Respected attorneys dedicated to helping couples resolve their differences peacefully for the benefit of everyone involved.
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Ellen F. Schwartz

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Practice Areas:

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony
  • Visitation Rights
  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.,
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
  • United States Supreme Court, 2010

Honors

  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Edward Schoifet Family Award, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Honoree for Outstanding Contributions to Women and Families; The Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc. - Fifteenth Annual Legislative Awards
  • Qualified Family Law Mediator, Rule 1:40
  • Super Lawyer

Classes & Seminars

  • Early Settlement Panel, Essex County, Member, 1986 to 1987
  • Early Settlement Panel, Middlesex County, 1991 to Present
  • Supreme Court District VIII Fee Arbitration Committee, 1992 to 1996
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Pro-Bono Activities

  • YM-YWHA of Raritan Valley, President, Board of Directors, 1996 to 1999
  • Democratic Committeewoman, South Brunswick, 14th Legislative District, 1995 to 1997
  • South Brunswick Board of Education, Member, Curriculum and Education Standards Subcommittee, 1995 to 1997
  • Women Helping Women, Member, Executive Board

Past Positions

  • Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris, Discenza & Steinberg, West Orange, NJ, Associate, Family Law/Personal Injury Defense, 1985 to 1988
  • Hoagland, Longo, Oropollo & Moran, New Brunswick, NJ, Associate, Family Law/Personal Injury Defense, 1989 to 1991
  • Ellen F. Schwartz, P.C., Attorney, Matrimonial Law including Custody, Visitation, Support and Property Division, 1991 to 2004

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section (Member)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Trustte 2005 - 2009, Secretary 2009 - 2010, Treasurer 2010 - 2011, Second Vice-President 2011 - 2012, First Vice-President 2012 - 2013, President-Elect 2013 - 2014, President 2014 - 2015
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Women's Lawyers Section (Chair)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee (Co-chair), 1992 to 1996
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law Section (Executive Committee), Vicinage Liasion Committee Best Practices, Assignment Judge's Courthouse Committee
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Nominating Committee, 2007 - 2009, Chair 2015
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Projects Committee, Trustee 2007 - 2011, Chair 2010 - 2011, ex officio 2014 - 2015

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Qualified Family Law Mediator, pursuant to Rule 1:40

Current Employment Position

  • Partner