Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC is pleased to announce that Partner Maria P. Vallejo has been named a Diverse Attorney of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal. The list recognizes attorneys who have made an impact on their organization and on the profession as a whole. Her efforts over the past two years more than qualify her for this honor: She has mentored associates at CLMC and served on the board of the Hudson County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy; championed the importance of diversity in the law through leadership in the New Jersey State Bar Association as Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee and as a trustee of the Women in the Profession Committee; and been elected a director of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.
" If you want to impact the profession, you need to be fearless. At some point in our careers, we all are scared, intimidated and nervous. To make a change, you must overcome your trepidations and put yourself in uncomfortable situations, which is where you will grow to be a better attorney and person. However, as you succeed, remember that your greatest impact will come from guiding others to follow in your path."