Maria Z. Cortes, Esq.

Trustee - Region 13 (Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Maria represents clients in a variety of real estate, immigration, gaming law and litigation matters at Fox Rothschild LLP. Before joining Fox, Maria served as a law clerk to New Jersey Superior Court Judge Julio L. Mendez, Assignment Judge of the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage. Maria assisted with trial preparation, managed motions practice, conducted legal research and drafted legal opinions for general equity and prerogative writ actions. Prior to that, she served as a judicial extern to New Jersey Superior Court Judge Carol E. Higbee of the Appellate Division in Linwood, New Jersey. Maria also worked as a summer associate and law clerk at a New Jersey-based law firm. During law school, Maria was the Managing Notes Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy.

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