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When you need an attorney, whose recommendation do you trust? We asked parents about the lawyers who’ve made a difference in their family’s lives during stressful times. The result is a list of professionals who’ve been described as compassionate, knowledgeable, exceptional and attentive by the families who recommend them. From special needs to family law, the lawyers on this list have proven to be invaluable advocates. This list wouldn’t exist without readers like you who took the time to nominate exceptional attorneys. Thanks for sharing your experiences—your recommendations will help families throughout the state get the very best counsel.

THE DETAILS

  • The list doesn’t imply endorsement by New Jersey Family; it’s a parent-to-parent referral list only.
  • A name in boldface indicates the attorney has purchased an advertising profile on the page number that follows.
  • The professionals on this list were nominated by readers surveyed by New Jersey Family between November 2017 and November 2018.

Here are the 170 most exceptional attorneys in NJ, picked by YOU

ANTI-BULLYING
Michael A. Malia • Fairfield

BANKRUPTCY
Brian L. Hoffman • Keyport
Gary D. Hoffman • Keyport
Jeannette A. Hoffman • Keyport
George M. Pangis • Englewood
David A. Semanchik • Toms River

BUSINESS
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Brad M. Kaplan • Berkeley Heights
Telissa K. Lindsey • Marlton
James Maggs • Wall
Joseph L. Mecca, Jr. • Paramus
George M. Pangis • Englewood
Mohamed H. Shiliwala • Somerville

BUSINESS/CORPORATE
Larry A. Lavender, Jr. • Metuchen
Jeremy S. Piccini • Hasbrouck Heights

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE
Victoria Calle • Florham Park
Lori A. Dvorak • New Brunswick

CIVIL RIGHTS
Merrill O’Brien • Paramus

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
Victoria Calle • Florham Park
Mark F. Casazza • Hazlet
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Lauren Fenton-Valdivia • Florham Park
Samuel B. Fineman • Cherry Hill
Raj Gadhok • Roseland
Larry A. Lavender Jr. • Metuchen
Michael A. Malia • Fairfield
Kelly M. Stoll • Sparta

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Joseph Herbert • Red Bank

CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Judith G. Amorski • Freehold
James N. Barletti • Morristown
Andrew J. Calcagno • Cranford
Victoria Calle • Florham Park
Mark F. Casazza • Hazlet
Ryan J. Clark • Freehold
Robert E. Dunn • Morristown
Ryan E. Gilbert • East Brunswick
Christina M. Naughton • Egg Harbor Twp.
Stanley R. Pietruska • Bayonne
Lauren E. Scardella • Hamilton
David A. Semanchik • Toms River
Frederick P. Sisto • Brick
Edward P. Vidal • Morrestown
Stanley F. Werse • Millstone

EDUCATION
Anthony P. Sciarrillo • Westfield

ELDER LAW
Naomi Becker Collier • Hackensack
Samuel B. Fineman • Cherry Hill
Eric Goldberg • Fairfield
Constantina Koulosousas • Whippany
David A. Semanchik • Toms River
Jane Carro Tiboni • New Providence

EMPLOYMENT
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Raj Gadhok • Roseland
Telissa K. Lindsey • Marlton

ESTATE PLANNING
Judith G. Amorski • Freehold
Gary R. Botwinick • Denville
Naomi Becker Collier • Hackensack
Robert E. Corrado • Totowa
Samuel B. Fineman • Cherry Hill
Stuart M. Gladstone • Roseland
Alex M. Hilsen • Cranbury, Red Bank
Brian L. Hoffman • Keyport
Kevin J. Hubbard • Summit
John M. Johnson • Florham Park
Brad M. Kaplan • Berkeley Heights
Constantina Koulosousas • Whippany
Larry A. Lavender Jr. • Metuchen
Telissa K. Lindsey • Marlton
Paul H. Loeffler • Basking Ridge
Christine L. Matus • Toms River
Jennifer L. McInerney • Morristown
Rekha Rao • Princeton
Matthew S. Rheingold • Denville
David A. Semanchik • Toms River
Jane Carro Tiboni • New Providence

