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Family Matters

Family Matters
...From the pages of South Jersey Magazine...

When it comes to family, there are no shortcuts. So when legal issues arise, whether they be related to elder care, adoption, divorce or other areas, finding an attorney you can trust to not only protect your interests but get results is a key step. Here we present our annual list of the best Attorneys specializing in family matters in South Jersey as chosen by polling area firms for peer-to-peer selections as well as online reader nominations. We also spoke to some lawyers from the list to find out a little more about their passion for the profession.

William J. Thompson
Mediation
“It is truly rewarding when your efforts result in a positive outcome for your client and his or her family, and particularly rewarding when your hard work is appreciated, at times years after the fact. The most difficult part is dealing with the emotional aspects on family litigation, as you often are working with families in a stage of crisis, facing extremely emotional issues.”

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Nicole T. Donoian-Pody
Divorce & Family
“The most rewarding part of my profession is advocating on behalf of those who are treated unfairly or taken advantage of. As Father’s Day just passed, one example comes to mind. A client hired me after custody of his children was wrongly taken away from him. A few days before Father’s Day, we left the courthouse, he had regained custody and was on his way to get his children and take them home. As we left the courtroom, I wished him a happy Father’s Day. I knew how special the day would be for my client and his children. The most difficult part of my profession are cases involving domestic violence. The scarring and psychological trauma to clients and their children often exceeds any visible bruising.”

Tommie Ann Gibney
Nursing Home Law
“I began representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect 15 years ago when my son was an infant because I saw significant parallels between the act of faith involved in choosing quality day care for a vulnerable infant and choosing quality residential nursing care for a vulnerable elder. Families entrust their most loved family members to strangers—if that trust is broken and injury or death occurs, it is simply devastating. They need to know that someone will advocate for them.”

Amy C. Goldstein
Divorce & Family
“The first law firm at which I worked after law school had a number of different areas of law and they rotated the associates among the different practices during their first year out of law school. I tried all of the practice areas but the only area of law that inspired me at all was family law. I really cared about my family law clients and my family law cases.”

Katrina Vitale
Matrimonial
“Back when I was a young lawyer, I accepted a rather challenging appellate case that involved a novel issue with relocation of a child and a pressing deadline for briefing. I dove into the lengthy transcripts that resulted from 12 days of trial and studied the case as if it were my own. The oral argument before the judges went rather well for me but not so much for my highly reputed adversary. Afterwards, my adversary asked me in reference to my client, ‘Where did he find you anyway?’ I smiled and responded, ‘You’ll get to know me.’ After all, I was merely a young unknown. Never underestimate an unfamiliar lawyer from South Jersey.”

Amy Rokuson
Matrimonial
“Any time a client sends me a heartfelt thank you email at the end of a case is a truly rewarding and memorable moment for me. What is even better is when a client sends me a note a year or two after their case has been resolved thanking me for helping them to change their life for the better and updating me about their kids, their jobs, their new significant other, etc.”

Robert J. Adinolfi
Divorce & Family
“I find the practice of family law particularly challenging as it incorporates many financial complexities as well as issues concerning the health, safety and welfare of children.”

Douglas A. Fendrick
Elder Law
“Nothing can replace the satisfaction I receive when a client thanks me for helping them get their affairs in order. Especially when a client tells me they have been thinking about doing this for a long time and are relieved that they finally have their estate plan in place.”

Megan E. Smith
Divorce & Family
“I [was inspired to become an attorney because I] wanted to do something that involved helping people in a meaningful way.”

 

ADOPTION
Deena L. Betze
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-3444

Kevin Castro
Berlin
(856) 719-8711

Donald Cofsky
Haddonfield
(856) 429-5005

Angie Gambone
Cherry Hill
(856) 661-1900

Kelly Newman
Cherry Hill
(856) 242-7252

Jennie Owens
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Debbie Spivack
Cherry Hill
(888) 899-6212

ALIMONY
Daniel Alsofrom
Northfield
(609) 645-5105

Peter Banfe
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Kimberly Packman
Haddonfield
(856) 428-8334

Joy A. Pearson-Schneck
Marlton/Woodbury
(856) 251-0080

CHILD SUPPORT
Drew Burach
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Scott Burns
Haddon Heights
(856) 547-7733

