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Jerry S. D’Aniello
New Jersey
(908) 722-0700

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Jerry S. D’Aniello

Jerry S. D’Aniello, a Member of the firm, devotes his practice exclusively to all aspects of divorce and family law.  Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, he has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation, and arbitration; post-judgment litigation; custody and parenting time issues; alimony and child support; pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial settlement agreements; and domestic violence.  He takes great pride and care in helping his clients make it through these difficult personal matters.

To add to the breadth of his substantial family law litigation practice, Jerry is an experienced mediator and arbitrator for all divorce and family law related matters. He is one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence FRO, in counties participating in the pilot program. Jerry has the distinction of being named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in the Newark, NJ, Metro Area and  was voted by New Jersey Law Journal readers as Best Individual Mediator in their Best of 2015 issue. Jerry is a trained arbitrator, having successfully completed the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Arbitration Training Institute.  He is a court-appointed custody mediator and is admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases for thirteen New Jersey counties, including Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris and Union.  Since 2000, he has served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.   Jerry has received Certificates of Appreciation from the Somerset County Superior Court in recognition of his valuable contributions as a Mediator for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases, for the Custody & Parenting Time Program and as a facilitator for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. He has served on the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, and is a former Investigator and Prosecuting Attorney, appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, to the District XIII Ethics Committee.

Jerry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the pre-eminent family law association in America, and serves as the Second Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter. Jerry has also been named among New Jersey Super Lawyers, consecutively since 2010, among Best Lawyers in America since 2014, and has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professional ability. In 2003, Jerry was selected by his peers as one of the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in Family Law.

In addition to traditional client representation in divorce litigation, Jerry is a trained Collaborative Law Attorney.  His collaborative practice involves working with clients to resolve legal disputes outside the court through a written agreement between all parties, as well as full disclosure of information.  The goal is to achieve what is best for both parties and the family to resolve all issues without contentious court proceedings.

After law school, Jerry served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Somerset County before entering private practice and concentrating on family law matters.

He is a frequent speaker and author on a wide variety of family law topics. He has also served as a family law instructor for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s paralegal studies division.

 

 

Articles

Publications

Presentations

  • “Matrimonial Law: Divorce Boot Camp – It’s All About the Money,” New Jersey Association for Justice, New Brunswick, NJ, February 6, 2016
  • “Family Law 101 (A Lawyers Guide to New Jersey Family Law Practice),” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, January 13, 2016
  • “Matrimonial Math: 9 Key Equations You Need to Master to Succeed,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, East Brunswick, NJ, December 21, 2015
  • “Ethics: RPC 1.5 – Attorney’s Liens, Fee Arbitration & Avoiding Malpractice,” Meadowlands Seminar 2015, New Jersey Association for Justice, East Rutherford, NJ, November 19, 2015
  • “Innovative Options for Settlement in Mediation,” Legalpalooza, Morris County Bar Association, Morristown, NJ, November 14, 2015
  • “Matrimonial Math: 9 Key Equations You Need to Master to Succeed,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, October 24, 2015
  • “Child Support During College,” Legalpalooza, Morris County Bar Association, Morristown, NJ, November 22, 2014
  • “A Lawyers Guide to NJ Family Law,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, The Crowne Plaza, Fairfield, NJ, October 15, 2015; New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, October 29, 2014
  • “Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels: What They Do & Why They Are Important,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 12, 2014
  • “Matrimonial Math,”New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 5, 2014
  • “Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels: What They Do & Why They Are Important,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Fairfield, NJ, February 22, 2014
  • “Family Law 102: Family Law Practice in New Jersey,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, February 15, 2014
  • “A Lawyer’s Guide to: New Jersey Family Law,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Morristown, NJ, December 7, 2013
  • “Family Law 101: The Substance,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 7, 2013
  • “Family Law for Paralegals,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, August 1, 2013
  • “Family Law 102: The Procedural “How To’s” of Practicing Family Law in New Jersey,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Fairfield, NJ, June 22, 2013
  • “Family Law Practice in New Jersey,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 20, 2013
  • “Family Law Practice in New Jersey,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Fairfield, NJ, February 16, 2013
  • “Introduction to New Jersey Family Law: The Substance,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, December 13, 2012
  • Evidence Rules in Family Law,” ICLE FEST, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 27, 2012
  • “Evidence Rules in Family Law,” ICLE FEST, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 13, 2012
  • Interview, “Jerry D’Aniello discusses the advantages of using divorce arbitration,” Law Talk Today, 2012
  • Interview, “Jerry D’Aniello discusses the advantages of using divorce arbitration,” Law Talk Today, 2012
  • Lecturer, “Technology Related Tort Claims in Family Law Matters,” Family Law Section of NJSBA Annual Convention, April 2011, Bahamas
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice 101 – The Substance,” NJICLE, December 11, 2010
  • Lecturer, “Divorce and the Special Needs Child,” New Jersey State Bar Association, November 22, 2010
  • Matrimonial Law – Family Feud,” NJAJ, November 11, 2010
  • Lecturer, “Divorce and the Special Needs Child,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference and NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, May 19, 2010
  • “Trial Strategy: When to Call the Opposing Party as Your First Witness in a Divorce Trial,” Hot Tips in Family Law Seminar, NJSBA, October 2, 2010
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys to Speak at the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, May 19-21, 2010
  • “Introduction to New Jersey Family Law: The Substance,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, May 1, 2012
  • “What Judges and Lawyers Want from Each Other – Perspectives from the Bench and Bar,” Palm Beach, Aruba, March 11, 2010
  • Jerry S. D’Aniello to Participate in NJSBA Family Law Seminar, October 3, 2009, New Jersey Law Center
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Members To Participate in NJSBA’s Mid-Year Meeting, November 3-8, 2009, San Francisco, California
  • Lecturer, “Bankruptcy Issues in Divorce Cases,” New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Retreat, March 19, 2009
  • Lecturer, “Attorneys’ Liens,” Somerset County Bar Association Family Law Committee, May 9, 2007
  • Lecturer, Divorce Law, New Jersey State Bar Foundation, November 2, 2006
  • Lecturer, Divorce Law, New Jersey State Bar Foundation, January 11, 2006
  • Lecturer, “Relevant Key Evidence Rules in Matrimonial Law,” 2005 Family Law Summer Institute, Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, “Equitable Distribution and Taxation for Family Lawyers,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 4, 2004
  • Lecturer, “Weishaus and the Alimony Analysis,” The Hottest Issues Confronting Matrimonial Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, June 12, 2004
  • Lecturer, “Stock Options,” Divorce Law Seminar, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention, 2002
  • Lecturer, “Counsel Fees,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention, 2001
  • Lecturer, 2000 Family Law Summer Institute

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
    • J.D., 1994
  • Northeastern University
    • B.S., cum laude, 1990

Accreditation

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Accredited Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Accredited Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Accredited Collaborative Law Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Fellowship
    • Second Vice President, New Jersey Chapter
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Fellowship
  • New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association
    • Co-Founder
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Rated by Super Lawyers 

 

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