FAMILY LAW
Robert J. Adinolfi • Haddonfield
Judith G. Amorski • Freehold
Melissa R. Barrella • Short Hills
Sandra M. Barsoum • Hackensack
Gregory D.R. Behringer • Morristown
Jamie N. Berger • Morristown
Sylvia L. Breitowich • Wall
Joseph P. Cadicina • Morristown
David S. Carton • Roseland
Lizanne J. Ceconi • Summit
Lori Cieckiewicz • Jersey City
Patricia J. Cistaro • Mendham
Cristyn D. Clifton • West Caldwell
Amy Sara Cores • Freehold
Jerry S. D’Aniello • Bridgewater, Hackensack, Roseland
Toni Belford Damiano • Little Falls
Nicholas De Metro • Montclair
Erin D. DeGeorge • Flemington, Morristown
Marissa A. Del Mauro • Morristown, Somerville
Rosanne S. DeTorres • Flemington, Morristown
Richard S. Diamond • Millburn
Nicole Donoian-Pody • Marlton
Patricia A. Dulinski • Short Hills
Robert E. Dunn • Morristown
Robert A. Epstein • Hackensack, Livingston, Westfield
Kevin Falkenstein • Haddonfield
Brian C. Freeman • Jersey City
Christopher Leon Garibian • Parsippany
Laura Guinta Gencarelli • Bridgewater, Hackensack, Roseland
Lynn Matits Gianforte • Millburn
JoAnne Juliano Giger • Roseland
Ryan E. Gilbert • East Brunswick
Kimberly Greenfield • Haddonfield
Brian L. Hoffman • Keyport
Jeannette A. Hoffman • Keyport
April Katz Israeli • Short Hills
Sarah J. Jacobs • Morristown
Thomas J. Jenkins • Woodbury
Heather C. Keith • Westfield
Jeffrey Alan Kerstetter • Haddon Heights
Ruth Kim • Hackensack, Livingston, Westfield
Nicole A. Kobis • Westfield
Maria J. LaSala • Wayne
Jeralyn L. Lawrence • Watchung
Ronald G. Lieberman • Cherry Hill
Telissa K. Lindsey • Marlton
Laura Ruvolo Lipp • Morristown
Kristin M. Lis • Woodbury
Paul H. Loeffler • Basking Ridge
Joseph V. Maceri • Bridgewater, Hackensack, Roseland
Laurie J. Madziar • Short Hills
Marguerite A. Maggs • Eatontown
Kelli M. Martone • Haddon Heights
Valerie Jules McCarthy • Hackensack
Jennifer L. McInerney • Morristown
Amy L. Miller • Morristown
Victoria D. Miranda • Short Hills
Joseph M. Murphy, Jr. • Mendham
Bernard T. Neuner • Hackettstown
Lisa P. Parker • Roseland
Amilcar J. Perez • New Brunswick
Marc J. Poles • Wyckoff
Marianna C. Pontoriero • Brick
Susan D. Pontoriero • Brick
Steven M. Resnick • Hackensack, Livingston, Westfield
Amanda M. Ribustello • Fair Lawn
Adelaide Riggi • Bridgewater, Hackensack, Roseland
Renée A. Rubino • Springfield
William J. Rudnik • Annandale
Angelo Sarno • Bridgewater, Hackensack, Roseland
Allen J. Scazafabo, Jr. • Morristown
Sheryl J. Seiden • Cranford
Brian E. Shea • Montvale
Salvatore Simeone • Parsippany
AllynMarie Smedley • Woodbury
Kathleen P. Stockton • Haddonfield
Jessica S. Swenson • Whippany
Angela V. Tafro • Morristown
Robert C. Thurston • Cherry Hill
Amanda S. Trigg • Saddle Brook
Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. • Roseland
Bari Z. Weinberger • Bedminster, Cranford, Freehold, Hackensack, Mount Laurel, Parsippany
Allison C. Williams • Short Hills
Kathleen L. Wood • Skillman

