Joyce A. Parisi

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Parisi & Gerlanc, P.A.
190 Moore Street, Suite 460
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 551-587-8915
Fax: 201-343-0199
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant


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Joyce A. Parisi has represented injured workers and their families throughout Bergen County, New Jersey, for 35 years as a partner in the workers' compensation firm Parisi & Gerlanc, P.A., in Hackensack. Ms. Parisi joined her father at the firm in 1980 and has since established a reputation as a leader in her field and a steadfast advocate of workers' rights and labor unions in the state. In addition to assisting clients with workers' compensation claims for work injuries, occupational diseases, repetitive stress injuries and other conditions, she handles matters pertaining to labor relations.

Ms. Parisi is a founding member and current President of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court. Through her efforts and those of others, New Jersey is one of four states that trains its lawyers specifically in workers' compensation law.

As a general counsel for the AFL-CIO since 1978, Ms. Parisi has fought tirelessly for workers' rights. On account of her dedicated service, she holds an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America** directory. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in 1974 and her Juris Doctor from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1977. Ms. Parisi also earned an LL.M. in labor law from the New York University School of Law in 1981. In December, 2019, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Ms. Parisi is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. She also frequently lectures for the American Association for Justice Workers' Compensation seminars and is Co-Chair of the Bergen County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. She also is a member of the N.J State Bar Association. 

*AV-Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories--legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
  • 100%Workers' Compensation: Claimant


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

About Joyce A. Parisi

Admitted: 1977, New Jersey

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ICLE Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Co-Chair NJAJ Meadowland Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2016 & 2017 Speaker @ NJAJ Winter Seminar: Defensive Medicine: Disproving the Myths

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified By The Supreme Court of New Jersey As A Workers' Compensation Attorney

Representative Clients

  • Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council (AFL-CIO) Uninted Labor Agency of Bergen County; Abe Solomon Scholorship Fund  


  • Community Service Award, Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council (AFL-CIO) 2004
  • , New Jersey State Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2018
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation Community Service Award, September, 2003
  • New York Magazine Best Lawyers, 2005 - 2018
  • Martindale- Hubbell AV Rating

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1978
  • Master, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. American Inn of Court, 1996 - Present
  • General Counsel, Bergen County Central Trades & Labor Council ( AFL-CIO) 1978 - Present
  • New York, 1989
  • President, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. American Inn of Court, 2006 - 2018
  • Co-Chair, Bergen County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section

Educational Background

  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 1974
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, LL.M. in Labor Law, 1981
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Office Location for Joyce A. Parisi

190 Moore Street
Suite 460
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 551-587-8915

Fax: 201-343-0199

Last Updated: 12/3/2020

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