Judge Meloni’s lifelong passion for the law and politics shaped his natural inclination toward compromise and consensus. After a 14 year judicial career, he still gains tremendous satisfaction from helping people resolve disputes that they would otherwise not be able to resolve on their own.
Judge Meloni most recently served as a trial judge in the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions of the Superior Court in Camden County. He presided over thousands of cases and tried a wide variety of matters in many areas of the law. A large portion of cases involved civil wrongdoings, contract and corporate law, insurance, discrimination and whistleblower cases, personal injury and medical malpractice.
Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Meloni was a partner in the firm of Veronica Meloni & Vecchio, where he practiced in the areas of civil litigation, real estate and other general areas of law from 1976-2002. Prior to this time he was employed by a litigation firm in Camden County. He held multiple positions in local government such as Municipal Solicitor for Pennsauken Township, General Counsel to Pennsauken Solid Waste Management Authority, Solicitor to Camden Improvement Authority and Assistant Solicitor for the City of Camden. He has also held municipal roles such as prosecutor and planning board solicitor.
From 1986-1988, he served as the Chairman of the Camden County Democratic Committee. He has also been a member of the Camden County Bar Association Board of Trustees and served six years in the NJ Army National Guard.
He resides in Camden County with his wife and spends his free time at the Jersey shore with his children and grandchildren.
Honors & Awards
- Chairman, Camden County Democratic Committee (1986-1988)
- Member, Camden County Bar Association Board of Trustees 1981-1984, 1990-1993
- Served on the Judicial Continuing Legal Education Committee and NJ State Bar Association Arbitration Committee
- New Jersey Bar Association
- Camden County Bar Association
- Burlington County Bar Association
News & Speaking Engagements
- Ethics: Problem Clients, Courts, and CounselMay 11, 2018New Jersey Association for Justice
"Alternative Dispute Resolution-A Sensible Option", Camden County Bar Association The Barrister, and Burlington County Bar Association The Straight Word, January 2017
"How to Initiate and Prepare for a Mediation", Camden County Bar Association The Barrister, and Burlington County Bar Association The Straight Word, March 2017
"Things to Remember When Mediating", Camden County Bar Association The Barrister, and Burlington County Bar Association The Straight Word, November 2017
- Rutgers School of Law, Camden (J.D. 1972)
- Rutgers University (College of South Jersey) A.B. 1968
- New Jersey
- New Jersey Federal District Court
- U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court