SPARTA, NJ – A new law office Fraser Cerra, has opened their doors in Sparta. With family and friends gathered the Lauren Fraser and Janine Cerra cut the ribbon signifying the opening of their firm on Woodport Road.
The two women said they "are excited because we are a different law firm, we are community based.” The women explained they created foundation “dedicated to protecting the health and safety of the children in the community.”
They have a number of initiatives planned through the 501(3)(c) called the Fraser Cerra Foundation, including a car seat safety day on October 21. They have plans for a drug awareness and prevention program as well.
Lauren Fraser has lived in Sussex County all her life. She graduated from High Point Regional High School. She earned her bachelors degree in history and political science from Rutgers University and her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Following graduation Fraser served as Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Karen Russell. She then worked for 13 years at Laddey, Clark and Ryan as an attorney and then partner. Cerra handles personal injury cases and contract law.
Janine Cerra practices Real Estate Law and Land Use Law using her experience in commercial and residential development and construction. She also practices immigration law. Cerra attended Woodhouse Grove School in Bradford, England and Leicester University also in England. After moving to New Jersey she attended Seton Hall School of Law.
Cerra practiced in a Sparta law firm before serving as a New Jersey Assistant Deputy Public Defender in Morris and Sussex County according to the firm’s website.
As they raised their champagne glasses to toast the new business Cerra said, “Here’s to helping people first and making a bit of money.”
Following the toast in the office they moved the party to Lake Mohawk Country Club to celebrate with more than 60 people.