Anthony Anastasio | President
NJCJI’s President, Anthony Anastasio, draws upon diverse experience in both law and government affairs to conduct NJCJI’s mission. In consultation with NJCJI’s Board of Trustees, Anthony engages in strategic legislative advocacy and public engagement to pursue NJCJI’s policy goals. Anthony regularly testifies before the New Jersey Legislature regarding a wide range of proposed laws affecting the state’s civil justice system. The press often quotes Anthony on legal developments affecting New Jersey’s business community. Anthony also directs NJCJI’s participation in important court cases affecting the civil justice system.
Before leading NJCJI, Anthony worked as the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (“NJ CAR”), where he collaborated with NJCJI on multiple initiatives. Prior to NJ CAR, Anthony practiced law for over a decade, representing clients in civil cases before New Jersey’s state and federal courts. Anthony also previously served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and gained extensive courtroom experience.
Anthony began his career as the law clerk for the Honorable Robert B. Reed (ret.) of the New Jersey Superior Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College and his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden. Anthony is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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