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Peter Till

The Law Offices of Peter W. Till
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Peter Till
The Law Offices of Peter W. Till
Springfield,
 NJ

Born in London in 1947, Peter W. Till has earned a reputation in state and federal courts for his trial and appellate practice. He served as a judge for the American Bar Association Law Student Division’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in 1993. Since 2001, Mr. Till has been on the faculty in the Master of Administrative Science program of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Public Administration Institute, teaching Law and Administrative Practice, as well as Human Resources and Collective Bargaining courses.He participated in the First Annual Criminal Law Institute in June 2002 and in 2009, became a founding member of the Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1975

Supreme Court of the United States, 1977

Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, 1974

United States District Courts

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1974

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 1998

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1982

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1982

United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 2010

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2002

United States District Court for the District of Vermont, 2004

United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2006

United States Courts of Appeals

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1974

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1975

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1982

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1999

Education

Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1973

The Ohio State University, B.A., 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

Passaic County Bar Association—Chairman, Federal Court Committee, 1983–

1986; Equity Jurisprudence Committee, 1983

New Jersey State Bar Association—Member, Section on Federal Practice and

Procedure and Equity Jurisprudence Committee

American Bar Association—Member, Appellate Practice Committee, 1978–

Present; Committee on Complex Crimes Litigation, Geographic Subcommittee

Chairman, 1988–1994; Co-Chairman, Criminal Litigation Committee Section of

Litigation, 1995–1999

Panelist, Essex County Chancery Division Early Settlement Program, 1995–

Present

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation—Task Force on the Independent Lawyer, 1998–2000; Task Force on Legal Issues Related to The Independent Counsel and Congressional Investigations, 1998–1999; Member, Lawyers Doing Business with Their Clients: Identifying and Avoiding Legal and Ethical Dangers,

Associate Member, Passaic County Police Chief’s Association

Associate Member, Bergen County Police Chief’s Association

2001

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Founding Member

Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit, Founding Member

Master, Robert Clifford Inn of Court

Supreme Court of New Jersey—Model Jury Charge Committee (criminal), 1993–2004; Committee on County District Courts, 1976–1977

United States District Court, District of New Jersey—Merit Selection Panel, 1984; Certified Arbitrator, 1985

Publications

Member, Lawyers Doing Business with Their Clients: Identifying and Avoiding Legal and Ethical Dangers—A Report of the Task Force on the Independent Lawyer, ABA Section of Litigation, 2001

Co-Author, “Parallel Proceedings,” Defense of White Collar Crimes Handbook, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Author, New Jersey Criminal Law Monograph, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010

Lectures, Programs, and Panels

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Handling Issues in White Collar Crimes Cases, May 31, 2012

Business Symposium, April 2011

First Annual Criminal Law Institute, 2002

“The Skills and Methods Course, May 2001, December 1998, and October 1997

“Litigating Parallel Proceedings,” 1996

“Defense of White Collar Criminal Cases,” 1993, 1994, and 1995

“Rule 11 and Other Attorney Sanctions,” 1995

“Trial Evidence for Experienced Litigators,” 1994

“Federal Appellate Practice Seminar,” 1992

“Criminal Practice Forum,” 1992

“Criminal Trial Preparation,” 1992

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey State Bar Association

“Ethical Ramifications in Doing Business with a Client: Serving as Director, Holding Equity, Serving as Officer,” Business Law Symposium, April 2011

American Bar Association

Panelist, “Getting Through the Grand Jury Process—What to Do as a Civil Lawyer When Your Client Receives a Grand Jury Subpoena,” Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, April 1998

Program Coordinator, “Corporate Criminal Liability Symposium: A Dialogue Between Corporate America and the Justice Department,” Litigation Section Annual Meeting, April 1997

Moderator, “Confronting Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings and New Investigative Techniques,” Litigation Program, ABA Annual Meeting, August 1997

Program Co-Chair, “Keeping the Client (and Yourself) Out of Jail: Criminal, Tax and Ethical Aspects of Divorce Litigation,” ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation Program, August 1996

Panelist, “Criminalization of Federal Securities Laws,” Section of Business Law/Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, August 1996

Program Co-Chair, “Are Lawyers Above the Law?” Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, January 1996

“Litigating Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings,” Section of Litigation, August 1995

Panelist, “Corporate Counsel’s Role in the Investigation of Criminal Wrongdoing,” Criminal Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, ABA Annual Meeting, August 1995

“The Perils and Pitfalls of Litigating Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings,” Section of Litigation, October 1994

“Criminalization of Business: The Boss in the Slammer,” Section of Business Law, December 1990

“The Perils of Parallel Proceedings—In the Environmental Context,” Section of Litigation, October 1990

Georgetown University Law School

Panelist, “Avoiding Prosecution in a Regulated Business Environment,” October 1996

Opinions of Interest

State of New Jersey v. Michael Steele, Docket No. A-3295-09T1 (App. Div. 2011)

