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Angelo Sarno

Divorce and separation Attorney at Roseland, NJ

4.8   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
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COMPASSION & EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES. CALL FOR A CONSULTATION!

Angelo Sarno is the founding and managing partner of the law firm of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri da Costa LLC. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney.

Mr. Sarno is a distinguished family law attorney, representing clients in various complex matrimonial cases throughout New Jersey. In 2014, Mr. Sarno received national recognition for his involvement in representing the parents in the matter Rachel Canning vs. Sean and Elizabeth Canning, a case that involved a lawsuit between a daughter and her parents. In addition, on September 25, 2014, Mr. Sarno’s successful arguments before the State Supreme Court in Maeker v. Ross established a legal precedent for the matrimonial law community. The unanimous Supreme Court, agreeing with Mr. Sarno’s arguments, ruled that oral palimony agreements entered into prior to the New Jersey Legislature’s amendment to the Statute of Frauds remain enforceable. In addition, Mr. Sarno co-authored a book titled New Jersey Family Law Forms for the New Jersey Law Journal.

In addition to his accomplishments and accolades, Mr. Sarno is an active member of the community. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and United States District Court for the state of New Jersey. Mr. Sarno is a member of the NJ State Bar, Morris, Somerset, and Essex County Bar Associations, Board on Attorney Certification and Matrimonial Certification Committee, Essex County Bar Association Due Diligence Committee, and sits on the Essex County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee.

