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Ashley Vallillo Manzi

Family Attorney at Montclair, NJ

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Ashley Rose Vallillo

  • State Years
    New York - NY 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ashley

Learn Ashley’s areas of practice.

I approach all of my cases with a level of practicality and professionalism in an effort to protect what is most important to my clients.  While I am a zealous advocate, I truly believe that every case requires a cost benefit analysis to determine which battles are worth picking.  During the most stressful times of people's lives, I serve my clients as an advisor and a confidant, and I am known for being straightforward.   My goal is to make the process just a little easier, while helping someone get to the next chapter in his/her life.

Location

Manzi Epstein Lomurro & DeCataldo
546 Valley Road
Suite 201
Montclair, NJ, 07043

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Reviews

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Posted by Jacqueline | March 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute best in the business. An unrivaled mix of empathy, compassion, professionalism, and advocacy when you need it most.
Ashley's combined skill set is best in class. Divorce can be emotional, dark, and confusing. Ashley is able to immediately provide perspective and guidance, while at the same time leading with empathy. She makes it clear immediately that she has your, and your family's best interest at heart. She takes the time to listen and understand what is best for you and your family and will relentlessly advocate for you. She is direct and an expert, but never makes your feel like just another client. Her approach is personalized and compassionate and most importantly, honest. Her entire staff is as responsive, kind, and engaged as she is. Ashley is truly capable of providing a path for better future for your and family at times when it seems impossible.
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Posted by John | February 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Rock Star!
I hired Ashley to work on my contentious divorce which involved two young children under 5. Simply put Ashley is a dynamic rock star who has an uncanny ability to navigate through treacherous circumstances and deal with a difficult adversary (my ex-wife) as was in this case. She immediately made a great impression during the consult providing clear expectations and addressing all of my concerns and also bringing a sense of calmness during the moment in a time of personal chaos. Her goal from the onset was to resolve the case as quickly and most efficiently as possible. Throughout the process, she was the greatest supporter and advocate, defending my rights with relentless vigor. She continued to provide her honest and direct feedback through the rollercoaster emotional ride focusing in on what was important with always the intent towards a quick and fair resolution. She is a fantastic negotiator who knows just the right levers to push to get her client the best deal possible and has an exceptional ability to anticipate what will come next. The end result was a resounding victory and the greatest investment of my life that would not have been possible without her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
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Complete game changer
Ashley was the brightest light in an obviously challenging time. The idea of divorce was completely overwhelming to me especially as a mom to a very young child. Ashley’s way of presenting all my options while still giving valuable and critical input that guided my decisions made all the difference. She understood what I wanted and needed from the first consultation. She opened my eyes to even more that I hadn’t known or considered. She is assertive and instills confidence when necessary but has a way that puts people at ease when that is important too. She will be an asset to you as you navigate through any kind of divorce you may experience. Her recommendations for various contacts in other professional spaces related to the divorce (financial advisors, mediators, etc) were top notch as well.
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Posted by Mindy | November 17, 2021
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Fantastic attorney
I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Ashley. She is intelligent, knowledgeable and patient. She is extremely easy to talk to and responded to all of my questions and concerns timely, even after hours. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Renier G. | November 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
SECOND TO NONE!
During my time of extreme stress, Ashley Manzi took the needed extra time to carefully hear the words of this 45-year-old and carefully explain what she could do for me and my legal situation. She was perfect for my problem. Her calmness, fearlessness, and understanding were exactly what I needed to counter my spouse’s attorney’s antics and overblown demeanor. I want to thank you for your support from our first phone conversation to our last. Your passion, dedication, and professionalism is what everyone should have during these times, and I think if it weren’t for you, I would probably still be in a bad situation and subsequently a worse outcome. You listened and understood and gave me the guidance I needed to decide without fear. I would like to sincerely thank you and your colleagues for all your help in this matter. You always kept me up to date with all the letters/responses, organized and filed hundreds of pages of my documents, set important calendar dates and reminders well in advance. All your communications and follow-ups were precise, on time, efficient and always reinforced my confidence that my case was being handled by the best divorce legal team.
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Posted by Scott | September 29, 2021
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Amazing attorney
Ashley Manzi was a fantastic attorney to have during my divorce process. She was able to not only be there for my legal support but also my emotional support. She helped to navigate me through one of the worst times of my life and I couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I went to Ashley when I was extremely unsure about the complexities of my divorce. Her honesty and warmth were immediately so assuring. I wound up hiring her to help get me to the finish line. She was a true ally throughout the entire process. Without her, I do not think I would have been able to understand the legal concerns or navigate the bluster of my ex's threats. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by Marc | February 9, 2021
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Absolutely Amazing!
Throughout six tumultuous years of marriage up until my divorce, Ashley has been here for me through and through. She is both thorough and timely in her responses, equitable in all that she does and will go above and beyond to see that all her clients needs are met. Ashley has a plethora of professional contacts in the industry to recommend should you need one. Even after my final divorce settlement, she has made herself available to negotiate any post-marital amendments to my MSA. I am happy to say Ashley has become like family through our dealings and she comes with my utmost recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney to have on your side
Ashley is an amazing, smart and thoughtful human being and an even more excellent attorney. While fully understanding the emotional nuances and pain of divorce, Ashley served for me as an anchor in the choppy unpredictable waters of divorce and family challenges post-divorce. I can’t recommend her enough. I knew through it all- She had my best interest and the interests of my children front of mind, as a mom herself. Ashley is the perfect example of hustle, hearts and highly-knowledgeable legal experience.
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Posted by Nick | July 2, 2020
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Awesome Attorney - Highly Recommend
Ashley is very attentive to all the information given and really takes into consideration all details when addressing issues or disputes. She is extremely transparent and will always have your best interest at the forefront! I always appreciate her honesty. She also is very flexible and available. Highly recommended for sure.
