Melinda Colon Cox, Esq.


President Elect

Melinda Colón Cox, Esq. is a Partner at the law firm of Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLP in Somerset, New Jersey. Mrs. Cox represents national banks and financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, and small and large businesses with an emphasis in commercial litigation, contested foreclosures, consumer finance and protection, and state and federal regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining the law firm of Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLP, Mrs. Cox was a law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to her clerkship, Mrs. Cox was an associate at a large New Jersey firm, as a member of the Redevelopment Team, Redevelopment Strategic Business Unit Team and the Commercial Real Estate Team.

Mrs. Cox received her B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, New York, graduating magna cum laude. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review, President of the Association of Latin American Law Students, a Student Bar Association Class Representative and Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the Minority Student Program. Melinda has been on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey since 2008, co-founded the Young Lawyers Committee in 2009 and in 2015 reinstated the publication and circulation of the Abogados Newsletter. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (elected as a Fellow to the inaugural class of the 2015 Leadership Academy and member of the Professional Ethics Committee and Leadership Academy Commit-tee), the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee.  Melinda also is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee and was recognized by the 2018 Executive Women of New Jersey as an Honoree at the Salute to Policy Makers Gala, and has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014 through 2018.


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