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About Me

Laura Mann received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993 and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1996. While at Hofstra, Laura received numerous awards for her dedication to public service providing legal assistance to those in need through her work at legal services in both Ohio and New Jersey and the various leadership roles she assumed. Laura graduated Hofstra Law in 1996 with her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. Those experiences were a prelude to a decade of dedication to public service. She relocated to Ohio to use her legal education, skills and training to serve as a lawyer to the low-income population of the rural communities in Ohio’s Appalachian Valley for almost a decade of dedicated service to the poor.

Those years of service, experience and dedication developed her legal knowledge and honed her litigation skills, proficiency she uses daily in her current practice. She utilizes her finely-tuned advocacy skills and, when appropriate, creative and peaceful resolutions of those legal disputes through mediation. Laura’s innate compassion and understanding, combined with her experience, skills and training as a litigator and mediator, enable her to adjust her approach to the matter at hand to seek the best outcome for her clients.

Laura founded her law firm in 2007 so she could continue her efforts assisting those in need of high-quality legal representation in and around northern New Jersey. Since that time, she has provided dedicated legal service to residents of West Milford and surrounding areas, addressing a variety of legal needs.

In 2014, Laura added an additional firm by forming a partnership with Attorney Robert Bloodgood. Bob’s has over two (2) decades of experience assisting seniors with their Estate Planning and Elder Law needs. Laura and Bob, attorneys with almost forty (40) years of combined experience, realized their respective skills would be a complement to each other and an asset to their respective clients in the realm of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Thus, the law firm of Mann & Bloodgood Elder Law Group of North Jersey, LLC was born with its primary location in Riverdale, New Jersey. The Law Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC also shifted its primary location to the Riverdale, New Jersey location, though continues to maintain a satellite office in West Milford as a convenience to its West Milford, Sussex County and area clients.

In both firms, Laura represents clients primarily in northern New Jersey though is happy to assist clients state-wide when appropriate. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Matrimonial and other Family Law, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, real estate transactions, general litigation and mediation.

Laura is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Ohio (though has voluntarily made her Ohio license inactive), and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of Ohio and the United States Tax Court. Laura also has been specially trained in civil mediation and has been included on the statewide roster of court-appointed mediators as a R. 1:40 qualified mediator.

Laura is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the West Milford Chamber of Commerce and the West Milford Newcomers Club.


  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1996)

  • Richard J. Stockton College of New Jersey (B.A., 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996

  • New York, Third Judicial District, 1998

  • Ohio, 1998 (currently voluntarily inactive)

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1999

  • United States Tax Court, 2003

  • Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service, 2003


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)

  • West Milford Chamber of Commerce

  • West Milford Newcomers’ Club


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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
    19 years
  2. Family: 35%
    19 years, 300 cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    19 years
  4. Residential: 10%
    19 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

34 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Steven Bond

    Laura has been a most-valued colleague ever since I entered the profession. She is a font of knowledge not only to her clients, but to her peers, and I'm all the better for it. I'm grateful to Laura for all the advice she's given me over the years!


    Michael Bond Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of Laura S. Mann, LLC

1618 Union Valley Road
Second Floor
West Milford, NJ, 07480


NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certificate of AppreciationFairfield County Legal Clinic2003
Certificate of AppreciationSoutheastern Ohio Legal Services2002
Service AwardHofstra University School of Law1996
Outstanding Leadership AwardHofstra University School of Law1995
Volunteer Recognition AwardHofstra University School of Law1995
Certificate of AchievementHofstra University School of Law Public Justice Foundation1995
Volunteer Recognition AwaredHofstra University School of Law1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC2007 - Present
Manager of Pro Bono DepartmentNortheast NJ Legal Services2006 - 2007
Attorney/Director of Low Income Tax Clinic/Pro Bono CoordinatorSoutheastern Ohio Legal Services1996 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Audubon SocietyMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionMember2011 - Present
Halfway Hounds, Inc.Board Attorney2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
New Jersey Association of Women Business OwnersN/A2008 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2008 - Present
West Milford Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Animals Depend on People, Too, Inc.Founding Member & President2003 - 2005
Neighborhood MediationFounding Member2003 - 2006
Habitiat for HumanityFormer Board of Directors1999 - 2001
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
R.E.A.C.H.Founding Member1994 - 1996
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Haney v. RobertsCase of first impression - won on appeal
In the Matter of E.M.Successful at trial and on 2 subsequent appeals
In the Matter of C.T.Successful
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Richard Stockton College of New JerseyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lawline Live TrainingUncontested Divorce in New Jersey2011
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2010
Legal TrainingCancellation of Debt Income2005
Attorney Continuing Legal Education SeminarCustody and Visitation legal updates2005
Legal Training / PanelEx parte custody2004
Legal TrainingDomestic Violence Law and Procedure2004
Legal TrainingFederal tax law2003
Legal TrainingTax Issues Lurking in Your Caseload2003
Staff trainingFederal individual income tax, family law2002
Radio interviewEx-parte custody orders2002
Legal TrainingLandlord Tenant law2002
Legal TrainingLandlord-Tenant Law, Domestic Violence, Consumer Law2002
Public SeminarsTenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, etc.2001
Legal TrainingLandlord - Tenant Law2001
Public SeminarsTenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support2000
Public seminarsTenant Rights, Custody, Divorce, Child Support1999