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For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


Lamparello Becomes President-Elect of State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK - Ralph J. Lamparello, managing partner for Chasan Leyner & Lamparello in Secaucus, took the oath of office as president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association on Thursday, May 17, at the association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City.


He is on track to assume the presidency of the NJSBA in 2013 when he will become the first attorney from Hudson County to serve as President of the NJSBA in 40 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 is a former chair of the association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee and the Meeting Arrangements and Program Committee. He serves as chair of the foundation’s Law Center Committee and is a former chair of its Investment Committee.


A past president of the Hudson County Bar Association, he is also 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 New Jersey deputy attorney general in the Division of Criminal Justice, Lamparello was also an assistant prosecutor in Hudson County. 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.


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 Township.