98 East Water Street, Toms River,
NJ 08753

Jean L. Cipriani, Partner

Attorney at Law


Areas of Practice

Governmental law
Labor and Employment
School Law

Certified Legal Specialties

“Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law” designation under a program sponsored by the Center for Government Services of Rutgers The State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


  • New York University, B.A., 1987
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trustee, Institute of New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA)
  • Member, Ocean County Bar Association
  • Associate Editor of the Local Government Law Review, a quarterly publication of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys.


  • Recipient of Hofstra School of Law Outstanding Student Award and Constitutional Law Award
  • Trial Lawyers Section of the Nassau and Suffolk Counties Bar Association Moot Court Award
  • Research Editor, Hofstra Law Review

Current Experience

  • Municipal Attorney, Township of Stafford and Boroughs of Bay Head, Mantoloking and Seaside Heights
    Labor Counsel for the Boroughs of Seaside Park, Bay Head and Mantoloking and the Townships of Lacey and Little Egg Harbor

  • Affordable Housing Counsel for the Townships of Manchester, Little Egg Harbor and the Borough of South Toms River
  • Special Counsel to the County of Ocean, the Townships of Brick and Plumsted and the Boroughs of Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Borough and Ocean Gate
  • Hearing Officer for the Borough of Lakehurst

Prior Experience

  • Labor Counsel to the County of Salem
  • Special Counsel to the South Jersey Transportation Authority
  • Municipal Attorney for the Townships of Brick, East Brunswick, Jackson and the Boroughs of Lavallette and Red Bank
  • Investigative Officer for Bergen County
  • Redevelopment Counsel for the City of Paterson
  • Special Education Attorney for the Brick Township and Toms River Boards of Education

Published Works

  • Publication: Note, the Limits of Autonomy, Incompetence and the Right to Refuse Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment, 22 Hofstra Law Review 703, Spring 1994