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Brian C Martel

About Brian Martel

About me

For more than 12 years, Brian has devoted 100% of his professional practice to family law and related matters, including all aspects of divorce, custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, prenuptial agreements, mediation, arbitration, domestic violence, and post-judgment family-related matters. Brian understands that your divorce and family-related matter can be an extremely emotional and financially trying time in your life. He treats all of his clients with the utmost professionalism, dignity, respect and honesty, while at the same time he will vigorously advocate for his client's interests and protect his client's rights.


Brian has been mentioned in New Jersey Monthly Magazine and has been listed in the New Jersey Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Editions for the years 2009 through 2015, a list published by Thomson Reuters and which features no more than 2.5% of New Jersey attorneys. Brian volunteers his time to serve as an Early Settlement Panelist in Bergen and Passaic Counties, during which he reviews family law cases and makes recommendations towards settlement. Brian has also been appointed by the Court to serve as an attorney-in-fact to intervene and assist in high-conflict cases.


Brian is an active member of the American, New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Family Law sections of the American, New Jersey, Bergen and County Bar Associations. He is also a Barrister in the Barry I. Croland Family Inn of Court.


Prior to beginning his practice in Family Law, Brian served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Edward V. Torack, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part. Through that invaluable experience, Brian had the opportunity to review hundreds of divorce and family-related cases involving all aspects of family law.


Brian received his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, where he also served as Chief Justice for the Interfraternity Council. Brian resides in Bergen County with his wife and two daughters.