Brenda Roman Maneri, Attorney at Law

Brenda Roman Maneri, Attorney at Law
(609) 267-1101
(609) 261-0686


Ms. Maneri is a criminal defense lawyer with the firm of Sitzler and Sitzler in Hainesport, NJ. She received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 1988. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1985 with a degree in International Relations and a concentration in Latin American Studies. While at Rutgers School of Law, Ms. Maneri was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Criminal Procedure.  Also while at Rutgers, she clerked for the Office of the Federal Public Defender. She was admitted to the New Jersey and New York State bars in 1988.

Upon graduating law school, Ms. Maneri accepted her first position in the field of criminal law by being sworn as an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County (Brooklyn), New York.  There she was assigned to the Misdemeanor Crack Unit where she prosecuted narcotics offenses. Shortly thereafter she moved to New Jersey and became an assistant prosecutor in Burlington County.  While serving as a prosecutor in Burlington County, Ms. Maneri worked in the grand jury unit until assigned to supervise the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes unit.  As supervisor of the sex crimes unit, Ms. Maneri was responsible for the oversight of all investigations by county detectives assigned to sex crimes. She prosecuted  various violent crime offenders including high profile cases of police officers charged with sex crimes.

Ms. Maneri was instrumental in developing the protocol in Burlington County for the screening and enforcement of Megan’s Law cases. She supervised all aspects of community notification when high risk offenders were released to the community. She also handled all tier designation appeals.

Ms. Maneri also has several years of experience in the area of criminal defense representing clients charged with indictable offenses in superior court, juvenile court, family court for domestic violence matters and municipal court. She has also  represented clients in Federal Court for possession of child pornography and smuggling. Most recently, Ms. Maneri successfully argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on the issue that a Volunteer Emergency Medical technician affiliated with a non-profit squad cannot be charged as a public servant under the Official Misconduct statute.

Ms. Maneri was welcomed into the Sitzler and Sitzler firm in 2011.  She is a member of the Burlington and New Jersey State Bar Associations. She also sits on the Burlington Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns and is chair of the Burlington County Bar Committee on Diversity Leadership.  She is fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • New Jersey, 1988


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law ‑ Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence ‑ 1988
  • St Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts ‑ 1985


  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association

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We handle every type of criminal and traffic offense in the Federal Court, the Magistrate Court (military matters); the State Courts (superior court), the Municipal Courts located in townships, cities and boroughs within the counties of Burlington, Camden, Ocean, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, Cape May, and Mercer.

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