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Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our continued success depends on our most important asset – our people – which is why we take care in recruiting and retaining the best. We look for candidates with academic excellence, proven commitment and self-motivation.

As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Afiyfa H. Ellington

    Afiyfa focuses her practice in litigation and appeals with an emphasis on contract, business, commercial, environmental and land use.  She analyzes case law pertinent to a variety of legal disputes and prepares detailed memoranda regarding the viability of related litigation. Afiyfa prepares complaints, answers, motions, trial briefs and other legal pleadings in support of her clients' positions. She represents clients before state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Appellate Advocacy
    • Chancery Division
    • Contract Disputes
    • Business and Commercial Litigation
    • Environmental Litigation
    • Construction Law and Litigation
    • Land Use & Development Litigation
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar
    • Member of the Monmouth County Local Bar
    • Member of the Association of Black Women Lawyers
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Member of the National Association of Home Builders Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS)
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    Prior to joining the firm, Afiyfa served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Susan L. Reisner, J.A.D., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division and Chancery Division.
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (2003)
    • University of Michigan, B.A. (1999)