Attorney Mark T. Apostolou, Jr.
Fighting For Clients Throughout New Jersey
Mark T. Apostolou, Jr. is a Partner at Shebell & Shebell, who primarily focuses his practice on the representation of people who have been injured in worker’s compensation accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His mission is to help people who have been injured either on the job or as a result of someone else’s negligence, to obtain the appropriate treatment and full compensation available to them under the law.
Mr. Apostolou has represented clients in complex litigation throughout all of New Jersey at both the State and Federal Court levels. He has years of experience in handling worker’s compensation, personal injury, and criminal matters successfully from the date of incident all the way up through trial. He presently focuses on the representation of injured workers and handles all types of worker’s compensation cases, ranging from catastrophic traumatic injuries to complex occupational exposure claims.
Mr. Apostolou’s trial experience began as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Mark served as an Assistant Prosecutor from 2007-2012, handling all levels of criminal prosecution. Mr. Apostolou was the lead prosecutor on numerous matters tried to conclusion before both Judges and juries and handled all other aspects of prosecution, including presentation of matters to the Grand Jury.
Mr. Apostolou’s trial experience continued upon joining Shebell & Shebell in 2012 primarily handling jury trials for personal injury claims. He became certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 2018 as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The Supreme Court established the Board on Attorney Certification in New Jersey in 1980 to assist potential clients in finding attorneys that have demonstrated a high level of experience, knowledge, and skill in a specific area of law. Certified Trial Attorneys must pass a rigorous written examination and must have been recognized by both Judges and opposing attorneys as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. It is estimated that only approximately 2% of lawyers have reached this designation.
These years of trial experience in both worker’s compensation and personal injury allow Mr. Apostolou to provide the best possible representation to his clients, by giving a unique perspective on all possible avenues of recovery for an injured person. He is never afraid to take a case to trial and fight for every issue and dollar important to his clients. He uses his skills as a trial attorney, together with his relationships within the community, to maximize the results for all of his clients.
The community is something very important to Mr. Apostolou. He has served for years on the Board of Trustees of The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, that provides free legal services to poor or disabled members of the community. Mr. Apostolou was honored to serve as the President of that organization from 2018-2020. He has also served as a board member of the Aberdeen Zoning Board and is passionate about participating in fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis.
Mr. Apostolou’s career has benefited from the experience he gained by working for some of the most respected lawyers in the community. He had the opportunity to intern for the Honorable Tonianne Bongiovanni, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court. In addition, upon graduating from Seton Hall Law School, Mark proudly clerked for the Honorable Ira E. Kreizman, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court Criminal Division prior to becoming an Assistant Prosecutor.
Perhaps most importantly, Mark learned the importance of hard work, education, and family from another judge, his father Mark T. Apostolou, Sr., a municipal court judge and lawyer in Monmouth County for over 30 years. Mark works to apply those values every day in his representation of clients in New Jersey personal injury, workers' compensation, and criminal defense cases.
Mark’s respect for the issues people face, no matter what the size or complexity, coupled with his real-world experience, follows the great tradition of Shebell & Shebell, LLC of being tireless voices for people seeking justice through the court system.
- Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey, 2006, J.D.
- University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 2003, B.A.
- New Jersey Superior Court, Honorable Ira E. Kreizman, Law Clerk, 2006-2007
- Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 2007-2012
- New Jersey, 2006
- U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Memberships and Associations
- Member, Monmouth Bar Association
- Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
- Member, Haydn Proctor Inn of Court and Justice Coleman Inn of Court
- Presenter on Worker’s Compensation Ethics