New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of
New Jersey, 1990
J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, 1990
B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1987
Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor, Shareholder with the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal law and civil rights litigation. Ms. Torregrossa-O’Connor represents clients in all phases of criminal proceedings in both Federal and State Courts, including significant appellate work. She also has experience in civil rights litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Ms. Torregrossa-O’Connor also appears frequently in municipal court matters, as well as administrative matters, disciplinary hearings at the municipal and state level, DYFS litigation, and licensing matters before various administrative agencies. Ms. Torregrossa-O’Connor first became associated with the firm after completing an appellate clerkship with the Honorable Thomas F. Shebell, Jr. in 1991. She practiced in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights before joining the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in 1993. As an assistant prosecutor, she acquired extensive jury trial experience. Before returning to the firm, she joined the firm of O’Connor and O’Connor, where she practiced in the area of municipal law, handling discrimination claims, labor and employment matters, disciplinary actions, and other matters before various local boards.
Ms. Torregrossa-O'Connor is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Women Lawyer's Association and serves as co-chair of its Membership Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Monmouth County Bar Association where she is an appointed member of the Monmouth County Criminal Practice Committee.
Area of Emphasis:
Criminal Defense in Federal, State and Municipal Courts
Civil Rights Litigation in Federal and State Courts
Disciplinary Actions Against Police Officers and Other Government Employees
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