John D. (Jack) Arseneault

560 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928-2119
Tel: (973) 635-3366 x208
Fax: (973) 701-7504

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John D. (Jack) Arseneault

Jack Arseneault is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on criminal defense. He has represented major corporations; corporate executives; financial professionals; doctors; lawyers; judges; accountants; and federal, state and local police. He has tried or resolved numerous cases, including those alleging securities fraud, antitrust violations, mail and wire fraud, environmental offenses, espionage, cyber crime, RICO, use of force and homicide.

While the majority of his practice is in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, he has also handled cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the Districts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas and California.

Although Jack's practice is primarily devoted to litigation, he also practices land use and redevelopment law.

Before law school, Jack served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harold A. Ackerman, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Following a federal clerkship, Jack joined the law firm Robinson, Wayne, and Greenberg, where he became a partner. He left that firm in 1989 to start his own boutique litigation practice with David Fassett in Chatham, New Jersey.

Practice Areas

  • Federal and State White Collar Crime - Investigations and Trials
  • General Criminal Defense
  • Appeals and Post Judgment Proceedings
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Land Use and Redevelopment Law

Since 1985, Jack has been AV rated – the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. AV is the pinnacle of professional excellence, earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process. Jack has been consistently featured in The Best Lawyers in America and is listed in the National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a founding trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, a past trustee of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and one of the first out-of-state members admitted to the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.

Jack is a frequent lecturer on legal issues in the business arena, particularly securities law, bank fraud, health care fraud, political corruption and racketeering. He is often asked to lecture bar groups on trial tactics and techniques, and is a repeat lecturer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on defense perspectives in political corruption cases. Jack also co-authored New Jersey Evidentiary Foundations, a treatise that comprehensively reviews the New Jersey Supreme Court's adoption of the Federal Rules of Evidence and provides a practical approach for trial lawyers in recognizing and applying appropriate evidentiary doctrines.