Elizabeth A. Calandrillo, Esq

Elizabeth was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is proud to be a product of Catholic schools that instilled in her the desire to always do her best and to be mindful of those around her.  As a first-generation daughter of immigrant parents, Liz maintains fluency in Italian. Liz is a graduate of the Academy of St. Aloysius where she honed her Latin skills but discovered science was not really for her. She then attended the only Jesuit college in the State of New Jersey, St. Peter’s University (formerly St. Peter’s College).  Having discovered a passion for literature and writing, Liz graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and with minors in Women’s Studies and Classical Studies.  After working for several years doing title, real estate, and mortgage work, Liz was intrigued by the idea of continuing to do that work, but from the lawyer’s vantage point.  While continuing to work, Liz also attended and graduated from Seton Hall University earning her J.D. in 2000.  Following her graduation, Liz was thrilled to serve as Law Clerk to the Honorable Elijah A. Miller, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County Vicinage during his tenure in the Family Part.

Since that time, Liz has focused her career on the practice of family law.  She has volunteered her legal skills for Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, as well as conducted legal workshops and seminars for Project Self Sufficiency in Newton, New Jersey.  Liz has been court-appointed to serve as a Guardian ad litem for children in matrimonial matters and to serve as pro-bono counsel for indigent clients.  She has been a member of the Early Settlement Panel program, since becoming eligible to serve, and has served in Sussex, Morris and Passaic counties.  Liz completed the court-approved training program to become a mediator in 2010 and has engaged in the private practice of mediation for clients since that time, and believes that it can be a very useful tool for resolving disputes in many circumstances.  Liz is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, and has been a member of the Bergen, Sussex and Union County Bar Associations during her career.  Liz was honored to receive a client satisfaction award in 2015 under the criteria established by Martindale-Hubbell for said distinction.  It is her goal to continue to bring the highest level of quality service to all clients when they need it most.

In addition to her volunteer work, Liz is an avid reader and crossword puzzle junkie and enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and children.

Bar Admissions

  • NJ 2001

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law Juris Doctor
  • Peter’s University Bachelor of Arts

Association

  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Sussex County Bar Association