Krista Haley Rue Managing Partner

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AB, Princeton University, 1999
JD, Washington University School of Law, 2002

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey, 2002
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2002
United States Supreme Court, 2007

Published Opinions

State in the Interest of J.P.F.
368 N.J. Super 24, 845 A.2d 173 (App. Div. 2004)
Mackinnon v. Mackinnon
191 N.J. 240, 922 A.2d 1252 (2007)

In the News

This Relationship Went to the Dogs–and then to Court
Star Ledger (N.J.), October 7, 2007
Still Crazy
Edible Jersey, Spring 2013
Jersey Artisan Distilling is First Distillery to Open Since Prohibition
NJ TV News, August 9, 2013
Beyond the Mason Jar: Distilleries in New Jersey are Legally ready for Business,
New York Times, October 21, 2014
Opinion: Crackdown over non-payment of school meal bills too harsh
Bergen Record, June 7, 2016

With over 15 years of courtroom experience, Krista Haley Rue is a confident and successful litigator. She began her career with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office before entering private practice. Krista is comfortable in both the courtroom and at the negotiating table, whether she is seeking to obtain services for children with special needs, battling intricate contract disputes, trying complex custody matters or helping a client through the DWI process. Krista is neither afraid to fight the hard fight nor to negotiate, whichever obtains the best result for her clients.

In 2013, Krista was instrumental in the opening of the first distillery in New Jersey since Prohibition ended. She also gave testimony and drafting assistance to the legislature, assuring that the Craft Distilling law was enacted. She has since worked with other distilleries and breweries to help them get licensed and in business.

When she was 12 years old, Krista decided she would go to Princeton and then become a lawyer. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mrs. Rue accomplished both. When she is not lawyering, Krista enjoys beaches, reading books and playing field hockey all over the world. She currently lives in Sparta with her giant cat, Jesse and her puppies, Taco and Jackson.


American Bar Association
Delegate for the State of New Jersey, YLD, to the ABA Annual Convention, 2008
New Jersey State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee Member, May 2007 to 2010
YLD Awards Committee, Chair, 2007 to 2010
Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee Member, 2007-2008
Family Law Section Young Lawyers Section, 2008-2011
General Council, Voting Member, 2008-2010
Family Law Section, Member
Municipal Court Practice Section, Member
Somerset County (N.J.) Bar Association
Vincent J. Appruzzuse Mock Trial Competition, Chair, 2006-2008
Family Law Committee, 2006-present
Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce
Secretary, 2013 to present

Community Service

Volunteer Attorney, Somerset County Center for Women & their Families, 2006-2010
Habitat for Humanity—Women Build I & II. Newark, NJ
Wills for Heroes, 2010
Montclair Food and Wine Festival, 2014 to present
Consulting Attorney, Innisfree Foundation, 2/16-

Public Speaking/Teaching

Somerset County Police Academy, Instructor, 2003-2006
Putting Social Knowledge to Work, Panelist, Princeton University, March 1, 2006
101 Series: How to Handle a Criminal & Municipal Court Case, Panelist, New Jersey State Bar Association, January 17, 2008
Writing Women Safe: Rape Prevention, Advocacy, Education, Guest Lecturer, Montclair State University, 2011
Chronic Illness & Disability, Guest Lecturer, Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2010-2017

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John Rue & Associates, LLC
Princeton Office
100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor #9211
Princeton, NJ 08540

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