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Mitchell J. Ansell


Mitchell Ansell is chair of the Criminal Defense Department. He devotes his practice to the areas of criminal defense and municipal court defense.

Mitchell has been practicing law for more than 34 years. He prides himself on being extremely responsive to his clients. Whether they are facing a motor-vehicle charge or a first-degree felony, all clients receive the same exceptional level of service.

Mitchell frequently works with well-known clients and on very high-profile cases. He has been involved in numerous cases that have received abundant press coverage, including:

Mitchell is a past president of the Monmouth Bar Association, where he has also served as a trustee, and he is a past member of the District IX Ethics Committee. From 1990–2000, he served as a municipal court prosecutor for the borough of Sea Bright, township of Colts Neck, township of Manalapan and borough of Keyport. He also served as public defender for the township of Manalapan.

Mitchell has lectured extensively in the fields of criminal defense and municipal court defense. During prom season for the past 15 years, he has been a guest speaker at local high schools and middle schools to educate students about underage drinking, DWI and possession of controlled dangerous substances.

Mitchell devotes a considerable amount of time to various local charities. He is on the executive committee of the Count Basie Center for the Performing Arts, the board of trustees of the Hollywood Golf Club, the advisory board of the OceanFirst Bank, and the board of trustees of Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS).

He has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer* every year since 2009.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association.


  • New Jersey Bar

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1988–present
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Member, 1988–present
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Trustee, 1991–2000
  • Monmouth Bar Association, President, 2006–2007
  • District IX Ethics Committee, Past Member


Ocean, NJ

Support Staff

Assistant: Amy Bruno
Assistant: Shanna Quinn

Practice Areas


The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1987

Syracuse University, B.A., 1984