Peer Recognition - Sellitto Named as a Personal Injury SuperLawyer©
For the last three years and in conjunction with Law and Politics Magazine, NJ Monthly has conducted a survery of attorneys throughout the state asking them to name the top attorneys in various fields of law in the State of New Jersey - the SuperLawyers© - Mr. Sellitto has been honored as a PERSONAL INJURY SUPERLAWYER© each year.
Trial Attorney Certification
Mr. Sellitto has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney since 1983 . A. "Certified Trial Attorney" is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill trial practice. The New Jersey Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates as certified civil trial attorney, only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the court.
The Standards to become a Certified Civil Trial Attorney are as follows:
Must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for at least 5 years
In the 3 years prior to filing an application, must have taken continuing legal education courses
Must show a substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters and demonstrate primary responsibility for a specific number of complete trials in New Jersey Superior Court
Must demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant's character and ability
Must pass written examination covering various aspects of trail practice
Types of Cases.
For the past 31 years Mr. Sellitto has specialized in the handling of serious Personal Injury and Death Claims including but not limited to Automobile Negligence , Dangerous Productgs, Premises Liability, Liquor Liability, Dog Bites, Slip/Trip and Falls . Mr. Sellitto also has substantial experience in the handling of Petitioner's Workers Compensation Claims and the Defense of Criminal Charges both in the Superior Court and Municipal Courts including DUI Defense and Other Motor Vehicle Vioaltions. Mr. Sellitto was an assistant prosecutor with the Union County Prosecutor's office prior to entering private practice. Over the years he has served as the municipal prosecutor in five Ocean County municipalities and as municipal public defender in another.
Free Initial Consultation- No Recovery No Fee
Mr. Sellitto never charges for an initial consultation - no matter what type of case you have. Mr. Sellitto handles injury and death cases on a "contingency basis" which is a percentage of the recovery (1/3 or less depending upon the recovery). If there is no recovery, the client pays no attorneys fee. Mr. Sellitto handles DUI and Criminal defense cases on a flat fee or hourly basis, depending on the type of case. Mr. Sellitto's fees are reasonable considering his experience.
For the past 19 years, Mr. Sellitto has served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey (ATLA-NJ) and ha s served on that ATLA-NJ's technology and automobile insurance committees. He is a member of the Ocean County and Monmouth County Bar Associations. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of that association's Automobile Insurance Committee. He has also been a personal injury arbitrator in Ocean County for the last 15 years. Mr. Sellitto is also a member of the American Association for Justice (Formerly the national Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Seminars:
For the past 15 years Mr. Sellitto has been a regular lecturer for ATLA-NJ at continuing legal education seminars. He has also lectured for ATLA National (Now the American Association for Justice), The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and the National Center for Victims of Crime. My lectures have dealt primarily with the use of technology by trial attorneys. I have also lectured on subjects including Automobile Insurance, Personal Injury Protection Benefits, Workers Compensation, Internet Sites for Attorneys, Premises Liability and the September 11 th Victims Compensation Fund. In 1993, I was the chairman of the Worker's Compensation Program presented by ATLA-NJ at its annual Boardwalk Seminar in Atlantic City .
Significant Case Invlovement
Mr Sellitto is co-counsel in the case of Burnett v Al Baraka Investment, a suit filed by over 6,500 family members and injured from September 11th. Mr. Sellitto's participation is as an authority on the presentation of damage claims. Defendants in the case include Saudi businessmen, banks and charities alleged to have aided the funding of terrorism. This unique wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit is intended to stop the funding of terrorism.
Mail Solicitation by other Attorneys
The United States Constitution Bill of Rights First Amendment - Freedom of Speech - allows attorneys to send letters to you letters soliciting your case. By now you will probably have recieved a few of these letters. Attorneys do not have to have anything more than possess a license to practice law to be able to send such letters. Before you hire an attorney, look at his/her reputation and experience. Don't select an attorney based solely on a catchy phrase in a letter or based on an offer to handle your case at a reduced rate. Good attorneys are not cheap.
Anthony Sellitto is a Partner in the firm's Personal Injury Department.
Mr. Sellitto has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1983. He was also a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney from 1983 - 1997. Mr. Sellitto has been designated as a Super Lawyer in the State of New Jersey by Law and Politics and New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2005 - 2010.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Sellitto has served on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ) and has served on the technology and automobile insurance committees. He is a member of the New Jersey State, Monmouth and Ocean County Bar Association's and serves on its Civil Practice Committee in Ocean County. He is a committee member of the State Bar's Automobile Insurance Committee as well. Mr. Sellitto also serves as a personal injury arbitrator in Ocean County for the last 15 years.
In addition, Mr. Sellitto is presently serving as a senior civil trial attorney with the Hayden Proctor Inns of Court in Monmouth County which is a program where experienced trial attorneys provide knowledge to newly admitted attorneys on trial practice and techniques.