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Established in 1990 the law firm of Vincent James Sanzone, Jr., Esq., has been serving clients throughout the State of New Jersey, and has handled serious criminal cases in Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Morris, Middlesex, Monmouth, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Ocean Counties. In addition to being a successful criminal defense lawyer in NJ, attorney Sanzone has handled federal cases in the United States District Court, New Jersey and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Ohio, Northern District of Virginia. Attorney Sanzone was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended public schools. He received his bachelor's degree from the George Washington University. He attended law school in Miami at Saint Thomas University School of Law. Mr. Sanzone has successfully defended many people unjustly accused of crimes. In addition, he has successful brought numerous police misconduct actions against police departments and municipalities throughout the state, and many of these cases have appeared in the Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City Press, Home News Tribune, Denver Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jersey Journal, Home News, Family Badge of Honor, New Jersey Law Journal, and News Channels, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 11 and 12 for the New York metro area. As well as channels 3 & 10 in Philadelphia.
I am a criminal defense attorney dedicated to serving each and every client to the best of my ability, and seeing to it that each client receives one hundred percent of my attention. I believe that each client no matter what type of case, or what type of circumstances deserves to be treated with compassionate, competent and effective legal representation, with the idea in mind, "that only by the Grace of God go I." Knowing that anyone could be faced with a situation in which he or she was charged with a crime in which he or she is innocent, or unjustly convicted of a crime in which he or she did not commit. I do not judge any of my clients but am there to insure that they are vigorosuly represented through trial and appeal if necessary. I do not see the practice of law as a job, but rather, a scared profession. I do not see or practice law as a means to the accummulation of wealth or material goods or toys, but rather, a service to the greater glory of God and and of mankind. In the end these are the only mataphysical gifts that we can lay down upon the alter of God when the book of life is closed on each of us. To me these ideas are not melodramatic words, but a reality and the essence of my law practice. Being the oldest of seven brothers and sisters from blue collar Catholic family. I understand the value of hard work, dedication, and faith, and I understand that life is not fair, and that the little guy is the one most often hurt and abused by the system which caters to the rich and privilgege. I am not ashamed or shy away from things that that I believe in, and I am not afraid to speak and defend the truth. I have committed and devoted my practice to this type of law practice and proud and honored to be part of this scared profession.
Bar Admission: 1990 New Jersey; 1990 U.S. District Court, Judicial District for New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996. Fourth Circuit Court Appeals, 2006.
Law School: St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, 1989.
College: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1977.
Memberships: National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. New Jersey Bar Association, Legal Center for the Defense of Life. Graduate of Justice Hughes Inns of Court, Union County.
Practice: Mr. Sanzone founded his own firm in 1990 and has been practicing for twenty-three years. Some federal and state litigation history can be found reviewing this website.
Other Accomplishments: While an undergraduate student at GWU, Mr. Sanzone was an intern with Congressman Peter W. Rodino (D-Newark), and the United States Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C.