Alfred M. Anthony, Partner
Background and Experience
Alfred M. Anthony, one of New Jersey’s most prominent mass tort and class action attorneys, has joined Locks Law Firm as a partner working out of the firm’s planned North Jersey office, as well as its Cherry Hill, NJ, and New York City offices.
Anthony comes to Locks Law Firm from Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., where he spent the last 23 years developing a practice specializing in environmental contamination, chemical exposure, benzene exposure, asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical torts and products liability litigation.
In 1994, Anthony established legal precedent in New Jersey by certifying the first toxic exposure personal and medical monitoring class action (Russo v. Allied Signal). As a result of the settlement, a 30-year medical monitoring program was established for people who played on a chromium contaminated ball field in Jersey City, NJ.
In 1997, he received the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his work on behalf of 427 Pompton Lakes residents in an environmental contamination suit against DuPont that resulted in a $38.5 million settlement (Pompton Lakes, NJ v. DuPont).
Anthony also has played key roles in several other environmental contamination suits and chemical exposure cases, obtaining very positive results for his clients. Within the past two years, Anthony certified two additional class actions in New Jersey and New York, representing over 38,000 victims of environmental contamination. Both have been upheld on appeal.
Outside the Office
Anthony is very active in community and civic affairs and was elected as Mayor of Livingston, NJ earlier this year.
Admitted to PracticeNew Jersey, 1992
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1992
New York, 1994
EducationJ.D., Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, 1992
M.P.A., Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, magna cum laude, 1992
B.A., Seton Hall University, magna cum laude, 1989
Professional AffiliationsAmerican Association of Justice
American Association for Justice Benzene Litigation Group
Middlesex County Bar Association
Board Affiliations and Appointments
Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice
HonorsNew Jersey Rising Star, 2006
NJBIZ Forty Under Forty, 2006
Certifications and AwardsNew Jersey Super Lawyers, 2008-2010, 2012-2016
New Jersey Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2016
National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum