Patricia K. Costello Named to New Jersey’s “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ

Patricia K. Costello, Managing Member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) and a retired judge, has been named a 2022 honoree of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business Awards program, which recognizes “women who have made a significant impact on New Jersey business and the community.”

Pat joins a number of CSG Law attorneys recognized by NJBIZ in previous “Best 50 Women in Business” classes – including Susan Reach Winters (2007), Catherine Wells (2009), Michelle Schaap (2011), Rhonda Carniol (2012), Dorit Kressel (2013), Roxanna Hammett (2015), Gemma Giantomasi (2019), Danielle Corcione (2020) and Lisa John-Basta (2021).

Pat was named CSG Law’s Managing Member earlier this year, becoming the first woman to serve as the leading executive at the firm since its founding 50 years ago. Pat oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm which today enjoys more than $96 million in revenues, 175 attorneys and more than 300 employees overall, with offices in New Jersey and New York. She also works closely with the Executive Committee to develop and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals and objectives, while also ensuring that the highest level of care is taken in serving clients.

Before joining CSG Law, Pat served for more than 25 years as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge, including 10 years as the Assignment Judge in Essex County. During her tenure as Assignment Judge, she supervised all the county’s trial and municipal courts, including more than 100,000 filings per year, 1,000 employees and a $55 million annual budget.

To view the full list of 2022 NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business honorees, please click here.

Visit for additional details on the selection process for the above-mentioned recognitions.

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