Diocesan General Counsel

“The King’s good servant – but God’s first.” – St. Thomas More

The Office of the Diocesan General Counsel serves as the bridge between the mission of the Diocese to serve the People of God and the civil law reality within which the Church exists. The guiding principles of the Office of the Diocesan General Counsel in approaching the civil law are the teachings of our Roman Catholic faith. Following the example of St. Thomas More, we strive to ensure adherence to civil law, while remaining mindful of our ultimate obedience to the Word of God. Our goal is to approach all challenges, tempered with Christian charity, fortified with the desire to protect and serve the Church to the best of our ability.

Michael K. Ligorano, KM, Esq., General Counsel
(732) 562-2425 • Fax: (732) 562-1427

Christopher J. Fusco, JCL, Esq., Associate General Counsel
(732) 529-7923

Barbara Urcinas, Legal Assistant
(732) 562- 2423