The New Jersey office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome new Member, Rita M. Aquilio, to the firm. She joins the firm’s matrimonial & family law group.
Aquilio practices extensively in the areas of divorce, child support, custody and post-judgment issues. She has represented 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 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has both trial experience and alternative dispute resolution training in matrimonial actions.
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 and a member of the Somerset County Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committee.
Aquilio is also a member of the Family Law Executive Committee and Appellate Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee, where she was recognized as Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the 2015-2016 term. She is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education at its Hot Tips seminars and previously served as Editor of the American Bar Association Family Law Litigation Subcommittee’s E-Newsletter
Aquilio earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, and her B.A. from Drew University, cum laude.