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Carmine R. Villani

Carmine R. Villani, Esq., Founding Partner

Carmine R. Villani, Partner, founded Villani & DeLuca, P.C. over 16 years ago with  Vincent C. DeLuca. The firm has grown in stature and reputation in criminal defense with Mr. Villani as managing partner. Mr. Villani has a years of courtroom experience in New Jersey criminal defense, having served as municipal prosecutor and municipal public defender in numerous municipalities in Ocean County and Monmouth County throughout his 20+ year legal career.

Mr. Villani is trained on the Alcotest® breathalyzer, drug recognition expert (DRE) evaluation and standardized field sobriety testing (SFST) to better serve clients facing DWI/DUI and refusal charges in municipal court. His areas of concentration include municipal court matters which include DWI/DUI, motor vehicle violations, disorderly persons offenses and ordinance violations. In July 2014, Mr. Villani taught a continuing education seminar at the DWI Institute to NJ lawyers, addressing breath test refusal charges and their consequences.

Mr. Villani's area's of concentration include criminal defense, municipal court matters, alcoholic beverage control laws (ABC), personal injury litigation, domestic violence & restraining orders. 


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 732-853-1924


Partner, Villani & DeLuca, P.C. (November 1996 – present)

  • Carmine R. Villani attended a seminar at Harvard Law School hosted by the NCDD (National College for DUI Defense): “Persuading with Professionalism” from July 23 through July 25, 2015.
  • Mr. Villani attended three seminars in July 2015 in Toms River through the NJCLES Garden State CLE. The NJCLES (New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Services, LLC) is approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey as an accredited provider of CLE credits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Instructed a CLE seminar at the New Jersey DWI Institute, “Understanding the Breath Test Refusal Charge: Elements and Consequences” in July 2014.
  • Public Defender in the Township of Colts Neck from 2000 through to the present.
  • Conflict Public Defender in the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach from 2002 through 2009.
  • Public Defender for the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach from January 2006 through January 2007.
  • Villani has also served on the District IIIA Attorney Ethics Committee as a Member, Investigator, Presenter and Panel Chairperson during his tenure from 2002 through 2005.
  • From January 2002 through January 2005, Mr. Villani served as Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney in the Township of Brick.
  • In 2004, Mr. Villani was appointed Special Counsel to the Berkeley Township MUA.
  • Conflict Public Defender in the Township of Barnegat from 1999 through 2003.
  • Conflict Pool Attorney in the Township of Brick from 1998 through 2002.
  • Conflict Public Defender in the Township of Brick from 1998 through 2002.
  • Villani also has gained a wealth of experience in criminal law matters serving as Municipal Prosecutor in the Borough of Keansburg from July 1, 1999 through July 1, 2000.
  • Public Defender in the Borough of Keansburg from July 1998 through July 1999.
  • Villani is also a former Monmouth County Joint Insurance Fund Attorney defending Monmouth County Liquor License/ABC.
  • In November 1996, Carmine R. Villani and Vincent C. DeLuca founded the law firm of Villani & DeLuca, P.C.

Associate Attorney, McLaughlin Bennett Gelson & Cramer, P.C. (January 1996 – October 1996)

From January 1996 through October 1996, Mr. Villani was an Associate Attorney at McLaughlin Bennett Gelson & Cramer, P.C., Wall, New Jersey, where he was Acting Municipal Prosecutor in the Township of Colts Neck. Additionally, Mr. Villani's practice during this time concentrated in civil and criminal litigation; and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Associate Attorney, Ansell Zaro Bennett & Grimm, P.C. (December 1992 – January 1996)

From December 1992 through January 1996, Mr. Villani was an Associate Attorney at Ansell Zaro Bennett & Grimm, P.C., Eatontown, New Jersey. During this time Mr. Villani served as Associate Township Attorney for the Borough of Sayreville, Township of Hazlet, and Township of Marlboro; Associate Bond Counsel for the Borough of Seaside Heights and a Member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Furthermore, Mr. Villani's practice concentrated in civil litigation, and residential and commercial real estate.

Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College (1993 – 1994)

From 1993 through 1994, Mr. Villani taught at Brookdale Community College as an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Studies Program.

Bar Admittance

  • Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and Federal District Court Bar in 1992
  • Admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar in 1992
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Educational Background

NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctorate Degree, May 1992
Honors: 1992 New England Scholar Award for Academic Achievement
Activities: While in law school, Mr. Villani gained tremendous experience as a Student Prosecutor at the Massachusetts Office of the District Attorney Boston, MA. In 1991, Mr. Villani was a research assistant to Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts Degree, double major in Economics and Communications May 1989
Activities: President of Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Community and Civic Activities

  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member of the Ocean County and Monmouth County Bar Associations
  • Ocean County Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee 2010
  • Ocean County Bar Association Municipal Court Practice Committee 2010

Recent Blog Posts


  • First DUI And Scared

    After my first DUI I was of course panicked and overwhelmed. Not only did Carmine walk me through the process he was able do significantly reduce the penalty. I would recommend him without any reservations.
  • Don't Waste Your Time Or Money With Substandard Lawyers

    Carmine Villani is a top professional. I hired him for two separate criminal defense cases and the witnesses for the trial outnumbered us 4 to 1. I was completely acquitted for the first trial and he got the second case dismissed entirely. I am absolutely sure his professionalism made all the dif...
  • Attorneys with Experiences

    My husband & I needed an attorney with experience and understanding. Mr. Villani provided us with updates, a clear picture of what we should expect and the best legal advice. Everything went exceptionally well and we were pleased with the outcome. I recommend this firm to anyone needing an attorn...
  • Charges From Long Ago

    I just wanted to write a few words of thanks to CARMINE VILLANI and the rest of the firm for taking on a case from a client 1600 miles away with some serious problems, that were 18 years old. Carmine was able to knock 5 serious offenses down to 3, and made a DWI disappear all for a very modest fe...
  • Saved My Drivers License

    Mr. Villani helped me keep my license when I had trouble in Point Pleasant for some traffic charges including reckless driving. He immediately returned my call on a Friday night and ended up walking me through the entire court process until it was all finally over which did take some time. But th...
  • Years of Satisfaction

    I have done business with them for several years and have nothing but good things to say. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a good attorney!

Vincent DeLuca, Esq.

As a founding partner at Villani & DeLuca, Vincent DeLuca is one of only a few Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey. Mr. DeLuca has helped many clients navigate the delicate details of their own divorce. Mr. DeLuca is also a trained divorce mediator and collaborative divorce attorney. Call today at (732) 965-3404 to speak to Mr. DeLuca or one of our experienced NJ Divorce Lawyers.