiation and resolution of controversies, without resort to litigation.  Considerate billing practices, certainly welcome in today’s economic climate, complement his style in the litigation of these business affairs.

Criminal Defense:

The purpose of the law is to define the boundaries of acceptable conduct within a society. Criminal law deals with those whose acts are deemed to be unacceptable by societal standards. Such “bad acts” can generally be divided into the following categories: violent crimes, drug and alcohol-related crimes & DUI cases, sex crimes, white collar crime, appeals/post-conviction relief, and domestic violence disputes.

If you have been charged with a crime, the decisions you make regarding your legal representation will have important consequences for your future. You will need a qualified, knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to guide your case through the legal system.

Recently, Dan has a worked closely with Assistant Prosecutors in Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties to help orchestrate plea deals and optimize beneficial solutions for his clients.  Dan refuses give up on his clients’ quest for innocence and redemption and works hard to ensure that their sacrosanct due process rights are protected in the process.  Do not spend another minute worrying about the specter of a jail sentence --    .  


Employment Law is a broad area which includes many aspects of the employer/employee relationship.  Employment laws (e.g., minimum wage regulations, employment discrimination, workplace safety, whistleblower, Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or CEPA, and whistleblower and/or qui tam) were enacted as protective labor legislation.

Despite the truly legendary efforts over the past 60 years to bring equality to the workplace,  and widespread awareness of the pitfalls of the disparate treatment of employees, discrimination is particularly rampant.  Potentially, as a victim of discrimination, you cannot sit on your rights if you wish to avail yourself of certain protections offered by the Federal Government.  Visit the  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s web site at:        for more information.  Generally speaking, you have only 180 days from the alleged incident of discrimination within which to bring a discrimination claim to the EEOC.

Dan handles employment disputes on behalf of plaintiff employees involving: sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, discrimination (age, sex, race, creed, etc.), retaliatory termination, violation of fiduciary duty, trade secrets and confidential information/non-compete agreements.

If you believe you have been treated unfairly at work or fired, or if, as a representative of the employer, you or your company has been wrongfully accused of improper business or personnel practices,       , he can help.

DUI/DWI and Traffic Violations:

DUI/DWI is generally considered to be driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.  Most municipal jurisdictions in New Jersey will prosecute a DUI/DWI to the fullest extent of the law.  Those who have been stopped by police for DUI/DWI should retain an experienced defense attorney to protect their due process rights.  You may feel that the stigma surrounding a “drunk driving” charge is penalty enough, however, you need strong representation, and an understanding practitioner to guide you through the “system.”

In New Jersey, the threshold for DUI/DWI arrest is blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent. This is only approximately two to three drinks in an hour for most individuals.  Additionally, you may be arrested for DUI/DWI if you have consumed a legal or illegal drug, with or without a prescription, which has impaired your driving.

Penalties for DUI/DWI can include jail terms, fines, license suspension or restriction, or probation, and even an ignition interlock device.  Charges will differ with the circumstances, but know this: all DUI/DWI convictions carry with them an unavoidable and inevitable loss of driving privileges -- without exception.

Dan has aggressively defended clients in DUI/DWI trials throughout the State.  His never say die approach, coupled with a tenacity to find the “wiggle room” in police reporting, provides his clients with an edge in what can be perceived as the “guilty until proven innocent” municipal courts.  If you have been arrested, don’t wait to get the help you need.

Dan also defends clients in other traffic violations of every kind.  You could be facing higher insurance premiums as a result of points assessed on your driving record for motor vehicle infractions.  In order to minimize the financial hardship of a ticket’s effect on your insurance, take the right first step and       .

If you or someone you know faces the issues that The Marchese Law Firm, LLC, handles in the aforementioned practice areas, contact        today for a consultation.

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December 2009

Dan Marchese has been appointed to the District XB Ethics Committee, serving Northwest New Jersey.  This four-year commitment is a great honor to Dan, as both Superior Court Judges and peers gave their blessing to his service.

Additionally, this past year Dan was certified as a civil mediator.  Undergoing a rigorous training course to attain this title, in this role, Dan will begin to assist the Courts in resolving matters prior to trial.

Dan was recently featured in a New Jersey Herald article about attorneys in Newton.  The piece showcased the growing legal practice on Newton’s famed Spring Street.

93 Spring Street

Suite 300

Newton, New Jersey  07860

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