A Former Municipal Prosecutor, JOHN M. PINHO is an avid advocate for the rights of his clients. Be it an injured worker or an individual accused of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (DWI), Mr. Pinho uses his experience to advocate successfully on behalf of his clients. Mr. Pinho graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1987. He attended Seton Hall Law School and the Seton Hall Graduate Business School and received a joint JD/MBA (Juris Doctor / Masters in Business Administration) degree in 1991. He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1992. Following his admission to the bar, John worked as an judicial clerk for two very esteemed judges of the Superior Court of New Jersey. First assisting the Presiding Judge of Hudson County, Honorable Maurice J. Gallipoli, P.J.S.C. Following his clerkship with Judge Gallipoli, John worked as a judicial clerk for a Presiding Judge in the Appellate Division Honorable Sylvia B. Pressler, P.J.A.D. Judge Pressler annotated the New Jersey Court Rules and is fondly remembered for many of her landmark and well reasoned decisions throughout her judicial career. These two judicial clerkships gave Mr. Pinho a strong foundation upon which to start his practice of law. Prior to opening his own law office, Mr. Pinho was an associate in a law firm in Union County as a litigator. From 1993 through 1995, Mr. Pinho also served as the Harrison Planning Board Attorney. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Pinho was General and Special Counsel to the Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority. He is the former East Newark Prosecutor and is currently its Public Defender. In 2001, Mr. Pinho was appointed as a Superior Court Law Division & Special Civil Part Arbitrator in Hudson County. With respect to community activities, Mr. Pinho was the President of the Portuguese-American Civic Association of Harrison; Member of the Centro Romeu Cascaes in Harrison (civic group) and involved in local political campaigns.