Posted by Eva | October 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Ashley was very proactive to move the process along which truly showed she had my best interest in mind. Giving me options along the way and examples from past experience to make the decision process easier. I specifically appreciated how she worked with the other attorney in reaching the settlement through mediation.
Posted by Mike | September 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ashley knows her business
Went to Ashley regarding an amendment to child support. She layed out all my options, pros and cons, to help me come to an informed decision with my case. She’s intelligent, well versed in family law, and accommodating with her schedule. She advised me of child support laws that my first attorney didn’t and she had my best interests to lead me to a positive resolution. I highly recommend Ashley!
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Posted by Athena | February 20, 2019
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THE BEST CHOICE
Ashley was fantastic. She instilled confidence and took away the frightening aspects of my case by her competence.
Posted by L | August 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hire her, you won’t regret it! Smart, compassion and admirable attorney.
I had my consult with Ashley yesterday for. Prenup review- I walked in distraught and tearful and left with a smile and a hug too, she is the real deal, a bright and strong fighter who takes the time to listen and understand her client. I was impressed and decided right then and there that I want her to represent me. She was patient and insightful, offering concrete ideas of how we can tackle obstacles in my prenup agreement together. I will recommend her to all my friends and feel so much better now that I know she is fighting for my rights.
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Posted by Tamara | June 7, 2018
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Helpful through a terrible time
Ashley Manzi was honest, supportive, realistic and always available when I needed her help or advice throughout my divorce process. She understood my situation, took my finances and children into consideration at all times and she worked with me to come to an amicable divorce settlement with my ex-husband. For what was a terrible situation, Ashley was always calm and rational and kept me grounded and i greatly appreciate her experience and support throughout.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2018
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Ashley - Superstar!
Ashley represented me in a very difficult post divorce petition for modification /termination of my alimony brought by my ex-husband. I found her to be very understanding of the realities to the situation , very compassionate, very responsive and very smart. She helped me to develop a strategy which was reasonable, which protected my interests and which was successful. She did all this at a reasonable cost in terms of costs and personal turmoil. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Cynthia | December 11, 2017
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Ashley is top-notch
I worked with Ashley Valillo-Manzi at Ruvolo Law Group for my divorce. She was extremely professional, sharp, thorough, patient, and diligent throughout the process. I was very nervous when it came to selecting a lawyer and I must have spoken with at least half a dozen firms. Ashley and Ruvolo were the only firm where I felt they got me instantly. I personally wanted a low-drama divorce where I could simply obtain guidance and legal advice, and make sure everything was filed correctly. Divorce is overwhelming enough without having to also navigate the court system. I wanted to be able to focus on the messiness of moving, dividing belongings, and saying goodbye without also having to focus on figuring out what I should ask for and how and when and where to file all the piles of paperwork. Ashley understood this perfectly. She never rushed me or pushed me, and she worked hard to make sure I felt heard and that I understood what was going on at each stage of the journey. I greatly appreciated that Ashley helped me weigh the cost/benefit to each decision--I really felt that her number one interest at each stage was to communicate to me clearly what my options were. I felt I could trust her completely. I would recommend this firm, and Ashley to anyone just beginning the scary and overwhelming divorce process.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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Brilliant Counsel
I could not have navigated the divorce process without Ashley. She is bright, professional, responsive, understanding and there to guide you through very challenging times. I was completely lost on more than one occasion and Ashley was always able to ground and refocus me. I highly recommend her services especially if contending with an intricate set of circumstances.
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Posted by Chris | September 19, 2017
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Divorce/Cohabitation/Custody
I have been fortunate to have had Ashley as my attorney for the past five years. Over this time, I have dealt with some of the most difficult experiences in my life. She has been a true professional throughout, providing guidance, support and encouragement. Her practice is well-balanced and thoughtful. She is not purposely adversarial for the point of stirring emotion to generate more fees. Rather, she is thoughtful and direct, while at the same time being protective of her client's well-being. I have used Ashley as my attorney for divorce, co-habitation and child custody matters and would highly recommend her. She is timely, resourceful and committed to excellence and will be of great help to anyone reading this post.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
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Highly Recommend
I hired Ashley to represent me in my divorce case. She was always upfront and very strong. She gives you that confidence to not back down for what you deserve and to be confident in how she is guiding you in the process. She understands the law and will defend her clients to get what they are rightfully entitled to. I highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ziegler Resnick & Epstein
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Ruvolo Law Group
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Snyder & Sarno, LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate
  • McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Hon. Thomas P. Zampino
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Maeker v. Ross
  • The amendment to the statute of frauds did not render oral palimony agreements that predated it unenforceable

Associations

  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley zealously advocates for her clients, yet maintains a high level of professionalism and class throughout the divorce process. Her reputation in the legal community, her commitment to pro bono work, her work product and her ability to balance everything in between, makes her the consummate professional. I highly endorse Ashley."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is an excellent family attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I found Ashley to be professional, well versed in the law, diligent and accessible. We really didn't know each other before we worked together but connected well. I would recommend her highly."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ashley for several years, and we have had the opportunity to work as adversaries in several matters. Ashley has always been professional, knowledgeable and able to not only represent her clients zealously, but also move the parties closer toward amicable resolution."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is smart, hard working and dedicated to achieving results for her clients. She is a good listener and takes time to understand the individual needs of each client she represents. I have repeatedly been impressed by her contributions to the Family Law community and her professionalism towards other attorneys."

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Montclair Family Lawyer Ashley Vallillo Manzi
Ashley Vallillo Manzi
Family Attorney
Montclair, NJ
Licensed for 14 years