United States of America v. David Grober, Criminal Action No. 06-cr-880 (U.S.D.C. 2008), Docket No. 09-1318 & 09-2120 (3d Cir. 2011) (PRECEDENTIAL)

Beyer Brothers v. Cutler Brothers, Borough of Fairfield, Borough of Cliffside Park, Docket No. A-3382-08T1 (App. Div. 2010)

Fagan, et al. v. Jaffe, et al., Civil Action No. 2:2008cv00640 (U.S.D.C. 2008)

United States of America v. Richard Martin Pulyer, 218 Fed. Appx. 149, (3d Cir. 2007)

Magic Touch Construction Company v. Borough of Keyport, Docket No. A-4304-03T224304-03T2 (App. Div. 2006)

Estate of Kenneth Michael Trentadue v. U.S.A., 397 F.3d 840 (10th Cir. 2005)

United States of America v. Garden Homes Management Corp., Docket No. 03-3631 (3d Cir. 2004)

Rivas v. City of Passaic, 365 F.3d 181, (3d Cir. 2004)

DYFS v. Zarour, (App. Div. 2003 – (unpublished opinion)

Solid Rock Baptist Church v. Carlton, Docket No. A-5842-99T3 (App. Div. 2002)

In the Matter of Wolf A. Samay, Judge of the Municipal Court of Passaic, Docket No.: 134-99 (Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2001)

Caruso v. Ravenswood Developers, Inc., Docket No. A-2441-99T1 (App. Div. 2001)

United States of America v. State of New Jersey, 194 F.3d 426, (3d Cir. 1999)

Failla v. City of Passaic, 146 F.3d 149, (3d Cir. 1998)

Esposito et al. v. Township of Edison and Township of Edison Police Department, 306 NJ Super. 280 (App. Div. 1997)

United States of America v. Thomas Gilsenan, 949 F.2d 90, (3d Cir. 1991)

United States of America v. Carl Cardascia, et al., 951 F.2d 474, (2d Cir. 1991)

United States of America v. Mattie Doll Simmons, 679 F.2d 1042, (3d Cir. 1982)

Bowden v. Bowden, 182 N.J. Super. 306 (App. Div. 1982)

Longo Associates, Inc. v. Board of Education of Pascack Valley Regional High School, 3 N.J.A.R. 66 (Office of Administrative Law 1981)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 

Civil Rights Cases – United States District Court, District of New Jersey

McCord v. County of Union Civil Action No.:

Rodriquez, et al. v. Great Atlantic & Pacific, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:89-cv-01889

Singletary, et al. v. Nanos, et al. Civil Action No.: 1:90-cv-01287(SSB)

Coria, et al. v. Fuller, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:90-cv-02178(WGB)

Golba v. City of Newark, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:92-cv-03520(HAA)

Failla v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:93-cv-01957(HAA)

Turco, et al. v. City of Newark, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:93-cv-01682(JCL)

Abreu, et al. v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:93-cv-01275(MTB)

Meyer v. Borough of Riverdale, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:93-cv-00349(HAA)

Montanez v. Cassiano, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:94-cv-01929(NHP)

Cales v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:94-cv-01785(AMW)

Lira v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:94-cv-01036(MTB)

Brown v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:94-cv-00577(AMW)

Patron v. Ferraro, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:95-cv-04564(WGB)

Suarez v. Dehais, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:95-cv-03791(AMW)

Barr, et al. v. James, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:95-cv-00816(WGB)

Routel v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:96-cv-00440(JCL)

Jakubovic v. Jakubovic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:97-cv-04474(JCL)

Delavega, et al. v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:97-cv-01057(WHW)

Kollmar v. Medical Department, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:98-cv-04152(DMC)

Ortiz v. John Doe P.P. Officer, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:99-cv-05536(WGB-RJH)

Oches v. Township Committee, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:99-cv-04324(FSH)

Rivas v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:99-cv-03523(WHW-SDW)

Wilson v. Healy, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:99-cv-01067(KSH)

USA v. Smith, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:00-cv-00399(JCL)

Faison, et al. v. City of Orange, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:00-cv-05481(JAG)

Caldwell, et al. v. Borough of Carteret, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:00-cv-02957(JAP)

Russo v. Ryerson, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:01-cv-04458(JLL-CCC)

Christo, et al. v. Borough of Riverdale, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:02-cv-02480(JLL-RJH)

Celmer v. Donato, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:03-cv-05183(JAP-MCA)

Riggs v. Correctional Medical, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:03-cv-02246(JAG-MCA)

Conklin, et al. v. Morris County Jail, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:03-cv-02173(DMC-PS)

Tirone, et al. v. O’Sullivan, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:03-cv-00257(SRC-MAS)

Buonafina, et al. v. City of Passaic, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:04-cv-01564(KSH-PS)

Godley v. Newark Police Department, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:05-00806(SRC-CCC)

Page v. Braker, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:06-cv-02067(WJM-MF)

Hardin v. Township of West Milford, et al. Civil Action No.: 2:09-cv-00920(PGS-ES)

