Judge Daniel D’Alessandro, J.S.C. (Ret.) is of counsel to the firm. Born and raised in Jersey City, he was the first person in his family to get beyond the ninth grade.
He was honored and humbled to serve in the Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division Family Part; and the Law Division (Civil) from 2010-2019; and was the vicinage’s Open Public Records Act judge, intensive settlement conference judge, new judge mentor, and security committee co-chair.
The New Jersey Supreme Court appointed him to its Family Practice Committee, Women and the Courts Committee, and Media Working Group.
In the courtroom, Judge D’Alessandro presided in complex personal injury, commercial, land use, insurance, construction, prerogative writ, malpractice cases, and sensitive family law trials and motions.
After completing his judicial service, he returned to private practice to continue his commitment to public service, the legal profession, children, families, and education. Determined to help people fairly and promptly resolve their differences, he is a family law, civil, and probate mediator and arbitrator.
Before he became a judge, he founded his firm. He practiced statewide for thirty-five years as a trial and transactional attorney in family law, civil litigation, commercial law, construction, real estate and development, health care, probate litigation and estate planning. His firm was Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and was named a Super Lawyer by NJ Monthly in four practice areas.
Judge D’Alessandro was the Jersey City municipal defender, the Secaucus municipal prosecutor, counsel to the Jersey City Public Employees Retirement System, pro bono counsel to domestic violence groups, and special counsel to the Jersey City Sewerage Authority.
He established Jersey City’s first office for people with disabilities, pro bono; and was a court-appointed presiding condemnation commissioner, conservator, guardian, mediator and arbitrator. Most recently, he served on the new Hudson County courthouse technical review/builder selection committee for a $300,000,000+ project.
He has served on the faculty at New Jersey Judicial College and has presented seminars for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, Lawyers for Justice, the Hudson Inn of Court, Lormann Education, the National Business Institute and the Justice Virginia Long Inn of Court on evidence, family law, civil practice, settlement techniques, mediation, ethics, practice management, estates, real estate, special education, and animal law; and is the chair of the annual ICLE Mental Health Institute.
He was president of the Hudson County Bar Association and is the chair of its continuing legal education committee. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court District VI Ethics Committee; and was Vice Chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee.
Dedicated to community service, children and education, he is a past president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County and coached AAU baseball and high school baseball and football. He has spoken at Seton Hall University School of Law, Rutgers University Law School, Fordham Law School, St. Peter’s University, New Jersey City University and at many high schools and community groups.
He graduated from St. Peter Prep, St. Peter’s College (A.B., Economics 1971), Seton Hall University School of Law (Juris Doctor 1974); and New York University Graduate School of Law (L.L.M., Criminal Justice 1980); and completed advanced complex litigation coursework at the National Judicial College in Nevada.
He was licensed to practice law in New Jersey (1975), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1975), the United States Supreme Court (1985) and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1989).