Joyce A. Parisi

Attorney Profile

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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation,
  • Social Security Disability (0%)


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    Attorney Profile

    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 1978 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 Social Security Disability and labor relations.

    Ms. Parisi is a founding member 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 the only state 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.

    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 is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives who also holds membership in the American Association for Justice and the bar associations for Bergen County and New Jersey.

    *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
    • 0%Social Security Disability


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    About Joyce Parisi

    Admitted: 1977, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • Community Service Award, Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council (AFL-CIO) 2004
    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • New Jersey, 1977
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
    • General Counsel, United Labor Agency of Bergen County, 1982 - Present
    • 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

    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

    Representative Clients:

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

    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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    190 Moore Street
    Suite 460
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Phone: 551-587-8915

    Fax: 201-343-0199

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