David Altieri

Galantucci & Patuto
21 Main Street, Ste. 151
Hackensack, NJ 7601
(201) 646-1100

David J. Altieri joined Galantucci & Patuto, Esqs. in 2010 following his clerkship with the Honorable Harry G. Carroll, who at the time served as the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Part in Bergen County before transferring to the Chancery Division.  Judge Carroll, now retired, was thereafter elevated to the Appellate Division.  In 2016, Mr. Altieri was named a Partner in the firm.  In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 he was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Mr. Altieri has handled matters at every level of the New Jersey courts, from the municipal level to the New Jersey Supreme Court in addition to federal matters.  He has developed trial experience both on his own and working in tandem with Mr. Galantucci and other attorneys in a series of trials of first and second degree cases, including matters involving murder, attempted murder, official misconduct, aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated assault.

He has appeared and argued before countless municipal courts, Superior Court in counties across New Jersey, as well as the Appellate Division in matters ranging from traffic offenses to first degree offenses, in addition to handling matters before the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He also handles both criminal and administrative matters on behalf of members of law enforcement who have been accused of wrongdoing and has regularly served as a municipal public defender.  He currently serves as the Assistant Public Defender for the Village of Ridgewood.

Mr. Altieri also handles a variety of civil matters in both state and federal court, including, but not limited to, sexual abuse recovery, civil forfeitures, civil rights cases, actions in lieu of prerogative writs, commercial transactions, personal injury, and has offered legal advice on contract issues to clients in a range of fields, including the entertainment industry.  He has also served as local counsel in complex litigation cases involving contractual disputes, aviation law, and professional malpractice in addition to other areas of law, and has experience handling politically sensitive matters involving the administration of local government.

Within the firm, he is entrusted with dual responsibilities of appearing on behalf of clients in court and composing legal briefs for motion practice and appellate purposes.  His grasp of both traditional and the latest legal research techniques allows for the expeditious, comprehensive examination of all potential legal issues in a given matter, making him an invaluable member of the Galantucci & Patuto team.

In addition to his clerkship, Mr. Altieri has demonstrated a commitment to public service by spending four summers as a judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Mark Falk, U.S.M.J. in Newark, New Jersey.  He also served as a Summer Associate at Herten, Burstein, Sheridan, Cevasco, Bottinelli, Litt & Harz, L.L.C. in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Juris Doctor


• New Jersey State Bar Association

• New York, New Jersey