April 13, 2010

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Michael Stanton Honored with Prestigious Tischler Award

Bridgewater, NJ (April 13, 2010) – Michael J. Stanton, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was selected by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) to receive the 2010 Saul A. Tischler Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the practice of family law. Stanton will receive this prestigious lifetime achievement award at the NJSBA Family Law Section Annual Dinner on April 26, 2010, at Dolce in Basking Ridge.

Each year an honored member of the matrimonial bar is selected by the Tischler Award Committee of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section. The Committee considers various standards in regard to a potential recipient including his or her public service in advancing the development of family law; contributions to the family law by publishing articles; participating in seminars and service on committees; promoting and advancing the goals of the legal profession, including service and contributions to the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association; membership on committees appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or other committees, which address family law issues; participation on Early Settlement Panels and participation in other complementary dispute resolution alternatives; membership and participation in groups that advance family law and the positive image of matrimonial lawyers; and his or her active participation in family law activities on county and local bar association levels.

“Mike Stanton is a highly regarded member of our Executive Committee. He has been a member of the Family Law Section for over ten years and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section. He follows in a long line of respected matrimonial law practitioners who have received the Saul Tischler Award. Mr. Stanton excels in each and every one of the areas considered by the committee in its selection process,” stated Charles Vuotto, Chair of the Family Law Section of NJSBA.

The mission of the Family Law Section is to maintain and improve the practice of family law through effective interaction with the family courts and by informing members of current legislation and regulations. Stanton served as Chair of the NJSBA Family Law Section and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section for more than ten years. The New Jersey State Bar Association serves, protects, fosters and promotes the personal and professional interests of its members, serving as the voice of New Jersey attorneys. It fosters professionalism and pride in the profession and the NJSBA and provides educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law.

A resident of Belle Mead, Stanton devotes his practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Stanton has experience in all aspects of matrimonial and family law including divorce litigation, arbitration and mediation, custody and parenting rights, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of assets including complex valuation issues, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence and palimony.

Stanton is a Section/Committee Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and has been a member since 1979. He also serves on the NJSBA Military Law and Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Long-Term Planning Committee. Stanton is a member of the prestigious Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Central Jersey Family Law Inns of Court. He belongs to both the Somerset County and American Bar Associations. Stanton has also served as Chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee and as a member of the District XIII Ethics Committee. He is listed in the Family Law section of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America.

Stanton is a 1979 graduate of New York Law School and a 1976 graduate of Rutgers University. He lectures for numerous family law programs and has authored frequent articles for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and various other organizations.

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