Tony F. LaRocca

Mr. LaRocca was born and raised in a working class family. He became a Union County Corrections Officer shortly after graduating high school and remained a Corrections Officer working his way through college. After graduating Kean University, Mr. La Rocca received a Law Degree from the Quinnipiac School of Law, (Formerly Bridgeport Law School).

After graduating Law School he began his legal career working for one of New Jersey’s largest personal injury law firms located in Newark, NJ. Shortly thereafter, Mr. La Rocca became a partner in the Law Firm of Fano and La Rocca located in East Orange, NJ. Thereafter, Tony LaRocca became the Senior Partner in the Law Firm of LaRocca, Feeley & Associates, located in Winfield Park, NJ.

Throughout his over 30 year legal career, Mr. La Rocca has been handling Workers’ Compensation Claims on behalf of injured employees. He has established himself as one of the most recognized attorneys in New Jersey handling Workers’ Compensation Claims. Coming from a working class background, Mr. La Rocca has established a reputation for fighting to protect the rights of injured workers. He understands the concerns of his clients and is committed to protecting their interests.

The other legal area of focus in which Mr. La Rocca has established an outstanding reputation is representing Cooperative Housing Corporations. He has represented Cooperative Housing Corporations for over 30 years. During that time he has become a member in the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and the NJ Federation of Housing Cooperatives.

In addition to his extensive legal experience in handling Workers Compensation claims and representing Cooperative Housing Corporations, Mr. LaRocca is an adjunct professor at Kean University teaching in the Criminal Justice Department . Mr. LaRocca has also authored and conducted numerous seminars to Corrections Officers and Police Officers on proper report writing. Having had the opportunity of working in law enforcement and representing numerous law enforcement officers and all public employees, Mr. LaRocca has obtained a unique perspective which allows him to vigorously and effectively represent his clients. Mr. LaRocca also works with the United States Naval Academy Admissions Office as a Blue and Gold Officer assisting potential candidates in their endeavor to accepted into the US Naval Academy.


  • Quinnipiac School of Law
    (Formally University of Bridgeport School of Law)
    Hamden, Connecticut
    Jurist Doctorate – 1987
  • Kean University
    Union, New Jersey
    B.A. Degree – 1984
    Major – Criminal Justice
  • Union County College
    Cranford, New Jersey
    A.A. Degree—1981
    Major—Criminal Justice


  • Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca
    76 South Orange Ave
    South Orange, NJ
    Employment Dates: 1989 – Present

    • Senior Managing Partner: Responsible for management of firm
      personnel, employee scheduling, developing budget, payroll,
      employee discipline, creating employee handbook, attorney trust
    • Senior Civil Litigation Attorney: Trial attorney primarily handling
      Labor Law, Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation matters.
      Negotiating, drafting and review of employment contracts, trial
      preparation including trial strategy, drafting and arguing trial motions
      and briefs, formulating testimony and cross examination of
      witnesses, etc.
  • Union County Department of Public Safety
    Division of Corrections
    Elizabeth, NJ
    Employment Dates: 1978-1987

    • Correction Officer: Responsible for control and custody of inmates,
      key control, report writing, emergency procedures, trustee
      scheduling, ordering food service supplies, maintaining sanitary food
      service conditions, strip search procedures, body cavity search
      procedures, inmate count procedure, “constructive authority”
      procedures, use of force criteria, deadly and non-deadly force
    • Award for Conduct Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.
      Recipient of award in relation to the hostage crisis during the Union
      County Jail riot.
    • N.J. Correction Officer Training Academy Graduate.

Pro-Bono Appointments

  • United States Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD

    • Blue and Gold Officer: Assisting the candidates with their
      application for admission into USNA. Conducting interviews with
      the prospective candidates.
  • Union County Juvenile Conference Committee
    Elizabeth, NJ

    • Diversionary program for Juvenile Offenders, engaged in mediation
      and negotiation to divert Juvenile Offenders out of the Criminal
      Justice System.
  • Connecticut Attorney General’s Office
    • Internship responsible for legal research, legal brief writing,
      presentation of research materials, review of Connecticut State
      Correctional Standards etc.

 Teachings and Training

  • Created and developed a handbook on Police and Correction Officer
    Report Writing. Conducted numerous seminars to local law
    enforcement agencies on the essentials of proper report writing.

Community & Elected Positions

  • Winfield Mutual Housing Board of Trustees
    Winfield, NJ
    Member Dates: 1989-1997

    • Responsible for oversight of corporate management including budget
      preparation, labor negotiations, employee discipline, enforcement of
      Rules and Regulations, construction of member handbook, legal
      issues regarding employee rights, member violations and trustee
      responsibilities, etc.
  • Winfield Board of Education
    Winfield, NJ
    Member Dates: 1982-1984

    • Responsible for budget overview, labor negotiations, employee
      discipline, negotiation of service contracts, curriculum development,
      scheduling, etc.


  • Available upon request.

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