March 25, 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 Receives Kean University 2009 Distinguished Alumna Award
Bridgewater, NJ (March 25, 2009) – Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been selected as a 2009 Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the preeminent award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association. Awardees are selected on the basis of their outstanding success in their professional field, community involvement and substantial campus involvement while attending Kean. Lawrence earned her B.A. in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Kean University in 1992. She will be honored at the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, which will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Kean University’s Downs Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey.
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, as well as Co-Chair of its Marketing Subcommittee.
Lawrence 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 50 Female New Jersey Super Lawyers® 2008. In 2007, Lawrence received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and the Annual Legislative Recognition Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association.