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Samuel J Stoia

Divorce and separation Attorney at Livingston, NJ

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

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LEGAL ADVICE FROM A SKILLED NEGOTIATOR WITH A FINANCIAL BACKGROUND

I devote my  practice to matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, prenuptial agreement and more.

 

Prior to attending law school, I earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Seton Hall University.  I then spent approximately five years working in public accounting.  After I graduated from law school in 1994, I clerked in the New Jersey Superior Court Family Part in Morristown,  NJ for the former Robert L. Penza.  

 

My background in accounting enables me to readily and sharply address the economic issues that are always integral to family law matters.  

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Licensed for 27 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/07/2022

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Samuel J Stoia
Eisenhower Corporate Campus
290 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 2310
Livingston, NJ, 07039
Samuel J Stoia
101 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ, 07311
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Mr. Stoia represented me in my divorce and I would highly recommend him. My case had some complex issues involving the evaluation of business as well as the usual custody and child support issue. He aggressively advocated for me and I appreciate his skills and advice.
Posted by patricia | December 24, 2014
Excellence meets Empathy
Sam Stoia is a thorough, extremely intelligent and caring attorney. He made a painful and incredibly stressful situation bearable, and his superior knowledge of the law ensured a fair result that provided me with a future that I look forward to eagerly, instead of dreading. He is invaluable as a resource, and I would highly recommend him to anyone I cared about with the utmost confidence.
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Posted by Angela | July 29, 2015
Compassionate, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy. Samuel Stoia is Amazing!
Pushing aside Sam's professionalism and his expertise in his field. He has a comforting demeanor. He has a background in finance, and was very knowledgeable in projecting what my needs would be in the future. Sam kept me informed and prepared me for what was likely to transpire. I had complete confidence in him. He did not disappoint ! Everything worked out exactly as he assured me it would. Aside from all the wonderfut professional things I can say about Sam..... Personally, He has such a good heart, you feel it the moment you meet him. He really cares. I'm glad I had him in my corner. He's the Best!!!
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Posted by Christopher | July 26, 2015
The Best Choice
Sam Stoia represented me for almost a year during my divorce. When things got stressful and problems arose, Sam was always there to put out the fires. He was quick to call and/or email me back and extremely prepared in court. He has been very informative and knowledgeable throughout my entire case and made everything much easier on my end. He was also honorable in the sense that he never wanted to waste my money on frivolous court battles throughout the case. In the end, I was very happy with the divorce settlement and most of all forever grateful for Sam's work during the worst year of my life.
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Posted by Maria | December 20, 2014
The best lawyer in the state of New Jersey
I was referred to Sam by many people so I called him to discuss custody & visitation issues with my sons father. From that moment on, i never had any fear/doubts about proceeding with my case. The whole process was scary for me but because of Sam I was assured with all the correct knowledge I needed to know. He was consistent, down to earth, and most importantly FIRM & STRONG when speaking infront of the judge. If it wasn't for Sam Stoia I wouldn't of ever won my case and words can never amount to how thankful I am to have met such a wonderful lawyer. He made sure I got everything in my favor, legal full custody and supervised visitation. But now that my case is resolved, he still calls every so often just to see how things are going and if I ever need advice. That means a lot because it shows he cares about people and not just about getting paid. Because of him, I even enrolled back in college to proceed in law and I know if I ever need any help he's only one call away! -Thanks for everything Sam.
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Posted by Janine | June 25, 2014
Excellent attorney.
When I decided to file for divorce , I contacted several lawyers. After speaking with all the attorneys, there was something that stood out when I met with Sam Stoia. He had so much compassion for my situation. It was a long drawn out, ugly process but somehow Sam made the process easier for me and my family. Throughout the process, he remained very compassionate, if not more as we continued. Divorce is not an easy thing and can be overwhelming. I would recommend Mr. Samuel Stoia to anyone who is looking for a reliable, trustworthy, honest attorney. Thank you Sam.
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Posted by Matthew | March 19, 2014
Review of my attorney-turned-friend. Specific need: Divorce. Exceeded all expectations and continues to deliver sound advice!!!
Divorce is never easy. I have not only witnessed the tribulations from friends/family, but I have experienced them personally (parents divorced when I was in college). As a young newlywed who encountered issues beyond reconciliation, I realized that I needed to find an attorney that would not only give legal advice, but personal advice as well. This task in itself is seemingly difficult; after all, many people feel attorneys are salesman at first glance because they try hard to retain your business. After our initial consultation (actually, DURING), I knew Sam was going to be my attorney...he pulled no punches, spoke to me on a level that he zoned in on quite well (didn't speak down to me as though I was an incompetent and didn't speak to me in complete 'legalese'), and constantly kept me informed on every single issue. Knowing (and perhaps more importantly, caring) that I was struggling emotionally with the process, he would frequently call and email to ask how I was holding up. He would call or email prior to sending an email from the opposing counsel that he anticipated might put a damper on my day. It was small things like this...taking time out of his day to ensure I was dealing with the circumstances as best as possible...that set him apart from the thousands of other divorce attorneys. I was also pleasantly surprised when I received my first invoice. It was comforting to know that my wallet wasn't thinning after every single interaction. I have allowed Sam to give potential clients my contact information in the event someone wants to ask more personalized questions. He exceeded all expectations and continues to assist me when needed. Again, while divorce is never easy, Sam tries his best to make the experience as painless as possible. A+ across the board.
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Posted by Patricia | January 5, 2014
Excellence meets Empathy
Sam Stoia is a thorough, extremely intelligent and caring attorney. He made a painful and incredibly stressful situation bearable, and his superior knowledge of the law ensured a fair result that provided me with a future that I look forward to eagerly, instead of dreading. He is invaluable as a resource, and I would highly recommend him to anyone I cared about with the utmost confidence.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Isaacs & Evans
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Aaronsohn & Weiner
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Golden Rothchild, Spagnola & Lundell
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Former Honorable Robert L Penza
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Seton Hall University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of New Jersey, The Stivale D'Italia Award of Excellence
  • The Italian Voice
  • 2015

Publications

  • 2 J. PHARMACY & L. 107 (1993)
  • Modern Medical Technology Consumes The Locality Rule: Veraga by Veraga v. Doan, 593 N.E. 185 (Ind. 1992), ;
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Samuel
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is the consummate professional and is very knowledgable in divorce matters, especially with his financial background."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and extremely attentive to the needs of his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is an excellent advocate for his clients and takes a fair and reasonable approach to resolve the issues for the best interests of his clients. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam Stoia is a practical, sharp, caring and insightful attorney. He has broad experience in all areas of family law. He has a unique understanding of finances with his background as an accountant. This financial training seems to give him a "sixth sense" and an almost telepathic read on his adversaries. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stoia is an excellent advocate and a well respected practitioner."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stoia is a tough and knowledgeable litigator who always gives his clients a hundred percent in the court room."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Samuel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Sam for over 20 years. His commitment to his clients and work ethic is unparalleled. I do not hesitate in endorsing his skills for any NJ Family Court issues."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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