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Heather C Keith

Heather C Keith

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Mediation

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About Me

Ms. Keith is the founding member of Keith Law Firm, LLC.  Since starting her legal career, she has devoted her practice almost exclusively to divorce and family law, successfully representing clients in the Superior and Appellate Courts as well as outside of Court.


 


Ms. Keith received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she distinguished herself by being selected for membership of the Seton Hall Circuit Review and winning awards in appellate advocacy.  Ms. Keith represented at-need clients, in Court and in mediation, through the Family Law Clinic at Seton Hall University’s Center for Social Justice.  An accomplished musician, Ms. Keith founded Seton Hall University’s Arts Law Society and served two years as President.   


 


Ms. Keith is trained in mediation and conciliation skills and has completed training in Divorce Mediation through New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Ms. Keith regularly mediates cases in the Superior Court’s Intermediate Special Civil Part Mediation/Settlement and Landlord-Tenant Settlement programs in Union County.


 


As part of her commitment to offering her clients alternatives to litigation, Ms. Keith is a collaboratively trained attorney.  She is a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Law Practitioners.


 


Ms. Keith enjoys advocating for her clients, performing with her singing groups, and mentoring other young attorneys.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Mediation: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ann Fabrikant

    Heather is an excellent lawyer with a strong work ethic, who always fights for her client's best interests.

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    Ann Fabrikant Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients as well as her level of experience.She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.

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    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keith Law Firm, LLC

600 South Avenue W
Suite 230
Westfield, NJ, 07090

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDelinquent200903/13/2015
NJActive200705/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyer2014
Best Brief; Best Oralist for Appellate AdvocacySeton Hall University School of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyCeconi & Cheifetz, LLC2008 - 2012
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey2007 - 2008
Legal Intern, Juvenile DivisionUnion County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2006
Legal InternAvaya2005 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Union County Bar AssociationTrustee2014 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Union County Bar AssociationYoung Lawyer Trustee2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Richard J. Hughes American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 1Editorial: Alimony Guidelines – If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It, with Cary B. Cheifetz, Esq.2012
New Jersey LawyerCustody and Religion: Are Church and State Separate in New Jersey Family Court?2009
3 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 565United States v. Rapanos: Is “Waters of the United States” Necessary for Clean Water Act Jurisdiction?2007
New Jersey Family LawyerNew Jersey Fee Arbitration: A Primer for Practitioners (pending)N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Oberlin CollegeMusic PerformanceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A