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Patrick P. Toscano, Jr., left, is sworn in by N.J. Supreme Court Associate Justice Walter Timpone, right, while his son, Matthew Toscano, a second year law student at Seton Hall University School of Law, holds the Bible.
Patrick P. Toscano, Jr. of The Toscano Law Firm, LLC in Caldwell, New Jersey, was recently appointed by New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick as a member of the New Jersey Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards. The Committee has authority to receive, investigate and report to the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly with respect to allegations concerning the conduct or activities of members of the legislature and employees of the legislative branch of the State government. Mr. Toscano was sworn into the position by N.J. Supreme Court Associate Justice Walter Timpone.
Among many awards and certifications he has received over the years, Mr. Toscano was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 and was presented with the Criminal Trial Attorney of the Year Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association in 2005. He served as a Commissioner of the Essex County Utility Authority in 2005 and was voted Best Attorney of the Year by the Italian American Police Society in 2012. He was also voted a Distinguished American of Italian Descent by the Italian Tribune in 2013.
Mr. Toscano has been an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Seton Hall University in South Orange for years and has also served on the N.J. Supreme Court District Ethics Committee and the N.J. Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee. He is a member of the N.J., N.Y. and Washington D.C. Bars and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman/Commissioner of the N.J. State Lottery.
The son of the late Patrick P. Toscano, Sr., former Chief Probation Officer for the County of Essex and Megaline Toscano, who resides in Fairfield, New Jersey, Pat has been married to his wife Nancy for 33 years and has three children, Gina, Matthew and Nicholas. His son, Patrick P. Toscano, III passed away in 1992. Mr. Toscano has been an attorney for 32 years and is a proud graduate of Seton Hall University and Seton Hall University School of Law.