Laurie L. Newmark, Esq., John E. Clancy, Esq., Jessica S. Swenson, Esq.

Speciality: Family Law

L-R: (Standing) Jennifer M. Cornelius, Nicole A. Cioffi, Jessica S. Swenson, Christopher R. Fritz, Paul H. Townsend, Jason Miller, Laurie L. Newmark, John E. Clancy, Dominic A. Tomaio. (Seated) Carly J. Steinberg, Kimberlin Ruiz, Angela V. Tafro, Grace Eisenberg

Laurie L. Newmark, John E. Clancy, Jessica S. Swenson and the seasoned divorce and family law attorneys at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark are committed to providing unwavering support and compassionate guidance to their clients. During the ongoing pandemic, they have continued to remain closely connected with clients to provide zealous advocacy and excellent service.


Newmark and co-founding partners Paul H. Townsend and Dominic A. Tomaio built their firm on the promise: “Our priority today is protecting your tomorrow.” They’ve demonstrated that regardless of life circumstances they’ll maintain the same level of advocacy that the firm is built upon. Partners John Clancy, Jessica Swenson, Nicole Cioffi, Grace Eisenberg, Jennifer Cornelius and Carly Abrams as well as the firm’s almost 30 other employees share that same commitment to service. “We are here for you…no matter what the circumstances may be in the outside world, we will remain connected and continue to serve as your advocates,” Newmark says.


The pandemic didn’t stop the firm’s commitment to its clients. The firm is open and can service clients safely and without delay or inconvenience. “We quickly modified our physical offices to make them socially-distanced, and adapted our practice to provide in-person, virtual, telephone and even house-call visits when necessary, so that the high level of representation synonymous with our firm can be maintained,” Townsend says. “For us there is no other way to practice—we continue to mediate and conduct trials, and we are continuing with business as usual. It’s part of who we are and what we do,” Tomaio says.

The firm serves all areas of family law and has offices in Whippany and Hackensack. The firm has nine partners including its three co-founding partners. Most of the partners are qualified mediators and four are Certified Matrimonial Attorneys.

Whether it’s a simple or complex case, the attorneys understand the sensitive nature of family conflict and use their vast experience to provide advocacy and compassion to their clients.



“I’ve known her for over a decade and worked with her on many cases.” -R.D., Mt. Arlington

Laurie L. Newmark, Esq.

100 South Jefferson Rd., Ste. 200, Whippany
Court Plaza South, 21 Main St., Hackensack

*This is an advertising profile from the April 2022 issue of New Jersey Family magazine. 

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