Nicholas F. Pellitta, a Member of the firm, has substantial experience in a variety of legal areas in both federal and state courts. It is his goal to maximize efficiency for his clients by promptly analyzing their objectives, identifying necessary strategies, and implementing an appropriate course of action.
Nick provides a wide variety of litigation strategy and assistance for business clients in commercial matters, including contract review, insurance-related issues, and real property tax appeals.
In the area of higher education, Nick has represented colleges and universities for more than 25 years in areas such as tort claim defense, campus security, alcohol policies, police litigation, civil rights, and student discipline. Representative clients include Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University. Nick has represented the Rutgers Police Department and has provided in-house training and advice on police related matters.
On the individual level, Nick assists clients in matters involving personal injury, criminal charges, juvenile delinquency, and other similar offenses, both in municipal and superior courts.
Nick has served as Second Vice President in the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court, an organization designed for the continuing education of newly-admitted attorneys. He has also lectured at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and on behalf of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the area of trial practice.
Nick has served as Chairman of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and is currently Legal Counsel to the Chamber, aiding in contract review, lease and vendor agreements, and general legal advice. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and a Past President for Hunterdon Prevention Resources, an organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness and preventing substance abuse and violence in the community. Nick is also on the Board of Directors for the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation.
- NJ’s High Court Reexamines Law Enforcement’s Ability to Obtain Telephone Records
- Municipal Court Defendants Have a Broad Right to Discovery
- According to the NJ Supreme Court, Drunk Driving is Not “Serious” Enough to Require a Jury Trial for Repeat Offender
- Changes to New Jersey Expungement Law
- New Jersey Diversionary Programs for First Offenders
- “Protecting Your Client When Faced With Criminal Liability,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, June 10, 2015
- “Civil Liability/Risk Management for Social Events and Issues Concerning Underage Drinking and Hazing,” Theta Delta Kappa Fraternity at Rutgers, January 29, 2013
- “Property Tax Issues in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” NM&M Property Tax Alert, December 2012
- “Intensive Deposition Advocacy Program,” Rutgers School of Law, October 8, 2010
- “Is Your Business Ready for Paid Family Leave?,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, September 15, 2009
- “Fundamental Investigative Techniques for Assistant Prosecutors,” New Jersey Attorney General Advocacy Institute, Monmouth County Police Academy, Freehold, New Jersey, December 16, 2008
- “Trial Advocacy,” New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, December 17, 2007
- “How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Jersey Dental Association, Annual Convention, June 9, 2006
- “Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2014
- “Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2013
- “Chapter 91 Alert,” Tax Appeal Alert, February 2013
- Guest (audio), “Underage Drinking, Criminal and Civil Liability under NJ Law for Minors Adult ‘Hosts,'” It’s the Law with Pat Smits, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, January 6, 2012
- “Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2011