Melissa Rosenblum
Melissa Rosenblum
Linwood, NJ

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award
    • Honors: Deans Honor List: Spring 1995, Fall 1995 and Spring 1996
    • Honors: Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Society
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi. Harrington Inn, Honor Chapter
    • Honors: First place, Hugh B. Pearce Trial Competition, Spring 1997
    • Honors: Finalist, Hugh B. Pearce Trial Competition, Spring 1995
    • Honors: Juvenile Advocacy Clinic, Certified Legal Intern
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Politics

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • Pennsylvania, 1997

Certified Legal Specialists

  • Criminal Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Atlantic County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2013 to Present
  • Atlantic County Bar Association, Member, 2010 to Present
  • Atlantic County Bar Association, One Judge One School Coordinator, 2015 to Present
  • Atlantic County Bar Association, Continued Legal Education Coordinator, 2015 to Present
  • Atlantic County Bar Association, Planning Committee Coordinator, 2018 to Present
  • Atlantic County Municipal Defense Attorney Association, 2011 to Present
  • Atlantic County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, 2015 to Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Vincent S. Haneman Inn of Court, Atlantic County, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Vincent S. Haneman Inn of Court, Atlantic County, Planning Committee, 2013 to Present
  • Vincent S. Haneman Inn of Court, Atlantic County, Executive Committee, 2016 to Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, District 1 Ethics Committee, Chair, Supreme Court of New Jersey, District I Ethics Committee, 2017 to Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, District 1 Ethics Committee, Member, Supreme Court of New Jersey, District I Ethics Committee, 2013 to 2017

Honors

  • Recognized by Atlantic County Council on Juvenile Justice Improvement
  • Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • Selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Classes & Seminars

  • Rowan University, Department of Law and Justice Studies, Glassboro, NJ, Adjunct Professor, 2006 to 2013
  • Speaker, Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women, Topic: Human Trafficking (2019)
  • Speaker, “Criminal Law 101: How to Handle All Criminal Law Cases” (2018)
  • Moderator, “Criminal Bench/Bar Meeting- Criminal Law Updates” (2017)
  • Panelist, “Quizzo: Law Edition” (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Panelist, “Bail Reform: Where Are We Now” (2017)
  • Panelist, “The Nuts and Bolts of Handling First Appearances and Detention Hearings in 2017” (2017)
  • Panelist, “One Judge One School,” Richmond Avenue School (2016 – present)
  • Panelist, “One Judge One School,” Mainland Regional High School (2016 – present)
  • Panelist, “One Judge One School,” Atlantic County Institute of Technology (2013 – present)
  • Panelist, “Criminal Bar/Bench Meeting: Jail Re-entry Program, ADP & Updated Expungement Laws” (2016)
  • Panelist, “One Judge One School,” New York Avenue School (2015, 2016)
  • Panelist, “One Judge – One School – One Mission,” 2014 John Neufeld Award Winner, Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management (2015)
  • Moderator, “And Never the Twain Shall Meet: Criminal Law and Domestic Violence” (2015)
  • Panelist, “Wade/Henderson: Understanding Identification Issues” (2014)
  • Moderator, “South Jersey Educational Re-entry Program” (2013)
  • Panelist, “Professionalism Seminar” (2013)
  • Panelist, “Criminal Trial Workshop” (2012)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Linwood Travel Basketball, Assistant Basketball Coach, 2017
  • Congregation Beth Israel, Board Member, 2016 to Present
  • Jewish Family Services, Board Member, 2016 to Present
  • Jewish Family Services, Executive Committee, Secretary, 2017 to Present
  • Linwood Democratic Club, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Linwood First Committee, Elected Representative, 2016 to 2018
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County Disorderly Persons Domestic Violence Pro Bono Calendar, Coordinator, Atlantic County Disorderly Persons Domestic Violence Pro Bono Calendar, 2017
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County Pro Bono Domestic Violence Calendar, Volunteer, Atlantic County Pro Bono Domestic Violence Calendar, 2013 to Present
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County Jail Reentry Program and Drug Court, Volunteer, Atlantic County Jail Reentry Program and Drug Court, 2015 to Present
  • New Jersey Commission of Professionalism and the Law, Mentor Committee, Volunteer, Mentor Committee, 2014

Past Positions

  • Levin Pisetzner Levin, Atlantic City, NJ, Partner, 2016 to 2019
  • Law Offices of Joseph A. Levin, LLC, Atlantic City, NJ, Associate, 2010 to 2016
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Pre-Trial Supervisor, Juvenile Unit (2001-2004), 1998 to 2004
  • Cherry Hill Women’s Center, Cherry Hill, NJ, Counselor, 1994 to 1997
  • Brach, Eichler, Rosenberg, Silver, Bernstein, Hammer & Gladstone, P.C., Roseland, NJ , Summer Associate, 1996
  • Widener University School of Law, Prof. Alice Eakin, Wilmington, DE, Research Assistant, 1996
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, NJ, Family Crisis Intervention Unit Intern, 1995

Current Employment Positions

  • Owner/Attorney, 2019