High School Mock Trial Competition

Some photos from the 2017 Mock Trial Competition, including students getting into the spirit of the NJSBF’s “Rock the Mock” photo booth at the Southern, Northern and Central Regional Mock Trials.

2016-2017 County Mock Trial Coordinators:

Addresses and contact information below are provided for official, non-commercial use. Please do not use this information for solicitation purposes.


County Coordinator
Name:    Rebecca C. Lafferty, Esq.
Firm:      Cooper Levenson
1125 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel:        609-572-7750
Fax:       609-572-7551
Email:    [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:    Nicole McDonough, Esq.
Firm:     Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel:        973-643-5967
Fax:       973-643-6500
E-mail:   nmcdonough@sillscummis.com

County Coordinator
Name:  Brett E. J. Gorman, Esq.
Firm:    Parker McCay P.A.
9000 Midlantic Drive
Suite 300
P.O. Box 5054
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Tel:      856-985-4051
Fax:     856-810-5852
E-mail:  [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:    Peter Frattarelli, Esq.
Firm:      Archer & Greiner
One Centennial Square
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Tel:        856-795-2121
Fax:       856-795-0574
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Brett Yore, Esq.
Firm:      Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
4997 Unami Boulevard
Suite 2
P.O. Box 2002
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Tel:        609-909-7800
Fax:       609-909-7802
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Beth White, Esq.
Firm:      Chance and McCann
201 W. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ  08302
Tel:         856-451-9100
Fax:        856-455-5227
E-mail:    [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:    Maria R. Fruci, Esq.
Firm:      Genova Burns LLC
494 Broad Street
Newark, NJ  07102
Tel:        973-646-3262
Fax:       973-533-1112
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Gary D. Thompson, Esq.
Firm:      Ware, Steitz & Thompson
10 Pitman Avenue
Pitman, NJ  08071
Tel:        856-589-6300
Fax:       856-589-6309
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Steve McCurrie, Esq.
Firm:      McCurrie, McCurrie & McCurrie, LLC
680 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ  07032
Tel:        201-997-2100
Fax:       201-997-9567
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    John Macce, Esq.
Firm:      Macce & Cresti, PC
17 East Main Street
Clinton, NJ  08809
Tel:        908-713-9008
Fax:       908-713-9009
E-mail:   [email protected]
County Co-Coordinator
Name:    John J. Burke III, Esq.
Title:      Assistant Prosecutor
Firm:      Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office
Justice Center
P.O. Box 756
Flemington, NJ 08822-0756
Tel:        908-788-1129
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Katie Magee, Esq.
Firm:      Office of the Prosecutor
County of Mercer
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650
Tel:        609-989-6370
Fax:       609-394-7258
Email:     [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:     Tyler Hall, Esq.
Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo
111 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel:         732-247-3600
Fax:        732-247-3630
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:    Jonathan Goldsmith Cohen, Esq.
Firm:      I. Mark Cohen Law Group
1 Executive Drive, Suite 6
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
Tel:        732-741-9500
Fax:       732-741-0226
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Rachel A. Parisi, Esq.
Firm:       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway
PO Box 1997
Morristown, NJ  07962-1997
Tel:         973-889-4261
Fax:        973-538-5146
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Pamela R. Kaplan, Esq.
Firm:       Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway
P.O. Box 1997
Morristown, NJ 07962-1997
Tel:         973-889-4352
Fax:        973-538-5146
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Deborah H. Share, Esq.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway
P.O. Box 1997
Morristown, NJ 07962-1997
Tel:        973-889-4056
Fax:       973-538-5146
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     John G. Ducey, Esq.
Firm:       Law Offices of John G. Ducey
345 Herbertsville Road
Brick, NJ  08724
Tel:         732-458-5600
Fax:        732-458-5602
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Maryanne Calvetto, Esq.
54 East Water Street
Toms River, NJ  08753
Tel:         732-505-8500
Fax:        732-244-1151
Email:     [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Stacie A. Brustman, Esq.
Firm:      Adams & Brustman, LLC
550 U.S. Highway 70, Suite A
Lakehurst, NJ  08733
Tel:         732-657-8300
Fax:        732-657-4545
E-mail:    [email protected]


