- June 3, 2020
File Under: Matrimonial & Family Law
Rita M. Aquilio, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was elected to Treasurer of the Somerset County Bar Association on June 2, 2020. Her term is for two years and will begin when she is installed in September 2020. Aquilio previously served a two-year term as a Trustee of the SCBA.
The Somerset County Bar Association was founded in 1899. The Association has always been dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and lawyer referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction. The Association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time both within the legal community and the community at large.
Aquilio practices in the areas of divorce litigation and post-judgment issues, as well as alternative dispute resolution methods, including Mediation and Divorce Arbitration. She represents clients in all types of matrimonial actions, from basic matters to complex asset valuation cases. She is a trained Collaborative Divorce Attorney and a member of the Executive Committee of the Somerset County Family Practice Committee and the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Aquilio has also completed training by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Family Law Arbitrator. She is Treasurer of the Somerset County Bar Association and a Member of the District XIII Ethics Committee. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the professional journal of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee. She serves a Co-Chair of the Family Law Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and as the ABA Liaison to the NJSBA’s Family Law Executive Committee. Aquilio earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Drew University.