New Jersey Law

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Lisa M. Fittipaldi
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Stacy Sbailo
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Lisa Fittipaldi has significant experience in many aspects of the law. She has represented clients in civil matters through her years in private practice. These experiences have given her the perspective to understand all sides of legal matters.

Lisa concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals in employment and family law matters, including matters relating to divorce, child custody and domestic violence. She also has experience representing businesses and public entities in employment and labor matters. She appears regularly before trial courts and administrative law courts and the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) and represents municipalities in labor and employment matters. Lisa also serves as counsel to the Somerset County Vocational and Technical School, as General Counsel to the Plainfield Board of Education, and was labor counsel to the McCauley School for Exceptional Children.

Lisa has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XIII Ethics Committee (2012-2016). She is co-chair of the Somerset County Women’s Business Partnership (2012-2014). In addition, she served as a trustee of the Mount Saint Mary Academy and was Vice Chair and then Chair of the Board of Trustees.

As a clerk for the Honorable Karen D. Russell, Judge, Superior Court, Morris County, Lisa was the first law clerk to the first woman judge appointed in Morris County. Before going into private practice, she worked in the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lisa was the first woman to receive the Saint Thomas More Award given by the Metuchen Diocese to a Catholic attorney or judge who exemplifies a commitment to moral conscience and an intense concern for others in the pursuit of justice.

Lisa is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Employment Law Section and Family Law Section. She was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

State v. D’Agostino 203 NJ (Super 69, Law Division, 1984)

Gulya v. Gulya 251 NJ (Super 250 Appellate Division, 1999)

Practice Areas


Undergraduate

  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1979, cum laude

Graduate

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1982, magna cum laude
  • Member, South Texas Law Journal

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1985
  • Texas, 1982
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey