I previously worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for many years, and during this time Melissa and I were adversaries on a number of cases. More recently, since I made the decision to go into private practice, Melissa has been a wonderful mentor to me and a great friend. She provides regular guidance to me on the legal and business aspects of running a practice.
- Opposing Client
Between 2004 and 2018, Melissa defended clients that I prosecuted during my time as a Cape May County Assistant Prosecutor. Since 2018, Melissa has assisted me in my transition to private practice. She regularly provides me with guidance on a wide range of topics including issues related to search and seizure, evidence, and trial strategy.
Melissa and I were adversaries between 2004 and 2018. Since 2018, I have consulted with Melissa regularly on a variety of legal topics related to criminal defense.
Melissa zealously defends each and every client. Her professionalism is unparalleled.
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Melissa is one of the most knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey due to having devoted her entire legal career to the practice of criminal defense. I know of NO other attorney with this level of practical experience.
Melissa has handled a variety of complex legal issues in her decades of experience and, as a result, is uniquely qualified to analyze an issue quickly and effectively. This level of experience is unparalleled among the attorneys I have had the opportunity to interact with and observe.
Melissa communicates with her clients, colleagues, and the Court in a clear, direct and respectful manner.
Melissa has an outstanding reputation as a courteous, respectful and ethical advocate.
Criminal defense and Trial Advocacy
- Legal Research
- Legal Writing
In addition to her outstanding trial advocacy skills and experience, Melissa is one of the only trial attorneys that I know that is also extremely experienced in handling a wide range of appellate Issues. This makes her uniquely qualified to more effectively handle her client’s needs than ANY other criminal defense attorney that I know.
I feel fortunate to be able to consult with Melissa regularly and her clients are fortunate to have her in their corner. She is a smart, hard-working, and passionate advocate who is one of the best trial attorneys I’ve ever observed. She is an inspiration to other defense attorneys and well-respected by the bench.