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Nicholas F. Pellitta

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Nicholas F. Pellitta, a member of the firm, has substantial experience in a variety of legal areas in both federal and state courts. It is his goal to maximize efficiency for his clients by promptly analyzing their objectives, identifying necessary strategies, and implementing an appropriate course of action.

Nick provides various litigation strategies and assistance for business clients in commercial matters, including contract review, insurance-related issues, and real property tax appeals.

In the area of higher education, Nick has represented colleges and universities for more than 25 years in areas including tort claim defense, campus security, alcohol policies, police litigation, civil rights, and student discipline. Representative clients are Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Seton Hall University. Nick has represented the Rutgers Police Department and provided in-house training and advice on police-related matters.

On the individual level, Nick assists clients in matters involving personal injury, criminal charges, juvenile delinquency, and similar offenses, both in municipal and superior courts.

Nick served as Second Vice President in the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court; an organization designed for the continuing education of newly admitted attorneys. He has also lectured at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and on behalf of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the area of trial practice.

Nick has served as Chairman of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and is currently Legal Counsel to the Chamber, aiding in contract review, lease and vendor agreements, and general legal advice. He also was a member of the Board of Trustees and a Past President for Prevention Resources, an organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness and preventing substance abuse and violence in the community, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation.

Education
  • New York Law School
    • J.D., 1985
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College
    • B.A., 1982
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Chair
  • Raritan Valley Community College Foundation Board
    • Past Chair
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey
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