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 I have a strong committment to resolving cases in a cost-effective and amicable fashion.  As a Mediator and Collaborative Attorney, I attempt settlement first before spending emotional and financial capital to battle through the Court system.  The Court system is oftentimes necessary when clients are faced with headstrong adversaries.  Attempting a settlement which focuses on the best interests of the family and win/win scenarios provides long term solutions for parties and so it should be attempted prior to resorting to the Court. 


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Atknson & DeBartolo, P.C.

2 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ, 07701


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Deborah Michael Richards Award for Family LawRutgers School of Law2005
Pro Bono Public AwardRutgers School of Law2005
Mary Philbrook Public Interest AwardRutgers School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAtkinson & De Bartolo2012 - Present
AttorneyAtkinson & DeBartolo2009 - Present
PartnerPiff & Abatemarco, P.C.2009 - 2009
Associate AttorneyLinda L. Piff, Esquire, P.C.2006 - 2008
Clerkship to the Honorable Patricia B. Roe, J.S.C.State of New Jersey2005 - 2006
Domestic Violence Clinic AttorneyRutgers School of Law2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
JSCLGPresident2012 - 2013
JSCLGVice President2012 - 2013
Jersey Shore Collaborative Law GroupPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Two Rivers Chapter of JSCLGMember2010 - Present
Monmouth County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2007 - 2009
Jersey Shore Collaborative Law GroupExecutive Board Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sauer Corwin v. SauerAppellate Division ruled in favor of Plaintiff
Cox v. CoxAppellate Division ruled in favor of Defendant
N.G. v. N.B.G.Appellate Panel upheld portions of the Trial Court opinion and remanded the issue of parenting time
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rutgers School of Law- CamdenNew Jersey Domestic Violence Handbook2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NJICLEDividing Retirement Assets in Divorce2014
Collaborative Law SymposiumUsing the 7 Habits for Effective Practice2014
NJSCPAMatrimonial Law & Accounting2013
South Jersey Collaborative Law GroupCollaborative Divorce2012
Become a Collaborative PheonixIntermediate Collaborative Law Training2012
Second SaturdayDivorce2011
JSCLGGeneral Divorce Information2011
What Women need to know about divorceDivorce General Information2010
Taking the Mystery out of DivorceDivorce2010
NJAPMPerspectives of a Review Attorney2010
NJAPMDivorce Mediation2010
Mediation TrainingMediation2010
JSCLGCollaborative Divorce Law2010
American Inns of CourtDomestic Violence2010
Training in Collaborative Divorce LawCollaborative Divorce Law2009
Mediation TrainingDivorce Mediation2009
Divorce- Second SaturdayDivorce General Information2009
NJICLEFamily Law Clerk Preparation2006
Domestic Violence - CITFamily Law2004