Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is a highly skilled and highly regarded Passaic County law firm with expertise throughout northern New Jersey, including Essex, Bergen and Morris Counties. Whether the case involves medical malpractice, personal injury, estates, family law or divorce, criminal court or traffic court, all of our clients are represented by attorneys who have the experience and knowledge to protect their rights and to win their cases.
Anthony Benevento has been practicing law for 38 years in an array of areas. He believes that a lawyer’s obligation to his clients is not only legal but moral.
Adolph J. Galluccio
Adolph J. Galluccio is a practicing attorney with 53 years of experience in Criminal Law and Municipal Court matters. He has tried hundreds of criminal cases from simple theft to murder.
Eric W. Smith
Eric W. Smith is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney with 36 years of legal experience. He litigates in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and general civil litigation.
“Eric Smith was the best thing to come my way after I was injured. He took the time to listen and to hear my story. I thank him and everyone on his team who helped me.”
– STACY SINCLAIR, PATERSON, NJ
We’re proud of the settlements and verdicts we have secured for our clients. We have successfully litigated many challenging personal injury and medical malpractice cases with millions of dollars in settlement money.
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“I am grateful for the great work that your office provided. I obtained compensation for my accident and worker’s compensation thanks to the strength of my attorneys at Fontanella Benevento. They treated me with amiability and they are very responsible and secure. Contact the offices of Fontanella Benevento and they will resolve your case with quality, security and much attention.”
– Betania Santana
Rehabilitating after an injury is tough enough. Adding the burden of medical expenses, lost wages and liable parties denying responsibility only makes your situation tougher. Our experienced Passaic County personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly on your case. We litigate a wide array of personal injury cases, and can help you get the money you need to help with your recovery.
Back injuries, whether minor or debilitating, can often leave you out of work and struggling to do even the most basic tasks. Having an experienced back injury lawyer based in northern New Jersey will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Whether it’s due to a bicycle malfunction, a collision with another person or object or being struck by a motor vehicle, our bicycle accident attorneys can help you receive money to cover lost wages, medical fees and pain and suffering.
A brain injury is a serious and life-threatening injury that can cause a brief mental status change, or even debilitating conditions. Brain injury lawyers in Passaic County will know the facts of your case and will best represent you to receive the damages you are entitled.
When in a car accident, all factors need to be considered to determine the responsibilities and entitled damages of all parties involved. Meeting with a New Jersey car accident lawyer allows an objective view of the incident to establish cause and liability.
A dog bite or attack is a dangerous, frightening experience and more common than you think. When the incident results in a traumatic trip to the emergency room, contacting a dog bite lawyer can help determine if a case can be made against the dog’s owner.
Severe injuries from a motorcycle accident can mean high medical bills while you’re unable to work. In Passaic County, our motorcycle accident attorneys will work tirelessly not only to get you a settlement to cover your medical bills, but to compensate for your pain and suffering as well.
Under New Jersey laws, drivers are always required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. To successfully win a pedestrian accident case, you’ll need a skillful pedestrian accident lawyer in Passaic County to prove negligence or fault of the responsible party and get the compensation you deserve.
New Jersey law requires that any product that is sold to consumers must meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. If you’ve been injured as a result of using a defective product, a product liability lawyer will best represent you to prove the product is unsafe and ensure the manufacturer is held accountable.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accident
After a slip, trip and fall accident, a personal injury lawsuit should be filed right away if the responsible party refuses to pay for related medical expenses. Our slip, trip and fall lawyers will help prove negligence and liability to prove your case and seek fair damages.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are severe, traumatic experiences. If you’ve been through pain and suffering due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to a substantial settlement. Having the experienced legal advice of a spinal cord injury lawyer to prove your case can help ensure you receive all financial compensation you need.
In the event that you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial damages for broken bones, severed limbs or lacerations. Our experienced truck accident lawyers are committed to helping you receive rightful compensation.
