Melissa A. Clarke

Melissa A. Clarke

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (609) 452-3142
Fax:

Primary Office

Princeton
650 College Road East
Suite 4000
Princeton, NJ 08540-6603

Melissa A. Clarke

Associate

Melissa Clarke assists clients with civil litigation, especially matters involving state and federal environmental laws and CERCLA/Superfund actions. She also handles complex title and foreclosure litigation. In addition to her litigation work, Melissa advises corporate and real estate clients on environmental compliance and land use matters. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating environmental provisions in commercial real estate and corporate agreements, and providing best practice recommendations.

Following law school, Melissa served as a clerk to the Honorable Thomas W. Cavanagh of the New Jersey Superior Court (Monmouth Vicinage, Chancery Division, General Equity Part). 

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Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Volunteer Ambassador, NJ Sharing Network

Professional Women in Building

New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section

Monmouth County Bar Association

The Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court

CREW NJ (Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey)

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2011

  • Maryland Journal of International Law
  • Best Brief, Paul Cordish Memorial Writing Competition
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

B.A., summa cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 2006

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Clerkships

Judge Thomas W. Cavanagh, New Jersey Superior Court

Melissa Clarke assists clients with civil litigation, especially matters involving state and federal environmental laws and CERCLA/Superfund actions. She also handles complex title and foreclosure litigation. In addition to her litigation work, Melissa advises corporate and real estate clients on environmental compliance and land use matters. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating environmental provisions in commercial real estate and corporate agreements, and providing best practice recommendations.

Following law school, Melissa served as a clerk to the Honorable Thomas W. Cavanagh of the New Jersey Superior Court (Monmouth Vicinage, Chancery Division, General Equity Part).