Ms. Ciccarelli is a 2008 dual degree graduate from Seton Hall University, School of Law and Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York.
During law school, Ms. Ciccarelli worked in one of the top personal injury law firms in New Jersey. After graduation, Ms. Ciccarelli clerked for the Honorable Bradley J. Ferencz, Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County (Ret.). Upon completing her clerkship, Ms. Ciccarelli worked as a foreclosure attorney at one of the leading foreclosure firms representing banks. Ms. Ciccarelli was able to understand at a granular level the foreclosure process and defenses to foreclosure faced by a bank. Ms. Ciccarelli brought that understanding with her when she was recruited by a foreclosure defense firm where she successfully represented homeowners in foreclosure and bankruptcy for over 5 years before starting her own firm. By representing homeowners of all ages and socio-economic means, Ms. Ciccarelli is able to work with clients to address not just the foreclosure itself, but the financial complications that gave rise to the foreclosure. Ms. Ciccarelli’s holistic approach and comprehensive skill set addresses not only the immediate need of her clients to defend a foreclosure action, but also her clients’ need for debt reorganization and/or relief and resulting long-term financial stability.
During her 11 years litigating and restructuring debt issues, Jenee has represented been involved in over 2,000 cases which required her to analyze the homeowner’s (1) mortgage documents, (2) income, and (3) debts to create a combination of “litigation and loss mitigation strategy” to optimize the homeowner’s likelihood of home retention and their successful restructuring of debt. Where necessary, Ms. Ciccarelli has tried foreclosure cases before the Court with great success. Where required, Ms. Ciccarelli has successfully navigated clients through the bankruptcy process.