Laurie L. Newmark, Esq., Paul H. Townsend, Esq., Angela M. Scafuri, Esq., Pegeen C. Williams, Esq.

Speciality: Family Law

(L-R): Angela V. Tafro, Angela M. Scafuri, Jason J. Miller, Carly J. Steinberg, David Giannini, Paul H. Townsend, John E. Clancy, Laurie L. Newmark, Rita T. Jerejian, Dominic A. Tomaio, Nicole A. Cioffi, Pegeen C. Williams, Grace Eisenberg

The attorneys at Townsend, Tomaio and Newmark LLC always focus on strategy and are committed to providing unwavering support and compassionate guidance for their clients. The firm practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, alimony and child support, domestic violence and abuse and neglect matters, as well as other domestic related issues.


Founding partners Laurie L. Newmark, Paul H. Townsend and Dominic A. Tomaio built their firm on the promise: “Our strategy today is protecting your tomorrow.” They are fierce litigators, experienced mediators and court-approved parent coordinators. “We handle all types of matters with compassion, from the complex to the more standard dissolution,” Tomaio says.

After almost 25 years in practice together, the attorneys have demonstrated that regardless of life circumstances they will maintain the same strategic level of advocacy that the firm is built upon. “In our firm you are more than just a client. We understand the enormity of your situation and work to achieve results so that you can move forward,” Townsend says.


The firm has grown to include partners John Clancy, Grace Eisenberg, Angela Scafuri, Nicole Cioffi, Rita Jerejian and Carly Abrams, as well as nearly 20 additional employees including attorney Pegeen Williams, who all share the same commitment to maintaining unparalleled personalized service for clients. “Our firm offers the resources and depth of a large law firm with the customized service of a boutique law firm,” Newmark says.

The firm’s seasoned divorce and family law attorneys ensure that throughout the process of resolving any family matter, their clients feel empowered—not overwhelmed. The team fully invests in their clients, and works tirelessly to pave each family’s path towards a brighter tomorrow.

“That is who we are and how we practice as a firm—strategic, committed and aggressive, always protecting your tomorrow,” Newmark says.

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC

100 South Jefferson Rd., Ste. 200, Whippany



“Laurie Newmark is truly amazing with an exceptional background. She is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, attentive to detail, organized and always very well prepared. Laurie remained confident and focused until the end. She focused on what was most important and had my sons best interests at heart. She truly sympathized and believed in my case. Trusting her to be my voice and advocate was the best decision I could have made and has an amazing team behind her.”
– H.N., Lake Hiawatha

“I have over the past thirty years engaged numerous attorneys to represent me in business dealing, family law and personal matters. However Laurie has demonstrated time and time again for me that she will exercise extraordinary efforts in court to protect her client’s interests far beyond that of any other attorney I have ever engaged. Ms. Newmark even managed to convince a judge in Superior Court to reverse the decision he had already announced in court proceedings – a truly extraordinary occurrence. Laurie has continually demonstrated the highest commitment to professional and ethical conduct, and unequaled concern for her client’s interests – a rarity in the profession today. I cannot praise Laurie’s professional commitment highly enough – she is one in a million!”
– V.G., Roseland

“Paul is an extremely strong advocate for fair and just family law, including but not limited to marital law. He’s extremely smart, knowledgeable, and gets results and does not take short cuts. He’s not afraid to take on tough cases.”
– T.M., Glen Ridge

“Paul is very knowledgeable, easy to deal with and effective.”
– D.G., Montville

“Angela is very knowledgeable and helpful.”
– M.N., Elmwood Park

“Pegeen was very professional, honest and compassionate to the cases.”
– K.V., Bridgewater