Kevin Falkenstein
Marlton
(856) 874-4443

AllynMarie Smedley
Woodbury
(856) 251-0800

COLLABORATIVE
Marybeth Baron
Cherry Hill
(800) 789-1601

Gary L. Borger
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-3444

Thomas J. Jenkins
Woodbury
(856) 251-0800

Bruce P. Matez
Cherry Hill
(856) 424-3444

DIVORCE & FAMILY
Robert J. Adinolfi
Haddonfield
(856) 428-8334

Mike Bonamassa
Marlton
(856) 596-2888

Philip S. Burnham II
Marlton
(856) 751-5505

Judith S. Charny
Mount Laurel
(856) 505-1700

Nicole T. Donoian-Pody
Mount Laurel
(856) 505-1700

Amanda Figland
Cherry Hill
(856) 795-3300

Amy C. Goldstein
Mount Laurel
(856) 234-6800

Ronald Graziano
Cherry Hill
(856) 755-9800

Karen Karpousis
Mount Laurel
(856) 505-1700

Jeffrey Alan Kerstetter
Haddon Township
(856) 942-1222

Kelli M. Martone
Haddon Heights
(856) 547-7733

Nicole M. McCauley
Haddonfield
(856) 428-7469

Andrew Micklin
Cherry Hill
(877) 580-2200

Melissa L. Mignogna
Mount Laurel
(856) 234-6800

Nickolas C. Mourtos
Mount Laurel
(856) 441-2000

Ryan D. Nussey
Haddonfield
(856) 428-7469

Matthew Podolnick
Moorestown
(856) 662-0700

Sterling Rauf
Haddonfield
(856) 906-9743

Andrew Rochester
Cherry Hill
(856) 489-6200

Megan E. Smith
Marlton
(856) 874-4443

Amy Smith
Marlton
(856) 795-9400

Michael J. Stein
Moorestown
(856) 642-0400

Shari B. Veisblatt
Cherry Hill
(856) 795-3300

Michael Weinberg
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Alison Weinroth
Cherry Hill
(856) 242-7252

Stephanie Zane
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Alyse D. Goldstein
Mount Laurel
(856) 840-4931

Steven Petersen
Haddon Heights
(856) 547-7733

Kathleen Stockton
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

ELDER LAW
Douglas A. Fendrick
Voorhees
(856) 489-8388

Jerold E. Rothkoff
Cherry Hill
(856) 616-2923

ESTATE/ASSET PLANNING
Charles (Chris) Bratton
Haddonfield
(856) 857-6000

Melanie Levan
Maple Shade/ Moorestown
(856) 642-6445

MATRIMONIAL
Barry Chatzinoff
Cherry Hill
(856) 685-1095

Michelle Ferreri
Mount Laurel
(856) 291-5804

Marquis Jones
Mount Laurel
(856) 441-2000

Jeffrey Resnick
Moorestown
(856) 661-2085

Amy Rokuson
Cherry Hill
(856) 795-3300

Katrina Vitale
Woodbury
(856) 845-5353

MEDIATION
Alan Domers
Marlton
(856) 596-2888

Dawn Kaplan
Marlton
(856) 795-9400

Howard Mendelson
Voorhees
(856) 627-0100

Christopher R. Musulin
Mount Holly
(609) 267-0070

Joseph Testa
Haddonfield
(856) 428-8334

William J. Thompson
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

NURSING HOME LAW
Robert Fogg
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Tommie Ann Gibney
Haddonfield
(856) 795-1444

Michael Ringold
Marlton
(856) 489-1515

POST JUDGEMENT MATTERS
Melissa Hoffman
Mount Laurel/Basking
Ridge/Freehold/
Hackensack/Parsippany
(866) 435-1228

WILLS, ESTATES & TRUSTS
Jeffrey S. Apell
Browns Mills
(609) 893-1000

Thomas D. Begley III
Mount Laurel
(856) 234-6800

Yasmeen S. Khaleel
Mount Laurel
(856) 234-6800

John Lolio
Moorestown
(856) 662-0700

Jamie Shuster Morgan
Voorhees
(856) 489-8388

Robert A. Stewart
Marlton
(856) 985-3086

Tara Zane
Haddonfield
(856) 795-2121

Alan Zuckerman
Cherry Hill
(856) 661-2266

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July, 2016).
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Author: South Jersey Magazine-- Editorial Staff

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