Ralph J. Lamparello

Managing Partner

rlamparello@chasanlaw.com
T 201-809-6001

Managing partner of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC and a past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ralph J. Lamparello concentrates his practice in civil and criminal litigation with a focus on civil rights and employment discrimination, commercial, environmental, public entity, and white collar criminal defense.

In 2019, the New Jersey Bar Foundation awarded the Medal of Honor, its most prestigious award to Ralph. Since 2000, the Medal of Honor award has been given annually to lawyers, law – related professionals and lay people who have made significant contributions to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey. The award also recognizes professional excellence as demonstrated by an individual’s accomplishments in the law or through service to the profession and the community during their careers.

The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, covering 79 legal specialties and including attorneys in all 50 states. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion by other lawyers in their specialty and jurisdiction. For 2019, Ralph was selected in a noteworthy seven practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Litigation – Municipal. Best Lawyers in America® named Ralph 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” Newark Litigation – Labor and Employment. 

Additionally, Ralph was named in the 2020 edition of SuperLawyers®. Since its inception in 2005, Ralph has been named by New Jersey Monthly as a New Jersey SuperLawyer in the areas of employment and labor law, civil litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense.  Ralph also holds the highest peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the legal profession.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Ralph received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award on behalf of the Hudson County Bar Association in 2009 and again in 2014 on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism. These recognitions are bestowed on New Jersey attorneys for integrity and service to the bar.

In May 2008, Ralph was elected Secretary of the NJSBA, and since then has served in every executive committee position, culminating in his presidency in 2013. Ralph was the first Hudson County attorney to lead the statewide organization in 40 years. Additionally, Ralph has served as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting law-related education to the general public, since 2003.

In 2013, Ralph received the prestigious Humanitarian Achievement Award from the Seton Hall School of Law's Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society. The Award is presented annually to commemorate the values embodied in the work and legacy of Congressman Rodino -- compassion, honor and wisdom.

In 2015, the NJSBA Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Judicial Administration Committee, selected Ralph as the recipient of the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award. The Award, named in honor of Justice Arthur T. Vanderbilt, the first Justice under New Jersey’s modern constitution, recognizes outstanding efforts by individuals in the legal community who assist in fulfilling the mission statements of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Judicial Administration Committee.

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Awards

Award Methodology

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, 1977 JD
  • College of the Holy Cross, 1974 BA, Phi Beta Kappa
    Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey  
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010  
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, 1985, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2011
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Past President  
  • The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey  
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey  
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey  
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Past President  
  • New Jersey League of Municipalities, Institute of Municipal Attorneys  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Foundation, Trustee  
  • New York State Bar Association

Managing partner of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC and a past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ralph J. Lamparello concentrates his practice in civil and criminal litigation with a focus on civil rights and employment discrimination, commercial, environmental, public entity, and white collar criminal defense.

In 2019, the New Jersey Bar Foundation awarded the Medal of Honor, its most prestigious award to Ralph. Since 2000, the Medal of Honor award has been given annually to lawyers, law – related professionals and lay people who have made significant contributions to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey. The award also recognizes professional excellence as demonstrated by an individual’s accomplishments in the law or through service to the profession and the community during their careers.

The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, covering 79 legal specialties and including attorneys in all 50 states. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion by other lawyers in their specialty and jurisdiction. For 2019, Ralph was selected in a noteworthy seven practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Litigation – Municipal. Best Lawyers in America® named Ralph 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” Newark Litigation – Labor and Employment. 

Additionally, Ralph was named in the 2020 edition of SuperLawyers®. Since its inception in 2005, Ralph has been named by New Jersey Monthly as a New Jersey SuperLawyer in the areas of employment and labor law, civil litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense.  Ralph also holds the highest peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the legal profession.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Ralph received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award on behalf of the Hudson County Bar Association in 2009 and again in 2014 on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism. These recognitions are bestowed on New Jersey attorneys for integrity and service to the bar.

In May 2008, Ralph was elected Secretary of the NJSBA, and since then has served in every executive committee position, culminating in his presidency in 2013. Ralph was the first Hudson County attorney to lead the statewide organization in 40 years. Additionally, Ralph has served as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting law-related education to the general public, since 2003.

In 2013, Ralph received the prestigious Humanitarian Achievement Award from the Seton Hall School of Law's Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society. The Award is presented annually to commemorate the values embodied in the work and legacy of Congressman Rodino -- compassion, honor and wisdom.

In 2015, the NJSBA Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Judicial Administration Committee, selected Ralph as the recipient of the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award. The Award, named in honor of Justice Arthur T. Vanderbilt, the first Justice under New Jersey’s modern constitution, recognizes outstanding efforts by individuals in the legal community who assist in fulfilling the mission statements of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Judicial Administration Committee.

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Practice Areas
Awards

Award Methodology

Education
  • St. John's University School of Law, 1977 JD
  • College of the Holy Cross, 1974 BA, Phi Beta Kappa
    Cum Laude
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey  
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Certifications
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2010  
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, 1985, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2011
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Past President  
  • The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey  
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey  
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey  
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Past President  
  • New Jersey League of Municipalities, Institute of Municipal Attorneys  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Foundation, Trustee  
  • New York State Bar Association

Chasan Lamparello
Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC

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