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Steven  Pontell


Family Law
Municipal Court and Criminal Defense


George Washington University National Law School, J.D., 1982
Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979


New Jersey (State and Federal Courts), 1982
New York (State and Federal Courts), 1983
Washington, D.C., 1986
United States Supreme Court, 2003
Steven Pontell
Tel: 201-489-0075 ext.113
Fax: 201-489-0077
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Steven Pontell is a principal of Verde, Steinberg & Pontell, LLC and the senior member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

His practice includes business, commercial , corporate and construction litigation, condominium and cooperative housing law, insurance coverage and fraud disputes, professional malpractice, administrative law, estate and probate litigation, liability prevention, negligence and personal injury litigation, and matrimonial and family law. He actively appears in State and Federal Courts, has tried numerous cases to verdict before juries and courts in New Jersey and New York, and has litigated many arbitration matters administered by, among others the AAA (local and international), and AHLA, to conclusion. He also has an active court appointed and private mediation practice. Mr. Pontell advises clients on a wide range of legal issues and serves as General Counsel for a not for profit company whose mission is to find a cure for, and improve the lives of those suffering from a rare form of cancer.

  • Certified since 1990 as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board of Trial Attorney Certification
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • McCarter & English, associate, 1983-87
  • Chairman of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee in Bergen County
  • Member of District IIB Ethics Committee

  • River Vale at Holiday Farms Condo. Ass'n v. Greater N.Y. Mut. Ins. Co., Docket No. A-4806-08T2, 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1949 (App. Div. 2010)
  • Orthopedic Evaluations, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Company, 300 N.J. Super. 510 (App. Div. 1987)
  • Air Master Sales Company v. Northbridge Park Co-Op, Inc., 748 F. Supp. 1110 (D.N.J. 1990)
  • George F. Mulford III v. Computer Leasing, Inc., 334 N.J. Super 385 (Law Div. 1999)
  • D.M., et als. v. River Dell Regional High School, et als., 373 N.J. Super. 639 (App. Div. 2004)
  • In re Estate of Shinn, 394 N. J. Super 55 (App Div 2007)
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum


  • Voted Super Lawyer every year from 2005-2023
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Steven Pontell was selected to the 2005-2023 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Pontell is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the standard in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.