Anthony J. Macri, Esq.
Anthony J. Macri, Esq. has practiced law in the State of New Jersey for nearly forty years. After Anthony graduated from Duke University and Seton Hall University School of Law, the law firm Zucker, Fatcher & Zucker gave him the opportunity to try cases as a first-year associate on behalf of civil defendants in personal injury cases. Anthony hit the ground running, winning his first twelve trials and gaining invaluable experience in the courtroom. However, Anthony soon realized that, although civil cases were generally more difficult from the plaintiff’s side, he empathized more with the victims of serious injuries than with the tortfeasors and the insurance companies he was defending. This realization marked a major turn in Anthony’s career.
An Experienced Morris County Lawyer
After gaining experience representing plaintiffs at the firm, McHugh & Macri, Anthony launched his own law practice in 1988. Since then, Anthony has represented countless victims of a wide range of serious injuries. Over the years, Anthony’s clients have included the family of late Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis, as well as the families of the victims of serial killer Charles Cullen, who murdered more than 40 patients while working as a nurse at hospitals across New Jersey. Anthony has built a robust reputation among his New Jersey colleagues as an expert litigant in medical malpractice cases, with a particularly strong record in obtaining recoveries for plaintiffs in failure to diagnose endocarditis and cancer cases.
The intricacy of the medicine involved in complex medical malpractice cases and the power that defendant insurance companies are able to marshal means that plaintiffs must be sure to choose an attorney who is experienced, diligent, and tenacious. Anthony’s decades in practice have convinced him that it is critical for plaintiffs’ attorneys to treat each case as though it will go to trial and to be effective, vociferous advocates in the courtroom, both because defendants become more willing to settle when they sense that the plaintiff’s attorney knows how to make a strong case in front of a jury and because a good attorney should never assume that defendants will be reasonable. Anthony believes also that diligent advocacy during the pretrial phases often leads to the resolution of cases before trial and positions his clients to win when trials become necessary.
A Record of Success
Anthony’s record of impressive recoveries in medical malpractice cases speaks to his trustworthiness as a plaintiffs’ advocate in sophisticated, difficult lawsuits. Further, Anthony has had significant recoveries in a wide range of other types of medical malpractice suits; nursing home, long-term care, and rehabilitation facility malpractice; products liability; auto accidents, including tractor-trailer, bus, and pedestrian-involved accidents; slip-and-fall accidents; and cases involving dog bites. Anthony also has experience representing clients in estate litigation and cases involving discrimination and civil rights violations.
The author of two novels based on his experiences in the courtroom, Anthony drew from the most dramatic cases of his career to write A Medical Malpractice Case, based on a case in which he discovered that a physician fraudulently altered records to hide his culpability for his patient’s death, and The Codes of Silence, based on the civil lawsuits stemming from the infamous murders Charles Cullen committed while working as a nurse at numerous New Jersey hospitals. In addition to writing, he enjoys caring for dogs, reading history and literature, and rooting on the New York Yankees. Over the course of his career, in his many appearances as a legal expert on radio talk shows like “The Bob Grant Program,” HLN, and CourtTV, Anthony has been a strong advocate for the rights of those injured and otherwise wronged by powerful institutions in American society.
Areas of Practice
- New Jersey, 1982
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- JD, 1982
- Duke University
- BA in English and History, 1978
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- American Association for Justice