Anthony J. Pope
Distinguished and renowned trial attorney, serving Newark, New Jersey and the surrounding area for over 30 years.
Mr. Pope gained international recognition in 2001, when his client in the heavily reported Continental Airlines “air rage” case was acquitted. As a renowned litigator, he has successfully tried a wide range of complex cases from white-collar crimes to capital murder. Through the years, he has won millions of dollars for his clients in civil cases, most recently winning a judgment of $7.9 million in a paraplegic personal injury case.
Mr. Pope has tried some of the highest profile cases in the state, and his firm provides specialized legal services concentrating in criminal law, personal injury law, administrative law, and family law.
As a certified civil and criminal attorney, Mr. Pope is consistently called upon to give legal opinions on Dr. Phil, for various newspapers and is a lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has been a guest commentator for Court TV since the network’s inception and has appeared on several news programs including CBS, ABC and NBC, as well as “Dateline” and Fox News Channel’s “60 Minutes”.
Annette Verdesco, Esq., a senior associate in the law firm, specializes in criminal and civil appellate practice, matrimonial and personal injury litigation, and the representation of police officers in disciplinary actions. Ms. Verdesco graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1986, with honors. In 1990, Ms. Verdesco received her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and was appointed as federal appellate counsel under the Criminal Justice Act.
Ms. Verdesco has been successful in overturning numerous criminal convictions on appeal in the State Courts since the inception of her legal career along with the remand of several unjust sentences.