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Patricia Quelch earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1982, and earned her law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1985. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.
Ms. Quelch was an Assistant Prosecutor for a total of 26 years, all with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. During most of her career with the Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Quelch was assigned to the Appellate / Motion Unit, supervising that Unit for more than a year. Ms. Quelch also served as the Director of the Forfeiture Unit and as the Executive Prosecutor, supervising the Intake and Pre-Trial Intervention Sections. She served as a legal advisor during her tenure as an assistant prosecutor, providing legal advice to numerous law enforcement agencies within Monmouth County. Additionally, Ms. Quelch was certified as an instructor by the New Jersey Police Training Commission and acted as the primary legal instructor at the Monmouth County Police Academy for numerous police training courses over 14 years. She is a member of the Faculty of the prestigious New Jersey Top Gun school, a multi-agency training initiative sponsored by the Attorney General of New Jersey and the County Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey.
During her tenure as an assistant prosecutor, Ms. Quelch represented the State on numerous appeals to the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, the District Court of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. She also handled a variety of motions, including suppressions, motions to dismiss indictments, admission of other crimes evidence and post-conviction motions. She acted as the municipal court prosecutors’ supervisor and so was familiar with the legal issues prevalent in that court system. Since she joined the firm, Ms. Quelch has continued to appear in municipal courts and both Law and Appellate Division courts. She has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on two occasions in the last two years.
Ms. Quelch was admitted to practice law in both the state and federal courts in New Jersey and West Virginia, and admitted to practice in state courts in Pennsylvania. She has practiced law since 1985. Ms. Quelch is also admitted to the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
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