Alison Dunn (Schmieder) – Family Law Attorney & Mediator

“Alison was fantastic. She was smart, tough and so compassionate… I’m am so glad that I hired her to get me through this process and I will recommend her to everyone.”
Yasmina G.

Office: Parsippany, Morris County.


Alison M. Dunn, Esq. is an attorney and family law expert with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Dunn is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Matrimonial Law, and is licensed in both New Jersey and New York.

Ms. Dunn received her Juris Doctorate from William & Mary School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Dunn served and as the Articles Editor for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal as a Graduate Research Fellow in the areas of Family Law and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. She also participated as an advocate for the Domestic Violence Clinic of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia providing legal services to local residents. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dunn received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Since her graduation from law school, Ms. Dunn has been solely dedicated to the practice of family and matrimonial law. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Ms. Dunn is a qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. Ms. Dunn is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

Before entering private practice, Alison Dunn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Paul Wright, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part in Morris County.


Ms. Dunn has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Star. She has also been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey.

* American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction; Top 10 Under 40) “To be named an attorney must be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. To learn more about the selection process see No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

New Jersey Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

* Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Only about two percent of the attorneys practicing in the State of New Jersey are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Erin B. Brueche, Alison Dunn, Jessica Ragno Sprague, Carmela L. Novi, Laura M. Mendonca, Rachel E. Partyka, Veronica R. Norgaard, Robyn N. Howlett, Dianna C. Cavaliere, Jennifer Varga, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.

* Super Lawyers is a publication of Thomson Reuters. The selection process is conducted by an independent firm that determines which lawyers in New Jersey have attained a high degree of peer recognition & professional achievement. The selection process can be viewed at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court .

Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • Emancipation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
  • Enforcement of Custody
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Enforcement of Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Post Divorce Matters
  • Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child

Certifications / Specialties:

Qualified Family Law Mediator
Qualified and Trained Collaborative Law Attorney

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
New York


William & Mary School of Law
University of Pittsburgh, magna cum laude

Awards / Recognition:

New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Star
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association
Morris County Bar Association
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
New Jersey Collaborative Law Group


Best Interests and Parental Presumptions: Bringing Same-Sex Custody Agreements Beyond Preclusion by the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, 17 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 293.

Alison Dunn is located in our Parsippany, Morris County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Alison, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.