Melissa Cipriano, Esq.

Speciality: Family Law

At Cipriano Law Offices, PC, Melissa Cipriano and her team work diligently to pursue fair resolutions and achieve meaningful results that serve their clients’ best interests. Cipriano has an MBA and is a qualified economic mediator, so clients benefit from the firm’s expertise in finance and business, as well as her two decades of family law experience.


Admitted to the US Supreme Court, Cipriano blends her keen problem solving abilities with business acumen to develop solutions for marital and custody issues while helping clients protect their business interests. The firm’s focus on family law, mediation and economics allows the attorneys to provide every client with comprehensive, holistic service.

“My parents had a litigious divorce, I’m a divorced mom of two and I’ve been a lawyer for 20 years,” says Cipriano, who opened her firm in 2003 and has been in West Caldwell since 2007. “I can relate to my clients from every perspective there is, and my personal experiences have helped me become a more effective attorney.”


The firm’s legal team strives to build strong relationships with clients to fully understand their goals and concerns. While Cipriano can efficiently resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation or collaboration, she’s prepared to aggressively advocate for clients in court when necessary. “I always think of children first. They end up in the middle and they’re often confused and scared, so I approach every case from the perspective of what’s best for the children,” she says.

A parenting coordinator and qualified family law mediator, including cases involving domestic violence, Cipriano volunteers on the Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. She’s been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2007-2009) and Super Lawyer (2011-2021). “I like what I do because I feel as though I’m making a difference in our clients’ lives,” she says. “Doing what’s best for a family is always my top priority.”





“Well respected, smart and considers the practical application of the law to her client’s needs.” – S.A., Hackensack

“She is sharp, down to earth, experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.” – E.V., Oak Ridge

“Melissa is a quick responder, a relentless advocate, puts kids first and is so experienced and hands-on. She is amazingly professional with amazing results.I wish I had hired her from the beginning of my divorce process!” – L.A., Leonia

“Melissa is outstanding in every single way.” – G.H., Woodland Park

“An honest attorney. Gives you solid advice. Very professional, very articulate, speaks to you in a clear and understanding manner without the big attorney words that no one can understand. Gives you her professional opinion as to what to do and when to do it.” -K.B., West Orange

“Melissa Cipriano is an upfront, straightforward, stay-with-you-every-step-of-the-way attorney. All questions are answered promptly, nothing is done without the clients approval, you’re treated like you’re family. This firm is an example of how a law office should be run and staffed. It’s in my opinion a five-star rating. I’ve referred this firm in the past and I’ll continue to do so in the future.”-A.B., Watchung

Melissa Cipriano, Esq

175 Fairfield Ave, Stes. 4 C/D
West Caldwell

This is an advertising profile from the April 2021 issue of New Jersey Family.

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