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I am a litigation attorney with over 15 years of experience as a legal problem-solver and counselor for my clients. Clients appreciate my approachable manner and pragmatic philosophy on resolving disputes, keeping focused on the ultimate client goals and strategizing the most direct and practical path to get there.
My practice focuses on providing counseling and litigation services to individual and business clients primarily in the employment, environmental, and education law spaces.
My employment and environmental law clients are almost exclusively large and small business entities (both public and private, non-profit and for-profit), although I do also represent homeowners with environmental issues and employees with wage & hour, discrimination, and severance disputes.
My education law work is primarily student-centered at both the higher and lower education levels, representing both disabled and non-disabled minor and adult students in an array of education law issues, from Section 504 & IDEA placement and services, to guardianship, discipline, bullying/HIB, academic integrity, and Title IX.
I am a published author and speaker, providing employment law training and CLE presentations to clients and fellow professionals in my areas of practice.
Additionally, I take great pride in my many years of volunteer service as a trustee and committee member for local organizations in my community, including Care Plus NJ, Inc. and the Alpine Learning Group's Human Rights Committee.
This profile is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The handling and outcome of any legal matter depends on varying factors unique to each matter, and results cannot be predicted or guaranteed. Do not act upon information without seeking legal counsel. Unless specifically stated, an indication of a special area of practice, skill or endorsement does not imply certification by a state bar or other certifying organization.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Distinguished Chair||Care Plus New Jersey||2015|
|Alpha Phi Sigma - Honor Roll Award||TCNJ Law & Justice Honor Society||2001|
|Partner||McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Budd Larner, P.C.||2007 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas||2005 - 2007|
|Law Clerk for Theodore Winard||Essex County Superior Court||2004 - 2005|
|Legal Intern||Legal Services Of New Jersey||2002 - 2002|
|Production Editor||The Women's Rights Law Reporter||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, School Law Committee||Member||2017 - Present|
|Alpine Learning Center, Human Rights Committee||Committee Member||2016 - Present|
|Care Plus New Jersey||Board Member, Board of Trustees||2010 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|New Jersey Special Education Practitioners||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section||Member||N/A|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||N/A|
|Essex County Bar Association, Juvenile Concerns Section||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey Women Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Care Plus NJ, Inc.||Chair, Board of Trustees||2012 - 2015|
|NBC News||Kids with ADHD Do Better with Therapy First, Study Finds||2016|
|NJ Advance Media for NJ.com||Parsippany mom: Suspension over e-cigarette unfairly punished my daughter||2014|
|NorthJersey.com||Special ed rights explained in seminar||2010|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|College of New Jersey||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Special Education Laws from A to Z||Bullying and Special Education Students||2018|
|Special Education Law from A to Z||Fulfilling Critical Least Restrictive Environment and Placement Decision Obligations||2017|
|Special Education Laws from A to Z||Bullying and Special Education Students||2017|
|Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues||Bullying and Students with Behavioral Issues||2016|
|New Jersey Special Education Law||Protecting the rights of the child and handling ethical issues in special education||2016|
|Special Education Laws Made Simple||Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)||2014|
|Special Education Laws Made Simple||Due Process Procedures||2014|
|Anonymous Parent v. Anonymous Parent||Pending|
|Brother and Companies v. Other Brothers||Bench Verdict after Trial Awarding Ownership of Businesses in Dispute to Plaintiff|
|Anonymous Family v. West Morris Regional High School District||Successful confidential settlement|
|Anonymous Family v. Avenues: The World School||Confidential Successful Settlement|
|Anonymous Family v. West Orange School District||Successful Settlement including out of district placement|
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