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Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.




Ron Mondello is a solo practitioner in Fair Lawn, N.J. Mr. Mondello engages in the practice of municipal court law, land use, immigration law and municipal government law. He is an expert in the immigration consequences of NJ criminal activity ("crimmigration").


Mr. Mondello is also a computer consultant. He was previously employed as a Year 2000 consultant with a New York bank where he designed plans to enable the bank’s trading systems to obtain Year 2000 compliance certification from the banking regulators.


While at AT&T, he was employed as a project manager supervising over thirty computer programmers and data base analysts. He has functioned as a business analyst in developing cost/benefit feasibility studies for various information technology platforms.


He is an adjunct professor at Bergen Community College and Passaic Community College teaching WordPerfect and Intro to Systems Analysis. He has taught business organizations and criminal law at the Academy for Legal Assistant Training.


Mr. Mondello was born on February 2, 1961 and graduated from Fair Lawn Senior High School in 1979. His has lived in Fair Lawn until 2005 when he moved to Kinnelon, N.J. and currently serves as Councilman. He received his Bachelor’s degree from William Paterson College in 1983, his Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1992. He is a licensed stock broker, insurance agent and realtor although not practicing in those fields. He is also a certified court mediator.


Mr. Mondello is or was the Public Defender for the towns of Emerson, Fair Lawn, Paramus and Saddle Brook. He is the Planning Board and Zoning Board Attorney for Bergenfield and Wanaque.


Ron Mondello is a member of the Bergen and Morris County Bar Associations, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Municipal Court and Criminal Lawyers Section. He is a pro bono volunteer attorney for the Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) organization and represents women that have been subject to domestic violence. Ron Mondello is a member of the Fair Lawn Cosmos Club. He is a member of  OLM Church in Kinnelon and a seventh grade CCD teacher. Mr. Mondello, his wife, Kaity, his 13 year old daughter, Allessandra, his 10 year old son Nicholas live in Kinnelon, NJ along  with his mother-in-law Fu-Mei and his dachshund Sparky.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 25%
    23 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    23 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    23 years
  4. State & Local Law: 15%
    23 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    23 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Jennifer Melissa Mendelsohn

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron is quite knowledgable about all aspects of municipal law. Also, he's generous with his time and does not hesitate to help out fellow lawyers with his insight and he provides keen advice on the intersections of immigration and municipal court and criminal law.


    Jennifer Mendelsohn Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Greggory M Marootian

    I endorse Ronald Mondello. I have known Ron Mondello for many years. He is a highly respected and knowledgeable lawyer. He is extremely diligent and cares about his craft and his clients.


    Greggory Marootian DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.

0-100 27th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410-3754


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199303/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt199401/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
OPRA Speaker RecognitionFreeholder Director Ganz2013
Outstanding Public AdvocateMayor Ganz2001
Councilman ServiceBorough of Fair Lawn1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Ronald P. Mondello1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Institute of Local Government AttorneysAttorney Member2011 - 2014
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2010 - 2014
Borough CouncilCouncil President2009 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNew Jersey Chapter2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bolkin v. Fair Lawnpending appellate appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesHow to Avoid Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims2013
AVVO Legal GuidesOvercome Immigration Problems Legally2013
NJ "Crimmigration" Laws & Defenses RevealedAccused of a Crime & Facing Immigration Issues?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityFinanceMA - Masters1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OPRA SeminarOPRA2013
Immigration Seminar - H&R Block, 374 Broad Street, Newark, NJ at 2pm 2/23/13Immigration for Small Business Owners2013