Melissa is the Managing Member and Founder of the firm. She serves her clients as lead counsel in high exposure personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and automobile negligence cases in New Jersey and New York State and Federal Courts. She also has extensive experience in commercial litigation. She has secured millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients.
Melissa is a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York. She is also a court certified arbitrator for civil disputes. She received two undergraduate degrees in 2002 from Lehigh University in International Relations and History, with a minor in Social Relations. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2007. She then 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. She is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
Melissa is a New Jersey native and first-generation American who was the first in her family to attend and graduate from law school. She is married and has two beautiful children. She is active in the community and a supporter of the Columbia University Babies Heart Fund, a cause near to her as one of her children lives with a serious congenital heart defect.
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Nick joined the Firm as a Member in January 2019. Nick spent nearly the first decade of his career at a large prominent law firm defending insurance companies and their insureds in high exposure medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice and personal injury actions. Upon joining Gencarelli and Rimassa Law Firm, Nick made the decision to “switch sides” and now exclusively represents injured people in prosecuting the very same types of actions he spent years defending. This unique perspective and experience is a valuable tool utilized to help our clients during difficult times by shedding light on the process and how the other side works.
Since joining Gencarelli and Rimassa Law Firm, LLC Nick has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for its clients. Nick’s experience also includes authoring articles and giving presentations to other attorneys in areas of civil litigation. Nick has been recognized by the New Jersey Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
When not practicing law Nick enjoys spending free time with his wife, two children and extended family. Nick was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from Rowan University in Political Science and Business followed by his Law Degree in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. He is active in the community as a youth tee-ball coach and former Board of Trustees member for Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, a non-profit that tutors local adult ESL students.