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Ross Begelman is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations. Mr. Begelman graduated in the top 5% of his class at Delaware School of Law at Widener University, in May of 1979. He then became a congressional aid in the United States House of Representatives. He was appointed a Deputy Attorney General specializing in economic crimes, fraudulent business practices and complex criminal litigation by Governor Byrne of New Jersey and reappointed to this position by Governor Kean.

In August of 1987, Mr. Begelman opened his own firm always emphasizing personal client contact and aggressive representation. He became known throughout the State of New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania as a persuasive litigator in the areas of Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Criminal Defense, Employment Law, and Whistle Blower Claims.

Since then Mr. Begelman, along with his partner Marc Orlow, has provided New jersey and Pennsylvania clients with the area's most aggressive and personal representation.

Mr. Begelman's civil practice has included major prosecutions of Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Claims, Class Action Litigation, Corporate Fraud and Whistle Blower Claims. Begelman, Orlow & Melletz, Attorneys at Law has successfully litigated one of the nations largest whistle blower claims against a major retail pharmacy, resulting in a very large finders fee for his client. His aggressive, yet personable, approach to the law and representation of his clients have rewarded him with both praise by both judges and adversaries alike.

Trial Judges have commented that he is one of the great trial attorneys, his prosecution of the case was stellar and stated I would not want to be cross examined by him. In commenting on both Mr. Begelman and Mr. Orlow's representation of a client in a complex and hotly litigated civil case, the judge said If I am ever in trouble, I will have you represent me.

Mr. Begelman is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers/New Jersey, The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers of America and Taxpayers Against Fraud. Mr. Begelman prides himself on his relationships that he has built over many years and his reputation as an aggressive zealous advocate.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

Economic Crimes and Fraud

Business Investigations

Complex Criminal Litigation

Whistle Blower and Federal False Claims Act Claims

Conscientious Employee Protection Act Claims

Employee Rights Act Claims

Discrimination Claims


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    33 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Consumer Protection: 30%
    37 years, 400 cases
  3. Employment: 30%
    33 years, 500 cases
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    33 years, 600 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Begelman, Orlow & Melletz, Attorneys at Law

411 Route 70 East
Suite 245
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

Begelman,Orlow & Melletz, Attorneys at Law

101 West Elm St.
Suite 320
Conshohocken, PA, 19428



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best AttorneysMain Line Today Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBegelman, Orlow & Melletz1987 - Present
Deputy Attorney GeneralOffice Of Attorney General State Of New Jersey1980 - 1987
Congressional AidUnited States House of Representitives1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Taxpayers Against FraudAttorney Member2004 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)MemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Pennsylvania chapter)MemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Board of GovernorsN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States ex rel Friedman v. Rite AidSetled
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalState False Claims Act2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawSecondary EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tax Payers Against Fraud Anual Conferance 2008Federal False Claims Act2008
Mid Year SeminarState & Federal False Claims Act2008
Boardwalk ConferanceState & Federal False Claims Act2008
Taxpayers Against Fraud Anual ConferanceFalse Claims Act2007
National Employment Lawyers Association DinnerQui Tam Law2007