The Mecca Law Firm - Paramus Divorce and Criminal Defense Attorney

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The Mecca Law Firm
87 South Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652 -2656
Tollfree: 877-551-3012
Fax: 201-843-3918
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Daniel P. Mecca

Daniel P. Mecca

Of Counsel
Paramus, New Jersey
877-551-3012 (Tollfree)

Prior to his retirement, Judge Mecca served as a Superior Court Judge for over 15 years. During his tenure as Bergen County's Civil Presiding Judge, he was primarily engaged in fostering settlement of cases prior to trial.

During his career, he served on the statewide Conference of Civil Presiding Judges and as Chair of the Complimentary Dispute Resolution Committee's Civil/Special Civil Sub-Committee and as a member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Arbitration.

Judge Mecca has participated in the resolution of thousands of cases involving personal injury, construction, breach of contract, corporate disputes, employment discrimination, land use, professional malpractice, wrongful termination etc.

Judge Mecca completed mediation training at The NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education and The National Judicial College at Charleston, South Carolina.

He also completed training in the Use of Financial Statements in Court and Philosophical Ethics and Decision Making in Juvenile Cases.

Prior to serving in the judiciary, Judge Mecca was in general practice which included personal injury, business transactions, family matters and appearances before zoning and planning boards. While practicing law, Judge Mecca taught Real Estate Law at The former Englewood Cliffs College.

Since his retirement from the bench, Judge Mecca has served as a member of the NJ Joint Legislative Committee on Ethics which meets monthly in Trenton.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Mediation and Arbitration of Personal Injury Cases
  • 20% Mediation and Arbitration of UM and UIM Cases
  • 10% Mediation and Arbitration of Chancery Cases
  • 5% Mediation and Arbitration of Employment Cases
  • 5% Mediation and Arbitration of Medical and Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1970
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1967
  • Fordham University, New York, New York
    • B.S. - 1964
    • Major: Business


  • Mediation and Arbitration, BCBA, 2010
  • Jury Voir Dire (New Rules), American Trial Lawyers (ATLA), 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Bergen County Bar Foundation Man of the Year, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Assoc., 1971 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Assoc., 1971 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State of New Jersey, Judge, Superior Court, 1993 - 2008
  • Law Office of Daniel P. Mecca, Attorney at Law, 1972 - 1993