Kimberly L. Forino, Esq.
A lifelong student of the art of critical thinking, advocacy, analysis, and stimulating conversations, Ms. Forino earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with a minor specialization in Business Law from Hofstra University. Ms. Forino was inspired through studying the works of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and debaters, and equally enjoyed learning about how the law regulates business operations.
Immediately following college graduation, Ms. Forino attended Seton Hall University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2007. During law school, Ms. Forino interned for the United States Magistrate Judge, Honorable Mark Falk, U.S.M.J. Throughout this period, she worked for the criminal law scholar, professor and international attorney Wanda M. Akin, Esq., and the transaction group of the international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP.
After earning her Juris Doctor degree, Ms. Forino clerked for the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C. (Ret) of the Middlesex County Family Court for a one year judicial clerkship. Thereafter, she went on to work for Fox News Channel as a researcher during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election season, and then joined a small law firm where she successfully litigated and settled premises liability cases on behalf of a Fortune 500 Retailer in the NJ Superior and Appellate Division, along with the U.S. District Court for the District of NJ.
From 2010-2018, Ms. Forino served as General Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance for a New Jersey based health service organization. In this capacity, she oversaw all aspects of regulatory compliance and transactions and was instrumental in helping the company expand into new business ventures and completed additional specialized training in Civil Mediation in 2016.
She started her legal practice in 2019 in Somerset County, where she assisted many new and small local businesses with various contractual, employment and compliance matters. She served on the Bridgewater Township Planning Board from 2020-2021, and then relocated to scenic Hunterdon County in 2022. Although she still actively works with clients conducting business in Somerset County, Ms. Forino enjoys meeting and assisting local small business owners in her new location.