Charissa Wijaya Hammerman, Counsel
Charissa N. W. Hammerman, a civil litigator, devotes her practice to the defense of county and municipal entities. Her diverse legal practice includes contract drafting, negotiation and litigation, all with a special focus on county and municipal governments. Charissa currently serves as the Deputy County Counsel of Somerset County and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.
During her undergraduate studies, Charissa interned with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Affairs Division. During the internship, she regularly investigated complaints made against health care professionals, prepared recommendation of disciplinary actions, and assisted in the drafting of Cullen Law. While pursuing her Juris Doctorate, Charissa interned for the Waterfront Commission of New York and New Jersey where she interviewed and investigated arrest reports, as well as holding the lead role in a highly confidential criminal investigation of an organized crime influence. Charissa also interned at the New York Supreme Court, New York County, as the Judicial Law Intern to the Honorable Justice Joan A. Madden, Civil Term. In her last year of law school, Charissa was a summer associate at a New York City law firm, which specializes in civil litigation defense.
Prior to joining Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, in the Fall of 2018, Charissa completed a Judicial Clerkship and was the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip J. Maenza, Supervising Judge of the Special Civil Part in Morris and Sussex County Superior Courts. Along with her Judicial Law Clerk duties, she was also the Special Civil Law Clerk where she was the lead law clerk mediator during her 2017-2018 Judicial Clerkship.
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Montclair State University, 2012
New York Law School, J.D., 2017