Einhorn Barbarito Selected To Provide Legal Services To New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Under NJSPBA’s Legal Protection PlanNovember 20, 2019
(DENVILLE, N.J. – November 20, 2019) – Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC is pleased to announce that the firm has been authorized to provide legal services to the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) under NJSPBA’s Legal Protection Plan (“Protection Plan”). Matheu D. Nunn, a Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s General Appellate Practice Group; Matthew James Troiano, Chair of the Firm’s Criminal Practice Group; and Brian D. Kenney, Counsel in the Criminal Practice Group, will now represent law enforcement officers on administrative, civil, and criminal matters under the Protection Plan.
The NJSPBA serves law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey. The Protection Plan is a benefit to members of the NJSPBA that provides coverage for legal fees related to administrative (internal affairs), civil, and criminal matters, as well as most incidents occurring either on- or off-duty when administrative charges arise from those actions. The NJSPBA membership owns the plan, and the NJSPBA Board of Delegates vets and approves the attorneys who participate in the Legal Protection Plan.
Troiano said, “Police officers who face internal affairs investigations, whether criminal or administrative, have a right to legal representation, and should have an attorney present throughout the investigation, including any interview.” Nunn, who comes from a family of police officers and first responders, said, “It is an absolute honor to be a part of the Protection Plan and to be able to assist members of law enforcement.” Kenney added, “Officers may be facing a civil action for which other representation is not available through their department. We are available to assist in any of these matters, and we look forward to the opportunity to do so.”
Nunn, an experienced litigator in many areas of practice, is a former Assistant County Prosecutor and Municipal Prosecutor. He has handled official misconduct matters in public and private practice and he has also been counsel of record in more than 50 Appellate Division and Supreme Court matters, including numerous precedent-setting decisions. He has been honored with awards and recognition by his peers, legal publications, and the New Jersey Legislature, for his work.
Troiano, who is known for his successful prosecution in many high-profile cases, spent over 12 years as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Hudson and Morris County working hand-in-hand with law enforcement officers on a daily basis. He is also recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. While an Assistant Prosecutor, Troiano was involved in multiple investigations and matters related to the use of force by law enforcement, including fatal shootings, and the non-fatal use of deadly force. He also supervised multiple use of force investigations pursuant to the New Jersey Attorney General Directives. In addition, Troiano has also taught on the subject of police use of force, both to members of law enforcement and the public.
Kenney, also a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor for more than 10 years, focuses his practice on assisting clients who face criminal charges in federal, state and municipal courts in New Jersey. Kenney also has prior experience as a criminal defense attorney, during which time he represented law enforcement officers under the Protection Plan.
Established in 1961, Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC, based in Denville, New Jersey, is a full-service law firm devoted to serving a broad range of legal needs. In its more than 50 years in business, Einhorn Barbarito and its attorneys have earned a reputation for dedication to the community. The firm represents a diverse base of clients from individuals and families to public and private companies, entrepreneurs and long-standing institutions. The multi-disciplinary team of attorneys leverages experience in areas of concentration including business and corporate matters, employment law, commercial litigation, personal injury and workers’ compensation, family and matrimonial matters, real estate and zoning issues, estate planning, special education, assisted living issues, criminal law, and tax law, and the firm has a strong appellate practice that touches on a variety of legal issues. The firm also provides counsel to small- to medium-size businesses on an as-needed, on-demand basis through its innovative On-Call for Business program. For more information, please visit www.einhornlawyers.com.