Rosemary Soto is an Associate at Williams, Graffeo & Stern, LLC supporting the firm’s Corporate & Business Services, Labor & Employment, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation practice groups.
Previously, Rosemary served as law clerk to the Honorable Peter G. Geiger, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County where she assisted with judicial reviews and trials in a variety of areas including contract/commercial law, employment law, auto negligence, LAD, prerogative writs, medical malpractice, professional malpractice. Rosemary also researched and drafted judicial orders ruling on various pretrial motions for relief, as well as in-trial and post-trial motions. She also participated in jury selection voir dire processes, status conferences, case management conferences, and hearings on various civil motions, and trial presentation and completion. Rosemary also regularly assisted with Temporary Civil Commitment Orders and civil actions, small claims, and landlord/tenant trials, when the Court was assigned to hear and rule on such matters. As a Court-trained mediator, she participated regularly in mediation and settlement matters under civil actions, small claims, and landlord/tenant dockets.
Rosemary also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Adam E. Jacobs, J.S.C., Criminal Division, Passaic County, and the Honorable Justine A. Nicccollai, J.S.C., Family Division, Passaic County. Her work with Judge Jacobs entailed working on legal research assignments, legal writings, discovery, and other trial matters under the criminal dockets. Her work with Judge Niccollai entailed legal research and writing, discovery, and work pertaining to Family division non-dissolution and domestic violence dockets.
Lastly, Rosemary served as a law clerk in the RFG Legal and Corporate Legal Departments of Realogy Holding Corporation where she prepared franchise agreements, reviewed corporate charters and international franchise agreements for compliance and was engaged in real estate transactions.
Rosemary is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law where she was appointed Vice President of the Association of Latin American Law Students, was an active member of the Minority Student Program, served as Publication Editor for the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal and served as a clinical law student in the Rutgers Law School Intellectual Property Clinic. Rosemary is also a proud graduate of Montclair State University where she earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in Jurisprudence and Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business.
Professional Associations and Activities
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Bergen County Bar Association-Young Lawyer’s Division
Hispanic Bar Association (New Jersey Division)