Judy Verrone is a partner in the Teaneck office of DeCotiis. She joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2001. She is Co-Chair of the Municipal Law practice group, as well as a member of the Public Procurement and Contracting and Government and Regulatory Affairs practice groups.
Ms. Verrone specializes in Municipal Law, Public Procurement and Contracting, and Government and Regulatory Affairs. She also has experience in solid waste planning and election, campaign and political law. She has represented various public bodies at the municipal and county level, as well as independent county and state authorities. Ms. Verrone has provided representation to the New Jersey municipalities of Closter, Demarest, Little Ferry, and Parsippany-Troy Hills, and currently is municipal attorney to the Borough of Sayreville. Additionally, she currently provides counsel to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and Bergen Community College.
She has also provided representation to the Union County Utilities Authority, Hudson County Improvement Authority, Passaic County Utilities Authority, Burlington County and Gloucester County in Solid Waste Planning. Ms. Verrone also has successfully defended and challenged municipal election results for various clients.
Rosenblum v. Borough of Closter, 285 NJ. Super. 230 (App. Div. 1995), certif. den., 146 N.J. 70 (1996)
Ms. Verrone has conducted seminars on housing-related legal issues, including New Jersey Anti-Eviction Act Seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NJ NAHRO) (1995, 1996) and a One Strike You're Out Seminar (Federal Public Housing Anti-Drug Policy) sponsored by NJ NAHRO (1997).
Ms. Verrone received her B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1984 and her J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall Law School in 1990, where she was Associate and Book Review Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. In this capacity she published a survey, Administrative Law: Hearsay Need Not Be Supported by Competent Evidence in Exclusion Proceedings, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Gaming Enforcement vs. Merlino, 216 N.J. Super. 579 (App. Div. 1987), 18 Seton Hall Law Review 214 (1988). The survey discussed the fact that evidence of association with organized crime, presented at administrative hearing before Casino Control Commission, is sufficient to bar admittance to New Jersey's licensed casinos.
She was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal Editorial Department as a prominent leader among women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey and profiled in Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession, New Jersey Law Journal (Nov. 3, 2003).