Alfonse A. De Meo, Esq.

Alfonse A. De Meo was born in Belleville, New Jersey. A 1987 graduate of Belleville High School, he went on the attend Seton Hall University. Mr. De Meo graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. A campus leader, he was the President of the class of 1991, as well as having held several offices in campus organizations and the Tau kappa Epsilon fraternity.



Academic and Employment History


Mr. De Meo attended Seton Hall University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1994. After graduation, Mr. De Meo was a law clerk for the Honorable Paul M. DePascale, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court in Hudson County. Mr. De Meo was employed by Rose Marie Sardo, Esq. as an associate before opening the offices of De Meo & LaVista, P.C. in 1996. In 2006, Mr. De Meo opened the Law Offices of Alfonse A. De Meo, Esq. P.C.  


In addition to private practice, Mr. De Meo has served as the Assistant Public Defender for the Township of Belleville from 1998-2000 and from 2002-2004. In 2006, Mr. De Meo was appointed as the Public Defender in Belleville Municipal Court, and served in that position until June, 2009. Mr. De Meo also served as general counsel to the Belleville Board of Education from 2009 through 2014. 





Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

Juris Doctorate, 1994


Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

B.A. in Political Science, 1991




Admitted New Jersey Bar, 1995

Admitted, U.S. District Court, 1995




Belleville Board of Education

General Legal and Labor Counsel                                                                   

2009 – Present


Township of Belleville                                                                                   

Public Defender                                                                                               

2002 to 2004

2006 to 2009                                                                                                         


Township of Belleville                                                                             

Assistant Public Defender                                                                                       

1998 to 2000


State of New Jersey, Superior Court                                                             

Law Clerk to the Hon. Paul M. Depascale, J.S.C.

Hudson Vicinage

1994 to 1995





Law Offices of Alfonse A. De Meo, Esq. P.C.                                                  

Sole Practitioner           

96 Pompton Avenue, Verona, New Jersey

Sole Practitioner                                                                                                    


De Meo & LaVista, P.C.                                                                                  


Belleville, New Jersey                                                                                     



Rose Marie Sardo, Esq.                                                                                  


Newark, New Jersey





New Jersey State Bar Association

      Election Law Committee, Former Vice Chairman and Chairman

Associate Membership Program for School Attorneys, NJSBA




Belleville Board of Education  1998 -- 2004                                                              


Board President, 2003-2004

Board Vice President, 2001-2003