In Passaic County, family members of a loved one killed because of the misconduct or negligence of another person have the right to file a wrongful death claim. While nothing can bring a loved one back, the guidance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer will ensure you receive proper compensation for a painful loss.
“The law firm worked with me and stood behind me from beginning to end. They made it as easy as possible and explained every part with detail and would not let me walk away until I understood what the process was. I just want to say thank you for caring about your clients.”
– CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, PATERSON, NJ
One of the most common reasons why Passaic County residents wind up in court, traffic violations can range from a reckless driving ticket to a more serious hit and run. While the penalties may vary, they are all very serious and require immediate attention. Our Passaic County traffic attorneys can help stop your license from being suspended or revoked, or keep you from paying surcharges and fines.
Driving While Suspended
Driving on a suspended license is a serious charge. It is important to defend yourself and retain your driving privileges. If you or a loved one is accused of driving on a suspended license, our attorneys are committed to helping you.
Driving Without Insurance
There are severe penalties when you are charged for driving without insurance. However, you are not automatically guilty and have the right to present evidence. The attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County can help defend you against a driving while uninsured charge
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
If you are stopped by a police officer in New Jersey and are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), you’ll face extremely serious charges. Having a legal representative to defend you is paramount, and we are committed to helping you.
Failure to Report an Accident
If you have been wrongly accused of failing to report an accident and are now facing penalties, the lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are ready to help you prove your side of the case.
Hit and Run
Being charged for a hit and run accident involves serious penalties, including jail time. The hit and run attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County will be with you every step to defend you in your hit-and-run case.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious traffic offense in New Jersey. If you’ve been accused of leaving the scene of an accident, you may be facing potential jail time and hefty fines. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are dedicated to helping you fight the charge.
License Suspension and Revocation
Your driver’s license can be suspended for a number of reasons in New Jersey, such as driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving or having too many points on your driver’s record. There are legal options you can pursue before your license is suspended or revoked.
Possession of Drugs While Driving
There are strict laws regarding drug possession in New Jersey and the penalties are event greater when drugs are found in a vehicle. If you are charged with a drug possession during a traffic stop, we can help defend you.
If you are facing reckless driving charges, you may be in danger of losing your driving privileges. Having a reckless driving lawyer on your side can help you fight the charge. The lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County are here to help.
“Eric Smith is a very detailed and professional lawyer who settled my very difficult case to my complete satisfaction”
– SONIA ORTIZ, WEST MILFORD, NJ
Criminal complaints are serious matters that require immediate attention. With an extensive background in criminal cases, the criminal defense lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County, NJ will work tirelessly to defend you and ensure you see your fair day in court.
An outstanding bench warrant can cause fear and disruption to your daily life. With the help of an experienced bench warrant attorney in northern NJ, your situation can be addressed and resolved so you may return to your daily routine with peace of mind.
Getting caught with drugs is a serious crime. Whether it is heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy or even prescription drugs, having these drugs in your possession can result in severe penalties. Our drug possession attorneys are determined to help you.
Receiving an expungement is like getting a clean slate, a way to start over. Getting a professional license, job or new apartment can be difficult with prior convictions on your record. An experienced Passaic County expungement attorney can determine if you fit the criteria you need to get your fresh start.
If you find yourself facing a parole violation and the possibility of returning to prison, you have a legal right to defend yourself. It’s crucial that you speak to an experienced parole violation lawyer in the northern NJ area who is dedicated to resolving your issue.
When one person fears for his or her life due to another’s actions, they may file a restraining order. We can help. Or If a restraining order has been filed against you, we can help. An experienced attorney in Passaic County will assist you in preparing and proving your case in court.
In Passaic County, traffic violations are among the most common reasons people end up in court. Whether it’s careless driving, driving under the influence or DMV surcharges, you may be facing serious penalties. Speak to a reputable traffic attorney in Passaic County immediately to stop your license from being suspended or revoked.
