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Melissa A. Chimbangu

Melissa A. Chimbangu, NJ intellectual property lawyer, litigation attorney mercer county

Melissa A. Chimbangu


Phone: 609.275.0400
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101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Melissa A. Chimbangu is a member of Szaferman Lakind’s Commercial and General Litigation Group. Her areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, labor and employment law and estate planning, administration and litigation. In her practice, Melissa handles a variety of personal and business-related disputes involving breach of contract claims and employment issues such as wrongful termination, restrictive covenants and civil rights.

Prior to joining the firm, Melissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge, Middlesex Vicinage, Superior Court of New Jersey. During her clerkship, Melissa worked on a range of chancery and civil matters and served as a mediator in the Special Civil Part of the Middlesex Law Division.

Melissa is a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association (MCBA) and the Mercer County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the MCBA. She is currently the co-chair of the Women Lawyers Committee and previously served as the co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division. In 2014, she was awarded the Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the MCBA. Melissa is on the Board of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Young Professionals Group.


Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Labor & Employment Law
Environmental Litigation
Estate Litigation
Civil Litigation
Collection Work

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
District Court of New Jersey


Mercer County Bar Association The Young Lawyer Award, 2014


University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, J.D., 2010

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, B.A., 2005

Professional Organizations

Mercer County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
RWJ Hospital Hamilton Young Professionals Group
Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment

New Jersey Superior Court
Assignment Judge Hon. Travis L. Francis
Law Clerk