County Coordinator
Name:      Alfred V. Acquaviva, Esq.
100 Hamilton Plaza
Suite 1212
Paterson, NJ  07505
Tel:          973-684-0623
Fax:         973-279-3892
E-mail:     [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Amanda Hillary Mazzoni, Esq.
Firm:       Mazzoni Law Firm
1170 East Landis Ave.
Vineland, NJ 08360
Tel:         856-696-1100
Fax:        856-696-0707
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Christopher Pine, Esq.
Firm:       Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.
519 Whitehorse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Tel:         856-769-0780
Fax:        856-309-5450
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Adelaide Riggi, Esq.
Firm:       Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 202
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel:         973-274-5200
Fax:        973-274-5202
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Jason Storipan, Esq.
Firm:      Fisher & Philips LLP
430 Mountain Avenue
Suite 303
Murray Hill, NJ 08844
Tel:         908-516-1065
Fax:        908-516-1114
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Janine Cerra, Esq.
Fraser Cerra, LLC
Attorneys at Law
17 Woodsport Road, Suite 2A
Sparta, NJ  07871
Tel:         973-729-9090
Fax:        973-729-9091
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Daniel A. Benkendorf, Esq.
Firm:      Heymann and Fletcher
1201 Sussex Turnpike
P.O. Box 518
Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970
Tel:        973-895-4400
Fax:       973-895-3005
E-mail:   [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:    Tiffany Heineman, Esq.
Laddy, Clark & Ryan, LLP
60 Blue Heron Road, Suite 300
Sparta, NJ  07871
Tel:         973-729-1880
Fax:        973-729-1224
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Jared B. Weiss, Esq.
Firm:       Fruchter, Weiss & Associates
726 Boulevard, Suite 19
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Tel:         908-241-2626
Fax:        908-245-5800
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Co-Coordinator
Name:     Scott M. Sinins, Esq.
Firm:       Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn
Wikstrom & Sinis
201 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel:         973-642-7005 X 165
Fax:        973-642-2981
E-mail:    [email protected]

County Coordinator
Name:      Scott Wilhelm, Esq.
Firm:        Winegar, Wilhelm
Glynn & Roemersma
305 Rosebury Street
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
Tel:          908-454-3200
Fax:         908-454-3322
E-mail:     [email protected]


Our 2017-2018 High School Mock Trial Workbook, which contains the case, rules and procedures, will be available in September.

Our free, annual Mock Trial Workshop for teacher- and attorney-coaches will be held on October 26, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. To register for the workshop, click here or use the button below.

Please note: The workshop registration form is NOT an entry form. The Official Competition Entry Form will be on page one of the 2017-2018 High School Mock Trial Workbook. Please fill out the entry form when you download the workbook. You must submit an Official Entry Form by October 27, 2017 in order to enter the competition.

If you have any questions about the competition, contact Sheila Boro at 732-937-7519 or email [email protected].

NOTE TO FIRST-TIME TEACHER COACHES: Two experienced mock trial teacher-coaches who are members of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial Committee have volunteered to assist first-time mock trial teacher-coaches whose schools have registered for the 2017-2018 Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

David Pfeifer ([email protected]) of Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic County and Ed Moody ([email protected]) of Kingsway Regional High School in Gloucester County are available via email to serve as a “support group” for new mock trial teacher-coaches who have questions limited to the mock trial process and procedure.

As usual, questions regarding our 2017-2018 mock trial case and/or rules should be directed to Sheila Boro, the Foundation’s director of mock trial programs at 732-937-7519 or e-mail [email protected].

Competition begins on the local level, usually in January or early February. To find out the date(s) and time(s) of your county’s competition, or to obtain an attorney-coach for your team, please contact your County Mock Trial Coordinator.

Courtroom Art Contest

For the third year, the Foundation will sponsor a courtroom art contest for high school students in connection with our Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition. Art students whose schools enter the Mock Trial Competition will be eligible to participate. For further information, contact Cynthia Pellegrino at 732-937-7507 or [email protected].

Take a look at the short video below, which highlights the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.