Harold N. Hensel

Attorney in Toms River, NJ

Was admitted to practice law before the New Jersey state courts and the U.S. Federal District Court in 1981. With his 30 years of local legal experience, he has engaged in a diverse general practice caseload including general & personal injury litigation, workers' compensation matters, criminal & municipal court litigation, real estate closings & litigation, wills & estate planning, and zoning & planning matters, representing both applicants and boards. In 1996 the Superior Court appointed Mr. Hensel as Custodial Receiver for the Berkeley Water Company, a local privately-held public utility in Berkeley Township, which he managed until its asset sale in 2005.

Mr. Hensel, born in Toms River and raised in Bayville, New Jersey, began his legal carreer as a law clerk for Carluccio and Liston while attending Seton Hall Law School. As an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, he published a casenote on a pending appellate division case, which was subsequently cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court as persuasive authority in deciding that case, and thereafter cited by other leading decisions in that area of the law.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. Hensel worked for ten years first as an associate and then as a partner with Carluccio & Liston and then its successor fIrm, Liston, Hensel & Pinizzotto. During that time, from 1988 through 1990, he was personally designated by the Ocean County Public Defender's Office as a pool attorney. He also served as Berkeley Township Public Defender from 1987 through 1992. At various times his firm represented both the Berkeley Township and Stafford Township Planning Boards, and were named as Municipal Prosecutors in Pemberton Township and Little Egg Harbor Township, for which he assumed primary responsibility.

From 1991 to 2004 Mr. Hensel was a partner with Rumpf & Hensel. During that time, he was a member of the Ocean County District IIIA Ethics Committee (1989-1992), and elected as a member of the Board of Education of the Toms River Regional Schools (1990-1993). In 2005 Mr. Hensel engaged in a solo practice including general & personal injury litigation, workers'
compensation matters, criminal & municipal court litigation, real estate closings & litigation, wills & estate planning, and zoning & planning matters, representing both applicants and boards. He was appointed as Conflict Public Defender for the Lakewood Township Municipal Court and the Manchester Township Municipal Court. He also served as the Manchester Township Zoning Board of Adjustment attorney. In 2009, he merged his practice with the Secare and Ryan law fIrm to form Secare, Ryan & Hensel.


Areas of Law

  • Workers Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law


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  • Last reviewed on 09/28/13
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The office staff was friendly and responsive, Harold was easy to talk to and covered all the bases.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School Attended

Seton Hall Law School
Class of 1981

University Attended

Seton Hall University
Class of 1978

Birth Information

Born in 1956
Toms River, New Jersey, August 12, 1956

Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association.

Contact Information


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Office Information
Harold N. Hensel
 16 Madison Avenue, Building I,
Toms River, NJ 08753


Secare and Hensel (Toms River, New Jersey)

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