Judy C. Selmeci

Professional Biography

Judy Selmeci is a dedicated appellate specialist and a core member of the firm’s national Appellate practice. She is the go-to resource for briefing and arguing appeals, including new appellate cases. Her practice covers at the appellate level all substantive areas of the law handled by the firm. She has conducted hundreds of appeals, including before all New York appellate divisions and New Jersey appellate courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. These cases have resulted in dozens of reported decisions to Judy’s name and frequently facilitated favorable dispositions of other cases, including advantageous settlements.

In addition, Judy is heavily involved in setting strategy for cases in the pre-trial and trial phases. She assists at the trial level with advice regarding long-term strategy, procedural issues and drafting complex motions for colleagues, especially in high-exposure cases. This consultation is done with an eye toward dismissal at the trial level and positioning cases in the best possible way for any eventual appeal. Once a case is on trial, Judy provides trial-monitoring, including daily transcript review and assistance. In this capacity, she is able to provide daily feedback and research and analysis that can enhance the strength and impact of the firm’s arguments with the trial court and help ensure error preservation for the possibility of appeal.

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