Schedule a consultation with Morris County Divorce Lawyer, Patricia Carney, Esq.

About Us

Patricia E. Carney Esq., APM (Accredited Professional Mediator) is the founding member of the firm. She is accredited as a professional mediator by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and also completed training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice.

After a successful career in accounting and finance, with major multinational firms, Ms. Carney completed her law degree at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice at Rutgers University. She was a clerk to the Honorable John Garrett Penn, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia. She concentrates her practice in matrimonial law. She focuses her practice on alternative dispute resolution methods. Ms. Carney is a zealous advocate for her clients. Ms. Carney has complimented her practical courtroom experience with advanced trial training at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She received her mediation training at the Institute for Dispute Resolution of New Jersey.

Ms. Carney is a court-approved, accredited mediator and is on the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts’ roster of mediators for economic aspects of family law cases and the roster of mediators for Somerset County Parenting and Custody. She lectures on mediation and is a speaker and panelist for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, training professionals in the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce process. Ms. Carney also serves as a mentor for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Divorce Mediation Apprenticeship Program. Ms. Carney has served on the faculty at Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey as an adjunct professor. She is admitted to the bar of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

She is a member of the New Jersey State, Morris County and Somerset County Bar Associations, an accredited member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Carney was the president and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group. She is a founding member and on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups.

Ms. Carney was on the Legislative Committee of the Council of Collabortive Practice Groups and actively involved in meeting with members of the State Senate and the Assembly to gain support and sponsorship of the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act. Ms. Carney also testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of the Act. The New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act was signed into law by the Governor of New Jersey on September 10, 2014.

Education:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, J.D.
Rutgers University, B.A.

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Founding Member and Secretary, New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
  • Past President, New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice
  • Accredited Member, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member, District XIII Ethics Committee (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties)
  • Panelist, Early Settlement Program, Matrimonial Division (Somerset County)
  • Mentor, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Divorce Mediation Apprenticeship Program

Take The Next Step

Contact our office at 973-425-9001 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation to determine whether this approach is appropriate for you or whether another alternative dispute resolution method is better suited to your particular needs and circumstances.  Patricia E. Carney.Esq. can provide you with the information necessary for you to make an informed decision about what is best for you and your family.

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