Law Office of Nicholas J. Palma, Esq., P.C.

Nicholas J. Palma, Esq.

        Nicholas Palma grew up in the Forest Hill section of Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and went on to William Paterson University, where he earned a spot on the Dean’s List all four years and was selected by faculty for membership into the Honors Program. He graduated Cum Laude in 1975, with a degree in Criminal Justice and History.

         Mr. Palma was accepted into the evening program Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1979. He then passed the bar exam in July 1979, when the state’s bar passing rate was at an all time low of only 47%.

        While attending law school in the evenings, Mr. Palma worked as an Investigator for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Upon his swearing in, Mr. Palma was promoted to Assistant Prosecutor, and then moved up the ranks to become Chief of the Juvenile Investigation Division, and then into the Adult Trial Division. 

        In 1982, Mr. Palma made the switch to private practice by becoming an Associate at a local law firm, where his diligent work was rewarded with a partnership.


        In 1990, he created the Law Offices of Nicholas J. Palma, Esq., P.C., where he proudly serves the Greater New York City Area.

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Valerie Palma DeLuisi, Esq., Partner

Valerie Palma DeLuisi, Esq. joined the firm in 2007 as a Legal Assistant, working full time, while attending first college, and then law school, at night.
Valerie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montclair State University, with a double major in Political Science and Jurisprudence. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, and to pass the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams.
Valerie is a proud member of the PBA Legal Protection Plan; and in 2015, she was honored with a Silver Card from PBA Local 382.
Valerie is now a Partner at the firm, and she works in all areas of the practice.

Tatijana Lindsey, Legal Secretary

In 2012, Tatijana graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a major in Classical Studies.  She joined the office in 2014, and is actively pursuing a legal career.  In the fall of 2015, she plans on attending Seton Hall Law School, as well as continuing her employment with the office.

Tatijana is the receptionist and assists in all areas of the practice.  Furthermore, she is bilingual, and is fluent in Spanish.

Laura Veniero, Paralegal

Laura Veniero has worked with this firm since 1992 and brings with her knowledge from working with several other law firms. Laura graduated Phi Zeta Kapa with an Associate’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University as a Business Major in 1982. Laura is also a Notary Public of the State of New Jersey

Laura is responsible for Civil Litigation, including: Slip and Fall, Personal Injury, Contract Disputes, Collection Cases, Negligence and Motor Vehicle Accidents. She is also responsible for Worker’s Compensation, Wills and Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Estates, Guardianships and Applications to Zoning and Planning Boards for Variances and Site Plan Applications.

Rosa E. Ferradas-Rado, Paralegal

Rosa has been a paralegal since 1986 and is fluent in Spanish.  She assisted Mr. Palma with the establishment of his law firm as a solo-practitioner in Clifton, New Jersey in 1990 and has been with his firm ever since.

Rosa graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, New Jersey in 1983, and majored in education at Seton Hall University in West Orange, New Jersey.  In 1986 she graduated Valedictorian from First School of Paralegal and Secretarial Studies in Passaic, New Jersey and became a certified paralegal. Rosa is also a Notary Public of the State of New Jersey.

Rosa is currently responsible for all Real Estate Closings, Residential and Commercial Properties, Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Preparation of Leases, Foreclosures and Real Estate Litigation.

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