Michele E. D'Onofrio

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Location:
Warren, New Jersey
Phone:
908-753-3833
Fax:
908-753-4189
Email:

Michele D'Onofrio is a Court Appointed Mediator, Collaborative Trained Attorney

Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association: Family Law Executive Committee, Member

New Jersey State Bar Association, Children's Rights Law Committee, Former Member

Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, presently

·         Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, 2004, 2012

·         Co-Chair, Municipal Courts Committee, 2005

·         Co-Chair Diversity Committee, 2007

·         Chair, Law Day, 2010 and 2011

·         Judge, Mock Trial Competition

Attorney Coach, Mock Trial Competition, Warren Township Middle School

Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Central New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court, 2007 to present

Barrister, Family Law Inns of Court, Central New Jersey, 1998

Graduate, William J. Brennan Inns of Court, Civil Litigation, 1995

Court-Approved Mediator for Economic and Parenting Time Mediation

Panelist, Early Settlement Panel, Somerset County, 1997 to present

Member, New Jersey Collaborative Law Group

Secretary, Vicinage 13 Women’s Bar Association

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Collaborative Divorce
  • Family Law Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1991

Published Works

  • MacKinnon v. MacKinnon, 191 N.J. 240, Removal, 2007
  • The Enforcement of Agreements Reached in Mediation Post-Harrington, New Jersey Family Lawyer, 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Jurisdiction in Custody and Divorce, NJICLE, 2010
  • International Relocation, Somerset County Bar Association, 2007
  • Legal Consequences of Underage Drinking, Watchung Hills Regional High School, 2006
  • DWI Laws of New Jersey, Lions Club, 2003
  • The Impact of Breast Cancer on Professional Women, Television Show, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Volunteer Efforts to Assist Hurricane Floyd Victims
  • Chosen as Super Lawyer by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association: Family Law Executive Committee, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Children's Rights Law Committee, Former Member
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Family Law Committee
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Municipal Courts Committee, 2005
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, Co-Chair Diversity Committee, 2007
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, Chair, Law Day, 2010 and 2011
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Association, Judge, Mock Trial Competition
  • Warren Township Middle School, Attorney Coach, Mock Trial Competition
  • Central New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court, Co-Chair, Steering Committee, 2007 to present
  • Family Law Inns of Court, Central New Jersey, Barrister, 1998
  • William J. Brennan Inns of Court, Civil Litigation, Graduate, 1995
  • Court-Approved Mediator for Economic and Parenting Time Mediation
  • Early Settlement Panel, Somerset County, Panelist, 1997 to present
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, Member
  • Vicinage 13 Women’s Bar Association, Secretary

Past Employment Positions

  • Flanzbaum & Cohen, LLC, Of Counsel, 2007 - September 30, 2011
  • DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, et al, P.C., Chair of Matrimonial Department, 2001 - 2007
  • Municipal Prosecutor, Warren Township, New Jersey, 2002 - 2007
  • Alternate Prosecutor in the towns of Bernards, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Peapack-Gladstone, Raritan, Somerville, and Watchung
  • Municipal Public Defender, Warren Township, New Jersey, 1998 - 2001
  • Private Practice, 1991 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Women't Resource Center, Somerset County
  • Volunteer Attorney, Mass Disaster Quick Response Team of the American Red Cross

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Gamma Pi