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Jennifer J. Donnelly Profile

Jennifer J. Donnelly

Email address: Jenniferd@wlg.com

Jennifer J. Donnelly is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and has practiced since 2003. She studied at Berkeley College where she earned her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. While at Kean University, she was awarded a B.A. in Psychology cum laude. She was awarded her J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002.

Ms. Donnelly practiced Special Education Law with the firm of Susan & Greenwald from 2003 through 2005. For six years, Ms. Donnelly practiced Family Law at Northeast New Jersey Legal Services in Jersey City, New Jersey, representing individuals in matters including domestic violence proceedings, divorce, child custody disputes and both child and spousal support issues. In 2011, she was awarded the prestigious Cynthia Baker Award from NNJLS for her service to the community.

Ms. Donnelly was appointed to the District VI Ethics Committee in September 2011 and proudly served on that committee, which strives to maintain the highest ethical standards amongst attorneys in Hudson County, during her four-year term. Ms. Donnelly has a published, precedential Appellate Division decision: S.D. V. M.J.R., 415 N.J. Super. 417 (App. Div. 2010). She was interviewed on the Lisa Wexler Show and foxnews.com following the publication of that decision.

Ms. Donnelly is a member of the Hudson County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

2003 New Jersey State Bar
2003 U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Memberships

Hudson County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)

Published Decisions

S.D. V. M.J.R., 415 N.J. Super. 417 (App. Div. 2010).

Appointments

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY District VI Hudson County Ethics Committee in September 2011

Media

Radio Interview regarding S.D. v. M.J.R. – The Lisa Wexler Show- August 18, 2010
FoxNews.com interview regarding S.D. v. M.J.R. August 5, 2010

Education

Berkeley College, 1997, A.A.S., Paralegal Studies
Kean University, 1999 B.A. Psychology cum laude
Seton Hall University School of Law, 2002 Juris Doctorate

Awards

Seton Hall University 2002, Pro Bono Service Program Award
Legal Services of New Jersey 2011, Cynthia Barker Outstanding Attorney Award
Legal Services of New Jersey 2011, Certificate of Appreciation

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