Stacey L. Pilato, M.S./J.D.

Stacey Pilato Estate Planning Attorney Warren NJStacey L. Pilato, Esq.
Partner Stacey L. Pilato, Esq., began working with Joseph A. Lambariello, Esq./LL.M in 2005 when her accountant introduced them. Stacey started with the firm on a part-time basis while balancing the practice of law with motherhood. After a mere four months, though, she went full-time. Politically active in her community with her husband, she took a brief stint from the firm in late 2007 to practice municipal law, and thereafter worked with a small estate planning firm. Stacey found, however, that she was devoted to the challenging practice of estate and elder law, and almost daily consulted with Joe on complex matters with tax implications. She missed working with Joe and returned in 2008 as Of Counsel to work with him again. In 2011, she became partner in the reorganization. Stacey studied political science in college, receiving her Bachelor of Arts at High Point University in 1990. She studied the justice system and court administration in graduate school at The American University, earning a Master of Science in Justice in 1995. In 1998, she attained her Juris Doctor in Law from Seton Hall University where she was recognized as “best oralist” in Appellate Advocacy and published and served as an editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. She was admitted to the Bar of New Jersey in 1999 on her son’s first birthday, and has a broad background of practice areas covering nearly 15 years including family law, landlord/tenant, real estate and commercial transactions, election law, contracts, torts, municipal government and public defense. But her passion for reaching a personal level with her clients and problem-solving drew her to the concentration of estate law and elder law, in which she has solely practiced since 2008. Her broad legal background, complimented by her compassionate nature, provides clients with insight on other types of legal issues that often cross over into estate law from areas such as real estate, adoption, divorce/dissolution, municipal violations or guardianship issues.

Stacey L. Pilato is a frequent lecturer to caregivers and membership organizations on the significance of “no writing, no rights,” guardianships, and the importance of everyone age 18 and over to have a complete and appropriate estate plan tailored to fit the individual. She is an accredited Veterans Benefits Claims Attorney, a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law, and Elder and Disability Law Sections, a member of the Somerset County Bar Association Chancery Practice Committee, served as 2013-2014 Co-Chair of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Estates/Trusts and Elder Law Committee, and is currently serving as Co-Editor of the Somerset County Bar Association’s professional member newsletter, The Clarion. She was a lecturer with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on the “Dos and Don’ts of Estate Planning,” where she shared her method and ethics of practicing estate planning to educate and benefit the specific needs of each client.

Stacey was sworn in as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States on April 30, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Pictured here are Stacey L. Pilato (2nd from right), her colleagues of the Somerset County Bar Association who were also sworn in, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., hailing from New Jersey (center right), and Congressman Leonard Lance, 7th Dist., NJ (center left).

Stacey Pilato, Esq. Supreme Court of the United States Swearing In ceremony

Stacey Pilato, Esq. Supreme Court of the United States Swearing In ceremony, April 30, 2012

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