Kristyl M. Berckes, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was featured in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Sound Advice, which gives members easy access to a collection of useful and enjoyable knowledge and experience from other lawyers. On August 23, Berckes advised young lawyers on working toward a happy and successful career, which you can listen to here if you are an ABA member. Otherwise, you may click here for her written summary.
A resident of Bedminster, Berckes represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including all stages of divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and marital settlement agreements, post-judgment litigation, domestic violence, grandparent visitation rights, palimony, and domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Acts.
Berckes just completed a fellowship with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Leadership Academy and is a Co-Chair of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division. In 2016, she was awarded the NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division Professional Achievement Award and was recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorney’s as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40. Berckes has also been selected for inclusion on the current list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Family Law since 2017. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has named her as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the state of New Jersey since 2015.
Berckes earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Boston College. She completed her law degree while working as a New Jersey public high school English teacher. After law school, Berckes held a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James G. Troiano, J.S.C., in the Essex County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part.