Laurie Newmark is one of the founding partners of our firm. Since completing her family part clerkship in 1998 in the Superior Court of NJ, she has devoted her practice to exclusively family law. Laurie is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, State of New York, and the District Court of New Jersey.
Laurie is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1998 from Seton Hall University, School of Law and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Laurie attended an international comparative law program with American University, Washington College of Law as part of her legal education. Laurie also has completed the prestigious American Bar Association, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas as part of her Family Law training.
Laurie received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list* published by Thomson Reuters relative to being a divorce attorney in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. Prior to that she was included in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars* list from 2006 to 2013. The qualifications or requirements for being included can be viewed at www.superlawyers.com.
Laurie handles all kinds of family law matters with compassion and insight. This includes divorce, child custody and matters involving complex financial issues such as business valuations. She represents victims of domestic violence and also defends alleged offenders vigorously. Laurie represents parents in actions involving DYFS, now known as DCP&P, and has experience handling sensitive matters involving allegations of abuse and neglect.
While Laurie is a skilled trial lawyer she is also a strong believer in alternate dispute resolution. She wholeheartedly supports the mediation process. Laurie is an approved family mediator pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12 and routinely participates in private and court appointed mediation as an alternative to court litigation. Laurie has served as a panelist for the Morris and Passaic County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Program.
Laurie has also been appointed by the Court as a Parent Coordinator in high conflict divorce cases involving children. She has also been appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation and in litigation involving the Division of Youth and Family Services in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris County and has also been appointed by the Court as a Discovery Master in complex matrimonial litigation.
When not practicing law, Laurie is the proud mother of a son and a daughter. She is active on the board of trustees with CASA, an organization that serves as an advocate for the child in the Court system. She has also been involved as a volunteer for the Women’s Center at County College of Morris.