Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
University of South Carolina, B.A.
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Disitrict Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness
New Jersey State Bar Association
Hudson County Bar Association
President-Elect, Kiwanis Club of Caldwell West Essex, 2021
President, Kiwanis Club of Caldwell West Essex, 2022-2023
Super Lawyer’s Rising Star, 2021 list.
Jessica CM Almeida’s concentrates her practice in land use, redevelopment, housing, and municipal law.
Jessica received her Bachelors of Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina with a major in History and a minor in English. While at Carolina, Jessica was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, and served as Secretary of Golden Key International Honor Society. Jessica received the University of South Carolina Outstanding Senior Award for her work on the Panhellenic Counsel and Student Government Association.
As an evening student at Seton Hall University School of Law, Jessica served two terms as the Student Bar Association Evening Vice-President. While a member of the Dispute Resolution Society, she was a two time semi-finalist in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition. She was awarded the Appellate Advocacy Best Brief Award and was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board. Jessica volunteered as a student mentor and participated in the BP Oil Spill Intersession Course in New Orleans, studying the environmental and legal ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. During her final year at Seton Hall, Jessica did an externship with the Honorable Madeline Cox-Arleo, U.S.D.J.
Following her graduation from Seton Hall University School of Law, Cum Laude, in May of 2013, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D., during her time as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Prior to joining the firm, she practiced for eight years, in the area of land use and associated litigation, redevelopment, and represented municipal utilities. Jessica has briefed and successfully argued matters before the Superior Court, Appellate Division, and New Jersey Supreme Court. She participated in Mount Laurel Hearings and was involved in various Affordable Housing matters.
Jessica is currently a member of Committee on Character for the New Jersey State Bar and was named a Rising Star for 2021 in the Area of Land Use by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine. She currently serves as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell West Essex and is Chair of the New Jersey District of Kiwanis Convention Committee. She is a member of the Clifton Road Runners, a USATF-NJ Running Team and the Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.