Sean F. Dalton
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sean F. Dalton is Of Counsel in the firm’s Cannabis, Healthcare, 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. His background includes significant experience in criminal law, government affairs, cannabis law, and school/corporate security.
Before joining the firm, Sean served in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General where, 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 Taskforce on Immigration Reform. Sean also assisted in the implementation/compliance of New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform.
Sean served as Gloucester County Prosecutor from 2001 – 2017 and was the longest serving Prosecutor in Gloucester County history. He 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). His Veteran programs garnered national recognition and was a model for statewide legislation.
Sean served two terms in the New Jersey State Assembly, representing the 4 th Legislative District. He was a strong advocate for transportation, government reform, and 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Sean is the attorney of record in more than 25 published and unpublished New Jersey decisions. He 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.
Community and Awards
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.
- 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
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 admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.