Law Offices of Gina Mendola Longarzo, L.L.C.

Gina's legal practice focuses on the defense of those charged with criminal offenses in Federal, State, and Municipal Court, as well as the representation of individuals in civil rights, employment, and discrimination suits.

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A substantial portion of her practice is devoted to defending the rights of law enforcement officers, public employees, and labor unions in departmental hearings, administrative appeals, and unfair labor practice charges as well as protecting their rights in employment discrimination cases. Gina also has widespread experience in both Federal and State civil litigation.

Of particular note is Gina's extensive experience in representing and defending clients in high-profile cases and complex, cutting-edge legal matters in Federal and State court. Many of these cases have received extensive media coverage and have resulted in the granting of new trials, the reversal of convictions, and the publishing of legal opinions in several different areas of the law. She has tried and successfully defended clients facing such charges as Patriot Act terrorist offenses, first degree carjacking, rape, and attempted murder charges. Gina has also represented clients in appellate matters and has won appeals on behalf of criminal defendants and police officers in reported opinions.

Gina is also a television commentator and has appeared on all major news networks to discuss cases pending in the media. She is a lecturer and seminar panelist and also serves on many civic leadership groups and boards of trustees. She has received the highest "AV" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is well-respected by her peers. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and devotes herself to their causes and cases with dedication and compassion.
Main Office

Main Office
400 Main Street
Chatham  NJ  07928

Phone
  • 9736352901
Employment
The law office of Gina Mendola Longarzo. L.L.C. will represent your employment legal matters.
Areas of Practice
-Appellate Practice
-Civil Litigation
-Civil Rights
-Criminal Defense
-General Practice
-Labor and Employment
-Municipal Law
-State and Federal Trial Practice

Gina Mendola Longarzo

Practice Areas
State and Federal Trial Practice; Criminal Defense; Civil Rights; Labor and Employment; Appellate Practice; Municipal Law; Civil Litigation; General Practice

Admitted
1996, New Jersey, New York and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Law School
Seton Hall University, J.D.

Member
Essex County and American (Member, Litigation Committee, Employee Rights Division, 2001-) Bar Associations; New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Trustees); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Biography
Member, Seton Hall Law Review. Author: A.C.D.L. Amicus Petitions to United States and New Jersey Supreme Courts. Seminar Lecturer, Television Commentator and Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University, 1999-2000. Law Clerk, 1995-1996. Judicial Clerk, Hon. R. Benjamin Cohen, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court. Former Associate, Pope, Bergrin, Toscano & Verdesco and at the Law Offices of Alan L. Zegas. Former Member, Hack, Piro, O'Day, Merklinger, Wallace & McKenna. With New Jersey Evidentiary Foundations, 1995. Legal Commentator, Criminal and Civil Matters, Fox 5 News Channel. City of Clifton Labor Counsel. Approved PBA Legal Protection Plan Attorney.

Cases
State v. Bruton
State v. Crawley
State v. Romero
In the Matter of Richard Davis, State v. Cooper

Languages
Italian

Gina Mendola Longarzo is a member of Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Morris County Bar Association. Additionally, she is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating bestowed on those attorneys who have earned an exemplary reputation in the legal community. She was voted the Italian American Woman of the Year and Parade Grand Marshall by the Town of Orange in 2003, received the "Lady Ingenuity" Magazine Award in 2006, and was honored by receiving the Seton Hall Law Rodino Society Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009.

Born
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 14, 1970
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate

Kara A. Mackenzie

Practice Areas
Labor and Employment

Admitted
2000, New York and New Jersey

Law School
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

Member
Morris County, New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations.

Biography
Member, Order of the Coif and Thurston Society. Recipient: Rufus Choate Scholar; Hastings S&L Trust Scholarship. Law Clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Stewart G. Pollock. Senior Note Editor, Hastings Law Journal. Associate, Labor and Employment Department, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Co-Director, General Assistance Advocacy Project; Trustee, Harding Land Trust; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New Vernon Presbyterian Nursery School; Trustee, Harding Township Civic Association.
Education
  • Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctorate

Francesca Mendola

Practice Areas
Civil Practice; Criminal Defense; Municipal Defense; Labor and Employment

Admitted
2011, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School
New York University (B.A., 2007)
Seton Hall University (J.D., 2010)

Member
American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Morris County Bar Association.

Biography
Member, Family Law Society & St. Thomas Moore Society. Advocate, Courtroom Advocate's Project. Judicial Clerk, Hon. Michael Petrolle, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court. Associate, Kassem & Camejo. Summer Associate, Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello. Legal Assistant, Hack, Piro, O'Day Wallace & McKenna.

Born
Livingston, New Jersey, July 1, 1985

Languages
Italian and French.
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate
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