Meet the team


legal secretary and paralegal

Sandra DaRocha

Sandra started working as a file clerk for Mr. Mintz, in 1989, when she was still a student at Elizabeth High School. Sandra has developed into a legal secretary and paralegal. She is in charge of all aspects of the worker’s compensation files for the firm. She schedules client medical exams and manages the worker’s compensation calendar. Sandra also assists with the prosecution of personal injury cases, such as: products liability; medical malpractice; slip and falls; and automobile accident cases.

Sandra is more than our paralegal and Portuguese interpreter. She treats each of our clients like they are part of her family. Born in Portugal, her late father was a tireless constuction worker. Her husband, Jose, carries on the tradition of hard work as a construction worker. Sandra personally knows and understands the strong Portuguese work ethic.

Like our entire staff, she is committed to helping us fight for justice for our clients each and every day. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese.

Sandra was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey and now lives in Linden, New Jersey. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters


 Florence Jacome

Florence has been a paralegal for 46 years and has been with the firm of Mintz & Geftic, LLC, for 27 years. She has worked on all types of cases including personal injury cases, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile accidents, and complex business disputes.

Florence’s vast experience, as well as her dedication and commitment to helping the firm’s clients, has been instrumental in obtaining million dollar recoveries for our clients. Florence remains committed to helping us fight for justice for our clients each and every day.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Florence is a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, where she currently resides with her husband of 48 years. She has raised their five children in Elizabeth and keeps the firm tied to its roots in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Receptionist and Spanish translator

 Nancy Criado

Nancy is the “newest” member of our staff and has been with us for 24 years. As our receptionist and Spanish translator she is almost always the first one to speak with to our clients. Her warmth, out-going personality, coupled with many years of experience, provides a positive first impression for our law firm. Nancy puts our clients at ease and comforts them in their difficult time of need. She is a people person that remembers every client.

Among her many tasks, Nancy deals with insurance company issues for clients with injuries from work accidents, injuries from defective products, medical malpractice, slip and falls, automobile accidents, etc.

Nancy grew up in Newark and Elizabeth and has lived in Hillside for many years with her husband and two boys. Nancy seems to know everyone that comes in the office. As a proud and devoted mother of a child with special needs, Nancy has a sincere deep understanding of the struggles faced by the injured men and women, who put their trust in our firm to handle their lawsuits.

Like our entire staff, she is committed to helping us fight for justice for our clients each and every day. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Manager of Marketing and Finance

 Josh Mintz

Josh started at Mintz & Geftic by playing with the office typewriters as a young child when he would accompany his father to work. However, he officially joined our firm in a professional capacity early in 2016 as our Manager of Marketing and Finance.

After high school Josh ventured out to the desert Southwest, earning a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University and then residing in the Phoenix area for nearly 20 years. Over his time in the Grand Canyon state, Josh started a family of his own while establishing a successful career in technology and marketing.

Josh and his family moved back to the east coast late in 2015 and the law firm was thrilled to bring him aboard. With Josh’s background and expertise, he has helped establish Mintz & Geftic’s digital presence and will play a major role in continuing the firm’s growth for many years to come.

When he isn’t working, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie and trying to keep up with their 3-year old son and infant daughter.