Assault By Auto, DWI Indictment Returned Against Attorney

Lake Hiawatha lawyer accused of injuring Randolph resident in crash on Littleton Road.

A defense attorney from Lake Hiawatha who allegedly injured another driver in a June traffic accident in Parsippany, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated and assault by auto, NJ.com reports. 

Walter Laufenberg, 53, a former Parsippany municipal prosecutor now working for Morristown law firm Gold, Albanese and Barletti, allegedly injured 26-year-old Randolph resident Ahmed Shoeira on June 12. The accident reportedly took place on Littleton Road, just north of Brooklawn Drive, when Laufenberg, driving north on Littleton, allegedly crossed the double line and struck the other driver's vehicle.

At the time of the accident, Laufenberg was representing Parsippany Board of Education member Michael Strumolo in a wrongful termination suit brought by the school district's former transporation director. Strumolo was acquitted in the case, but only after the presiding judge overturned the jury's guilty verdict. The same jury found the school board not guilty in the case.


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