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Ralph J. Lamparello Becomes Treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- Ralph J. Lamparello, managing partner for the Chasan Leyner & Lamparello in Secaucus, took the oath of office as treasurer of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on Thursday, May 14, at the Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.

He is on track to assume the presidency of the NJSBA in 2013. He is the first attorney from Hudson County to serve as an officer of the NJSBA in 34 years. Lamparello will also continue to serve as a trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the NJSBA’s charitable and educational arm.

A member of the NJSBA since 1989, Lamparello currently serves as Chair of the Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. In 2007, he chaired the Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee of the State Bar. He has been a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation since 2003, and has served as a judge in the American Mock Trial Competition, an international competition for high school students sponsored by the NJSBF. For the past three years, he has also served as chair of the Foundation’s Law Center and Investment Committees.

A former president of the Hudson County Bar Association, he is a trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey, Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, the Hispanic Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities-New Jersey Institute of Local Government. He is also a Master of the American Inns of Court – Hudson Inn.

A former deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey, Division of Criminal Justice, Lamparello was also an assistant prosecutor in the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. At his law firm, he supervises civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court and serves as trial counsel in all major litigation, including commercial, public entity, corporate, employment discrimination, environmental, medical malpractice, product liability and criminal defense.

His articles on legal topics have been published in the New Jersey Lawyer and Hudson Headnotes, and he is frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has appeared on “Court TV” as a commentator for Open Court, Trial Heat and Both Sides.

A cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, Lamparello earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

He lives with his family in Warren, New Jersey.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the association’s website at www.njsba.com.

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