June 5, 2009
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Jeralyn L. Lawrence Reappointed To Executive Committee of NJSBA Family Law Section
Bridgewater, NJ (June 5, 2009) – Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. P.A., has been reappointed to serve on the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section’s Executive Committee for another term. She will also co-chair the Section’s Legislative Committee.
The mission of the Family Law Section is to maintain and improve the practice of family law through effective interaction with the family courts and by informing members of current legislation and regulations. The New Jersey State Bar Association serves, protects, fosters and promotes the personal and professional interests of its members, serving as the voice of New Jersey attorneys. It fosters professionalism and pride in the profession and the NJSBA and provides educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law.
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and collaborative law. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and a Family/Divorce Mediator, she has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship advice, domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. She takes great pride and care in helping her clients make it through these difficult personal matters.
To complement the breadth of her matrimonial, divorce and family law practice, Lawrence involves herself in various professional engagements outside the firm. She frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars, and she has been admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County. She spends her spare time as an attorney volunteer at the Resource Center for Women and Their Families in Somerset County. Lawrence is Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Foundation and Co-Chair of the Somerset County Mock Trial Committee. She was recently appointed to the Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group as a representative of the Somerset County Family Law Section. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. She is also a member of the NMM Women’s Forum Steering Committee.
Recently, Lawrence was selected as the 2009 Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the preeminent award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association. She was also honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County for 2008 by the Somerset County Commission On the Status Of Women. She has been selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top Ten matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40. She has also been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished and promising attorneys in the State of New Jersey under the age of 40. For several years, she has been listed among New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, which rates her among the top 5 percent of New Jersey lawyers. She has also been selected as one of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2009, as well as Top 50 Female New Jersey Super Lawyers® in 2008 and 2009. In 2007, Jeralyn received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and the Annual Legislative Recognition Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association. Lawrence has received Certificates of Appreciation from 1998 to 2008 from the Somerset County Superior Court in recognition of her valuable contributions.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. has been serving the business community of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area since 1953. Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. has become the largest firm in Somerset County and one of the top 20 firms in New Jersey, with a significant presence in New York.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’ clients run the gamut, from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller publicly and privately held companies to start-up companies and individuals. The attorneys, with staff assistance, provide legal services in nearly every area of business law. A full practice area listing can be found at nmmlaw.com.
The firm’s more than 100 attorneys come from diverse backgrounds, hold degrees from top U.S. law schools and regularly serve as leaders in bar associations and various trade groups. With 21 of its members listed as the Best Lawyers in America for 2009, in addition to an active repertoire of speaking engagements and legal publications, attorneys at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. embody large-firm talent in a small-firm setting. This combination of legal talent and personable surroundings allows attorneys at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.to provide service and value to their clients on an individual level. It is the goal of Norris McLaughlin& Marcus to accommodate the needs of every client through the use of experience, strategic planning and common courtesy.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. enjoys an international reputation for excellence through its membership in Meritas, the largest worldwide affiliation of high-quality, mid-sized law firms. With Meritas, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is able to extend its services to clients in every state and in more than 70 foreign countries.