Jalessa L. Almonacy Associate New York
Phone: 212.238.4818 Fax: 212.238.4848 jalmonacy@lcbf.com

Jalessa handles a wide range of matters throughout New York and New Jersey, primarily focusing her practice on toxic torts, and rail, bus, and other transportation litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Jalessa practiced workers’ compensation law at a New Jersey firm. Jalessa also clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Brenner, J.S.C. in the civil division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County Vicinage. During law school, Jalessa was Assistant Editor of the UMass Law Review, President of the Black Law Student’s Association, class representative on the Student Bar Association, Law School Liaison for UMass Dartmouth’s Pre-Law Society and UMass Dartmouth NAACP member.

Prior to attending law school, Jalessa worked as a talent and production assistant on various television series’ filmed in New York City.

Practice Areas


New Jersey, 2020
New York, 2022

Associations and Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Associate Editor, UMass Law Review 2018-2019
President, Black Law Students Association 2017-2019
3L, 2L, and 1L Representative, Student Bar Association
Recipient, Pro Bono Award Class of 2019 (644 hours)
Law School Liaison, UMass Dartmouth Pre-Law Society
Recipient, Massachusetts Black Lawyer’s Associate Judge Lindsay Public Service Scholarship Award 2018


J.D., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth School of Law, North Dartmouth, MA, 2019
B.A., Kean University, Union, New Jersey, 2012