Marisel Lopez Chin has been associated with the
Law Offices of Kenneth L. Gonzalez & Associates since June of
2005. Ms. Lopez Chin is employed as a general
practice attorney performing work in many diverse areas of law
ranging from Real Estate
closings, Personal Injury Law, Municipal Court Matters,
Family Law, to other
general matters such as
Landlord-Tenant Cases and Criminal Law. However,
her primary area of concentration at the firm is workers'
compensation law and municipal court matters.
Ms. Lopez Chin graduated from Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey in 1994 earning a joint Bachelor of
Arts degree in Political Science and French Language
Studies. After graduation, she had the opportunity to
intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
from 1994-1995. Afterwards, Ms. Lopez Chin decided to obtain
her Juris Doctor degree and was accepted to Seton Hall University
School of Law.
From 1998-2001, while attending law school, Ms.
Lopez Chin also worked full-time in Merrill Lynch's litigation
department. There she assisted in the defense of
securities fraud litigation claims, and responded to regulatory
investigations conducted by various entities such as the
Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Asssociation of
Securities Dealers (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange
While in law school, Ms. Lopez Chin interned at
the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall from
2001-2002, providing legal representation to immigrants and
politcal refugees seeking asylum into the United States
from various parts of the world. Ms. Lopez Chin
graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002
upon earning her juris doctor degree.
From 2002-2003, Ms. Lopez Chin served as a
judicial law clerk for the State of New Jersey Office of
Adminstrative Law where she assisted thirty-nine (39) judges
in writing legal opinions concerning various areas of law including
but not limited to: Civil Rights, Health and Human services,
Education Law, and Employment Discrimination.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Kenneth L. Gonzalez &
Associates, Ms. Lopez Chin was a
sole practitioner, providing legal services to clients
in Municipal Court
and also handled such family law matters as domestic violence, child custody, child
support and divorce. She is currently a member of
the New Jersey Women Lawyer's Association, Hispanic
Bar Association, American Bar Association, Monmouth
County Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association
Ms. Lopez Chin is fluent in Spanish and French and has
conversational knowledge of German and Italian.