Attorney Thomas Huth brings with him more than thirty (30) years of criminal law experience as an assistant New Jersey county prosecutor to his criminal defense practice at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.
Before joining the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, Attorney Huth devoted his entire career to N.J. criminal law as a prosecutor in Essex and Monmouth counties. In fact, he worked with Richie Roberts at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the cop turned prosecutor that the movie American Gangster (starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington) was based off of. In addition to trying hundreds of criminal cases to verdict, he has also held top supervisory and administrative positions in both offices, training and mentoring and developing longstanding relationships with many prosecutors in those offices.
One of his most noteworthy cases from this period, State of New Jersey v. Alberto Scabone, resulted in the conviction, following extradition from Uruguay, of a man charged with committing a triple murder 12 years earlier. After an Essex County jury returned its verdict, the judge sentenced Mr. Scabone to an aggregate of 80 years in prison for murdering his wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
In all, Attorney Huth tried more than 20 homicide cases to verdict while in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Not to mention, attorney Huth is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction that less than 1% of attorneys in New Jersey hold.
In addition to the above, during his time as an assistant prosecutor, Attorney Huth was tasked with directorial positions such as the Major Crimes Bureau. With decades of criminal trial experience, he became the office’s Senior Litigation Counsel. Attorney Huth thereafter accepted an invitation to join the New Jersey Governor’s Office as an assistant chief counsel providing oversight of the state’s independent authorities for a time.
As a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Huth says that he’s “spent [his] entire career involved in criminal litigation and based upon [his] vast trial and investigative experience, it was a natural progression for [him] to continue [his] work in this area on the defense side.” Attorney Huth has been featured in the news when he successfully secured the release of our client from jail after being accused of sexual assault on one of his students.
Attorney Huth studied history and political science at the University of Connecticut and received his undergraduate degree in 1983. Thereafter he enrolled at Seton Hall Law School. After receiving his J.D. there in 1986, Mr. Huth clerked for Essex County Superior Court Judge Charles E. Villanueva for a year before joining the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Attorney Huth’s practice is focused primarily on Superior Court matters including criminal charges related to homicides, auto fatalities, robberies, white-collar defense, sexual assault, and narcotics. He will use his extensive experience as a prosecutor and criminal litigation experience to advocate on behalf of clients who are facing serious charges.