Raquel R. Rivera

Rivera, Raquel

Associate Morristown, NJ
973-889-4322
rrrivera@pbnlaw.com

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Raquel R. Rivera is a passionate, hard-working, and experienced litigator who tried seven cases, including homicide, robbery, stalking, gun, and narcotics offenses, to verdict when she was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.  As part of the Gangs and Narcotics Unit, she provided legal advice and strategy in numerous non-fatal shooting and narcotics investigations.  Prior to joining the Prosecutor's Office, Raquel was the sole associate at a small, busy law firm where she handled an array of family, criminal, and civil matters. She appeared in court daily and was involved in all aspects of case preparation from consultation through trial.  She is a poised and effective communicator and problem solver who is Spanish-speaking and successfully advocates for a diverse clientele with cultural competence.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, New Jersey, Assistant Prosecutor, September 2015 - May 2020
  • Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, L.L.C., West New York, New Jersey, Associate, September 2013 - September 2015
  • Honorable Adam E. Jacobs, J.S.C., Hudson County Superior Court, Jersey City, New Jersey, Law Clerk, August 2012 - August 2013
  • Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Hackensack, New Jersey, Appellate and Law Section Intern, May 2011 – April 2012
  • Honorable Jose L. Linares, United States District Court, D.N.J., Newark, New Jersey, Summer Extern, May 2010 – August 2010
  • American Conference On Diversity, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Facilitator/Camp Advisor, June 2005 – June 2011

Practice

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2013 
  • New York, 2014 
  • U.S. District Court, D.N.J., 2013

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • New York University, B.A., 2009