Mr. Sarno volunteers time to the Morris County Battered Women Legal Advocacy Program, where he represents victims of domestic abuse. He has lectured and presented seminars for the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA – NJ Educational Foundation), and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Sarno has also taught the Family Law Paralegal Program course at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has also provided legal commentary with a panel of experts on the O.J. Simpson custody case for the NJ8 News with Lynn Doyle. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University and his J.D. Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 202
Roseland, NJ, 07068
Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
401 Hackensack Avenue
Suite 706
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
One Grand Commons
440 Route 22 East, Suite 170
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2013
Best attorney choice for your NJ divorce
I switched representation to Snyder& Sarno from another firm that handled my case for a year. I interviewed probably 5-6 firms and went with Angelo due to very positive feedback of his clients, who were happy to spend time with me and give a positive reference. It was a lucky move. Angelo is an outstanding attorney in every sense. His firm specializes on NJ matrimonial law, so he is very astute and experienced with regards to the legal side. He is excellent in court, aggressive, outspoken, and prepared. That was probably the best part of working with Angelo - he worked very hard on my case and was always prepared with relevant facts and discovery on the record in court. He is excellent in taking depositions and obtaining discovery. Angelo was also very smart and strategic about cases, first taking the big picture approach and then killing it on the execution. My interests were Angelo's main concern. Every step of the process I felt he was there for me protecting and fighting for my interests. Thank you, Angelo. I am so grateful and will be recommending you to all my friends.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Peace of mind & expertise
Undergoing, arguably, the hardest experience of my life, working with Snyder & Sarno LLC provided peace of mind and much needed expertise. They took on my divorce and custody battle with transparency, trustworthiness, knowledgeable guidance and a constant level of humanity. Mr. Sarno and his team provided constant time and patience. I will continue to require their assistance and services over the years and not only have already recommended them to dear friends and family, but I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Robbie | March 13, 2016
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FANTASTIC DIVORCE ATTORNEY!!
Was recommended to Angelo by a friend and hired him that day . Well all I can tell you from all the other horror stories I hear about divorce attorneys taking all your money till there's nothing left and then finally settling that does not happen at this firm his goal was to get me divorced as soon as possible and let me tell you something he did just what he promised ... I was divorced in seven months and I'm the happiest guy you can imagine now .... Angelo thank you for not trying to milk this divorce and take all my money you are a gentleman and I wish you great success in the coming years and please keep up the great work and help other clients like myself that continue to be taken advantage of by a broken system.
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Posted by Nick Lemma | July 26, 2015
Priceless Memories....
Angelo Sarno along with his firm are hands down "The Best" at what they do in the land of Family Law... If you are experiencing any type of Family matter that you are unsure of how to handle, My first piece of advice is be sure to call someone that handles "only" - "Family" Law. My second piece of advice is call someone that is very good at "Family" law. I say this even more because if you are litigating the best interest of a child or children.. Not just any lawyer can walk you through the steps properly "and" comfortably... And that is key when your mind is working in several directions. With that said my experience with Angelo Sarno has been nothing but professional, courteious and successful to date. Angelo and his firm have done such a wonderful job with my situation and trust me it hasn't been an easy one. Angelo makes sense out of the truth and will work hard to get you what you deserve.. And in my situation I have been awarded many great things in respect to parenting time with my now 5 year old son. I think the court should rename it and call it "Quality Time" If you are struggling in a situation and you are not sure what to do... Don't listen to anyone about what they think you should do... Call Angelo and let him walk you through it... I made the best decision by calling him 5 years ago and I now get to spend the best "Quality Time" with my son.... That is priceless... Thank You Angelo Sarno and the entire firm of Snyder and Sarno for helping my son and I create the best memories a Father and Son deserve to have...."Priceless Memories"
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I hired Angelo Sarno after my other attorneys did nothing for me and kept dragging divorce proceedings on. Angelo was able to get it wrap it up quickly for me. He is very smart, and is very knowledgable of the system. I was very happy and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2014
THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS
I hired this lawyer and my divorce took over 3 years; not because of this lawyer, my former spouse dragged the proceedings. I have to say that without him ; I would of never been able to survive. This lawyer is a real person and cares about the client and family. This lawyer had me work with an associate to keep my rates down and the associate was excellent as well. When it came time to depositions; this lawyer remembered things I forgot I told him in the interview. This lawyer has knowledge, respect and cares about his clients. He is an asset to the legal industry. I recommended him to several friends and my friends recommended him as well. They were all happy with the outcome. Divorce is not a pleasant experience; however this lawyer made my life easier during and after the divorce.
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Posted by R | January 22, 2014
Angelo Sarno Super Star
Angelo represented me in a complicated and adversarial divorce matter. His expertise is top notch. His court manner is commanding, persuasive, and effective. He knows the law and the judicial system backwards and forwards. I highly recommend Angelo for your family law matter.
Posted by Alex | January 16, 2014
Outstanding lawyer
I had a great experience with Angelo Sarno. He is coinfident, aggressive and fast. His reputation as an excellent trial lawyer helps to achieve fast and desirable results.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2013
Absolutely THE BEST!!!!!!
After interviewing 9 Attorneys, my best friend from high school, who also won her divorce dispute, recommended that I hire Angelo. I had a very tumultuous marriage which involved numerous criminal, mental and addiction issues. The extremely graphic nature of my case made it that much harder to find an attorney who I could trust and feel comfortable with. I was so blessed to have been represented by Angelo Sarno. I may not have chosen the right life partner but I definitely chose the right Attorney to dissolve my marriage and protect my child. My extremely long case just ended last month and the outcome exceeded my every expectation (no easy feat). His well thought out strategies and execution are beyond impressive. After working with Angelo very closely for the past few years, it is no wonder why he has become one of the top matrimonial Attorneys in the State of NJ and in the Nation. He is the most talented, intelligent, aggressive, organized, detail oriented, efficient and honest Attorneys I have ever met. I appeared in court well over a dozen times with Angelo and each time I would look over at him with pride knowing he was my Attorney. He has a unique ability to present a case in a manner that ensures that the Judge hears the truth loud and clear. At the conclusion of my case which spanned over two years, the Judge said "Mr. Sarno, that was one of the most beautifully executed cases that has ever been presented in my court room". I can't imagine it could possibly get better than that for a plaintiff and I feel sorry for anyone who has to go up against Angelo Sarno in court. Hearing him present his closing arguments in court is similar to watching a scene out of a highly suspenseful movie where the Attorney pummels his adversary effortlessly at just the right moment without breaking a sweat. I could go on and on but most importantly...I will be eternally grateful to Angelo for keeping my child safe.
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Posted by Scott | December 2, 2013
Angelo is an excellent attorney
Angelo is an amazing attorney. I had the pleasure of meeting Angelo during a difficult divorce, and being an attorney myself, I highly recommend Angelo for simple and complex cases.
Posted by Barbara | December 2, 2013
Post divorce litigation regarding support for an unemancipated adult child of divorced parents
I am a current client and feel that Angelo Sarno has made and continues to make the best out of a difficult process. He is articulate and works very hard. I am very pleased with the professionalism and competence of everyone at Snyder & Sarno.
Posted by Tami | November 7, 2011
If you have to get divorced, get Angelo!
I've recommended Angelo to everyone I know who is going through the unfortunate experience of divorce. He kept a very emotional and difficult experience more manageable. He is even-tempered, knowledgeable and always had my best interest in mind -- not his. I felt like I was working with a family member rather than a hired attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2011
A lawyer who became a friend
Angelo Sarno took my case after It had been going on for over 2 years with another attorney He came into the case with not much to go on since my first attorney never recieved the proper documents. Angelo did everything he said he would and in the time frame he gave me. He was there for me when the emotions of the divorce were getting to me and I was acting I'm sure erratic. Angelo and his staff never made me feel foolish or like I was a bother. They treated me with great respect and compassion at a time when that is so important..Angelo at times was so much more then just a lawyer he was also my therapist when I needed him to be. If he knew I was upset and it was a weekend he took time from his personal life to call me and calm me down. I could go on and on about how pleased I am with their services yet I will just say this. I went to Angelo as a client, a stranger. I left him as a friend,
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2011
Very fortunate to have retained Angelo Sarno
Angelo Sarno is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a divorce attorney. Trust me; you want Angelo in your corner when it comes time to litigate. Mr. Sarno's court presence and demeanor are both very impressive.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2011
You want this lawyer representing you!!!
If I would have hired Angelo initially then I would have been much better off. Angelo is an attorney that has the gift of assessing the situation and giving you a course of action to take. He represents you in a professional, intelligent manner. Whether you work with Angelo in a settlement matter or go to trial with him, you will have the confidence that you have the better attorney in your corner. If Angelo tells you something...believe him....Angelo says it like it is and he knows what he is talking about. If anyone has a negative comment about him...I am very confident that they have issues that have nothing to do with his representation. I have experience with high profile lawyers that are only concerned with billable hours...Angelo is concerned with your situation and resolving it. He has the unique talent of controlling the situations, having the respect of all parties, and has the ability to leave his adversary speechless because he is so well prepared. You do not want him as opposing counsel, you want this lawyer representing you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2014
Questionable Work Ethic
I hired this lawyer for a post divorce dispute. This attorney displayed a lack of passion, drive and advocacy for my cause. In fact, I always had to contact him to find out what was going on. What should have been a quick result turned out to drag on for a long period of time; adding to my legal fees. This lawyer showed little interest in my case as exhibited by sending me emails to look over items he hadn't even read yet. Isn't the lawyer suppose to review things and then provide their expert opinion? To top it off, when the papers were filed with the court he allowed the opposing side to file which resulted in a gross amount of filing mistakes = more time and money. This lawyer appeared to be too accommodating to the opposing attorney rather than serving as an ardent advocate for his client. I am quite disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate then Partner
  • Weinstein Snyder Lindemann Sarno, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2009
  • Judicial law clerk
  • Essex for The Honorable Thomas P. Zampino
  • 1995 - 1996

