Roger J. Desiderio


Mr. Desiderio joined the firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1985. He currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Desiderio’s practice is concentrated in the areas of general and personal injury litigation, as well as business and real estate transactions. He currently is the Township Attorney for the Township of Maplewood, having served in that capacity since 1994.

Recently appointed to University Advisory Council for Seton Hall University. The Council is comprised of prominent alumni Of Seton Hall who are appointed by the University President to help advance Seton Hall’s mission of forming servant leaders for a global society and strengthen the University’s competitive position among the nation’s Catholic institutions of higher education.

Practice Areas:
Business and Commercial Litigation
General Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Real Estate
Municipal Law

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey State Bar
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Supreme Court of the United States

Education and Professional Experience:
Seton Hall University School of Law
1979, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Seton Hall University
1971, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:
New Jersey State Bar Association
Essex County Bar Association
Institute of Municipal Attorneys
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Appointments and Memberships:
Appointed member, Supreme Court of New Jersey Ethics Committee,
District V-B, 2001 1988 – 1992
Special Master, ethics matters, as appointed by Supreme Court of New Jersey
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, New Jersey