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​​​Anthony P. Pasquarelli  apasquarelli@sweetpasquarelli.com​

Anthony (Tony) P. Pasquarelli, Esq. was born in 1955 and grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He attended Seton Hall University and received his BS degree in 1977. In college, he was a member of the Seton Hall Rugby Club, and in his senior year, co-captain. He received his law degree from Seton Hall in 1981. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey, Federal District Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is Certified by the State of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. For the past twelve ​consecutive years, he has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” as published by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
 
Tony clerked for the Honorable Edward F.​ Neagle of the Superior Court - Law Division, Essex County. He then became an associate at the law firm of Kaps and Stern located in Hackensack, New Jersey. That firm handled complex commercial litigation and became Tony's training ground for Appellate practice. In 1984, he joined the firm of Methfessel and Werbel.  While at Methfessel and Werbel, he became a specialist in property damage cases, fires, fraud and arson, and the gamut of coverage issues with regard to commercial policies, personal lines, inland marine and liability policies.
 
He is an authority on insurance related issues as evidenced by 24 reported decisions in the New Jersey Reporters on cases he has handled. A listing of those cases, together with a brief synopsis of the issues involved, is listed below.  He has tried more than 75 cases to conclusion.

Tony was counsel of record for the decision, Tradesoft Technologies, Inc. v. The Franklin Mutual Insurance Co., 329 N.J. Super. 137 (App. Div. 2000). Only the second case in the country dealing with "offer to sell" patent infringement and coverage under the standard business owners policy, the Appellate Division reversed the Trial Court and found no coverage. He was also the attorney of record for the seminal Supreme Court cases, Pickett v. Lloyd's and Voorhees v. Preferred Mutual.  He is well versed in the handling of traditional personal injury and property damage claims. Additionally, he has developed a specialty in first party claims, including property losses, coverage issues and substantial subrogation actions. 
 
Tony has given numerous lectures and presentations on a variety of coverage issues. He is also a co-author of an article appearing in the New Jersey Lawyer entitled "To Defend or Not to Defend" regarding the dilemma facing carriers where mixed allegations of covered and uncovered claims are contained within a plaintiff's Complaint. He has also been retained to prepare expert reports , and to testify as an expert on coverage issues.

Tony has three children, Vincent, Olivia and Daniel. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and any type of physical exercise. He is fluent in both English and Italian.

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