Melanie Szuba Appleby

Melanie Szuba Appleby

  • Real Estate Law
  • New Jersey
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Summary

I have been fortunate to have a legal career which has provided me with unique opportunities and diverse experiences in law, government and the judiciary. After serving as a Judge for over five years, in the Chancery Division, Family Part as well as in the Criminal Division, I have returned to private practice, committed to applying the diverse knowledge and experience I have garnered, to best serve clients at CLDDS.

After a stint in insurance defense, I joined Gilmore and Monahan, P.A., as a local government attorney. As Airport Counsel to the Atlantic City International Airport, an entity within the South Jersey Transportation Authority, I was responsible for independently negotiating leases with vendors and tenants, as well as negotiating the design build contract for the parking garage at the airport. In addition, I represented numerous local government entities, serving as Municipal Attorney for Stafford Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Jackson Township and Lavallette Borough. When both Jackson Township and Toms River Township needed to overhaul their municipal codes, I crafted the recodifications, including land use and zoning ordinances, for adoption by the respective governing bodies.

After reaching the requisite level of experience and passing exacting standards, I earned a Diplomate in New Jersey Municipal Law and the designation of Fellow from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. In 2007, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of public service when I became the first woman elected in Toms River as a Council Member-At-Large in the newly formed Mayor-Council form of government. My service was recognized when I received the Governor Whitman Excellence in Public Service designation.

Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1994) | Law
Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. (1986) | Biochemistry and Biology
Professional Experience
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court of New Jersey - Ocean County Vincinage
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Attorney
Law Office of Melanie Donohue Appleby, LLC
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Township Attorney for Little Egg Harbor, Special Counsel for Jackson, Property Maintenance Board Attorney/Special Counsel for Brick Twp.
Council Member-At-Large
Toms River Township
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Attorney
Gilmore & Monahan
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Municipal Attorney for Lavallette, Little Egg Harbor, Stafford, Jackson, Special Counsel for Brick Twp., Dover (now Toms River), Airport Attorney for Atlantic City International Airport (SJTA)
Associate
Law Office of Stephen E. Gertler
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Awards
Governor Whitman Excellence in Public Service
Governor Whitman
IMLA Fellow
IMLA
Diplomate in New Jersey Municipal Law
New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys
Professional Associations
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
Member
- Current
Ocean County Bar Association
Member
- Current
New Jersey Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Real Estate Law
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Website
Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC
Contact & Map
Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks. LLC
9 Robbins Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
USA
Telephone: (732) 797-1600
Fax: (732) 797-1690