Kathleen N. Fennelly, President, is a partner with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP in Morristown and focuses her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, including consumer fraud/class action defense litigation; and guardianship matters. She graduated from Fairfield University magna cum laude and earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law cum laude.
Charles J. Stoia, Vice President, is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. in Morristown, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of South Florida.
John F. Gillick, Treasurer, is a partner in the Iselin law firm of Rainone, Coughlin, Minchello, LLC, and concentrates his practice on the litigation of employment discrimination, civil rights, and personal injury claims. He is a graduate of William Paterson University and received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University.
Thomas J. Manzo, Secretary, a partner with the law firm of Szaferman Lakind in Lawrenceville, concentrates his civil trial practice in a variety of complex personal injury matters ranging from automobile and slip and fall accidents, to victims of crime, abuse and neglect and product liability. He graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University-Rutgers College, and received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Norberto A. Garcia, Immediate Past President, specializes in medical malpractice at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari in Jersey City. He graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Christine A. Amalfe, Esq. is Chair of the Employment & Labor Group at Gibbons in Newark and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University and earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University School of Law.
Maria Cristiano Anderson serves as Associate University Counsel for Montclair State University. She graduated phi beta kappa from Rutgers University and cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Ronald C. Appleby, Jr., Esq. is Assistant Deputy Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender, Woodbury, New Jersey. He is a cum laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Lester Aron is an assistant professor of business at Centenary University in Hackettstown where he teaches courses in business law and business ethics. He holds degrees from Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a certificate in higher education management from Harvard University Institute for Education Management.
Kelly Ann Bird, Director, Employment & Labor Law with Gibbons P.C. in Newark, concentrates her practice in employment and human resources issues. She holds degrees from College of the Holy Cross, the University of Virginia and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Tamara J. Britt is the inaugural General Counsel at Manhattan College and also serves as adviser on government affairs. She holds degrees from Hampton University, George Washington University, and Rutgers University School of Law–Newark.
Domenick Carmagnola, of Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC in Morristown, is a certified civil trial attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Ehsan F. Chowdhry dedicates his practice in Neptune to state, county and municipal criminal defense, as well as juvenile law and white collar criminal defense. He is a graduate of Monmouth University and received his law degree from Widener University School of Law.
Faudia A. Hameed Clemenza of the Law Offices of Faudia A. Hameed Clemenza LLC in Bergen County, specializes in family law, mediation, and municipal law. She graduated from Cook College—Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biology and received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law—Newark.
Denise M. DePekary focuses her practice at Weber Gallagher in Bedminster on insurance coverage litigation, representing insurance companies on a national level. She is a graduate of Lafayette College and earned her law degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Alexandra V. Gallo is a partner with O’Toole Scrivo in Cedar Grove, NJ, where she focuses her practice in the area of business litigation. She graduated from Villanova University and received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Hon. Helen E. Hoens is a retired Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, retired Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate and Law Divisions, and the owner of Helen E. Hoens, Esq., LLC, a consulting company focusing on arbitration, insurance loss appraisal and appellate matters. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with High Honors and received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
Katrina Homel, Esq. is Counsel at the New Jersey School Boards Association in Trenton. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with General and Departmental Honors from Vassar College, and earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mikeisha Anderson Jones is the global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer for Milbank LLP. She is a graduate of Smith College and received her juris doctor from Rutgers Law School—Newark.
Jeralyn L. Lawrence is the Managing Member and Founder of Lawrence Law, and devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator, and arbitrator. She is a graduate of Kean University and received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Ralph J. Lamparello, is managing partner of the law firm of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC in Secaucus. He concentrates his practice in business litigation, criminal defense, employment law, government law and litigation. Lamparello graduated cum laude from College of the Holy Cross, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
Timothy F. McGoughran is the founding partner of the Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, LLC in Ocean and concentrates his practice in family law. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University School of Law.
William H. Mergner Jr. is co-managing partner of Leary, Bride, Mergner & Bongiovanni in Cedar Knolls. A trial attorney, he has taught seminars on a wide range of issues from products liability law to trial techniques. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and earned his law degree from Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.
Loren L. Pierce, is a principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. in Florham Park and a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice group focusing on commercial, insurance coverage, and employment litigation. She holds degrees from Lafayette College and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Wendy Allyson Reek, a partner with Leary, Bride, Mergner & Bongiovanni in Cedar Knolls, practices insurance defense litigation concentrating primarily on the defense of automobile negligence and premises liability personal injury cases. She is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University and received her law degree from Widener University School of Law.
Diane K. Smith, has spent her career in public interest, having served as the Executive Director of Legal Services of Northwest Jersey and its predecessor, Somerset Sussex Legal Services. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from the Catholic University of America and earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law.
Kimberly A. Yonta, of Yonta Law, LLC in New Brunswick, concentrates her practice on criminal and traffic defense cases. She graduated cum laude from Providence College, attended Washington College of Law at American University, and received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.