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Vincent J. Grasso,
(A.J.S.C. Ret.)

Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Arbitration | Special Discovery Master | Complex Case Management

“Preparation and Professionalism.”

Vincent J. Grasso (A.J.S.C. Ret.) joined the firm in 2015, after a venerable career as a Superior Court Judge for over twenty-five years, eight as Assignment Judge for the Ocean Vicinage. During his tenure as a Superior Court Judge, whether sitting in Family, General Equity, Criminal or serving as Assignment Judge, retired Judge Grasso was and remains a highly esteemed member of the bench and the bar. Lawyers and Judges alike would often seek his guidance, which he patiently and freely provided.

Retired Assignment Judge Grasso is a partner with the firm and focuses his practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to presiding over countless matters, many of which settled, Vincent completed the “Program on Negotiations” at Harvard University Law School, a forty-hour intensive and world-renowned workshop. Retired Judge Grasso is duly qualified to serve as a mediator and arbitrator in the State of New Jersey. Vincent also serves as an approved mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the world’s largest provider for arbitration, mediation and other ADR services.

“Vincent’s calming demeanor, ever present professionalism, and diligent preparation coupled with his pragmatic approach to problem solving have made him one of the premier mediators and arbitrators in Central Jersey and beyond”.

Prior to joining the firm, Retired Assignment Judge Grasso graduated from Columbia University in New York and went on to excel at Vermont Law School, where he graduated in 1976. Retired Judge Grasso began his career of public service shortly after graduating law school when he was sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor in Ocean County, a position he held with distinction and honor for five years before being appointed as a Superior Court Judge.

Retired Assignment Judge Vincent J. Grasso stands ready to provide exemplary alternative dispute resolution services including serving as a mediator or arbitrator. Vincent J. Grasso (A.J.S.C.), a lawyer’s lawyer also provides advice to the firm’s 17 attorneys, enabling them to gain an invaluable perspective on their cases.


  • Vermont Law School, Vermont, J.D. 1976
  • Columbia University, New York, B.A.1972
  • The Peddie School, New Jersey, 1968

Admitted to Bar:

  • 1977 – New Jersey
  • 1977 – Federal District Court of New Jersey
  • Court Approved Mediator: R.1:40

Superior Court Experience: Assignment Judge, 2007-2015; Superior Court of New Jersey, 1989-2015; Family Part, 1989-1994; Presiding Judge of Family, 1998-2004; Criminal Part, 1994-1998, 2004-2006; Presiding Judge of General Equity, 2006-2007

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 Ocean County Achievement Award presented by Ocean County Bar Association
  • 2015 Professional Lawyer of the Year presented by New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
  • 2015 James J. McLaughlin Award presented by civil bar section of NJSBA to a lawyer demonstrating civility, legal competence and professionalism

Civic and Professional Organizations: Admitted to the roster of mediators and arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association

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