Cristian M. Towers

Cristian M. Towers

Mr. Towers was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and continues to have deep roots in this area. After attending Saint Joseph 's Prep in Philadelphia he continued in the Jesuit tradition by attending Fairfield University in Connecticut. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in writing and a minor in Business Management. Mr. Towers then attended Widener University Law School in Harrisburg. While there, he worked as an extern to Senator Thomas Caltagerone in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. At the time, Mr. Caltagerone was minority leader and chair of the Judiciary Committee. During his tenure, Mr. Towers assisted Mr. Caltagerone in reviewing proposed legislation and researching the Constitutional impact of various proposed Bills.

Upon graduation, Mr. Towers began serving as Law Clerk to the late Honorable Joseph M. Nardi, Jr., in Camden County Superior Court. At the time, Judge Nardi was hearing family division cases and was the designated judge for parental rights termination cases. Mr. Towers assisted Judge Nardi in reviewing and preparing the caseload each week, including the drafting of opinions and motion summaries.

Upon the conclusion of a one-year term, Mr. Towers began practicing law as an associate at Morelli & Rinaldi and then Lally, Holtzman, Gilligan, Duffin & Quasti. There Mr. Towers developed his litigation skills.

In 1998, Mr. Towers became a member of the firm Kessler, Tutek, Gladfelter, Sattin & Gallagher. He was brought in to manage the firm's family law and personal injury matters. While there, Mr. Towers served as Assistant Prosecutor to R. Louis Gallagher, II, in numerous municipalities including: Bordentown Township, Mansfield, Lumberton, Beverly, and Palmyra.

In 2002, Mr. Towers went to work with George R. Saponaro. He handled all of the firm's family law matters and much of the firm's civil litigation and personal injury caseload. He served as Assistant Public Defender to Mr. Saponaro in several municipalities including: Mt. Holly, Lumberton, Eastampton, Palmyra, and Maple Shade. He also served as pool attorney for the Public Defender's Office in Salem County.

In February of 2008, Mr. Towers opened his own practice in Maple Shade. He was quickly tabbed as Public Defender in Mt. Holly and in 2009 was named Public Defender in Bordentown Township and Bordentown City. In 2010, Maple Shade named Mr. Towers Conflict Public Defender.