Sean F. Dalton
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sean F. Dalton is Of Counsel in the firm’s Cannabis, Criminal Law,, Education, and Government Services Practice Groups.
Based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, Sean is an accomplished attorney with private and public sector experience. He also currently serves as Public Safety Director in Deptford Township, N.J.
His background includes significant experience in criminal law, government affairs, cannabis law, and school/corporate security.
He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.
Before joining the firm, Sean served in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General as Assistant Attorney General.
He served as the lead attorney for the Division of Criminal Justice implementation of marijuana legislation and as a Member of the Attorney General Task Force on Immigration Reform. Sean also assisted in the implementation/compliance of New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform.
He was Gloucester County Prosecutor from 2001 – 2017 and was the longest serving Prosecutor in Gloucester County history.
Sean is the former President of the County Prosecutor Association of New Jersey (CPANJ), as well as the New Jersey representative to the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA).
Sean gained national recognition for his veteran programs and was a model for statewide legislation. He also established several community outreach initiatives designed to address mental health challenges in our criminal justice system, increase diversity in our police departments, regional homeland security concerns as well as youth programs.
Sean served two terms in the N.J. State Assembly, representing the 4th Legislative District representing residents in Camden and Gloucester County.
He was a strong advocate for transportation, government reform, property tax reductions, and measures to combat overdevelopment in suburban areas.
Sean is the attorney of record in more than 25 published and unpublished New Jersey decisions.
Sean received his B.A. from James Madison University and his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law (Quinnipiac) in Bridgeport, CT.
Sean is the recipient of leadership awards from the Gloucester County NAACP, the Puerto Rican Action Committee, ASIS, the Mental Health Alliance of New Jersey, and Camden Corporate Watch.
He served as a Member of the Board of Trustees for Underwood Hospital as the organization transitioned to Inspira Health Network and expanded multi-specialty health centers throughout Gloucester and Cumberland counties.
Sean is the author of “Leave No Man (or Woman) Behind,” Nov. 2017 Review of Gloucester County Veterans Initiative in The Prosecutor Magazine, a national publication.
- Member, New Jersey Bar Association
- U.S. Court of Appeals Admission
- New Jersey Child Fatality/Near Fatality Review Committee
- New Jersey County Prosecutors Association
- National District Attorney’s Association