Specialty: Matrimonial/Family Law
(Standing L-R): David Giannini, JoAnne Juliano Giger, Laurence Desind, Linda Schofel
(Seated L-R): Gary Newman, Cathleen McDonough
Established in 1978, we are a family law firm with substantial experience in all aspects of matrimonial law, including divorce, asset distribution, custody and parenting time, support, domestic violence, mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination. The firm has acquired a reputation for being mindful of its clients’ needs, as well as being fair and honest in its dealings with adversaries and the courts.
“We have an enormous amount of experience and know how to help families through this difficult process by solving their problems—not prolonging them,” says founder Gary Newman. “We work to resolve all disputes in a manner that avoids the expense and uncertainty of litigation.”
Lawyers at the firm only litigate issues after attempts at consensual resolution fail. The firm has litigated several high-profile divorce and custody cases, including two landmark family law matters that were ultimately decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Two of its partners have been trained as mediators and collaborative lawyers.
Beyond Newman’s inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, he was honored in 2011 with the Family Law Achievement Award from the Essex County Bar Association, an award received by another partner in 2016. The partners of the firm have also consistently been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers.
"JoAnne has immense expertise and qualifications, and that's obviously critical in these type of cases. Additionally, though, JoAnne has a level of compassion and candor that makes [a] difficult experience much easier to navigate through and deal with. Above all she and her legal assistant Michelle are very responsive." -M.G., Englishtown
"She's a very warm, emphatic person who thoroughly enjoys what she does, which translates into her successful court performances." -J.H., Bloomfield
"JoAnne Juliano Giger is an extremely competent and professional attorney. She goes the extra mile to make sure her clients are informed of what's going on with their legal case." -J.P., Bloomfield
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