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Judges Nominated

Seton Hall Law alumni to serve on the bench

We congratulate members of the Seton Hall Law community who have nominated by Governor Chris Christie to serve as judges throughout New Jersey. Please join us in celebrating our colleagues' success!

Michael O'Neill '80 is a partner at Purcell, Mulcahy, O'Neill & Hawkins in Bedminster, practicing complex insurance litigation.

Kathleen Sheedy '81 practices at Peter Lucas's firm in Oakhurst, concentrating on workers' compensation, disability, municipal court matters, criminal defense and general litigation. She is a court-appointed arbitrator, prosecutor for numerous municipalities and attorney for the Freehold Borough Housing Authority.

Linda Mallozzi '82 is a solo practitioner in Union Township, handles family, personal injury, criminal, real estate, workers' compensation and other matters. She was an assistant Somerset County prosecutor from 1984 to 1987 and since then has been in private practice.

Hon. Bonnie Mizdol '82 serves on the Superior Court, Family Division, in Bergen County and is recommended for re-appointment.

Alan Lesnewich '85 is a partner with Fisher & Phillips in Murray Hill where he defends discrimination, wrongful-termination and other employment cases. The firm merged with his prior firm, Collier, Jacob & Mills of Somerset, in 2005. He was an investigator in the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office before attending Seton Hall Law School.

James P. Wilson '86 is the Chief Assistant Prosecutor in the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.

Hon. Robert J. Mega '88 serves on the Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Union County and is recommended for re-appointment.

Arnold Natali, Jr. '89 is a partner at McCarter & English LLP in Newark, where he represents corporate clients in complex insurance matters.

Carlia Brady '97 is a litigation partner with Stark & Stark in Lawrenceville, concentrating in product liability, personal injury and mass torts. She would be the first New Jersey judge of Filipino descent.

Mitzy Galis-Menendez '98 is a Partner with law firm Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC in Secaucus where she practices employment litigation concentrating on sexual harassment cases and Law Against Discrimination, Title VII and civil rights violations against Public entities and Police Officers, as well as criminal matters.

Mara Zazzali-Hogan '98 is a partner at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, where her father, former Supreme Court Chief Justice James Zazzali, also practices. She practices business and commercial litigation practice and is the firm's pro bono coordinator. She also served as the 2010-11 President of the Seton Hall Law Alumni Council.

Jeffrey Jablonski is a partner at Gillespie, Gillespie & Jablonksi in Kearny where he handles criminal-defense, family and delinquency matters. He also is Kearny's public defender. He teaches legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law.