GENERAL LITIGATION
Gregory D.R. Behringer • Morristown
Stacie A. Brustman • Lakehurst
William Thomas McDonough, Jr. • Montclair
Matthew H. Mueller • Cedar Knolls

GENERAL PRACTICE
Richard A. Isolda • Riverside
Ramsey Merhi • Clifton
Matheu D. Nunn • Denville
Stanley F. Werse • Millstone

HEALTH CARE
Jeremy S. Piccini • Hasbrouck Heights

IMMIGRATION
Victoria Calle • Florham Park
Anayancy R. Housman • Elizabeth

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Mohamed H. Shiliwala • Somerville

LABOR
Joseph Herbert • Red Bank

LAND USE
John M. Johnson • Florham Park

MUNICIPAL
John M. Johnson • Florham Park
Stanley F. Werse • Millstone

PERSONAL INJURY
Pamela Anevski • Stirling
James N. Barletti • Morristown
Gregory D.R. Behringer • Morristown
Angela Cervelli Bennett • Teaneck
Andrew R. Bronsnick • Fairfield
Stacie A. Brustman • Lakehurst
Andrew J. Calcagno • Cranford
Mark F. Casazza • Hazlet
Anthony Cocca • Morristown
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Robert E. Dunn • Morristown
Raj Gadhok • Roseland
Harold J. Gerr • Highland Park
Telissa K. Lindsey • Marlton
James Maggs • Wall
Michael A. Malia • Fairfield
Scott C. McKinley • Woodbury
Matthew H. Mueller • Cedar Knolls
Christina M. Naughton • Egg Harbor Twp.
William J. Rudnik • Annandale
David A. Semanchik • Toms River
Kelly M. Stoll • Sparta
Robert C. Thurston • Cherry Hill
Stephen M. Zullo • Somerville

REAL ESTATE
Jennifer L. Alexander • Randolph
Francis J. Battersby • Oakland
Benjamin B. Cooper • Ramsey
Robert E. Corrado • Totowa
Benjamin C. Curcio • Roseland
Dennis J. Francis • Little Ferry
Kevin J. Hubbard • Summit
John M. Johnson • Florham Park
Brad M. Kaplan • Berkeley Heights
Paul H. Loeffler • Basking Ridge
John Lubenesky • Montclair
Susana Gutierrez Manna • Closter
Christine L. Matus • Toms River
Jamie L. McMahon • Rockaway
Joseph L. Mecca, Jr. • Paramus
George M. Pangis • Englewood
Jeremy S. Piccini • Hasbrouck Heights
Anthony J. Riposta • North Arlington
Mohamed H. Shiliwala • Somerville
Craig D. Spector • River Edge
Mallary Steinfeld • Denville
Roman Tabatchouk • Parsippany
Francis A. Uzzi • Montvale
Edward P. Vidal • Morrestown

SPECIAL EDUCATION/SPECIAL NEEDS
Lori E. Arons • Hackensack
Paul N. Barger • Iselin
Lenore Boyarin • Cranbury, Red Bank
Beth A. Callahan • Roseland
Mariann Crincoli • Cranbury, Red Bank
Norma Francullo • Springfield
Staci J. Greenwald • Cranbury, Red Bank
Greer M. Gurland • Westfield
Alex M. Hilsen • Cranbury, Red Bank
George M. Holland • Montclair
Sandra L. Lascari • Madison, Morristown
Beth C. Manes • Westfield
Christine L. Matus • Toms River
Andrew I. Meltzer • Cranbury, Red Bank
Robert C. Thurston • Cherry Hill
Jane Carro Tiboni • New Providence
Julie Warshaw • Warren
Jessica Weinberg • Westfield
Jayne M. Wesler • Cranbury, Red Bank

TAX
Gary R. Botwinick • Denville
Brad M. Kaplan • Berkeley Heights
Matthew S. Rheingold • Denville
David A. Semanchik • Toms River

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Stephen Addezio II • Cherry Hill
Gregory D.R. Behringer • Morristown
Stacie A. Brustman • Lakehurst
Andrew J. Calcagno • Cranford
Christopher Diaz • Paramus
William J. Rudnik • Annandale

 

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