Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC

Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC

"For all your life's legal issues."

Firm Overview

The Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey and is at your service. We offer reliable advice and representation in legal matters concerning a variety of disciplines. Learn more about our legal practice and the practice areas of law in which we specialize.

Melissa M. Gencarelli provides dedicated legal representation to individuals, businesses and organizations with a high degree of specialized knowledge. Years of experience as a practicing attorney in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, combined with her in-depth knowledge in a wide range of legal practice areas, helps to ensure that her clients receive tailor-made, targeted solutions to their real-world legal concerns in a highly competent and effective manner.

Areas of Practice:
Here you will find an overview of the fields of law we practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. We will gladly and competently represent you in cases involving:

-Personal Injury
-Disability Claims
-Workplace Accidents
-Premises Liability
-Truck and Bus Accidents
-Medical Malpractice
-Fire and Explosions
-Construction Site Accidents
-Commercial and Business Litigation
-Corporate Transactions
-Debt Collection and/or Defense
-Creditor's Rights and Debtor's Rights
-Consumer Fraud and Unethical Business Practices
-Breach of Contract Claims
-Business Consulting
-Business Torts
-Virtual General Business Counsel
-Employment Law
-Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
-New Jersey Estate Planning and Estate Administration
-Elder Law
-Landlord and Tenant Disputes
-Municipal Court: DUI, Drug Possession and Motor Vehicle Violations
-Criminal Law
-Private Homeowners' Association Law, including on behalf of and against private Homeowners' Associations

Main Office

Main Office
One Meadowlands Plaza
Suite 200
East Rutherford, NJ 07073






Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Hourly, fixed, and contingency fee arrangements available.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, but does not cover any injury to property. Most commonly, personal injury claims are those where the plaintiff's injury has been caused by the negligence of another party. In these cases, if the negligence of another party can be proven, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Situations that may be Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim.

There are many diverse situations that fall under the general umbrella of personal injury. These situations include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents Including:
-Car Accidents
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Tractor-Trailer Accidents
-Bus Accidents
-All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Accidents
-Pedestrian Accidents

Products Liability Including:
-Automotive Products
-Consumer or Industrial Products
-Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
-Medical Products

Premises Liability Including:
-Construction Accidents
-Slips and Falls
-Dog Bites
-Inadequate Security
-Burn Injuries, such as scalding and fires
-Exposure to Harmful Substances, such as asbestos, toxic substance exposure or lead poisoning

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, we have experience dealing with complex personal injury cases. Unfortunately, insurance companies often look for opportunities to deny your claim or offer you less than you need for recovery. When you're in pain because of your injuries or if you're worried about missed work or a car repair or replacement, it can be difficult to deal with an insurance company. If a loved one was killed in a fatal accident, we can also represent the estate in filing a wrongful death claim.

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, you can count on a responsive attorney who provides the attention and experience your personal injury case needs. With a personal injury action, the amount of time that you have to seek compensation for your injuries or the injuries or death of a loved one is limited. Therefore, don't hesitate.


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Melissa M. Gencarelli

Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC

Melissa M. Gencarelli, is the managing member of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, and a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York.

She is a first-generation American, and the first in her family to attend and graduate from law school. Having spent several summers as a child on her grandparents' farm in Italy, the resulting exposure to a different culture and political climate lead her to study foreign relations as a college student. Consequently, she obtained two undergraduate degrees in 2002 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, in International Relations and History, with a minor in Social Relations.

After graduating from Lehigh University in 2002, she worked for several years in the legal industry in New York, New York. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2007. That same year, she was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, and became licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts throughout the State of New Jersey. In early 2008, she was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. Since 2011, she has also been admitted to practice law in the federal court, Southern District of New York (New York County and Westchester County).

Prior to entering the private practice of law, in 2007 - 2008 she served as the judiciary law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C., of the Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, New Jersey. During this tenure, she obtained a certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a mediator, and helped to settle numerous actions between litigious parties. In addition, she actively assisted Judge Thomas LaConte to decide applications and other requests for relief brought before the Court by private citizens, corporations and government entities in all areas of civil law.

Since the Fall of 2008, she has been actively engaged in the private practice of law. She has substantial experience representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of areas, both in traditional litigation and in transactional matters. These practice areas include, but are not limited to, personal injury, professional malpractice, creditor's rights, debtor's rights, commercial litigation, landlord / tenant matters, community association law, breach of contract and business litigation, fraud prosecution and defense, employment contracts, business asset sales and financing, residential and commercial real estate closings, corporate governance and contract drafting, consulting, motor vehicle violations, minor drug and other disorderly persons offenses, and wills and simple estate planning. Melissa M. Gencarelli 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 M. Gencarelli, Esq. provides personalized, competent, dedicated legal representation to individuals and businesses at highly competitive, reasonable rates. More importantly, she treats her clients with respect and attention, and not like "just another file". She is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses protect their interests every day.


New York Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2007