Representing Northern New Jersey For Decades
For more than 40 years, Joseph L. Mecca Jr. and Daniel Mecca have represented the interests of individuals, families and small businesses in northern New Jersey. Over the years, they have served the community, both as attorneys and as judges, in area courts.
Daniel Mecca had already been a practicing lawyer in northern New Jersey for 17 years when, in 1987, he established The Mecca Law Firm, in Paramus. His brother, Joseph Mecca, joined the firm after graduating from Rutgers College and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Through their work at the firm, the brothers gained many years of experience in estate planning, business formations, real estate, family law and criminal defense . Their legal experience continued as each accepted positions as judges in Bergen County.
Daniel became a Bergen County Superior Court judge in 1993, serving initially in the Family Division and later as the presiding judge of the Civil Division. During this time, Joseph assumed leadership of the firm and continued in that capacity while also serving as chief judge of the Paramus Municipal Court from 2005 until 2010. In 2014 he started started serving as criminal court judge of the Paramus Municipal Court.
In 2008, Daniel retired from the bench and rejoined the firm, where he provides his experience and expertise in an “of counsel” capacity, handling civil mediations and arbitrations. Joseph continues to fulfill the firm’s original mission of combining integrity, knowledge and experience with practical advice and customer service to offer the highest level of legal support. His practice includes a concentration in residential and commercial real estate and zoning matters, business law, estate planning, family law and municipal court practice.
In addition to his other duties, Joseph has served as the attorney for the Hackensack Board of Adjustment and is currently legal counsel for the Hackensack Planning Board. He is a past president of the Paramus Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation and the Paramus Rotary Club.
Joseph has served as a volunteer attorney for the Bergen County Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project as well as on the Supreme Court District IIA Ethics Committee panel. He is also a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.