Experience

Arthur N. D'Italia draws on 15 years of judicial experience as a New Jersey Superior Court assignment judge in consulting on complex business and litigation matters affecting both private and public sector clients.  His practice emphasizes complementary dispute resolution, expertly guiding clients through an effective and expeditious method of resolving legal disputes to avoid costly litigation in the courts.

As the Hudson Vicinage assignment judge from 1990 to 2004, Arthur supervised 30 superior court judges, 560 employees and 11 municipal courts, overseeing a $23 million budget and 90,000 case filings annually.  His workload included managing and trying significant civil and chancery matters involving governmental entities, corporate governance, class actions, public bidding, construction concerns, environmental issues, employment matters, contracts, torts, and election disputes.  As a member of the Judicial Council, charged with managing the state’s trial courts, Arthur co-chaired the Management and Operations Committee; chaired the Labor Relations and Personnel Committee; and for a dozen years presided over the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Outside Activities of Judiciary Employees, focusing on code of conduct compliance.  With an eye toward the future, he served as a member of the Supreme Court’s Strategic Planning Committee, helping to forge a plan to fund, modernize and unify the state’s court system.

After retiring from the bench in 2004, Arthur chose to return to Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, the Firm where he began his legal career, and from which Governor Thomas Kean tapped him for his judicial post.  Today, his considerable legal knowledge and skill continues to be called upon on the state level.  In recent years, Arthur has served as vice-chair of the Ad Hoc Supreme Court Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, investigated and reported on judiciary bail procedures in connection with high-profile multiple homicide indictments, chaired the Joint Working Group on IOLTA and Financial Institutions, and served as special master to manage and try complex claims arising from construction of the Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transportation System.  Arthur was recently appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve as Vice Chair of the newly formed Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education.