Nicholas F. Pellitta, a Member of the Bridgewater law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will sit on a panel at Hunterdon County Town Hall Meeting to address youth substance abuse in the county. The event, hosted by Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) in collaboration with Hunterdon County Municipal Alliances, will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:45 pm at the Copper Hill Country Club.
The goal of the evening is to review action steps from the last Town Hall Meeting in 2008 and to create action steps with current research and information. The event is for the entire Hunterdon County community, including parents, teachers, law enforcement, local and state government and concerned community members. The panel will also include Dr. Lisa Brady, Hunterdon County High School Superintendent; Dee Wright, HPR Director of Clinical Services; Mike Bokach, Raritan Township Police Officer; and a student in recovery.
A resident of Flemington, Pellitta has substantial experience in a variety of legal areas in both federal and state courts. He has also represented colleges and universities for 20 years in areas such as tort claim defense, police litigation, civil rights and student discipline. On the individual level, Pellitta offers assistance to clients in a variety of matters, both in municipal and superior courts.
Pellitta currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and was previously Legal Counsel to the Chamber. He was selected to serve on the Board of the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation. He is also Vice President of Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) and also serves as a member of the HPR Board of Trustees. In addition, he has been honored by the Rutgers University Department of Public Safety for 20 years of service to the Rutgers Police Department as a Rutgers Assistant Prosecutor, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Pellitta obtained his J.D. from New York Law School in 1985 and received his B.A. from Rutgers College in 1982.