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Claire Scully

Divorce and separation Attorney at Freehold, NJ

4.9   50 reviews

also known as Scully Family Law


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About Claire

Learn Claire’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%
    Divorce, DCPP matters, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence, Custody, Alimony, Child Support

    33 years

  2. Domestic violence
    20%
    Matters involving the prosecution and defense of restraining order matters and negotiation civil restraints

    33 years

Specializing in Divorce, Restraining Orders and Law Enforcement clientele. Immersed in Law Enforcement culture. Extensive trial and litigation experience. Certified Mediator. Located across the street from the Monmouth County Courthouse. Chair, District IX Ethics Committee.

 I have four children, all boys. My eldest is severly autistic and mentally retarded. My family adores him, and we dedicate most of our spare time to making his world a better place. We take this crusade on the road, involving ourselves in helping those with special needs, of any age. 

My practice is my passion. I love what I do. I love the law. I love to litigate. I am always available to clients to ease thier stress and to strategize. I stay in touch when thier case is over, and many former clients have become personal friends.

My husband is retired after 36 years of Law Enforcement Service.  We are dedicated to our family,  and to the law. 

Licensed for 33 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/04/2022

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

Contact Claire

Claire Scully
80 Court St.
Freehold, NJ, 077280000

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Joe | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Claire Scully and Felicia has been a pleasure to work with. My case started in a different country. I contacted her via international calls and even using Skype in order to get help with family situation in the US and they were a huge help while I was abroad. They never stopped fighting for my needs and wants and that’s why Claire is a great lawyer! My family is deeply indebted to her kindness, compassion, and caring for all that she had done to my situation. She stayed with me from the beginning till the end until the divorce and it is because of her, that I am reunited with my daughter living peacefully and happily together.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I can't say enough about about Claire and Felicia! They have helped my husband for the past five years with a very complicated and time consuming case. She went above and beyond for him (us) and when things became really difficult and we thought there was no hope she didn't let us down and fought hard and strong to get us through a long and dire process which lasted for almost six long years. Claire never left our side--from phone calls and emails and our never ending questions and concerns she stood by us fighting to protect us. She never made us feel like we were a bother or a nuisance...and we could be at times. I cannot say enough about Felicia who was so supportive and positive and patient through this drawn out journey to justice. Felicia is so much more than an assistant; she really cared about us and our overall well-being. I consider an accountant as well, she is phenomenal with numbers. My goodness! They made us feel more like family members than clients. They were relentless and driven and truly went above and beyond for our case, and my husband finally got the justice he deserved! Lastly, they are professional, funny, caring, down-to earth and witty- I would highly recommend Claire and Felicia if you want a lawyer who will fight for you in a professional and assertive manner.
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Posted by Joseph | June 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend 100%
Claire is a professional, caring attorney. The team of Felicia and Claire is top-notch. She is extremely knowledgeable in the family court process and is aggressive in getting the facts across to judges and adversaries. Claire recently represented me in a very contentious family court matter. She fought very tenaciously and represented me in such a manner I cannot thank her enough. I would recommend Claire to anybody that is involved in a family court matter and you will not be disappointed in her approach and caring and understanding of the facts. I am so happy I used Claire to represent me and I promise you will not be disappointed by her representing you. Thank you so much Claire for your compassion and understanding and knowledge of the process and facts to help me win a contentious case. Having the right attorney can make the whole difference in the case and I know that Claire helped me win with such decisiveness.
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Posted by Jennie | January 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST!
Claire Scully and her assistant Felicia are the BEST! I am so happy to have them both in my corner. Claire is always very responsive and always makes me feel like my case is her top priority. If you are looking for an amazing lawyer who will always be fighting for you then look no further!
Posted by Michael | September 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Behind this great Lawyer is a really great person!
