Christopher Aiello, Esq.

Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero, Pastor & Schiffman, P.C.
501 Watchung Avenue
Watchung, NJ 07069

Mr. Aiello has been engaged in litigation throughout his entire career that began in 1983. He has been honored with the top 100 trial attorney award in New Jersey by the national trial lawyers. He has achieved a 10.0 superb rating by Avvo a leading lawyer rating agency. His firm has been awarded a 5.0 out of 5.0 rating by Martindale Hubbell another leading lawyer rating group. He has appeared in dozens of televised, print and internet media including: New York Post, New York Daily News, the Newark Star-Ledger, the Bergen Record, the Philadelphia Inquirer,, News 12 New Jersey, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBS Radio, 101.5 FM, WINS Radio New York, etc. He initially worked a well-known insurance defense firm where he served as defense counsel for insurance companies and large corporations including the Chrysler Corporation, the Hertz Corporation, Mitsubishi motors, Stanley tools, and medical professionals involved in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Aiello then took this intensive background and training and began representing people as plaintiffs in personal injury and employment litigation matters. He also since he was a former municipal prosecutor represented people in need of criminal defense. He and his team of attorneys have achieved substantial results for their clients.

Employment Law Case Examples:

A $300,000 settlement for a person who was a whistleblower
A $450,000 settlement when a woman was sexually harassed
A $935,000 CEPA – Whistleblower Case
A $1,400,000 Race Discrimination
A $3,547,414 PA Structured Settlement

Personal Injury Case Examples:

Murray vs. Orleans Construction. 7.4 million structured settlement for a wrongful death of a child and an emotional distress claim for the mother and sister.
Kondratyk vs. Holiday Inn. $1.4 million settlement for wrongful death suit as a result of excessive force and negligence  at a hotel.
A $900,000 settlement when a man suffered a cervical fusion when he was involved in a car accident.
Jacobson vs. Lake Mohawk. $2.2 million settlement. Diving accident and medical malpractice.
Kelly vs. Sands Hotel and Casino. $750,000. Fall down on wet floor resulting in injuries.
Russo vs. Morgan. $900,000
Hernandez vs. Jones. $450,000

Criminal Law Case Examples:

Police charge defendant with possession of a handgun and purchasing drugs. If the defendant is found guilty it is an automatic state prison sentence. He filed a motion to suppress due to and illegal search and seizure by the police resulting in all criminal charges being dismissed.

Third offense DUI found not guilty. Mr. Aiello proved that although the vehicle was running the defendant did not have the requisite intent to operate a motor vehicle. Mr. Aiello’s efforts resulted in the defendant avoiding 180 days in jail and 10 years loss of driving privileges.

Young man denied Pre-trial intervention program. The allegations were that the defendant was dealing drugs to undercover officers. The trial judge agreed with Mr. Aiello and admitted the defendant into the program. The prosecutor appealed the decision to the Appellate Division . Mr. Aiello wrote a brief in opposition and the Appellate Division agreed with his position. Again, the prosecutor appealed to the Supreme Court and once again the Supreme Court agreed with the defendants and Mr. Aiello’s position and he was admitted into the program.

Defendant had a gun and committed a first-degree robbery. He could have received a prison sentence between 10 to 20 years while serving 85% of the time under (NERA) The no early release act. The plea offer was originally 12 years. Mr. Aiello negotiated with the prosecutor resulting in a second-degree sentence of five years. He then made a motion to the sentencing judge to treat the defendant as a 3rd degree offender and not a 2nd degree offender. That motion was granted and the defendant’s sentence was reduced to three years. If you are charged with a crime please contact Mr. Aiello and his team of criminal trial attorneys.

In regards to criminal law, motions to dismiss resulting in acquittals for the defendant, motions to suppress resulting in acquittals for the defendant, negotiating excellent plea-bargain for defendants and wins at the appellate division for criminal defendants.

If you need experienced and tough litigators contact Mr. Aiello and his team of attorneys.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Personal Injury
Employment Law

He practices in the Superior Court of New Jersey in both the trial court section and the appellate divisions, the Workers’ Compensation Court, and Municipal Courts.

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 1985
New Jersey, 1984
Pennsylvania, 1983
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984


Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
J.D – 1982
Honors: With Honors
Fordham University, New York, New York
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1978
Major: History and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

Association of Justice
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Reported cases

Murray vs. Orleans Construction. $7.4 million. Structured settlement.
Jacobson vs. Lake Mohawk. $2.2 million settlement. Diving accident and medical malpractice.
Kondratyk vs. Holiday Inn. $1.4 million. Wrongful death negligence with excessive force.
Kelly vs. Sands Hotel and Casino. $750,000. Fall down on wet floor resulting in injuries.
Russo vs. Morgan. $900,000
Hernandez vs. Jones. $450,000


The Glenn Section 1 Condominium Association vs. Glenn Developers. $1.2 million Appellate Division.
Richard T. Ruffino vs. State of New Jersey. Former policeman fights for his pension against State of New Jersey Appellate Division
A Historical Review of Workers’ Compensation, Temple University.
The Care and Rights of the Mentally Retarded in the Pennhurst Case, Temple University

Community involvement

Out of the Darkness. Fundraising for this charitable organization
USTA, New Jersey District. Chairman, Grievance Committee
USTA Adult and Junior teams, Former Coach and Captain