Karolina A. Dehnhard, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, has been selected to receive a Woman of Achievement Award by Emerge New Jersey.
About the Award
The 2019 Annual Gala will be held 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, at the Clubhouse at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The event honors Democrats whose turn-key knowledge and experience build the bench for highly qualified women to get involved in the political process. Emerge New Jersey raises funds to support a training program focused on preparing women to run for elected office at all levels of government.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected for the Woman of Achievement Award, as I pride myself in being a catalyst for change. Empowering women has no boundaries and I am excited every day that I am able to help rewrite fairytales, just as I have with my own,” said Dehnhard. She is being honored for her career focus on educating and empowering women in all stages of their lives.
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About Karolina Dehnhard
Dehnhard devotes her practice to matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, and domestic violence issues. She assists with complex financial issues, including the valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; enforcement of foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities of alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.
Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs. She has published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications. She co-authored a chapter in “Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage.” She is also the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio and “There’s Always a Way Out” hosted in Polish on Radio RAMPA.
Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including women protecting their assets, becoming the CEO of your home, planning for the future, and promoting financial awareness before and during a divorce. She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations among women in business. Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women-owned businesses in both Poland and the United States. In 2018, she launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North-East, covering Maine to Florida, with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses. In this role, she speaks globally on international business relations between the U.S. and Poland. Dehnhard is also the Ambassador of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs Short Hills Leadership Lounge, a platform dedicated to the advancement of women globally, and has been named to the Southern New Jersey Advisory Board for Investors Bank.
Named to the “Top Women in Law” in 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal, Dehnhard was also recognized in 2016 as one of the “Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey” and received the Boy Scouts of America “Tribute to Women Award.” She has been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers® and received the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity she has supported for more than a decade.
Dehnhard received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2009, and her B.A./M.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 1999. Before entering private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.