Carmine Villani, Esq.

Carmine R. Villani, Partner, founded Villani & DeLuca, P.C. over 20 years ago with law school friend, Vincent C. DeLuca. The firm has grown in stature and reputation in criminal defense with Mr. Villani as managing partner. Mr. Villani has a wealth of 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 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. 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. In early 2016 Mr. Villani also attended a seminar “Defend A Marijuana DUI Case” held by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).

Carmine has been a lifetime resident of Ocean County, New Jersey. When not practicing law, Carmine enjoys spending time with his family on the waters of the Jersey Shore.

Areas of Concentration

Mr. Villani handles matters including:

Bar Admissions

Educational Background


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

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.

Community and Civic Activities

Contact Carmine by phone at 732-965-3350 or via email at