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1995
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Legal Commentator, O.J. Simpson Custody Case
  • Maeker v. Ross

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
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  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
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  • Somerset County Bar Association
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  • Essex County Bar Association
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  • Morris County Bar Association
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  • Morris County Battered Women Legal Advocacy Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
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  • Seton Hall Family Law Clinic
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed
  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
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  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
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  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
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  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
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  • Super Lawyers
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  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
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  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
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  • 2014
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  • 2013
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  • 2012
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  • 2011
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  • 2010
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2009
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  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Top 10 New Jersey Matrimonial and Divorce Lawyer under 45
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2003
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Award in Matrimonial Law
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys
  • 1995
  • cum laude
  • Seton Hall University
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Republished in the Matrimonial Strategist
  • Computer Hard Drive Analysis - Next Generation Discovery?
  • 2003
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Computer Hard Drive Analysis - Next Generation Discovery?
  • 2002
  • ICLE
  • Co-Author, Jeffrey P. Weinstein: Can A Payor Really Retire at Age 65
  • 2001
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • Co-Author, with Edward S. Snyder: Giving Premarital Agreements Some Needed Bite: The Use of Forfeiture Clauses
  • 2000
  • NJ Fam. Law
  • How to Properly Prepare and Present Your Case
  • 1998
  • N.J. Fam. Law
  • Saving/Investing as a Component in Awarding Spousal Support
  • 1997
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Co-Author, with Jeffrey P. Weinstein: Commencing and Defending An Initial Custody Proceeding
  • 1997
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Co-Author, with Jeffrey P. Weinstein: Appointed Counsel and Guardian Ad Litem
  • 1997
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Co-Author, with Jeffrey P. Weinstein: Trial Issues
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • ICLE
  • Vital Legal Issues Arising from Military Mobilization
  • 2002
  • ATLA
  • Tips for Using Pleadings Persuasively
  • 2002
  • ICLE
  • Next Generation Discovery Techniques
  • 2001
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Matrimonial Law for Paralegals
  • 2001
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Matrimonial Law for Paralegals
  • 1999
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and The Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Matrimonial Law Clerk Boot Camp
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Angelo is a respected adversary and a master in family law. He is ethical, prepared and skillful in strategy and negotiation. If you need a lawyer to resolve a matter amicably, he is superb. In addition, if you need a pit bull to try a case, Angelo is the man. One of very few attorneys who can advocate peacefully and back it up with strong representation if the matter is litigated."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Angelo is an excellent attorney who not only is knowledgeable of the law, but also is practical when it comes to being able to settle cases."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Angelo knows the law and provides quality work for his clients. He is tough, hard working and champions his clients' position."

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Roseland Divorce and separation Lawyer Angelo Sarno
Angelo Sarno
Divorce and separation Attorney
Roseland, NJ
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available