Judy A. Verrone

Judy Verrone is a partner in the Teaneck office of DeCotiis. She joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2001. She is Co-Chair of the Municipal Law practice group, as well as a member of the Public Procurement and Contracting, and Government and Regulatory Affairs practice groups.

Ms. Verrone specializes in Municipal Law, Public Procurement and Contracting, and Government and Regulatory Affairs.  She also has experience in solid waste planning, and election, campaign and political law.  She has represented various public bodies at the municipal and county level, as well as independent county and state authorities.  Ms. Verrone has provided representation to the New Jersey municipalities of Closter, Demarest, Little Ferry, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Scotch Plains and Sayreville.  She currently serves as borough attorney to the Borough of Bound Brook and as special counsel to the Borough of Sayreville.  Additionally, she is general counsel to Bergen Community College and special counsel to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, having previously served as the Authority's general counsel for many years.
Ms. Verrone also represents the Mercer County Improvement Authority on various matters related to procurement and contracting, as well as the Union County Improvement Authority with respect to procurements and construction projects currently underway at Union County College's Cranford and Plainfield campuses.  She has also represented the Union County Utilities Authority, Hudson County Improvement Authority, Passaic County Utilities Authority, and the Counties of Burlington and Gloucester in Solid Waste Planning.  Ms. Verrone has successfully defended and challenged municipal election results for various clients.

Representative Cases:

Rosenblum v. Borough of Closter, 285 NJ. Super. 230 (App. Div. 1995), certif. den., 146 N.J. 70 (1996)

Ms. Verrone has conducted seminars on housing-related legal issues, including New Jersey Anti-Eviction Act Seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NJ NAHRO) (1995, 1996) and One Strike You're Out Seminar (Federal Public Housing Anti-Drug Policy) sponsored by NJ NAHRO (1997).

She has also conducted seminars on public contracting and procurement on behalf of the National Business Institute, and for her clients, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Ms. Verrone received her B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1984 and her J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall Law School in 1990, where she was Associate and Book Review Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, , with a published survey: Administrative Law: Hearsay Need Not Be Supported by Competent Evidence in Exclusion Proceedings, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Gaming Enforcement vs. Merlino, 216 N.J. Super. 579 (App. Div. 1987), 18 Seton Hall Law Review 214 (1988).
She was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal Editorial Department as a prominent leader among women and in New Jersey, and profiled in Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession, New Jersey Law Journal (Nov. 3, 2003).

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey (1991)

United States District Court, District of NJ (1991)

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