Jacquelyn R. Matchett is Counsel at Costello & Mains where her practice focuses on passionately representing her clients in various Employment and Civil Rights matters. Jacquelyn handles all aspects of litigation from filing complaints through trial. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jacquelyn represented plaintiffs in civil litigation matters after finishing a judicial clerkship.
Jacquelyn graduated cum laude from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2011 and earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law (Camden) in 2014. While in law school, she was a New Developments Editor and published in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion (nee Cooper), participated in the Children's Family and Advocacy Clinic, and received the Dean's Pro Bono Award for Exceptional service for participating in more than one hundred hours in various pro bono programs. She is a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice and involved in various aspects of the organization.
Jacquelyn is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan and currently resides in South Jersey with her family.
"I know they say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life, well I don't buy that. I think if you love what you do, you're going to work all day, every day, harder than everyone else until they shut the lights off on you." -Brian Dawkins
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
- J.D. - 2014
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2011
- Honors: cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice (“AAJ”)
- New Jersey Association for Justice (“NJAJ”) , Board of Governors Member & New Lawyer Section Co-Chair
- National Employment Lawyers Association – New Jersey Branch, Member
- "New Jersey Super Lawyers " published by Thomson Reuters “Rising Star” 2020-2022