Dina M. Vicari, Esquire, is a Toms River native who was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1999. Dina has been in the practice with the law firm of R.C. Shea & Associates since 2000. Her practice includes areas like real estate, land use, business and corporate matters, guardianships, municipal court matters, estate planning, debt collection and general litigation.
Dina obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1996 from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dina graduated from Rutgers University Law School, Camden, New Jersey with a Juris Doctorate in 1999. Previous to beginning practice at R.C. Shea & Associates Dina was a judicial law clerk for Honorable Francis DeStefano in Monmouth County, Superior Court, Criminal Division.
Dina is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and has also been admitted to the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the Ocean County Bar Association.
Dina has held numerous positions in municipalities throughout Ocean County including Prosecutor, Public Defender and Labor Hearing Officer in various municipalities such as Ocean Gate, Lacey Township, Lakehurst, Manchester, Toms River, Brick Township, Surf City, Ocean Township, Tuckerton, Long Beach and Eagleswood. She is currently the Public Defender in Jackson Township. Dina also serves as special counsel for the Ocean County Board of Social Services with regard to issues relating to child support. She is also serving as the Land Use Board attorney for the Borough of Ocean Gate and conflict counsel for the Berkeley Township Board of Education.
Dina is an active member of the community, serving as a member of the American Cancer Society, Ocean County Board of Realtors and the Shore Builders Association. Currently, she is serving on the scholarship committee for the Toms River Italian American Club. Dina has served for the past six years as the Chairwoman for the annual Casino Night Charity event for the March of Dimes and Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization. Dina is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Toms River, Ocean County, Chamber of Commerce and has served as the Chairwoman of the Bowl-a-thon – 2004, 2005, 2006, and Co-Chairperson of the 46th Annual Reception and Dinner Dance Gala.
Dina is past recipient of the 100.1 Exceptional Woman Award, was honored as a Woman of Ocean County in the March/April edition of the Ocean County Woman publication and recently was an honored participant of the 2nd Annual “Woman of Distinction” fashion show for the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate Law, Residential and Commercial
- Estate Planning and Guardianship Law
- Land Use Law
- Business and Corporate Law
- Municipal Law
- Debt Collection Law
- General Litigation
- Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
- Muhlenberg College
- Toms River High School East
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The American Bar Association
- The New Jersey Bar Association
- The Ocean County Bar Association
- Toms River, Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
- Italian American Cultural Society of Ocean County