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Laura Sue Mann

Family Attorney at West Caldwell, NJ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Laura Mann, Laura S. Mann

  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
    Ohio - OH 25 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    28%
    Handling divorce, dissolution, separations, custody, visitation, child support, child support enforcement, domestic violence, child abuse cases and other family matters including the mediation of family disputes.

    28 years, 300 cases

  2. Residential real estate
    27%
    Handling residential real estate transactions, such as pre-closing negotiations and contract review, closings on the purchase or refinancing of property and loans and post-closing disputes.

    28 years, 100 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%

    28 years, 150 cases

  4. Business
    15%

    28 years

  5. Foreclosure
    5%

    28 years

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 2018, as the Firm continues to grow, the Law Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC moved its main office to West Caldwell, New Jersey from Riverdale, New Jersey so it could be more accessible to clients in need of her services in the area and be even more reachable to a broader client base. The Firm continues to maintain its West Milford office also as a convenience to clients living in West Milford, Northern Passaic County, Sussex County and those in the surrounding areas.

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 Divorce and Matrimonial Law, Reproductive Rights, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, general litigation, business law 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.

Education

  • 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

Memberships

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • West Milford Chamber of Commerce
  • West Milford Newcomers’ Club

Location

Law Offices Of Laura S. Mann, LLC
185 Fairfield Ave.
Suite 3C
West Caldwell, NJ, 07006
Law Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC
1815 Union Valley Road
Floor 2
West Milford, NJ, 07480
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Reviews

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Posted by Judy | June 7, 2012
The Best!!!
Laura helped me through a business sale that I could not have done without her expertise!!! I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again when I need an attorney.
Posted by Stewart | June 7, 2012
Very Satisfied with Laura Mann
We have used Ms. Mann several times in the last two years. She has provided us with a wide-range of legal advice, including drawing up our wills, durable power of attorney, health care directives, etc. She has always been very responsive and helpful, and was very affordable. She did the work for the amount estimated without any additional fees. We are very happy with her work on our behalf.
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Posted by Dawn | June 7, 2012
Review of services by Laura Mann
Laura is a remarkable lawyer - highly knowledgeable and ethical. She handled my will/power of attorney for me and my husband. She also advised me on a very sensitive real estate matter. In addition, she represented my father for his home sale, which was a unique situation because his home had been flooded out. She made the entire process as painless as possible for him. Laura is dedicated to protecting her clients' best interests. Best of all, she is kind and compassionate, and treats you like you are a human being, not like you are just another case file. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!
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Posted by Chet | June 7, 2012
Review for Laura Mann
Ms. Mann represented me for my home sale, which was very difficult for me due to the fact that my house was flooded because of Hurricane Irene. She knew exactly what needed to be done in order to protect me, since this was a unique sale due to the home being damaged. The process was smooth and I was very pleased. Next I will be hiring Ms. Mann to help me with my will and power of attorney issues. I would highly recommend Ms. Mann.
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Posted by Heidi | June 7, 2012
Clear-headed & compassionate
Laura handled a piece of business for us with our new house. Very complete, timely, and responsive. Even though it was an emotional time for us, she kept her cool, and gave us exceptionally good advice and direction. No detail was left untouched, no contingency un-addressed. I would recommend Laura highly - she truly cares about her work and her clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Manager of Pro Bono Department
  • Northeast NJ Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorney/Director of Low Income Tax Clinic/Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
  • 1996 - 2006

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of C.T.
  • Successful
  • In the Matter of E.M.
  • Successful at trial and on 2 subsequent appeals
  • Haney v. Roberts
  • Case of first impression - won on appeal

Associations

  • New Jersey Audubon Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Halfway Hounds, Inc.
  • Board Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
  • 2008 - Present
  • West Milford Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Animals Depend on People, Too, Inc.
  • Founding Member & President
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Neighborhood Mediation
  • Founding Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Habitiat for Humanity
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2001
  • R.E.A.C.H.
  • Founding Member
  • 1994 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Fairfield County Legal Clinic
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
  • 2002
  • Service Award
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 1996
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 1995
  • Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Hofstra University School of Law Public Justice Foundation
  • 1995
  • Volunteer Recognition Awared
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Legal Training
  • Cancellation of Debt Income
  • 2005
  • Attorney Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Custody and Visitation legal updates
  • 2005
  • Legal Training / Panel
  • Ex parte custody
  • 2004
  • Legal Training
  • Domestic Violence Law and Procedure
  • 2004
  • Legal Training
  • Federal tax law
  • 2003
  • Legal Training
  • Tax Issues Lurking in Your Caseload
  • 2003
  • Staff training
  • Federal individual income tax, family law
  • 2002
  • Radio interview
  • Ex-parte custody orders
  • 2002
  • Legal Training
  • Landlord Tenant law
  • 2002
  • Legal Training
  • Landlord-Tenant Law, Domestic Violence, Consumer Law
  • 2002
  • Public Seminars
  • Tenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, etc.
  • 2001
  • Legal Training
  • Landlord - Tenant Law
  • 2001
  • Public Seminars
  • Tenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support
  • 2000
  • Public seminars
  • Tenant Rights, Custody, Divorce, Child Support
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (31)
Endorse Laura
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Mann is an exceptionally gifted attorney and highly respected in her community. Laura combines her remarkable aptitude for the law, with compassion and professionalism. I can refer clients to Laura Mann with confidence."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is an exceptionally talented and hard-working attorney. She treats her clients and colleagues with the utmost respect and courtesy."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. experienced, compassionate lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mann is really a superb attorney. I love reading her answers to questions on Avvo and learning from her expertise and her incredible advise. I have been an attorney, judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and law professor, and I still learn from her every day. I would highly recommend her to everyone and anyone on Avvo."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with and for Ms. Mann and she is a caring, conscientious attorney who always puts her client's interests to the forefront. She has a deep understanding of the law and puts that understanding to great use for her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anytime I have a question regarding Bankruptcy, Laura is the first person I contact. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and provides zealous representation to her clients. I would feel comfortable referring her to my friends and family."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Laura because she is my "go-to" person when I have complicated Bankruptcy law questions I need assistance with. She is knowledgeable and friendly. Call her."
General practice Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who advocates for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is empathetic, caring, but also shrewd and pragmatic - great qualities in a lawyer when you're looking to get results."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her reputation precedes her."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a member of my networking group and always has solid and expert legal advice to share. She is a hard-working attorney who gets the job done."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is an outstanding attorney who represents the best of the legal profession."
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West Caldwell Family Lawyer Laura Sue Mann
Laura Sue Mann
Family Attorney
West Caldwell, NJ
Licensed for 27 years