For Immediate Release
May 19, 2014
Senior Managing Director, Communications
ATLANTIC CITY-- Ralph J. Lamparello became immediate past president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s largest organization of lawyer, judges and legal professionals, Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.
During his tenure as president, Lamparello, who is managing partner of Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello PC in Secaucus, focused the energies of the association on the importance of a fair and impartial judicial system. He wrote and spoke extensively on the issue. In addition, he oversaw the association’s governing body as it approved various resolutions on the issue, include those that called for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner’s reappointment and the adoption of a constitutional amendment stating judges should be reappointed unless they are proven to be unfit. He also convened a Task Force on Judicial Independence, which is comprised of retired judges, lawyers, legal scholars and educators, that is continuing to examine the issue and aims to release a series of recommendations at a future date.
In addition to serving on the executive committee as the immediate past president, 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, the 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 wife in Warren Township. They have two children.