Melissa M. Gencarelli
Melissa M. Gencarelli, of Bergen County, NJ, is a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York. She is a court certified arbitrator for civil disputes and a member of Gencarelli and Rimassa Law Firm, LLC.
She provides passionate legal representation to individuals, organizations, and businesses with a high degree of specialized knowledge. Years of experience as a practicing attorney in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, combined with her detailed knowledge a wide range of legal disciplines, help to ensure that her clients receive personalized solutions to their legal concerns in a highly effective and professional.
She is a first-generation American and the first in her family to attend and graduate from law school. Having spent several summers as a child on her grandparents’ farm in Italy, the resulting exposure to a different culture and political climate lead her to study foreign relations as a college student. Consequently, she obtained two undergraduate degrees in 2002 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, in International Relations and History, with a minor in Social Relations.
After graduating, she worked for many years in the legal industry of New York, New York. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2007. That same year she was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, and became licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts. In early 2008, she was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York as well. Since 2011, she has also been admitted to practice law in the federal court, Southern District of New York (New York County and Westchester County).
In 2007–08 she served as judiciary law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C., of the Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, New Jersey. In this position, she obtained a certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a mediator, and helped settle numerous actions between litigious parties. In addition, she actively assisted Judge Thomas LaConte to decide applications and other requests for relief brought before the Court by private citizens, corporations, and government entities in all areas of civil law.
Since the fall of 2008, she has been actively engaged in the private practice of law. Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. is a Rule 1:40 Court Qualified Mediator and regularly mediates civil litigation matters, including business disputes, construction matters, commercial debt matters, and related contract claims in the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey. Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. is also regularly appointed as counsel in guardianship matters in the county courts of Bergen, Essex, and Passaic counties. In addition, she has provided pro bono, meaning free and no-cost, legal services in family and related criminal matters.
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