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Mr. Morelli concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, commercial transactions and real estate transactions. He is an experienced trial attorney who has been actively appearing before juries since he was admitted to the bar in 1981. The Supreme Court has Certified Mr. Morelli as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction that less than 2% of attorneys achieve.

Mr. Morelli is a 1981 graduate of Rutgers University Law School. He holds a B.A. degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. While an undergraduate, Mr. Morelli was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society. He graduated cum laude, with honors in his major in 1978.

He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California as well as the United States District Courts for New Jersey, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of California, the United States Claims Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Camden County Bar Association the California Bar Association and the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Morelli served as the Municipal Court Judge for the Waterford and Voorhees Townships. He is currently the Judge for the Borough of Stratford. Mr. Morelli serves as a member of the Municipal Court Practice Committees for the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. He has authored an article on The History of the Municipal Courts which appeared in New Jersey Lawyer magazine. Mr. Morelli has also been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District IV Ethics Committee and the Municipal Court Practice Committee.He recently completed his duties as Vice Chair, then as Chair of the District IV Ethics Committee.


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  1. Business: 14%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 14%
    35 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 14%
    35 years
  4. Car Accident: 14%
    35 years
  5. Other: 44%
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Recognition for Internship ServiceRowan University Phi Sigma Chi2011
Certified Attorney- Recertified 2011New Jersey Supreme Court2011
Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2005
Pro Bono Legal Services AwardNJ Supreme Court (Chief Justice Wilentz Commendation)1983
Pi Gamma Mu National Honor SocietyPi Gamma Mu1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AWoodlynne Borough Municipal Court Judge2010 - Present
N/ABorough of Stratford Municipal Court Judge2006 - Present
N/AThe Law Offices of John Morelli1989 - Present
N/AWaterford Township Municipal Court Judge2005 - 2009
N/ATownship of Voorhees Municipal Court Judge1987 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court CommitteeN/A2006 - 2009
District IV Ethics CommitteeChair2002 - 2005
District IV Ethics CommitteeVice Chair2001 - 2002
New Jersey Association for JusticeN/A1983 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fisch v. BelshottNJ Supreme Court decision
State v. RGDNew Jersey Supreme Court decision
State v. MahoneyConviction reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The BarristerWhat Happens if You Did or Become Disabled?2010
The BarristerAbraham Lincoln: Lawyer- Part II2009
The BarristerAbraham Lincoln: Lawyer2009
New Jersey Lawyer MagazineA History of the Municipal Courts1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Le Moyne CollegePolitical Science/HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Municpal Court 102Muncipal Court2012
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMunicipal Court 1022011
Gloucester County Bar AssociationEthics- What Did Lincoln Do2011
Gloucester County Legal Education AssociationLegal Ethics: What would Lincoln Do?2010
Gloucester County Education FoundationProtecting Your Practice if You Die or Become Disabled2010
Gloucester County Education FoundationEthics for Trial Attorneys2009
Whole Health Chiropractic NetworkChiropractic and the Law1996