Anthony M. Pagano

Anthony was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1965.  Anthony and his family moved to Toms River in 1980 and he graduated from Toms River High School North in 1983.  While in high school, Anthony ran cross country, wrestled, and played baseball.  He received a scholarship to wrestle in college and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1988.

After college, Anthony operated the Aztec Bar in Seaside Heights, New Jersey and coached high school wrestling at nearby Toms River North and Howell High School, then decided to attend law school. He graduated from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N, Cardozo School of Law in 1997 where he was a founding member of CAIO (Cardozo Italian American Organization).  Upon graduation from law school, Anthony began working at Novins, York and Pentony and, after only a few short years, he became a partner of the firm.

In the interim, Anthony was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.  While at Novins, he successfully authored a United States Supreme Court brief and became a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Ocean County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, the National Italian American Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  Anthony also became a member of the Italian American Cultural Society, the Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Civic League, and USA Wrestling.  He is a former board member of the Ocean County College Foundation, the Ocean County Board of Realtors, the Ocean County United Way, the Howell Predator Wrestling Club, the American Heart Association, Toms River Little League, the Rock Solid Wrestling Club, and the Toms River Hockey Club.  He is a very active member of the community and he and his wife are raising three children in Toms River, New Jersey.