Medical malpractice is an extremely frightening experience for the victim and their loved ones. The medical malpractice attorneys of Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County understand the burden of piling medical expenses and the pain and suffering endured by all. We work on a contingency-fee basis and won’t get paid until you do. No matter the injuries you or your loved one have endured, we’re here to help.
The improper administration of general anesthetic is a traumatic experience and one that warrants immediate legal action. If you or a loved one were a victim of anesthesia negligence, you should seek the assistance of a reputable anesthesia malpractice lawyer to receive money for your injuries.
Failure to use reasonable care during the birth of a child can result in serious birth injuries for the mother, child or both. In New Jersey, the lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help prove your birth injury malpractice claim and help you get the financial damages you deserve.
Emergency Room Malpractice
When your injury or illness is made worse due to an emergency room doctor or medical professional’s negligence, that is unacceptable. If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of emergency room malpractice, you have the right to file a lawsuit. Speak with an emergency malpractice attorney today.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
The failure to diagnose or treat cancer before it’s too late can have devastating effects on the patient and their loved ones and may even lead to an unexpected death. If a Passaic County medical professional failed to diagnose cancer in you or a loved one, speak to one of our failure to diagnose cancer lawyers.
You trust your pharmacist to provide you with the standard of care that New Jersey law expects, but when that trust is violated, you may have a claim of pharmacy malpractice. With decades of experience providing clients with assistance in pharmacy malpractice claims, the prescription malpractice lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are ready and able to fight on your behalf.
Every surgical procedure comes with risks of some nature. However, if your operation resulted in an avoidable surgical mistake leaving you with more pain and suffering, you may have a medical malpractice claim. It’s crucial that you speak to a qualified surgical mistake lawyer right away to receive the financial compensation you deserve.
“Tony Benevento handled my wife’s estate with class and ease. He was worth everything. I will remember your firm in the future.”
– DONALD L.
The estate attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith in Passaic County, NJ are committed to helping you with all of your legal issues surrounding wills and probate. With a proven track record of success working through family disagreements, you can rest assured that our experienced estate lawyers will help both sides reach a fair conclusion.
Last Will & Testament
In New Jersey, it’s extremely important to create a last will and testament so your loved ones aren’t left with a heavy burden after you’ve passed. Creating, modifying or revoking a last will and testament can be complicated, so it’s best you meet with an attorney to ensure every detail is in order.
Living Wills (Health Care Proxies)
It may be a tough situation to consider, but if you ever become unable to make your own medical decisions, they may be made for you by family members, doctors or even a judge. To ensure that your medical preferences are followed exactly, it’s important you create a living will with guidance from a knowledgeable living wills attorney in Passaic County.
Contesting a will means to challenge the validity of a last will and testament regarding the instructions it provides for remaining assets, such as money or property. On either side of the disagreement, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith can provide the assistance you seek.
Probate administration in New Jersey is a complicated process that benefits from the guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced probate attorney. The help of a legal professional is the key to a quick and easy probate process.
Legal issues involved marriage disputes and sensitive family matters are never easy to deal with. While it may be difficult to share the intimate details of your domestic life with a legal professional, hiring a divorce and family law attorney in New Jersey is your best bet to returning to a life of normalcy. At Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith, we understand the pain and sensitivity of the issue and are here to lend a helping hand in your time of need.
New Jersey law requires both parents to support their child or children. If you feel you’re paying too much child support, or accepting too little, you should speak to a reputable child support attorney right away to examine your agreement and work towards a favorable outcome.
Occurrences of domestic violence should never be taken lightly. Whether you are the victim or you are the one facing domestic violence allegations, it is important to take specific steps to resolve the issue. The first step is meeting with a domestic violence attorney to examine all the details of the case and discuss your options.
Having to negotiate for fair visitation rights for your child or children can be a heart-wrenching experience. Whether you want to spend more time with your child, or you want your ex-spouse to have less time, following the advice of an experienced visitation rights attorney in Passaic County is crucial to reaching a favorable agreement.