Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance of New Jersey

The Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance (MLA) was founded in 2001, and is local only to New Jersey. Any lawyer who is identified by Woodward-White Best Lawyers © in the State are invited to join.

The process for inclusion into Best Lawyers is stated at The purpose of this informal group is to better our understanding of the practice of matrimonial law. The MLA was also granted amicus status by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the landmark Weishaus case in which we were pleased to learn that the Court had taken our arguments quite seriously. While the MLA consists of many seasoned and senior practitioners, our numbers have grown with younger, up-and-coming practitioners who have substantial matrimonial experience. A quick review of the credentials of our affiliates reflects the following statistics:


Credential Percent of Affiliates
Affiliates who started in judicial clerkships 38%
Fellows: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 69%
Members of the American Bar Association 76%
Members of the NJSAB Family Law Section
Served on the Executive Committee 83%
Served as Chair of the Section 59%
Recipients of the Tishcler Award 48%
Served on Matrimonial Early Settlement Programs 86%
Past of Present Members of the New Jersey Supreme Court
Family Practice Committee 59%
Members of various New Jersey County Bar
Association Family Law Committees 55%
Served as Committee Chair 34%
Past of Present Members of other New Jersey Supreme Court Committees 48%
Committee on Certification of Family Lawyers 34%
Affiliates who possess “AV” ratings by Martindale-Hubbell 83%
Affiliates who are “Masters” in Inns of Court 38%
Affiliates who have argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court 52%


Every affiliate has lectured and made other presentations to lawyers and the public at large at state-wide seminars, county seminars, law schools, and other venues of teaching.

In short, the MLA is comprised of qualified matrimonial lawyers who enjoy the experience of working together and camaraderie of learning from each other.

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