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calogero_headshotGina Calogero

A former teacher of English and Drama in Cliffside Park Middle School, Gina clerked for Superior Court John Geronimo J.S.C. in 1985-86. She founded the firm in 1993.

Education:

Graduate of Rutgers Law School Newark 1985
Douglass College (Rutgers University) 1975
Kean College – Teaching Certificate
2012: Family Law Mediator, trained under Rule 1:40-12

Background:

A former teacher of English and Drama in Cliffside Park Middle School, Gina clerked for Superior Court John Geronimo J.S.C. in 1985-86. She founded the firm in 1993.

Municipal Prosecutor in Cresskill since 2000, Gina served as Prosecutor in New Milford and Emerson and taught Search & Seizure at New Milford Citizens Police Academy for seven years. She has been the Municipal Prosecutor in River Edge since January 2011.

Gina is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, family law committee, the NJ State Bar Association, Animal Law Committee and Family Law Section, and Women Lawyers in Bergen.

She was appointed by Governor Whitman to the Board of Trustees of the NJ Police and Firemen’s Retirement System and also served on the Governor’s Council on School Vouchers. She is a lawyer with the NJ PBA legal protection plan.

Articles / Seminars:

Gina is the author of Pitfalls for Pitbulls, NJ Lawyer Magazine, August 2005. She was featured in numerous articles on animal law.

Seminar, custody of animals in divorce matters, NJ Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2008 and 2007. She also presented seminars on animal law at the ALPB International Convention in 2008 and 2006.

Gina has made guest appearances on “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” (CN8), Eyewitness News First at Four, and The Today Show and was the subject of a Ch 9 News story on animal law.

Awards / Honors:

2012: Humanitarian Achievement Award, from Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society of Seton Hall Law School.

2002: Emerson Environmental Commission Commendation for preservation of 20 acres of watershed land with $7.5 million in grants and aid.

2004: Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, for 10 years of service to victims of Domestic Violence through the Legal Advocacy Project.

2001-2003: Italian American Police Society, numerous Service Awards

2000: Women’s Club, Bergenfield – Women in Politics

Community Service :

Gina has been a choir member and a Cantor at Assumption Church in Emerson and also a member of the choir of Grace Church in Westwood. She is a former member of the Pro Arte Chorale.

Gina has served on the Emerson Planning Board, Emerson Borough Council, Bergen County Zoological Society and is General Counsel to the Board of Directors of Caring About the Strays (C.A.T.S.). She is counsel to Magnificat, Handmaid of the Lord Chapter. She is a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (ALPB) and the Animal Law Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association.

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