A lifetime resident of Ocean Gate, Ms. Nieves-Martinez decided to start her own full-service law firm in Bayville, New Jersey in 2015 to serve her local constituents and beyond. The firm offers skilled representation in the areas of landlord-tenant defense, criminal and traffic defense, expungements, workers compensation, family law including but not limited to guardianships, divorce, and final restraining order defense, tax appeals, collections, real estate. and simple estate planning matters. She also serves as the covering public defender for Barnegat, Manchester and Brick Township.
Alexandra Nieves-Martinez’s passion for the law was evident from the moment she graduated from Central Regional High School in 2004. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Ms. Nieves-Martinez then attended the Rutgers School of Law and served as a student member of the American Bar Association before graduating from the institution in 2013.
Ms. Nieves-Martinez served as co-chair for the Law Students for Reproductive Justice during her first year at Rutgers School of Law. During the summer following her first year, Ms. Nieves-Martinez worked as a judicial intern for the honorable Michael Bateman of the Municipal Court in South Toms River, New Jersey. She worked closely with the judge and prepared memorandums for animal hoarding violations, ineffective assistance of counsel, criminal offenses as well as all traffic infractions. That summer, she worked as a law clerk at the Law Office of Tier & Di Stefano and worked in several areas of practice, including family, criminal defense, workers compensation, and personal injury. Ms. Nieves-Martinez developed an additional interest in real estate law. During her second year in Law School, Ms. Nieves-Martinez operated as a Representative for the Women’s Law Forum.
Since the summer of 2011, Ms. Nieves-Martinez has continued her work for Mr. Di Stefano, Esq. and Mr. Tier, Esq. in the capacity as independent counsel proving legal services including but not limited to: Homeowner association and condo association representation, landlord-tenant defense, municipal court defense public and private, criminal defense, expungements, workers compensation, family law including but not limited to guardianships, divorce, and final restraining order defense, tax appeals, collections, and real estate.
Ms. Alexandra Nieves-Martinez also serves as Vice President of Central County Business Association “COBA.” Coba’s mission is to inspire, motivate and champion the small business community along the Route 9 Corridor, through the stimulation of new ideas, shared information and co-operation with local municipalities; all to encompass a more efficient and effective way to grow, create and assist businesses in the local community.