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Anthony Pope

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Newark, NJ

The Pope & Hascup Law Group, PC
60 Park Place, Suite 1101
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-344-4406
Fax: 973-344-3201
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


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Attorney Profile

A proven record of success and a commitment to justice for the individuals he represents have been the hallmark of the career of criminal defense attorney Anthony Pope of The Anthony Pope Law Firm, located in Newark, New Jersey. His roughly 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney included the handling of complex and high-profile criminal cases. His knowledge of police procedures acquired during his distinguished career as a detective and as a prosecutor gives him a unique insight into how criminal cases are handled.

Mr. Pope graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts before going on to earn his Juris Doctor in 1986 from Rutgers Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the District of Columbia and New York, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pope worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mr. Pope has successfully defended individuals in political corruption, fraud and other white collar crimes, capital murder charges and other high-profile cases. One such case involved his obtaining an acquittal on behalf of a client charged with “air rage” toward a Continental Airlines employee.

Mr. Pope is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and The District of Columbia Bar. Certified as a criminal defense attorney by the Board on Attorney Certification of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, he has appeared on several television news programs to offer his insight and opinions on criminal defense. Recognized for his skill and ethics, he has received a rating of Distinguished* by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Anthony Pope appearing in Super Lawyers

About Anthony Pope

First Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Supporter

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • United States Supreme Court Bar, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals Bar, Member
  • Washington D.C. Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education


  • "Attorney of the Year" by the Newark Policeman's Benevolent Association (PBA), 1994
  • Honored by the Italian Tribune News as "Italian American of the Year", 1997
  • Included in the "Super Lawyers" list, 2005 - Present
  • Columbian Foundation as "Humanitarian of the Year", 2006
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Office Location for Anthony Pope

60 Park Place
Suite 1101
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-344-4406

Fax: 973-344-3201

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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