Kelly A. Zampino is a Partner in HDRB&B’s Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense Departments. She represents both individual and corporate clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigations, in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as in arbitration and alternative dispute forums. Kelly focuses her practice on trust and estate litigations, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty actions.

Kelly received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University. Before joining HDRB&B, Kelly clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Wilson on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.

Kelly is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She also is a graduate of the Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court.

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • 201 Magazine “Top Lawyers” – Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate (2019)

Representative Matters

  • Defending a co-executor of an estate in a dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty and conversion claims.
  • Defending a shareholder and closely held business in an oppressed shareholder action.
  • Representing beneficiaries of a multi-million-dollar estate in connection with a will contest.
  • Representing successor guardians in a contested guardianship dispute.
  • Defending beneficiaries of estate in a breach of contract action.
  • Representing employee in wrongful termination action against former employer.
  • Representing a marketing company in a breach of contract dispute with a hospital.
  • Defending an executor of an estate in a will contest.
  • Representing business seeking to enforce restrictive covenant in an employment contract.

Prior Experience

  • Hon. Robert C. Wilson, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County
    • Clerk

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., cum laude, 2007

Clerkship

  • Hon. Robert C. Wilson, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2010
  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2020