Parker, et al. v. Ray Catena Mercedes Benz Civil Action No.: 2:10-cv-01451 (ES-CLW)

Rios v. City of Bayonne et als. Civil Action No.: 2:12-CV-04716 (KM-MAH)

Rios v. City of Bayonne et als. Civil Action No.: 12-cv-06075 (JLL-MAH)

Weinman v. Little Falls Township, et als Civil Action No.: 2:13-cv-07809 (FSH-JBC)

Criminal

U.S. v. Robert Singer Criminal No.: 78­325 (Whipple, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Rinaldo Reino Criminal No.: 82­307 (Meanor, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Benjamin Carter Criminal No.: 82­360 (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Alfred Rossi Magis. No.: 83­6238G­01 (Cowen, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Walter Jenkins (Meanor, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Douglas MacArthur Gibson*T (Meanor, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Mattie Doll Simmons*T Criminal No.: 80­348 (Stern, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. James Holmes*T Criminal No.: 83­243 (Lacey, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Bruce Bottiglieire*T Criminal No.: 84­332 (Thompson, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Jayant Gulraj Criminal No.: 85­29 (Fisher, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Nir Goldeshtein Criminal No.: 88­104 (Bissell, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Ramon B. Bueno Criminal No.: 91cr358 (LBS, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Manuel Ramon Luna Case No.: WN­091­075 (District of Maryland)

U.S. v. Richard Martin Pulyer Case No.: 1:cr­04­041 (Kane, M.D.Pa) –and­ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Case No.: 05­2247

U.S. v. Jorge Vaca Docket No.: 00cr511 (Trager, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Beverly Bell Criminal No.: 05­608 (Ross, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Willie Avilez Criminal No.: 02­cr­999­01 (Block, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Alexi Fernandez Vasquez Docket No.: CR­00515(S­2) (Gleeson, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Rafael Espinal Criminal Case No.: 07­cr­00536 (Kahn, N.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Anthony Parks I (Bassler, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Anthony Parks II Docket No. 03­00300­001 (Martini, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Larry Johnson (N.D.California)

U.S. v. Adnan Asan*T Criminal No.: CR­84­00006­01 (Haight, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S v. Todd Glassberg Docket No.: 07­288 (Wigenton, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. David D’Arpino (N.D. Florida)

U.S. v. Silverio Ramirez*T Case No.: S1­01­Cr.­414 (Wood, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Anthony Delvecchio*T (Weinstein, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Vladimil Castillo Docket No.: 01 CR 566 (Berman, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Anthony Uvari Docket No.:05 Cr. 000024 (Cedarbaum, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. David Grober Criminal No.: 06­00880­001 (Hayden, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Babalola Criminal No.: 96­210 (Ackerman, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Daniel Asare Criminal No. 2:04 CR­115­01 (Sessions, III, District of Vermont)

U.S. v. Jeffrey Milstein Civil Action No.: 00­00301­001 (Bassler, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Jeffrey Milstein Docket No.: 03­cr­989 (Wohl Kram, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Mosberg Criminal No.: 08­678 (Wolfson, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Bartok Criminal No.: 7:10­cr­00510 (Seibel, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Seidel Criminal No.: 11­4001 (Irenas, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Lagrasso Case No.: 2:10­cr­00851 (Cavanaugh, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Martinez Criminal Docket No.: 1:11­cr­00568 (Castel, S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Rolf Edward Flete Complaint No. 00 MAG 1570 (S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Bernard Joaquin Magistrate No. 05­7065 (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Joseph Lewis Criminal No.: 03­322­01 (E.D.Pa.)

U.S. v. Paul Raff Criminal Docket No.: 06­00264­001 (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Andrew Beloff (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Lillian Munoz Magistrate No.: 07­3078 (PS)

U.S. v. Wilson Freire Criminal No.: 08­cr­364­01

U.S. v. Carlos Corporan­Polanco Criminal Docket No.: 2:08­mj­04119­CCC­2 (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Melissa King Criminal Docket No.: 1:10­cr­122 (S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Meyer Mussafi Mag./Crim. No. 09­CR­164 (Brown, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Rosetta Chukwuani Criminal Docket No. CCB­10­0163 (Blake, D. Maryland)

U.S. v. Adi Tal (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Ramon Vargas (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Nicholas Ibarra (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Richard Walker (N.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Endry Nieves­ Perez Criminal Action No. 00­271 (Ross, E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Ramon Borrome Indictment No. 02crim.737 (S.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. David Chang Criminal No.: 02­cr­648­ALL (Hayden, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Moshe Lavid Criminal No.: 00­3226 (D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Judy Garcia Criminal No.: 05­00318 (E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Francisca Rivas Criminal No.: 00­01177 (E.D.N.Y.)

U.S. v. Alidu Dramani Criminal Docket No.:13­518­001 (Martini, D.N.J.)

U.S. v. Didier P. Louis Criminal Docket No.: 0207 1:13CR00289 (E.D.N.Y.)


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