March 22, 2011
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
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Jeralyn Lawrence Honored by NJBIZ as One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business
Bridgewater, NJ (March 22, 2011)– Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named one of New Jersey’s 2011 Best 50 Women in Business. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Wells Fargo, WithumSmith+Brown, PC and Wolff & Samson PC. NJBIZ and the program sponsors will honor this year’s winners during an awards ceremony on Monday, March 28, 2011 at The Palace at Somerset in Somerset, NJ. The honorees will also be highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ on April 4, 2011.
“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these fifty outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”
“We are very proud of Jeralyn and her many accomplishments. We are happy that she is receiving this recognition for all her contributions to our firm and community,” said John J. Eagan, Managing Partner of Norris McLaughlin, P.A..
The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in a for-profit company. An independent panel of judges selected the top 50 winners based on their dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women. For more information about the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business awards program or to register for the event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Sarah Spangler via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (732) 246-5713.,
A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and collaborative law. A Family/Divorce Mediator and certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, 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 serves as Secretary of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA and sits on its Executive Committee, as well as several other committees. She also serves as an Associate Managing Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Family Law Section. Lawrence serves as Treasurer of the Somerset County Bar Association. She was appointed to the Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group, as a representative of the Somerset County Bar 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.
Lawrence is a Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the preeminent family law association in America. She was also selected as the 2009 Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the highest 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, 2009 and 2010. 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. Lawrence has received Certificates of Appreciation from 1998 to 2010 from the Somerset County Superior Court in recognition of her valuable contributions.