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Kelly Berton Rocco

Kelly Berton Rocco

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

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About Me

The firm’s founding member, Kelly Berton Rocco was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1988. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Pace University in 1988 and her B.A. from William Paterson College of New Jersey in 1984. She was awarded a Merit Scholarship from Pace University for 1985-1987. In 1986, Kelly received the Joseph and Minnie Greenspan Criminal Law Award.


Kelly’s practice is devoted to all areas of family law with a special focus on divorce, domestic violence, and father’s rights.


She has handled a wide variety of cases over the course of the past 27 years and served as an Alternate Prosecutor in Bergenfield and Moonachie. Her previous legal experience includes practicing at Tompkins, McGuire & Wachenfeld and Fischer, Kagan & Zarestsky.


Kelly is a member of the:



  • Women Lawyers in Bergen

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law section

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law section

  • American Bar Association


She is an active participant in her local and legal communities. Her community positions and awards include the following:



  • Mandatory Early Settlement Panel Member, Bergen County, 2006-2012

  • Trustee, Board of Trustees, Shelter Our Sisters, 2005-2009

  • Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Service to Victims of Domestic Violence, Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2000-2014

  • Bergen County Department of Human Services, Outstanding Service to Victims of Domestic Violence, 2000-2014

  • Member: Domestic Violence Working Group Committee, 2006-2015

  • Humanitarian Award in 2010 – Shelter Our Sisters


She was an instructor for the Skills and Methods Course, a spring 2006 seminar on family law practices. Kelly has been a panel instructor for volunteer training on legal issues at Shelter our Sisters since 2006. She has been a volunteer attorney for the Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project Alternatives to Domestic Violence since 1993 and has also volunteered for the Women’s Rights Center.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Family: 30%
    25 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    25 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    25 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    25 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Sheila E O'Shea

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Kelly is not only a colleague, but she represented me in a real estate transaction. Kelly and her staff were prepared, competent, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. I often seek Kelly's knowledge in family law matters and recommend her regularly to friends and family.

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    Sheila O'Shea Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher John Carcich

    I have known Ms. Berton Rocco for several years and know her to be an extremely competent attorney and advocate. I highly recommend her.

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    Christopher Carcich Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kelly Berton Rocco

25 Main St Ste 104
Court Plaza North
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-7032

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198805/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Humanitarian AwardShelter our Sisters2010
Outstanding Service to Victims of Domestic ViolenceBergen County Department of Human Services2000
Outstanding Service to Victims of Domestic ViolenceBergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders2000
Joseph and Minnie Greenspan Criminal Law AwardPace University School of Law1986
Merit ScholarshipPace University School of Law1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco2010 - Present
Bergenfield and MoonachieBergen County Prosecutor2009 - 2010
AssociateTompkins, McGuire & Wachenfeld and Fischer, Kagan & Zarestsky1988 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Domestic Violence Working Group CommitteeMember2006 - 2015
Bergen CountyMandatory Early Settlement Panel2006 - 2012
Shelter Our SistersBoard of Trustees2005 - 2009
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Women Lawyers in BergenMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
T.G., Plaintiff-Respondent, v. F.G., Defendant-Appellant.Vacated and remanded back to the trial court

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
William Paterson UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spring GalaHumanitarian Award2010