Leveraging her prior experience as Senior Deputy in the Tort Litigation Section and Supervisor in the Civil Rights Unit of the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, Jacqueline is a seasoned litigator with particular expertise in complex tort, civil rights, public entity and liability defense cases. She has successfully defended public entities, including school boards, sewerage authorities, and municipal police, fire and public works departments, with respect to tort claims, promotion/demotion issues, civil rights violations, whistleblower claims and claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, defamation, hostile work environments, invasion of privacy, false arrest, excessive force and aider and abettor matters. She also has defended various religious organizations against tort, discrimination and civil rights claims.
Jacqueline has tried cases in New Jersey state and federal courts involving the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, CEPA, 42.U.S.C. §1983, New Jersey Civil Rights Act and other statutes. In advocating for her clients, she has written numerous appellate briefs and argued before New Jersey’s Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
As counsel to many public and private entities, Jacqueline also has developed anti-sexual harassment and anti-discrimination policies for employers and trained supervisory and line employees in the recognition, prevention and resolution of discrimination claims. She has trained police departments and sewerage authorities in the recognition, prevention and resolution of discrimination claims.