Melissa Wernick Named to Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s Board of Trustees

Melissa Wernick, a Member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG Law”), was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ).

VLJ described Melissa as “a tenacious litigator with significant trial experience in criminal and civil matters. At CSG Law Melissa’s practice includes white collar criminal defense, regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation.”

“Melissa is well known for being a zealous advocate for her clients, and she regularly appears in state and federal court on both sides of the Hudson (in addition to alternative dispute resolution forums),” VLJ said in its release. “When not at CSG Law, Melissa is an active member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (New Jersey Chapter) in addition to her generous donation of time and talent to the boards of JCC MetroWest and VLJ.”

Of Melissa’s joining the Board, VLJ’s Executive Director, Cathy Keenan, said, “VLJ is incredibly fortunate to have such an advocate for justice on its Board of Trustees, especially one who is an existing VLJ clinic volunteer and whose daily practice involves ensuring access to justice. Melissa’s professional background including her litigation experience bring a unique perspective to the Board and one that will give us insight into the evolving nature of the practice of law, access to justice, and how VLJ can position itself to be a responsive, agile front-line provider of civil legal help. Melissa joins a wonderful group of trustees and on behalf of VLJ’s staff, I look forward to working with her as both a volunteer and now Trustee.”