Caruso Smith Picini

CARUSO SMITH PICINIAsbestos / Criminal & Administrative Attorneys New Jersey

The law firm of Caruso Smith Picini was established in 1989 by the predecessor law firm Picillo Caruso. The members of our management group were previously partners at a large, nationally-prominent defense firm.

Caruso Smith Picini is a dynamic firm built on experience and proven performance; our five partners combine a total 150 years of practice.

The impetus for the new venture was our desire to cultivate close, client-focused relationships among selected insurers and the business community.

The Caruso firm manages the resources of a large firm with the client responsiveness and attention to individual needs reflected in the best smaller boutique firms.

New Jersey Attorneys

Practice Areas

Criminal Lawyers New Jersey


Whether it's a municipal ordinance, a traffic ticket, or something more serious, the attorneys at Caruso Smith Picini have got you covered.

Our experienced attorneys have an extensive background in criminal defense and are ready to take on your case. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to Moving Violations, DWI, Theft, Assault, Drug Offenses, Gun Charges, Rape, Murder...

Administrative Lawyers New Jersey


More than three decades of experience in the field of administrative defense. We have defended police officers and teachers with regard to disciplinary matters, investigations being conducted by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS and IAIU matters), as well as other employment related issues.

We are also members of the New Jersey Education Association Legal Defense Plan as well as...

Recent CASES

Ex-Guard Acquitted In School Sex Trial

A former security officer at New Brunswick High School who was accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year old female student was acquitted of all counts by a Superior Court Jury yesterday. The Jury acquitted Henry Solares, 31, a former Middlesex County correction officer, of second degree sexual assault, fourth degree sexual contact, and second degree official misconduct. “I’m elated at the verdict”, said South Orange attorney Timothy Smith, who represented Solares. “I’m elated on a professional level, as an attorney because it is refreshing to see the system work in acquitting an innocent man. I’m also elated on a personal level because Henry...

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The Partners

Caruso Smith Picini Partners

The partners at Caruso Smith Picini have decades of experience and vast knowledge of the various legal issues facing our clients. Timothy Smith, Esq. is a certified criminal trial attorney who has represented the interests of private citizens, teachers, police officers, and other union and non-union employees for over twenty years. Anthony Caruso, Esq. is a member of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a prestigious title only afforded to five percent of attorneys nationwide. He has over thirty years’ experience in complex litigation. Richard Picini, Esq. also has decades of experience in complex litigation and has successfully represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters and complex commercial litigation.


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PAST results

Former Piscataway Teacher Not Guilty Of Official Misconduct

A former Piscataway physical education teacher was found not guilty of official misconduct on Tuesday.

Adrian McConney was charged in connection with allegedly having sexual relations with an 18-year-old student. He was found not guilty in a jury trial that lasted about four weeks before Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez. Assistant Prosecutor Falguni Patel prosecuted the case...

Charges Dropped Against N.J. Judge

Suspended Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady has been cleared of charges that she harbored her boyfriend as a fugitive after prosecutors dropped the last remaining counts against her. Superior Court Judge Robert Reed granted a motion by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office to drop two counts of hindering apprehension against Brady Thursday, just as a jury was being selected in the 4-year-old case. A charge of official misconduct against Brady...

Judge Tosses Homicide Indictment

A superior court judge dismissed a homicide indictment against a Trenton woman who had been charged in the 2007 death of her live-in boyfriend. Ivelis Turell, 29 was charged with murder and weapons offenses in the fatal shooting of Michael Whitaker on April 30 2207. Whitaker was shot in the chest inside a house he shared with Turrel on the 200 block of Ferry Street in South Trenton about 10:40PM, police said. Turell suffered a gunshot ...

Three Wins For The Cops

Three recent decisions favorable to police officers were recently issued and are worth reviewing. In East Orange Superior Officers Association, Local No. 16 and City of East Orange, New Jersey, PERC Docket No. AR-2014-404, the grievant, an East Orange police captain, had been disciplined for failing to personally take care of an investigation. The city contended this was a violation of the department's rules requiring supervisors to ...