Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen, P.C is pleased to welcome Ravi S. Bhalla as Of Counsel to the Firm. In this capacity, Ravi will provide strategic advice and counsel to the Firm, enabling it to draw on his broad range of legal expertise as a seasoned litigator and trial attorney. Among Ravi's areas of expertise are employment, commercial, civil rights, criminal defense, and governmental affairs. While not practicing law, Ravi will serve as a valuable resource to clients and attorneys at the Firm.
Ravi most recently served as a partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, where he represented major corporations, small businesses, public entities and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation matters.
Over the course of his legal career, Ravi has also maintained his own law practice in Hudson County that focused on all aspects of employment law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, and public entity litigation. Ravi began his career as an Associate of Krovatin & Associates, LLC, where he gained hands on litigation experience handling matters in the areas of white-collar criminal defense litigation, complex civil litigation, and cutting edge civil rights litigation.
Ravi has been recognized by New Jersey SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in 2009. Over the years, Ravi's public interest advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans and other minorities has earned him the Thurgood Marshall Award from Muslim Advocates, the Professional Achievement Award from the Asian Pacific American Legal Association of New Jersey, the Community Leadership Award from Asian Americans for Equality, and the Community Service Award from the Sikh American Chamber of Commerce.
Ravi Bhalla currently serves as Mayor of Hoboken. Elected this past November, he is the first member of the Sikh faith to serve as a mayor in New Jersey. Before assuming the mayoral position, Ravi served for eight years on the City Council where he was twice Council President.