On September 23, 2020, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, Jeralyn Lawrence will be among the honorees at the New Jersey Law Journal’s Professional Excellence 2020 awards dinner. Lawrence is being recognized in the Mentors category. She was nominated by her colleagues at Lawrence Law who submitted nominations answering the following: tell us about someone at your firm or organization who takes the time and effort to be a true mentor, and why he or she excels at it.
Lawrence says, “This recognition is among the most important that I have ever received because, unbeknownst to me, my work family nominated me. I will treasure the kinds works they submitted in their nominations just as much as I will treasure this award. I truly thank each and every one of them for their hard work and dedication. I am blessed and thank my lucky stars to be surrounded by such an outstanding group of people. Congratulations to all of the other honorees who are among the best in the New Jersey legal community and I consider myself to be privileged to be among them.”
In addition to the Mentors category, other honorees will be recognized for Lifetime Achievement, Unsung Heroes, Innovators, Dealmakers, Litigation Departments of the Year, Legal Departments of the Year, In-House Impact Awards, and New Leaders of the Bar. The winners of Attorney of the Year and Law Firm of the Year will be announced at the Professional Excellence 2020 dinner.
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law. She is First Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, slated to be President in 2022 and President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Lawrence is on the Board of The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She is a trained Family/Divorce Mediator, admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County; is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and she recently argued as amicus before the New Jersey Supreme Court on a family law issue. Lawrence is also a trained collaborative law attorney. She has worked with clients in every area of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship, domestic partnership matters, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. Lawrence handles high-profile matters for celebrities, professional athletes, and governmental officials. She takes immense pride and care in helping her clients through these difficult personal matters. Lawrence earned her bachelor’s degree from Kean College and her law degree from Seton Hall, where she graduated second in her class.
Lawrence Law, with offices in Watchung and Red Bank, New Jersey, is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law.
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