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Maryssa Geist

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Maryssa Geist recently joined Kates Nussman and immediately put her skills to work on real estate, hostile work environment and post-divorce judgment matters. 

Before joining the firm, Maryssa worked as a litigation associate at Ricci & Fava LLC. There she has concentrated her practice in the areas of civil rights defense, education law, criminal law and personal injury litigation.

She is a 2015 graduate of Seton Hall University. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University in 2018. During law school she focused on criminal justice issues and reform and received a certificate of merit in criminal law and procedure from Rutgers University.

After graduating from law school, Maryssa completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joseph A. Portelli, a Superior Court Judge for the Criminal Division of Passaic County, New Jersey. 



Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2019


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Passaic Country Bar Association, Member, 2018 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Passaic County Courthouse, Judicial Clerk, 2018 to 2019


  • English