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Tam M. Abitante
Tam M. Abitante

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Family and Divorce Mediation
  • Family Law Collaborative Divorce
  • Family Law Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2006

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    J.D. – 2005
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
    Paralegal Certificate with Honors, 2002
  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • B.A. Economics with Honors, 1981
  • Administrative Office of the Courts, Trenton, New Jersey
    Mediation and Conciliation Skills Seminar – 2006
  • Institute for Dispute Resolution, Montclair, New Jersey
    Divorce Mediation Clinical Training, 2006
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    The Center For Children and Famlies – Divorce Mediation Training, 2006
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
    Collaborative Divorce Training, 2009
  • Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts
    Certification as  Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), 2013

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Legal Research and Writing Seminars, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Family Law Classes, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Family Soft Seminars, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award for Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Rutgers School of Law, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Elder Law & Young Lawyers Sections, Member
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • Somerset County, Early Settlement Panelist, 2011 – Present
  • Hunterdon County, Early Settlement Panelist, 2013 – Present
  • Vicinage XII Family Law Inn of Court, Member
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • Academy of Professional Mediators
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • New Jersey Association of Realtors; New Jersey Real Estate License, 1998 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Adjunct Instructor, 2005 – Present
  • Copeland, Shimalla & Wechsler, LLP, Associate, 2007 – 2008
  • Honorable James B. Convery, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County – Family Part, Judicial Law Clerk, 2006 – 2007
  • Ruane & Zuber, LLC, Associate, 2005 – 2006
  • Honorable James B. Convery, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County – Family Part, Judicial Intern, 2004
  • Ruane & Zuber, LLC, Lawclerk/Paralegal, 2003 – 2005
  • Lois Schneider Realtor, Real Estate Assistant, 1999 – 2001
  • Panasonic Industrial Corporation, Financial Analyst, 1985 – 1988

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