Melissa Rothenberg-Kapustin, Esq.

Melissa Rothenberg-Kapustin, Esq.

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Melissa Rothenberg-Kapustin, Esq. joined The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP in 2007. Melissa currently manages the law firm’s Hackensack, NJ office.

Before pursuing her law degree, Melissa earned a Master’s degree in Modern Jewish History from The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University. Melissa is a sought-after and frequent lecturer on the topics of Jewish History and Law.

While at Rutgers Law School, Melissa worked as a student attorney for the Rutgers Urban Legal Clinic where she represented low-income individuals in Social Security/SSI disability hearings and assisted in preparing briefs and motions on behalf of clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Melissa also completed a summer judicial internship with the Honorable Rachel N. Davidson of the Essex County Superior Court- Law Division.

In addition to her successful legal career, Melissa is an active participant in several charities and the proud mother of 8 children.

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    Melissa Rothenberg-Kapustin's professional background


    Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D., High Honors, Order of the Coif, 2007

    Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, M.A., 2002

    Stern College for Women, B.A., Magna Cum Laude 2001

    Bar Admissions

    State of New Jersey, 2007

    State of New York, 2008

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2015

    CLE Lectures

    Institute for Jewish Ethics,

    Racial Bias, Immigration, and the Talmud

    A penetrating examination of the “stranger's” journey into foreign lands and cultures, the challenges faced, US legal considerations, and ethical teachings from the Talmud.

    The Enigma of Antisemitism A historical, legal and spiritual journey into the enigma of antisemitism from its Biblical roots to contemporary bias against Jews. Is Your "Will" Really Your "Testament"?

    The Fascinating Historical Story of the Ethical Will from its Biblical and Medieval Roots till the Present Day.

    Talmud on Trial

    A Journey Back in Time to Medieval France and the Royal Court of Louis IX to the Legendary Trial of the Talmud. Understanding the religious-based Medieval Justice System in contrast to the Separation of Church and State system of today.

    Hanukah and Religious Freedom

    A Penetrating Look at the Historical, Legal and Spiritual Dimensions of Hanukah and its Relationship to the 1st Amendment and Freedom of Religion.


    American Association for Justice

    American Bar Association

    Pennsylvania Bar Association

    New Jersey Association of Justice

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