Criminal Defense Attorney Janice Massaro – Northern NJ
Morris County Criminal Defense Attorney Janice Massaro is a 1983 graduate of Fordham University and worked in the public transportation field before graduating Seton Hall University School of Law in 1995.
After graduating law school , Janice was a law clerk to two Superior Court judges in both the civil and criminal divisions. After finishing her clerkship, Janice joined the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in Newark, New Jersey where she served on both the juvenile and adult trial teams.
While serving in Essex County as a trial prosecutor, Janice tried over 100 cases of every type of criminal offense. From 2004 until her retirement in 2013, Janice was assigned to the Special Victims Unit where she spent over three years investigating and trying adult sex cases. In 2007, Janice was promoted to the Director of the Megan’s Law Unit where she supervised the largest Megan’s Law Unit in the State of New Jersey.
As the director of the largest Megan’s Law Unit in New Jersey, Janice was appointed to the NJ Attorney General’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Committee In addition, Janice was a certified legal instructor for the NJ State Police, the Essex County Police Academy, and the NJ Attorney General’s Training Institute on a variety of criminal topics. She was also a faculty instructor at the former National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where was responsible for training state prosecutors from all over the United States in trial skills and advocacy.
Since 2012, Janice has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law where she teaches trial skills to law students and serves as a volunteer advisor to law students seeking employment in the public sector.
Currently, Janice handles municipal, criminal and family matters for the firm.