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Brad Michael Micklin

Brad Michael Micklin

also known as Brad Micklin, Esq.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Estate Planning

About Me

Brad M. Micklin's approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having  received numerous awards and accolades.  Brad was recently published as a "Top Lawyer in New Jersey" in 2014 in the Legal Network for having the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.  Brad was also the recipient of the Martindale Hubble "Client Distinction Award" for excellence in quality of service in 2013 and 2014.  He also received Avvo's "Excellent Rated Attorney" for excellent professional conduct and experience three years in a row: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Brad M. Micklin, Esq. is an attorney concentrated in family law and estate planning matters. He has been in practice for over 15 years and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Federal District, 3rd Circuit. He has represented clients in all facets of family law litigation including divorces, custody battles, domestic violence trials, D.Y.F.S. custody cases, name changes, child support matters and appeals in both state and federal courts. He also services clients in need of estate planning. Mr. Micklin drafts estate plans to include wills, powers of attorneys and living wills. He provides significant estate and tax planning through drafting various types of trust agreements including revocable and irrevocable trusts, spendthrift trusts, residence trust, disclaimer trusts, and marital trusts. Additionally, Mr. Micklin has extensive background and experience in civil and probate litigation including commercial practice and litigation, corporate and limited liability company formation, bankruptcy matters, mediation and arbitration. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He has handled income tax audits, offers in compromise, tax abatement and elimination applications and many other income-tax based appeals. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

84 total 

  • James J Fitzpatrick

    Brad is “as good as it gets” when it comes to family law. He is well known by his colleagues and the court for his zealous representation, professionalism and expertise in the area of family law. I have referred many people to Brad over the years and they have all praised his compassion, courtroom presence and his understanding of complex family matters. Brad takes a genuine interest in his clients and builds lasting relationships with them far beyond their first visit to his office. I highly recommend Brad to anyone in need of a family attorney.


    James Fitzpatrick Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Anthony Underwood

    I heartily endorse this lawyer. Brad is frankly the sharpest family law attorney in the area. You will be well served by calling Brad.


    John Underwood Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Micklin Law Group

187 Washington Avenue
Suite 2F
Nutley, NJ, 071102704



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubble2014
2013 Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO.com2013
2012 Excellent Rated AttorneyAAVO.com2012
Certified MediatorNew Jersey State Bar Association1997
Client Distinction AwardMartindale HubbleN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney MemberTrial Inn of Court2004 - 2004
AttorneySafe House Domestic Violence Shelter2003 - 2006
Attorney MemberBankruptcy Inn of Court2003 - 2004
Managing PartnerThe Micklin Law Group2001 - Present
AssociateDavid Kessler & Associates, LLC1998 - 2001
Law SecretarySuperior Court of New Jersey1997 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Trial Lawyers of AmericaHonorary Chairman2003 - 2004
Bergen County Social Services OrganizationBoard of Trustees2001 - 2002
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Alimony modificationThe ex-wife was required to raise the fact that she intended to seek an increase in alimony but was forced to concede that she had no medical information to support the claim.
Custody battleOur application was granted. The client received joint legal custody and extended parenting time.
Emergency relocationThe judge entered an order the same day that we met with the client and prohibited the mother from moving to Florida with their child.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Martindale HubbleUnique elements to military divorce2012
Martindale HubbleInternational service of process2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Temple UniversityCommunicationBachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wills, trust and Estate planningEstate planning2011
Wills, Trusts and Estate planningWills, Trusts and Estate planning2008
Trust Issues in New JerseyTrust Issues in New Jersey2008
Individual Estate Planning NeedsEstate planning2007