Jessica CM Almeida

Contact Info

Phone: (201) 319-5746
Fax: (201) 863-2866
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Education

University of South Carolina
(B.A., cum laude, 2001)

Seton Hall School of Law
(J.D., cum laude, 2013)

Jessica CM Almeida

Associate

Ms. Almeida joined the firm in 2016 as part of the litigation practice group. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D. during her tenure on the New Jersey Supreme Court and as an intern for the Honorable Madeline Cox-Arleo, U.S.D.J., during her time as a Magistrate. Ms. Almeida was also a paralegal for ten years prior to becoming an attorney.

Ms. Almeida is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Seton Hall University School of Law Evening Program, which she attended while working full-time. While at Seton Hall, she served as Evening Vice-President of Student Bar Association, was a semi-finalist American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, and a member of the Appellate-Advocacy Moot Court Board and Dispute Resolution Society. Ms. Almeida also served as a student attorney in the Seton Hall Law Center for Justice Civil Litigation Clinic.

During her tenure at WMM, Ms. Almeida has represented clients in all aspects of land use and development, including appearances before the Trial Court, Appellate Division, and Supreme Court.

Ms. Almeida has also represented clients in a wide-variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to, affordable housing matters, real estate, contractual disputes, insurance coverage disputes, discrimination, personal injury, medical malpractice, estate litigation, workers compensation, and commercial business.

Ms. Almeida routinely advises employers on business practices and counseled clients on employment related matters, ranging from drafting of employee handbooks, structuring termination, and drafting employment related documents.

Ms. Almeida currently serves as the Vice-President of the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex. She a member of the Hudson County Bar Association and State Bar Association.


Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey (2013)
State of New York (2014)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2014)
Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2015)
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2017)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2017)
Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2017)


Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association
Hudson County Bar Association
New Jersey Association for Justice

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