Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee, is coordinator and moderator of the Committee’s Roundtable, “Post-Obergefell – Part 2: A Look at Case Law and Recent Developments in 2018,” noon – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. The Roundtable will discuss Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision that concluded the constitutional guarantee of same-sex couples’ right to marry as “a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person.” For more information or to register, visit the ListServe registration link.
Aquilio practices in the areas of divorce, child support, custody, and post-judgment issues. She represents clients in all types of matrimonial actions, from basic matters to complex asset valuation cases. Aquilio is a trained Collaborative Divorce Attorney and a member of the Executive Committee of the Somerset County Family Practice Committee. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Family Law Executive Committee of the Family Law Section.
Recognized by the New Jersey Superior Court as a R.1:40 Qualified Family Law Mediator, Aquilio is a panelist for the Superior Court Early Settlement Panel in Somerset County.
Aquilio was recognized as Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for her 2015-2016 term as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee. She serves as the current Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Family Law Committee. She frequently lectures for the NJSBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education at its Hot Tips seminars and has served as Editor of the ABA Family Law Litigation Subcommittee’s E-Newsletter.
Aquilio earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Drew University.