|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Matrimonial Attorney||New Jersey Supreme Court||2016|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Scholarship Award||Rutgers University PDT||2004|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Karen Kirchoff Saminski, Esq., LLC||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Private Practice||2008 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Bergen County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hudson County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel||Panelist||2014 - Present|
|Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court||Barrister||2014 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Bergen County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Kiely v. Kiely Appellate Docket No. A-0738-12T4, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2784 (App. Div. Nov. 19, 2013)||I successfully appealed the trial Court's decision resulting in our client's child support obligation being terminated (overturning the trial court's decision not to emancipate the parties' daughter).|
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|The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility, by Professor John B. Wefing||A History of Higher Education in New Jersey||2009|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Rutgers University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Pre-Nuptial Agreement Seminar||Pre-Nuptial Agreements||2014|
Posted by Nela
Needless to say how stressful and unpredictable divorces can be, and yet I went through mine as quickly as one can and at the end of it all, I was in a much better shape that I would have ever dreamed of. I cannot stress enough how professional and genuinely involved Tom seemed to be. Add to this his confidence, calm and simply general peace that his attitude was emanating. It was sincerely refreshing. Every time I would get restless I would pick up the phone and call him and he would honestly spent 30 min explaining everything in as much detail as possible to put my mind at ease. The day me and my ex settled on dividing the assets and agreed on the terms for taking care of our kid, was a tough experience. Were negotiating back and forth for 6 hours. My ex would not budge on anything. With little steps we finally met in the middle and that was mostly due to how patiently Tom pushed the boundaries to get me as close as possible to what I needed and felt comfortable with. Now if that is not a good lawyer, I do not know what it is.
Posted by anonymous
When I first sought Mr Sidoti's legal help I wasn't sure what options I had or what the legal process would look like for divorce and custody, all I knew was that I had to get myself and my children out of an unsafe environment. Tom took my case very seriously and helped me execute a plan that I was comfortable with. Safety was my number one concern, so I thank him first and foremost for assisting me and my children in a very difficult and stressful time. Secondly, the divorce and custody process a very emotional and trying experience, however Tom made it manageable and as painless as possible. He was approachable for any and all concerns I had along the way, as well as upfront and reasonable when answering any questions/ concerns. I appreciate how professional and knowledgeable he was throughout the process and those qualities were reflected in every phone call, every email, and every court appearance. Im proud to have had Tom fighting in my corner and should I need legal assistance in the future he will be my first phone call. I highly recommend Mr Sidoti for anyone seeking an attorney in family law.
Posted by anonymous
My experience with Mr. Sidoti was wonderful given the circumstances (divorce/complex custody issues). Mr. Sidoti provided thoughtful and out-of-the-box suggestions to help resolve some of our most complex issues. His suggestions confirmed that he wasn’t just giving “legal advice” but advice that was in the best interest of our children from the standpoint of the present and THEIR future – which is what will be remnant in the years to come when the divorce has long been settled.
Mr. Sidoti was very fair, practical and went above and beyond to follow-up to ensure that all bases were covered. He always made me feel as if he genuinely cared and had our best interest at heart.
I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Sidoti.