Kelly M. Purcaro

Kelly M. Purcaro

Partner
Location:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Phone:
201-845-9600
Fax:
201-845-9423
Email:

Kelly M. Purcaro is a Partner at the firm, practicing primarily in the areas of class actions, business and commercial litigation.

She is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ms. Purcaro specializes in complex litigation and consumer class actions.  She has both trial litigation and appellate experience, with a focus on state and national class actions and complex multiparty commercial litigation. Ms. Purcaro is a graduate of the Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court, as well as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Class Action Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Purcaro regularly appears as a guest lecturer at the New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting and Convention, on State Bar Panels as a Member of the Class Action Committee, and for various continuing education seminars such as NBI and ICLE.

In addition, Ms. Purcaro leads the firm’s pro bono efforts, providing trial representation for victims seeking protection through the Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence Project.  Ms. Purcaro has been included in the list of New Jersey Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012-2019. She was also included in (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers” in Commercial Litigation in 2015-2019.

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Prior to her litigation career in the private sector, Ms. Purcaro clerked for the Honorable Edith K. Payne in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.  Preceding her Appellate Clerkship, Ms. Purcaro was the sole recipient in her class of the Carol and Paul Miller Scholarship at Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, maintaining a full tuition scholarship through academic excellence.

During law school, Ms. Purcaro represented clients through the Child Advocacy Clinic, served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Stanley R. Chesler in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and served as Staff Editor for the Business Law Journal. Ms. Purcaro also spent a semester studying abroad in the Netherlands at Leiden University.

Prior to law school, Ms. Purcaro earned her BA from Rutgers University and MSW from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work. Ms. Purcaro was also the first MSW graduate fellow accepted into the Eagleton School of Political Science. After completing her graduate work, Ms. Purcaro earned her License in Social Work and began her career as a legislative advocate and Director of Government Relations for a non-profit law firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Rutgers University (MSW)
  • Rutgers University (BA)

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2019
  • Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers”, (201) Magazine, 2015 - 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersy State Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Class Actions Committee, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence Project