Our Staff

Anthony Anastasio | President

NJCJI’s President, Anthony Anastasio, is an attorney who draws upon diverse experience as a practitioner to inform and advance NJCJI’s mission of promoting fairness, justice, and the rule of law in the State of New Jersey.

Prior to NJCJI, Anthony worked as the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (“NJ CAR”). There, he supported NJ CAR’s advocacy efforts before all branches of government on behalf of New Jersey’s franchised car dealers and worked with NJCJI on multiple initiatives.

Prior to that, Anthony practiced law at well-known New Jersey law firms, representing clients in labor and employment matters and general litigation. In his private practice, Anthony handled all phases of civil litigation in New Jersey’s state and federal courts, including depositions, dispositive motions, trials, and appeals.

Anthony also previously served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal matters and gained extensive courtroom experience, including jury trials. There, he was also manager of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Unit and the Public Records Unit.

Anthony began his legal career as the law clerk for the Honorable Robert B. Reed, J.S.C. He received his B.A. from Rutgers College and his J.D. from Rutgers Law School in Camden. Anthony is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and before the federal courts of those states.

E-mail Anthony | Direct Line: 609-337-8148

Kayla Rowe | Counsel

NJCJI’s Counsel, Kayla Rowe, supports NJCJI’s advocacy efforts before all branches of government. Before joining NJCJI, Kayla was in private practice, specializing in appellate matters. Kayla previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General, and before that, as an appellate prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. During her government service, Kayla argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court six (6) times and before the Appellate Division dozens of times.

Kayla received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Washington and Lee University and her law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. After law school, Kayla clerked for the Honorable Stephen B. Rubin, J.S.C. Following her clerkship, Kayla practiced civil litigation at New Jersey law firms, where she handled motion practice, discovery, and depositions.

Kayla is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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