Ms. Velez focuses her practice on representing employers and public entities in labor and employment law policy, procedural, and litigation matters. She counsels clients on personnel policies and procedures including those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). She appears before the judiciary as well as State and Federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.

Prior to joining Capehart, Bridget was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Douglas Hurd, P.J. Civ. Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton. She was a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Alberto Rivas, Middlesex County Superior Court. Bridget also interned for the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ. Juris Doctorate. (Senior Editor of Rutgers Race and the Law Review, Member of the Association of Latin American Law Students (Executive Board), Student Representative for Westlaw, Member of the Minority Student Program)

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Bachelor of Arts. (Member of the Latino Student Alliance (Treasurer), Chief Recruitment Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Hispanic Bar of New Jersey

Mercer County Bar

Lehigh Lawyers