Jeralyn Lawrence, founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, was reappointed to the Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Lawrence, former Chair of FLEC, will serve on several of FLEC’s subcommittees. She is the Chair of the Bench-Bar Relations Committee and the Ethics Oversight Committee/Professional Committee. She will serve as Co-Chair to the Child Support/Probation Legislation and Legislation-Alimony Committees. She is also a member of the Continuing Legal Education: NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting in Puerto Rico, Events: 2020 Retreat, Nominating and Mentoring of Young Lawyers Committees. Lastly, Lawrence will serve as FLEC’s Liaison to NJSBA Officers.
The Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association maintains and improves the practice of family law through effective interaction with the family courts and by informing members of current legislation and regulations.
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and collaborative law. She is Second Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, slated to be President in 2022, and Second Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). 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 AAML, the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 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 under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. She has also handled high profile matters including celebrities and professional athletes. 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.