Nicholas F. Pellitta, a member of the firm, has substantial experience in a variety of legal areas in both federal and state courts. It is his goal to maximize efficiency for his clients by promptly analyzing their objectives, identifying necessary strategies, and implementing an appropriate course of action.

Nick provides various litigation strategies and assistance for business clients in commercial matters, including contract review, insurance-related issues, and real property tax appeals.

In the area of higher education, Nick has represented colleges and universities for more than 25 years in areas including tort claim defense, campus security, alcohol policies, police litigation, civil rights, and student discipline. Representative clients are Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Seton Hall University. Nick has represented the Rutgers Police Department and provided in-house training and advice on police-related matters.

On the individual level, Nick assists clients in matters involving personal injury, criminal charges, juvenile delinquency, and similar offenses, both in municipal and superior courts.

Nick served as Second Vice President in the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court; an organization designed for the continuing education of newly admitted attorneys. He has also lectured at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and on behalf of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the area of trial practice.

Nick has served as Chairman of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and is currently Legal Counsel to the Chamber, aiding in contract review, lease and vendor agreements, and general legal advice. He also was a member of the Board of Trustees and a Past President for Prevention Resources, an organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness and preventing substance abuse and violence in the community, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation.

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Nick Pellitta Speaks to Hoboken Charter School on Social Justice and Hate Crimes in New Jersey

Norris McLaughlin Assists Summit Drilling to Take on Partners to Support Aggressive Growth

Nick Pellitta to Speak on College Sexual Harassment and Assault Cases

Nicholas Pellitta Honored by Boy Scouts of America

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Selected as Counsel for Flemington Business Improvement District

Nicholas Pellitta Receives the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Award

Nicholas Pellitta Appointed Chair of the Board of Raritan Valley Community College Foundation

Nicholas Pellitta Wins Reversal for Rutgers before New Jersey Supreme Court

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Nicholas F. Pellitta Named a Member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Nicholas Pellitta Named Chairman of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce

Nicholas Pellitta Lectured Law Students on Intensive Deposition Advocacy

Nicholas Pellitta Lectured for the NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute

Nicholas Pellitta Named President of Hunterdon Prevention Resources Board of Trustees

Nicholas Pellitta Speaks At Hunterdon County Town Hall Meeting

Nicholas Pellitta Lectured For The NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute

Nicholas Pellitta Recognized By The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce

Nicholas Pellitta Speaks As Faculty Member for NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Member Honored by Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Members Honored by Rutgers Department of Public Safety

NMM Members to Speak Before the NJ Attorney General’s Office

  • “Recreational Cannabis Is Legal in New Jersey: What Employers Need to Know,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Webinar, April 13, 2021
  • “Protecting Your Client When Faced With Criminal Liability,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, June 10, 2015
  • “Civil Liability/Risk Management for Social Events and Issues Concerning Underage Drinking and Hazing,” Theta Delta Kappa Fraternity at Rutgers, January 29, 2013
  • Property Tax Issues in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” NM Property Tax Alert, December 2012
  • “Intensive Deposition Advocacy Program,” Rutgers School of Law, October 8, 2010
  • “Is Your Business Ready for Paid Family Leave?,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, September 15, 2009
  • “Fundamental Investigative Techniques for Assistant Prosecutors,” New Jersey Attorney General Advocacy Institute, Monmouth County Police Academy, Freehold, New Jersey, December 16, 2008
  • “Trial Advocacy,” New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, December 17, 2007
  • “How to Avoid Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Jersey Dental Association, Annual Convention, June 9, 2006
  • Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2014
  • Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2013
  • Chapter 91 Alert,” Tax Appeal Alert, February 2013
  • Guest (audio), “Underage Drinking, Criminal and Civil Liability under NJ Law for Minors Adult ‘Hosts,'” It’s the Law with Pat Smits, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, January 6, 2012
  • Property Tax Appeals Can Save Money,” Real Property Tax Appeals Alert, February 2011
  • Successfully argued a case before the NJ Supreme Court on behalf of a major NJ university in connection with an interpretation of the NJ Tort Claims Act. The case is now cited in numerous trial and Appellate decisions that address the procedural requirements for filing a timely notice of claim with a public entity.
  • Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a university based on the NJ Charitable Immunity Act. The case involved an assault on campus, and the allegation against the university focused on a lack of security and inadequate supervision in a residence hall. After approximately two years of litigation, the court dismissed all claims against the university based on the statutory immunity.

Nicholas F. Pellitta has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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