Melissa A. Roth, Esq. graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2012 with a B.A. in English Literature and a double minor in History and Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor Degree in 2015 from Rutgers Law School. She completed a one-year court clerkship in the Ocean County Superior Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Stephanie M. Wauters, J.S.C., Ret. and the Honorable Marlene Lynch Ford, A.J.S.C. During the course of her clerkship, Melissa assisted with pre- and post-judgment custody and child support non-dissolution hearings; emergent family matters; Eminent Domain proceedings; Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) prerogative writs; and Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Orders To Show Cause. She also mediated Civil Division Small Claims and Landlord-Tenant cases.
While at Rutgers Law School, Melissa was a member of the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, Associate Editor and then Lead Editor of the Nuremberg Section. As an Associate Editor, Melissa had an article chosen for publication, How the Nuremberg Trials Paved the Way For and Influenced the Post-9/11 Guantanamo Military Commissions 15 Rutgers J. Law and Rel. (2014). Melissa also participated in the Civil Practice Clinic as a Clinic Attorney. As part of the clinic, she interviewed and communicated with prospective and actual clients on guardianship, Social Security Disability (SSD), and identity theft cases. During the summers, Melissa interned for the Honorable Stephanie M. Wauters, J.S.C, Ret. in the Family Division in the Ocean County Superior Court of New Jersey.
When she is not practicing law, Melissa enjoys reading novels, especially the classics and the Harry Potter series, playing the piano, going to the theatre, playing Scrabble, rooting for the New York Mets, relaxing on the beach, exercising, and spending time with her family.
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