John J. Caleca, III was born and raised in Pohatcong Township, Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School and attended college locally at East Stroudsburg University. In 1999, he received his law degree from Seton Hall University.
After graduating from college, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years. While on active duty, he was recruited to attend the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, but his desire and passion for law won over and he decided to attend law school.
Immediately after receiving his law degree, he became an associate attorney for the firm of Stephen Steinberg in Clark, New Jersey, and subsequently with the defense firm of Gold and Albanese in Morristown, New Jersey. These experiences led to his appointment as the Counsel to the Chief of Staff for the Commissioner of the NJ Board of Public Utilities. Following this, he became a lobbyist for the First Energy Corp/JCP&L in Trenton, New Jersey.
Attorney Caleca is a former Municipal Prosecutor for the Joint Municipal Courts of Bethlehem-Bloomsbury, Lebanon Borough, and Glen Gardner. Mr. Caleca and serves as counsel to the Phillipsburg Housing Authority representing the Housing Authority on landlord/tenant matters.
His admission to the Bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and the U.S. District Courts of New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania have provided him with the opportunity to become well-versed in many jurisdictions. As a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Northampton County Bar Associations, he represents clients in Warren, Hunterdon, Northampton, and Lehigh Counties.
The firm is based in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and the office is conveniently located in close proximity to the Interstate 78 corridor.