Paul H. Townsend Esq.

Townsend Tomaio & Newmark, LLC

Millburn, New Jersey 07041


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family, Marital Property, Same Sex Disputes

Super Lawyers Nominated to SuperLawyers® List 2005 to 2015
Our attorneys have received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers and/or Super Lawyers Rising Stars list(s) published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being divorce attorneys. The dates of their inclusion are noted above. The qualifications or requirements for being included on said list can be viewed here.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1984
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award Law & Computers
  • Albright College
    • B.A. – 1980
    • Major: Political Science


  • Lecturer, Divorce & Business, Seton Hall University, 1997 – 1998
  • Lecturer, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Institute, 2000 – 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Essex County Bar Association, 1992 – 1996
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Member, Executive Family Law Committee, 1992 – 1995
  • Union County Bar Association, Member, 1996 – 2000
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hartlaub, Dotten, Terry & Townsend, P.C., Summit, New Jersey, Partner, 1996 – 2000
  • Hannoch Weisman, P.C., Roseland, New Jersey, Senior Associate Attorney, 1992 – 1996
  • Thatcher & Lanza, Attorneys, Flemington, New Jersey, Associate Attorney, 1990 – 1992
  • James P. Yudes, Attorneys, Springfield, New Jersey, Associate Attorney, 1989 – 1990
  • Frank J. Stanley, Esq., Somerville, New Jersey, Associate Attorney and Law Clerk

Volunteer Activities

  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist, Morris, Somerset and Essex Counties
  • Attorney for Summit Junior League, 2000
New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Mediators

Traditionally, the word “divorce” invoked feelings of dread, eliciting mental images of contentious legal battles, name-calling, animosity, and an “I win, you lose” approach to the outcome. Fortunately, divorce is no longer a zero-sum game. In fact, the days where court room sparring, allegations, and alliances were the only route to resolution have been replaced by a field of options, subsumed within the category of “Alternative Dispute Resolution.”

Mediation is among these alternative avenues, providing a diverse set of divorcing couples with a peaceful, private, time-efficient, and cost-effective solution for resolving divorce and family law matters. In the mediation process, the possibilities are endless, limited only by each party's imagination and willingness to compromise.

65 Madison Avenue, Suite 420
Morristown, NJ 07960

P: 973-529-8128
F: 973-539-4151
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