Ms. Shotmeyer's practice crosses several disciplines and includes work in the areas of complex civil litigation, insurance defense, environmental law and affordable housing.
As a distinguished member of the firm's Insurance Defense Group, her practice revolves around defending public entities and agencies throughout the State of New Jersey, including municipalities, boards of education, municipal utilities authorities and housing authorities, in Title 59 liability matters. Over the years of defending public entities in various diverse and complex liability matters, Ms. Shotmeyer has become well-versed in Title 59 defenses and immunities. She has achieved a proven record of success in defending her clients’ interests.
As a member of the Litigation Group, Ms. Shotmeyer has developed extensive experience in defending public clients in employment and civil rights lawsuits – in particular, suits involving §1983 federal and State civil rights claims and claims under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Law Against Discrimination.
Ms. Shotmeyer also has significant experience with federal and local affordable housing programs and laws, including the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, along with the State’s COAH laws. Notably, she has been instrumental in representing numerous public housing authorities throughout the State in closing deals through HUD’s RAD program. She is also involved with the regulation, operation and management of various joint insurance funds formed by local government units throughout the State.
Ms. Shotmeyer received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Science/Technical Writing from Lehigh University in 2005, where she graduated with Highest Honors. While at Lehigh, she was awarded membership into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Ms. Shotmeyer received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law School in 2010. While attending law school, she interned for the Honorable Claire Cecchi of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark. In 2015, she received a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois) through Moody’s continuing distance education program; she continues her studies in other certificate programs through Moody.
Ms. Shotmeyer currently serves as the Secretary to the Foundation Board of Trustees of the Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), one of the State’s premiere non-profit healthcare facilities. She is also a member of the Seton Hall Law Alumni Council. Ms. Shotmeyer has consistently been recognized by her peers as one of Bergen County’s and (201) Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” on an annual basis. She is a proud New Jersey native and a lifetime Bergen County resident. In her free time, she is an outdoor enthusiast, a competitive runner, and a speaker at her undergraduate alma mater.
New Jersey (2010)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2010)
Professional Memberships, Associations and Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
Bergen County Bar Association
Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) Foundation, Secretary and Board Member
Seton Hall Law Alumni Council, Member