Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Member of Lawrence Law, will speak at Kean University. This program, sponsored by the Kean University Foundation, will be a panel discussion to Kean students who are considering careers in law. Lawrence will join others esteemed panelists and Kean alumni, Veronica Montagna, Esq., Felice Vazquez, Esq., and Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esq. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, Acting Dean of the Kean’s College of Liberal Arts. It is being held on October 24 at 3:15 p.m. in the Little Theater in the Miron Student Center.
Lawrence, a 1992 graduate of Kean, says, “I am honored to be invited to speak at my alma mater and am excited to be back on campus. Being a lawyer is both challenging and rewarding and I look forward to speaking with Kean students who want to know the ins and outs of the legal profession. I have been able to pursue my dreams in this field, in large part, because of what I learned at Kean.”
James M. Gurland, J.D., Chief Development Officer of the Kean University Foundation adds, “We are extraordinarily proud of our alumni, particularly those like Jeralyn and her counterparts on this distinguished panel. We hope that their journeys will inspire students at Kean to follow in their paths. More importantly, we are enormously appreciative of Jeralyn who gives of her time and resources to support the causes that mean the most to her. She is a shining example of giving back to her community, particularly here at Kean.”
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law. She is Second Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, slated to be President in 2022 and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML. 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 AAML, the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 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. She 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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