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Tanya L. Hughes Freeman

Tanya L. Hughes Freeman

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, General Practice, Family, Child Custody

About Me

I have wanted to become a lawyer from as far back as I can remember. While I have raised a family and had a very fulfilling career in both the banking and healthcare industries, until I became an attorney my career did not feel complete. 

         My desire to become an attorney led me to go to law school while I was raising six  children and working as an office administrator and paralegal in my husband's law office. I managed to attend school full time and graduate with honors as well as receiving several academic and leadership awards. I was also the president of a student bar association in my 3rd year of law school and passed both the New Jersey and New York bar exams the first time I sat for them.

        While I have not been a licensed attorney for very long, I have substantial experience particularly in the area of family law which is my passion. While working in my husband's office I developed my legal research and writing skills long before I entered law school and that greatly contributed to academic success. I also was able to observe and learn from many excellent attorneys who had cases with our office. This opportunity has enabled me to become battled tested in court long before most newly admitted attorneys  would be able to do so. 

         I can promise you that if you retain me as your attorney I will give one hundred and ten percent of my effort, skill and dedication to your case. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Child Custody: 25%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. General Practice: 25%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Stephen Darryl Brown

    Tanya's unique combination of intelligence, diligence and tenacity make her one of the top family law practitioners in the State of New Jersey. I proudly provide my endorsement and recommendation for a bright rising star in our legal community.


    Stephen Brown Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Freeman is a sharp attorney who works diligently to get the best outcome for her clients and does so with compassion and professionalism.


    Jeffrey Skiendziul Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Freeman Hughes Freeman,LLC

51 John F. Kennedy Parkway
1st Floor West
Short Hills, NJ, 07078



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lead Counsel ratingLawInfo2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
TOP TEN DIVORCE LAW FIRMThe Prime Buyer's Report2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Certificate of AppreciationHudson County Superior Court2014
Lead Counsel RatingLAWINFO2014
Resolution and Commendation For Community ServiceCity of Newark Municipal Council2014
Community Service AwardCoalition of Newark Democrat & Republican District Leaders2014
Lead Counsel RatingLAWINFO2013
CALI Award for Civil Rights ClinicTouro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law center2012
For Exceptional Contributions to the Growth of the Law centerTouro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2012
For Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of student LifeDean and Faculty of the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2012
Republican Elector, Electoral CollegeState of New Jersey2012
Cum LaudeTouro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2012
Outstanding Student ServiceTouro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2011
CALI Award For Appellate AdvocacyTouro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2011
CALI Award For Federal Judicial ClerkshipTouro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law center2011
CALI Award For Computer-Assisted Legal InstructionTouro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2011
CALI Award for Best Oral AdvocateTouro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CounselNew Jersey Federation of Republican Women2015 - Present
Board of DirectorsUniversity Hospital, Newark, NJ2014 - Present
General CounselHeartt Foundation2014 - Present
Special Civil Part Mediation ProgramHudson County Superior Court2014 - Present
PartnerFreeman Hughes Freeman, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices Of Brian C. Freeman, LLC2012 - 2013
Summer Intern for Hon. Michelle Hollar-GregoryEssex County Superior Court2011 - 2011
Legal ExternFederal Court Eastern District Of New York2011 - 2011
Office Administrator/ParalegalLaw Offices Of Brian C. Freeman, LLC2005 - 2011
Senior Manager/AuditorHorizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield1999 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Federation of Republican WomenCounsel2015 - Present
Association of Black Women Lawyers of New JerseyMember2014 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Hudson American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
Hudson County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
University of PhoenixBoard of Trustees2012 - 2014
Republican National Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Hudson County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Black Law Students Association of Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterFormer President2011 - 2012
Garden State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Salvation Army of Hudson County, NJBoard of Trustees2008 - 2011
Juvenile Justice/Family Commitee For Hudson County, MCCChairperson2008 - Present
Jack and Jill of America, IncMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
HD v HD, Morris County Superior CourtThe appeal was successful and the Appellate Court overturned the trial judge's ruling.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Union County Women's JournalYour Legal Check Up2014
Union County Women's JournalTen Things To Consider Before You Say " I Do "2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD2012
Caldwell CollegeGovernmentBS - Bachelor of Science2008

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Kent Place School Career DayA career as a lawyer2015