About Francesca Simone

Francesca represents clients in criminal defense, commercial litigation, employment, and healthcare cases.

Francesca worked as a paralegal and summer associate for Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC while attending law school. She also interned for the Honorable Paul B. Matey, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Thomas K. Isenhour, of the Superior Court of New Jersey-Union Vicinage. During law school, Francesca was awarded best brief in her Appellate Advocacy class and in the Gressman Moot Court competition. She also was the recipient of the National Italian American Bar Association’s Justice Alito Scholarship.

Additionally, Francesca focused her AWR research paper on Italian American Congressman Peter Rodino and how his heritage influenced his legislation, particularly immigration reform and Columbus Day. Most of her research was from the Peter Rodino Archives at Seton Hall Law; she was the first person to utilize them.

Francesca earned her BA in history and minor in Italian from Ramapo College with magna cum laude. She received her paralegal certificate from Montclair State University and her MSJ degree in Financial Service Compliance from Seton Hall Law. While attending graduate school, Francesca worked at Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera & Sodono, P. C. as a paralegal to the Honorable Ned Rosenberg, where she assisted him in his alternate dispute resolution practice.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law – J.D. & MSJ, Financial Service Compliance
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey – B.A., magna cum laude, History, Italian Minor


State Bars:

  • New Jersey

U.S. District Courts:

  • District of New Jersey