David V. Calviello

David V. Calviello

New Jersey State Bar
  • White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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David is a Partner with Calcagni & Kanefsky. A veteran New Jersey prosecutor and former Trial Chief in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, David’s skill in the courtroom is second to none. He brings his extensive litigation and trial experience to bear on types of criminal and employment-related matters, including white collar criminal defense, representing clients facing internal and government investigations, and employment disputes. David also represents crime victims, and advocates for them in court.

Over the course of his 25-year career as a state prosecutor, David handled every kind of criminal case, tried nearly 60 jury trials, and rose the ranks to become the highest ranking Chief Prosecutor in the county. As Trial Chief, David oversaw the team of prosecutors who handled the majority of criminal cases in Bergen County, exercising plea authority on the most serious matters. During his tenure, David also served as Chief of the Special Investigations Squad, where he oversaw complex criminal investigations utilizing wiretaps, search warrants, and undercover surveillance to take down organized crime rings and other criminal enterprises operating in and around Bergen County.

More recently, David served as President of the Assistant Prosecutors’ Association of New Jersey, the leading advocate for New Jersey’s prosecutors, and widely credited with revitalizing the organization leading to numerous successes affecting every state prosecutor and DAG in New Jersey.

Today, David leverages his extensive knowledge, experience, and professional network to help clients navigate the legal system and achieve successful outcomes.

Practice Areas
White Collar Crime
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Legislative & Government Affairs
Municipal Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 10141997
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Trustee, Criminal Law Section
New Jersey State Bar
- Current
Current Appointment, Trustee, Criminal Law Section; Volunteer Mock Trial Judge and past Coach; Volunteer Speaker's Bureau.
Essex County Bar Association
- Current
Member, Criminal Practice Committee
Bergen County Bar Association
- Current
Assistant Prosecutors' Association of New Jersey (APANJ)
Oversaw this revitalization of the primary advocacy organization for the over 1000 assistant prosecutors and deputy attorneys general in New Jersey. Accredited with the successful legislative effort to restore the prosecutors part pension back into the pension system benefitting every assistant prosecutor and DCJ-DAG statewide.
The Catholic University of America
B.A. | Politics, Philosophy (minor)
Activities: Member, Student Judiciary Committee
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Seton Hall University School of Law
Honors: Chair, Honor Council
Activities: Member, Legislative Journal; Senator, Student Bar Association; Criminal Law Society
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2861235
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
• Co-Author, Point/Counterpoint-Criminal Justice Reform: A Tale of Two Systems. Bail Reform
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, No. 318
Websites & Blogs
Partner, Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP
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Contact & Map
Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP
NEWARK, NJ 07102
Telephone: (862) 235-1611
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