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Aya Salem’s practice focuses on the representation of prominent law firms and attorneys in complex legal malpractice suits and other civil liability matters, as well as the representation of clients in business disputes and complex commercial litigation, with particular focus on product liability litigation.

Aya makes clients’ problems her problems, then works tirelessly to solve them—or prevent them from even happening. Clients value her ability to analyze the complex legal and factual issues, her steadfast integrity, and her intuition with case tactics to help shepherd the case to a successful result.   


Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 2010

  • Executive Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Dean’s Academic Promise Scholar (scholarship recipient)
  • Recipient of the Rutgers School of Law Pro Bono Award


The American University in Cairo, Egypt, Seton Hall Law Cairo Summer Program, 2008


Louisiana State University, B.A., 2006


  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Life Beyond the Office

Aya’s interests include traveling, fine cuisine, reading historical fiction, and most of all, spending time with her husband and kids.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Rising Star (2017-present) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Named to The Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 “Lawyers on the Fast Track”

  • Member, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

  • Member of New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence 2013-2015 and 2017-2019 terms

  • Member, New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association

  • Co-Chair, Women’s Initiative Group of Conrad O’Brien 


  • "How Firm Culture Affects the Success of Attorneys With Diverse Backgrounds," The Legal Intelligencer, September 7, 2018.

  • “Availability of Attorney Judgment Rule in Pa. Legal Mal Cases,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 31, 2016.

  • “Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege in DOJ Investigations,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 2015.

  • “Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Engagement Agreements,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 2014.

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Evidence Strategies for Maximum Impact: A Practical Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence.. and Raising Effective Objections to Keep Evidence Out,” the NJICLE Practice of Law Fundamentals Series; New Brunswick, NJ; August 2019.
  • Rutgers: PDLG (Philadelphia Diversity Law Group) Fellows Program On Campus Presentation; Camden, NJ; October 2018.