As Business Development Officer, Joy Rodino continues her longtime commitment to advocating for women. Her legal career has centered around public interest law – managing investigations of national companies for compliance with consumer protection statutes for the Federal Trade Commission; prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases as First Assistant County Attorney in Sullivan County, NY; serving as Pro Bono Counsel for the Seton Hall Law School Family Law Clinic; representing abused and neglected children as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender/Law Guardian in Passaic County, NJ; and representing the Passaic County Board of Social Services as Associate County Counsel.

Joy was married to Congressman Peter Rodino from 1989 until his passing in 2005.  In 2009 she authored a book about the Congressman’s reverence for the Preamble to the Constitution, titled FIFTY-TWO WORDS MY HUSBAND TAUGHT ME, Love, Inspiration and the Constitution. She is also a Reiki Master and Certified Cymatherapy Practitioner.

Bar Admissions
New York
New Jersey
California (inactive)

Employment History
Author and President, DRJ Publishing, West Orange, NJ
Associate County Counsel, Passaic County Board of Social Services, NJ
Assistant Deputy Public Defender/Law Guardian, Passaic County, NJ
Pro Bono Counsel, Seton Hall Law School Family Law Clinic, Newark, NJ
First Assistant County Attorney, Sullivan County, NY
Attorney and member of Federal Women's Program Advisory Committee, Federal Trade Commission, Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC, Boston, MA
Staff Assistant to the Regional Administrator and Federal Women's Program
Coordinator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston, MA
Executive Assistant, Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Washington, DC

Selected Speaking Engagements
Keynote Speaker, Law, Youth & Citizenship Conference, New York State Bar Association
Keynote Speaker, New Jersey Center for Civic and Law-related Education Conference
Keynote Speaker, Caldwell College Day of Service
Speaker, school assemblies and civic groups

Professional & Civic Associations: Current Activities
President, Crown View Community Association Board of Trustees
Vice President, Crown View Manor Condominium Association Board of Trustees
Member, Board of Directors, Allison's Heart Foundation for Children and Young Adults

Education
J. D., Northeastern University School of Law
B. A., Smith College