Laura M. Mendonca is an Of Counsel with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School Law. While attending law school, Ms. Mendonca was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Law Clinic, providing legal aid services. She also participated in the Eugene Gressmen Moot Court Competition. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen M. Cassidy, J.S.C., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Family Part. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mendonca attended Kean University and graduated with Dean’s List distinguishment. Ms. Mendonca, a Washington Center scholarship recipient, was also selected to participate in an internship program at the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington D.C. Ms. Mendonca received an undergraduate dual degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice.
Ms. Mendonca has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey.
Ms. Mendonca has an extensive background in family and matrimonial law litigation, including issues of alimony, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, child support and domestic violence. Ms. Mendonca has been a guest speaker at community domestic violence seminars in Morristown, New Jersey. This targeted legal experience and her highly effective advocacy skills make Ms. Mendonca especially well-suited to represent clients in all facets of family law.
Ms. Mendonca is fluent in her native Portuguese language and proficient in the Spanish language.
Laura Mendonca is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a designation achieved by only about 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. The Certified Matrimonial Attorney status means that Ms. Mendonca has been recognized as a family law expert.
Ms. Mendonca 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.
* 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 www.superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.
* 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 www.aiofla.org. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
* 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. Carmela L. Novi, Laura M. Mendonca, Rachel E. Partyka, Robyn N. Howlett, Dianna C. Cavaliere, Jennifer Varga, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.
*National Academy of Family Law Attorneys The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a thorough selection process to determine the top family law attorneys in each state. With thousands of attorneys in each state, the NAFLA’s rigourous, independent selection process resolves the challenge of attorneys claiming to be “the best” without basis for such claims. To learn more about the selection process see www.nafla.net/selection-process. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.”.
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel
New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Domestic Violence Seminar Guest Speaker – Wind of the Spirit, Morristown, New Jersey
Fluent in Portuguese
Proficient in Spanish
Information on Laura Mendonca in Spanish:
Laura is located in our Parsippany, Morris County office. To schedule an initial consultation with Laura, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.