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Bruce P. Matez

Bruce P. Matez

Practice areas:

Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support… more 

About Me

My focus is to help clients reach agreements and avoid the heartache, stress and financial burden of litigation through the court.  I will take the time to educate clients on the law, to explain the range of possible resolutions of issues and likely best and worst case scenarios, and work toward an amicable resolution of the issues based upon my client’s informed and rational decision. I work with clients to act in a rational, responsible, and reasonable manner. In my representation of clients, I strive toward striking a healthy balance between negotiation and strong advocacy.   When necessary and appropriate, I will use my knowledge, experience and advocacy skills in litigation. As a divorced father and having been practicing family law for over 20 years, I have gained an understandiing of  the emotional dynamics of divorce and all family law issues and the interplay between the emotional issues and the legal issues. My ability to communicate with my clients, empathize with them, listen to them and provide personal service has earned me the respect and admiration of my colleagues and the gratitude of former clients.   


 


I also serve as a mediator for parties seeking to resolve their family law issues in a neutral setting thereby avoiding litigation through the court system. I am chosen often by colleagues and peers to serve as mediators in their cases and am regulary appointed by local judges as mediator or binding arbitrator.   


 


I am an active member of my synagogue, Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ. Currently I am serving as president. I teach 10th grade at the Religious School and have chaperoned teenagers on annual trips to Israel nine times, most recently in April 2013.  I previously performed in and directed local community theater productions.  My son is a Freshman at Drexel University in their film and video school.  Opher, my dog, is a chihuahua and Italian greyhound mix.   I love to travel, spend time at the beach, fish, read, listen to music and spend time with my family and friends.   I also love to watch sports and attend sporting events, and am an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers, UM Terrapins, Villanova Wildcats and Georgia Bulldogs.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Mediation: 35%
    20 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    25 years
  3. Family: 20%
    25 years
  4. Child Support: 5%
    25 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Joel R Spivack

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce is an excellent family law attorney, as well as a caring and honest person. I have referred a number of client's to him for family law matters, and he has handled each case with care and diligence.

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    Joel Spivack Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Glenn Lieberman

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity over the last decade to work with Bruce as adverse counsel. He has always been prepared and up front. I look forward to having cases with him because I know there will not be any "games".

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    Ronald Lieberman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Borger Matez, P.A.

1415 Route 70 E Suite 305
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198905/29/2015
PAAdministrative Suspension198905/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Family LawyrThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Men of Distinction 2015SJ Magazine2015
Top Family Law AttorneySJ Magazine2014
Awesome Attorneys of South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2014
Awesome Attorneys of South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2013
Top Family Law AttorneySJ Magazine2013
Top Family Law AttorneySJ Magazine2012
Top Family Law AttorneySJ Magazine2011
TOP ATTORNEY- FAMILY LAW MEDIATORSJ Magazine2010
Community Service AwardGenesis Economic Self-Sufficiency Program-Camden Comprehensive Center for Fathers2010
Approved Post MESP Economic MediatorSupreme Court of New Jersey2007
Awesome Attorneys (Divorce & Family Law)South Jersey Magazine2004
Certified as a Matrimonial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate and Manager of Family Law DepartmentGerstein & Grayson, LLP1999 - 2006
PartnerPluese, Leone, Matez & Incollingo1997 - 1999
Solo practionerLaw Office of Bruce P. Matez, Esquire1992 - 1997
Associate AttorneySteinberg & Ginsburg1990 - 1992
Judicial Law ClerkHon. Samuel D. Natal, J.S.C.1989 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2015 - Present
The Starting PointSecretary2013 - Present
Congregation M'kor ShalomPresident2012 - Present
South Jersey Collaborative Law GroupFounding member2010 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2006 - Present
The Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of CourtMember and former officer1996 - 2011
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Gloucester County Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Committee1989 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Committee1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
AnonymousSecured client significant parenting time.
AnonymousChange in custody to father
AnonymousAgreeement reached

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Psychological AssociationN/ACore Training in Parenting Coordination2012
Practical Collaborative Solutions, LLCN/ACollaborative Law Training (basic and advanced)2010
NJICLEN/AParenting Coordinator Training2009
Seton Hall University School of Law-Institute for Dispute ResolutionN/ADivorce Mediation Training1995
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of MarylandEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
3rd Annual Family Law for the Advanced PractitionerGrandparent Visitation, Paternity Rights and Paternity Fraud2015
7/18/11-Voices in the FamilyCollaborative Divorce2011
Divorce Mediation RefresherDivorce Mediation2010
LIFE INSURANCE AND DIVORCELife Insurance in Divorce Cases2009
Family Law Update-Recent Case LawCustody update2008
Family Law Update- Recent Case LawChild Support/Overnight Parenting Time2007
New Jersey Conference on Professionalism in the LawProfessionalism in the law2004
50 Federal Laws Every Divorce Lawyer Should KnowBankruptcy and other federal laws which related to divorce and familiy law2004
NJ ICLE Mandatory Skills and Methods SeminarsFAMILY LAW SKILLS AND METHODSN/A