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The Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C. Retires from the Bench and Joins Ocean County Law Firm

July 6, 2015

Grasso-153Toms River, NJ – The law firm of Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C. (CLDDS) is pleased to announce that retired Judge Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C. has joined the expanding Ocean County law firm as Of Counsel on July 1, 2015.

The firm partners are pleased to bring Judge Grasso’s wealth of experience as a respected jurist to our clients.  He is a welcome addition and will unquestionably be an asset to the firm.  Judge Grasso is well known and respected for his judicial temperament and his commitment to justice, and our clients will undoubtedly benefit from his tenure here.  With the addition of Judge Grasso, the firm has now grown to include fifteen attorneys and a support staff of more than twenty, making it among the largest and most diversified in the county.  The firm’s attorneys have served as municipal counsel, planning board and board of adjustment counsel, utility board counsel, business administrator, bank counsel, certified trial lawyers, certified elder law attorneys, and board of education counsel.

Prior to joining CLDDS, Judge Grasso was the Assignment Judge for Ocean County Superior Court.  He attended Columbia University, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. in Economics; and Vermont Law School, receiving a J.D. in 1976.  After twelve years of practice and five years of service as an Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor, Judge Grasso was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County and was sworn in on July 14, 1989.  With his retirement on July 1, 2015, he was just two weeks shy of 26 years of service on the bench.

Judge Grasso has served in all Divisions of the Superior Court, first assigned to the Family Part from 1989 to 1994 and then the Criminal Part from 1994 to 1998.  Judge Grasso served his second assignment in the Family Division as Presiding Judge for six years before returning to the Criminal Division in 2004.  He was serving as Presiding Judge of General Equity when he was named Assignment Judge of Ocean County by former Chief Justice James Zazzali on July 5, 2007.

In addition, Judge Grasso chaired a statewide committee which revised the Domestic Violence Manual, which was comprised of members of the judiciary throughout the State of New Jersey.  He has served on various Supreme Court committees and has lectured at Judicial College.  He currently serves as Chair of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Extra-Judicial Activities and serves on the Judiciary Budget and Planning Committee.  Judge Grasso recently chaired the Supreme Court ad hoc Committee on Judicial Disqualification.  In 2014-2015, Judge Grasso chaired the New Jersey Judicial Council of Assignment Judges.

“I am honored to serve as counsel to this distinguished law firm and welcome the opportunity of becoming a productive member,” stated Judge Grasso regarding this next chapter of his career.  The Judge will concentrate his practice on mediation and arbitration, land use transactions and disputes, federal court proceedings, and collaboration with the firm’s attorneys.  For more information about Judge Grasso or the services provided by CLDDS, please call 732-797-1600.

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Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks L.L.C. is a full-service law firm conveniently located at the core of Ocean County’s legal community in downtown Toms River, New Jersey.  Our firm offers a full array of legal services ranging from assisting the sophisticated business person with commercial transactions to helping a family law client negotiate the terms of a divorce settlement. As a full service law firm, our diverse areas of legal practice include commercial and residential real estate and land use transactions, public entities, education law, banking and commercial transactions, tax appeals, civil and criminal litigation, elder law, family law and estate planning. We are committed to being a value-added provider of affordable and quality legal services.

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