Stephen M. Tatonetti is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he has tried and litigated to conclusion well over 250 cases and brings with him over 30 years of experience litigating personal injury cases that involving motor vehicle accidents, products liability matters, claims against governmental entities, municipal court matters, indictable offenses and parole violations. In 2006, he was responsible for changing New Jersey Law through successfully arguing before the New Jersey Appellate Division as to the duty which public entities have for dangerous conditions, leading to a widely relied upon published opinion.
Stephen Tatonetti is a graduate of Drexel University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science-History in 1987. He graduated with full honors and was also a member of Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society. While attending Drexel University he was a member of the United States Army R.O.T.C. and he successfully completed R.O.T.C. Ranger training, including training with members of the US Special Forces. Unfortunately, due to a medical condition, which would have limited his activities in the military, he declined a commission. In 1985 and 1986, he was a member of the Wildwood Crest Police Department. While a police officer he was decorated in the line of duty for preventing and apprehending an assailant who was attempting to commit a sexual assault. Stephen was also involved in undercover narcotics operations.
After graduating from Drexel University he enrolled in Widener University School of Law and received his law degree in 1990. While a student at Widener University he was a member of the Moot Court Society and worked as law clerk for James Crovo, Esquire. After graduation, from 1990 to 2002 he was an associate attorney and offered partnership with the law firm of Begelman and Katz / Begelman and Orlow. From 2002 till 2022, he was a partner and the chief litigator for the Law Firm of Dubois, Sheehan, Hamilton Levin and Weissman.
Steve is an active member of the Square Circle Sportsman Club of Camden County and a certified firearms instructor. He has been involved in several martial arts since 1984 and was an annual instructor at the Cape May County Police Academy. Presently he is the Sensei affiliated with Aikido Arts Institute, where he teaches Aikido and Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques. He is also a Triathlete and is currently training for a half-ironman race.
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