Our Rescue New Jersey Team

Rescue New Jersey is advocating for government based on law and righteousness, not fear and panic. The Constitution gives the people of New Jersey a blueprint and safeguards to assure that their fundamental rights are protected. Currently, Rescue New Jersey is going before the courts for a declaratory judgement that businesses ordered by Governor Murphy to close or reduce their operations must be compensated for their compliance with the emergency orders. Current New Jersey law is specific that when the Governor decides he needs to use private property to respond to an emergency he must compensate the property owner.  The reason is that if a Governor decides closing or curtailing a private business is necessary to protect the public in an emergency, it is only fair that the business owner be compensated. Otherwise, private property owners would be personally forced to pay the cost of achieving a pubic good, a form of exploitation no New Jersey resident wants to see happening in this state.  

Our team is apprised of attorneys, business leaders and

New Jersey citizens wanting to take back and rescue our great state.  

See below to learn more about the Rescue New Jersey Team!

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Donald
Dinsmore, Esq.
Chairman of the Board

Donald Dinsmore is an attorney with the law firm of Casha & Casha LLC in Montville NJ. His primary clientele are individuals, small businesses and municipalities. Mr. Dinsmore was educated at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics/Business in May of
1998. He attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, obtaining a Juris Doctorate in May of 2005.  He has been admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United State District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has previously worked for Conservative Assemblyman Gary Chiusano and for the Christie Administration (within the NJMVC); he works on behalf of Rescue NJ in
order to restore common sense business friendly policies to New Jersey Government.

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Jennifer Jean Miller
Secretary

Jennifer Jean Miller is an independent media professional, currently providing media support to businesses and entities including the County of Sussex, in addition to volunteering her time with Rescue NJ. She holds longtime experience as a newspaper reporter, having freelanced for news outlets, before she was hired as a full-time staff reporter for the New Jersey Herald. She worked at the Herald until May 2020, when she was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to her departure from the Herald, Jennifer broke the story in April 2020 about the discovery of bodies that piled up in a makeshift morgue at the height of the pandemic at the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation II long-term care facility. She has since contributed to a New York Times report and appeared on a Nightline segment about the topic. Jennifer vowed to the families and staff who first contacted her that she would continue to seek answers independently about the tragedies in long-term care facilities statewide, one of her motivations for volunteering her time with Rescue NJ. She has received previous awards for her reporting from the New Jersey Press Association and New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma. Jennifer earned a BA in French Secondary Education, with a minor in Political Science from SUNY Cortland; and more recently an AAS from Sussex County Community College in Paralegal Studies, with a concentration in Elder Law. 

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Peter King, Esq.

As a United States Army Veteran, Mr. King served as Platoon Leader in operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Restore Hope.  As an accomplished attorney, Mr. King has represented a number of municipalities as Municipal Attorney, Law Director, Board of Health Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor. His cases include environmental, employment, workers’ compensation, land use and civil Title 59 actions. Mr. King has navigated through a wide range of scenarios bringing to the table strong verbal and written communication, judgement and teamwork skills.  He possesses the ability to listen, understand and evaluate information effectively in order to problem solve, all while paying close attention to detail. Mr. King’s commitment and respect to law practice and the law community is unquestionable. 

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Catherine
Brown, Esq.
Treasurer

Catherine M. Brown, Esq., of Denville, NJ, has represented plaintiffs and defendants at every level of the state and federal courts for over 35 years. She served as Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Law, where she handled complex litigation for the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the New Jersey Attorney General and the New Jersey State Police, among other agencies;  she was Of Counsel at the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, and she maintained a solo practice for 20 years. Ms. Brown earned a J.D.  from  Rutgers  School of Law – Camden  and a B.A., with Highest Honors, from Rutgers University. She supports Rescue New Jersey’s efforts to assure first-rate governance in our State. 

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Robert
Ferguson, Esq,

Robert Ferguson is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on probate, trust, and commercial disputes. He is a partner in the law firm Stern, Kilcullen & Rufolo, LLC, a highly regarded boutique located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Mr. Ferguson graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  After law school, he clerked in the General Equity Part of the New Jersey Superior Court, which handles some of the most complex and complicated commercial disputes in the New Jersey State Court system. He is excited to be a part of Rescue NJ and looks forward to restoring good government to our great State. 

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Senator "Jersey"
Joe Pennacchio

Joe Pennacchio is currently a New Jersey State Senator serving the 26th Legislative District, as well as former State Assemblyman and Morris County Freeholder.  Pennacchio has been on the forefront of Transparency in Government., advocating for taxpayers to have access to information regarding how each and every dollar is spent at all levels of Government.  Senator Pennacchio is fighting for the residents of New Jersey who have an inalienable right to be governed, not ruled. He believes it is our civic duty to constantly remind our elected officials.