Attorney Profile

Attorney At Law


Seton Hall University School of Law, Salutatorian,
Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA,
Raymond Del Tufo Constitutional Law Award,
Constitutional Law Journal member 1997-2000
Seton Hall University BA, Cum Laude

Point Pleasant High School

Bar Admission:

State of New Jersey
United States District Court of New Jersey


Private Practice Attorney – Law Office of James Fennessy (DWI, traffic & criminal defense) 2008 – present
Municipal Prosecutor 2006 – 2008*
Private Practice Attorney – Law Office of James Fennessy (DWI, traffic & criminal defense) 2004 – present
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Davis & Himmel (litigation & criminal defense dept.) 2002 -2004
Office of The Attorney General – Office of State Police Affairs 1999-2002
New Jersey State Trooper – retired.

* From January 1, 2006 through January 31, 2008, Jim served as a municipal prosecutor in the following municipalities: Barnegat, Beachwood, Beach Haven (2006), Brielle, Harvey Cedars, Holmdel (2007-08), Howell (2006), Jackson (2006), Lavallette (2006), Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach, Manasquan (2006), Mantoloking, Ocean Twp. (Waretown), Ocean Gate, Plumsted (New Egypt), Point Pleasant Beach (2006), Ship Bottom, South Toms River (2006), Stafford, Surf City, Toms River (Dover Twp.) and Tuckerton Boro.

Professional Accomplishments:

While serving as a New Jersey State Trooper, James Fennessy attended law school full-time. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University School of Law with a 4.0 GPA. He served on the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, where he published articles addressing New Jersey criminal law, constitutional law, and civil rights issues. At graduation, James Fennessy received the Raymond Del Tufo Constitutional Law Award. He has taught constitutional law and criminal procedure classes at the New Jersey State Police Academy and Ocean County College.

Immediately after law school, he served in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office of State Police Affairs, where his work addressed constitutional, statutory and procedural issues with regard to New Jersey State Police patrol, search and seizure practices. His experience as a retired New Jersey State Trooper, prosecutor and litigation attorney provides him with significant trial experience particularly in the areas of DWI/DUI, drugs, criminal, traffic and ordinance violations.