Traci Telemaque

Prior to joining the OPD, Traci Telemaque enjoyed a career in women’s health care with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services in Long Beach, California.  In 1998, she relocated to New Jersey to pursue her legal career.  In 2001 Ms. Telemaque received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.  She clerked for the late Honorable David Waks in Passaic County and the Honorable William R. DeLorenzo, Jr., Bergen County. 

Ms. Telemaque joined the Office of Law Guardian (OLG) in 2003 as a staff attorney.  Until 2011 she represented minors in child abuse and neglect litigation in Hudson County.  In 2011, she was promoted to Managing Attorney of the Essex County OLG. In 2015, she was promoted to Managing Attorney of the OLG Northern Region (Bergen and Hudson counties).  She is a member of the the OLG Training, Youth in Transition and Ethics Committees, and is a trainer for the Hudson County CASA program.  In December 2017 she was appointed to First Assistant Public Defender and assumed statewide supervision over the Office of Law Guardian.