Law Offices of Janet Costello, L.L.C.

+ Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey


* Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2009-2014)


*Selected tSuper Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar

(2015-2017)


* Recipient, National LGBT Bar Association's Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award (2010)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey

New Jersey State Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Member, Leadership Council, Out & Equal Metro New York (2011-present)

Member, Seton Hall Law School Dean's Diversity Council (2008-present)

Mentor, New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (2008-2011)

EDUCATION

 

Seton Hall University School of Law

J.D. magna cum laude 

Concentration: Criminal Law & Procedure

Order of the Coif

Member, Seton Hall Legislative Journal

                                                                               

Rutgers University, NCAS

B.S. Criminal Justice/Psychology

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Seton Hall University School of Law

Spring Semester 2016-17 School Year

Adjunct Professor of Law:  Taught third-year advanced skills course:  Trial of a Criminal Case


Law Offices of Janet Costello, L.L.C.

July 2010 - present

Founding MemberPractice focused on the representation of both individual and corporate clients defending criminal prosecutions and facing investigations and regulatory enforcement.  A portion of practice devoted to indigent defense. 

 

Gibbons P.C.

September 2005-June 2010

Associate Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice Group at AmLaw 200 Law Firm: Practice focused on the representation of both individual and corporate clients defending criminal prosecutions and facing investigations and regulatory enforcement. Worked alongside some of the region's top litigators on some of the region's most publicized criminal matters.  Drafted briefs and argued motions in State, Federal and local courts in New York and New Jersey at every phase in a criminal prosecution from bail, to pre- and post-trial motions through sentencing.

 

Honorable Joseph A. Falcone, J.A.D.

September 2004-August 2005

Law Clerk: Conducted research and wrote memoranda recommending outcomes in cases pending before New Jersey's intermediate appellate court. Edited opinions and handled intake for emergent appeals.