On March 28, 2013 Partner, Mitzy Galis-Menendez was administered the oath of office as Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County. The New Jersey Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Judge Menendez to the position of Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court on February 7, 2013. The confirmation vote followed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s unanimous approval of her nomination for the post by Governor Chris Christie.
Before ascending to the bench, Ms. Galis-Menendez focused her practice on employment litigation, concentrating on sexual harassment cases and Law Against Discrimination, Title VII and civil rights violations against Public entities and Police Officers, as well as criminal matters in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She successfully defended civil cases on behalf of the Township of North Bergen, Paterson, Bergen and Hudson counties, and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, as well as won verdicts for clients charged with criminal offenses. She collected over $3 million on behalf of the State of New Jersey and Hudson County in bail forfeiture matter and served as special housing counsel for the Township of North Bergen.