September 11, 2021 Claire Scully, Esq. L.L.C. 80 Court Street Freehold, NJ 07728 Dear Claire Scully, I am so very grateful to have you as an attorney for my family. I want to express my eternal gratitude for attending to my case and getting me everything you promised me. I consider myself one of the luckiest fathers alive to have my daughter with me every day in the house she calls home. All your time, effort, care, support, shared experiences, guidance and friendship have transformed our lives remarkably well over the past two years. The complicated issues that were interlaced in my divorce case were quite the cataclysm. Making the decision to get a divorce was one of the most difficult things I ever have done. I was very fearful of what could happen to my daughter and our home. The first time we met I did not feel any discrimination from you. I felt your assertive nature to be very humbling. You gave me renewed hope that I would be able to move on and enjoy life. I do realize, this was not the easiest case you have ever had to fight. You took a considerable amount of time interviewing me and doing your own research to make a powerful presentation. A large part of your time was spent getting to know me and you revealed how well you observed me with your indomitable defense. Your words and actions gave an accurate and authentic narrative history. I want to thank you for your time and your fearless uncompromised determination. Not even a pandemic could interfere with your work ethic. You always answered the phone calls, emails and text messages even in the middle of the night when I needed you. I always felt like a priority. The attention to detail, dedication and diligence you provided in my time of need will never be forgotten. Thank you for remaining at my side before, during and after one of the hardest times of my life. I will never forget: Thanks to you I have my beautiful daughter living with me! Thanks to you I have the house I worked so hard for! Thanks to you I have my entire pension untouched! Thanks to you I do not have to pay alimony! Thanks to you I am moving on and starting a new family! Sincerely, Michael B.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well done
Claire was more than generous and patient in explaining the options and parameters concerning my documents. Additionally executed everything quickly and certainly went above and beyond in her handling of the matter
Posted by Timothy | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Claire Scully review
I hired Claire to represent our son in a very serious and complicated criminal case . Claire and her staff worked diligently on getting an acceptable outcome, which they did. The state pushed very hard for a jail term but Claire prevailed in representing the true facts and negotiating a fair conclusion. We are eternally grateful that our son will be given a chance to turn this around. Claire treated him and us with dignity and communicated with him and us all through this ordeal. She went above and beyond and showed her legal and personal skills in the courtroom.
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Posted by Joseph | August 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Claire fights for you.
Claire is a very caring and very intelligent attorney. My case was very complex and Claire showed great caring and compassion through the process. She is very knowledgable of the law and helped me feel heard and understood while guiding me thru my case. She is also very tough when it counts and fights hard to get the best result for her clients. I would recommend her to anybody and I am glad I found her and would use her services again if the need arises. Claire Scully is the person you want on your side.
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Posted by Chris | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Claire Scully Esq. and Felicia Baber did an amazing job representing me during my divorce case!! Their unique approach and understanding of my profession as a law enforcement officer allowed for an equitable settlement and closure to a difficult time/case. I highly recommend using Scully Law
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Over delivered!
Claire is a truly compassionate individual. She was there for our family throughout the process, provided thorough details and set proper expectations. She handled our matter with care, was relentless with the prosecution to ensure our side of the story was not only told but understood and was able to secure a verdict that was better than expected but one we thought would've been out of the realm of possibility. All thanks to her willingness to consistently engage and reengage with the prosecutor and judge around the circumstances of our case, pointing out the facts, and remaining steadfastly by our side. Many thanks to you, Claire. We are truly grateful for the unbelievable outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
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Client-S
I give the highest recommendation to Claire Scully’s practice. She is extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, ethical and patient. Claire is also flexible in the billing aspect understanding that legal fees add up. I was recommended to Claire by another attorney who held in high regards her ability to assist me with my divorce. She represented me a few years ago and the quality of work that she and her Legal Assistant Felicia produces is impeccable! Claire listened to my story, empathized with me and aggressively worked to get me the favorable justice I deserved. I had to reach out to Scully’s Office recently to protect me from losing what I rightfully earned in prior divorce proceedings. All I can say is Claire “DID IT AGAIN!” She fought diligently and obtained my desired outcome! If you need someone who is patient, kind, earnest but at the same time get the desired results; she is the one to HIRE!!
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Posted by Andrew | April 9, 2020
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Amazing lawyer fair and reasonable!
Scully Law Offices is a pleasure to deal with! Claire is conscientious, emphatic, and helps you get through tough times. Don’t let the looks fool you because she is one tough cookie. I really like how she aggressive she can be! Getting the results that I wanted ! Not at a firm where your case gets looked at and not lost in the mounds of others! Last but most importantly for me she is fair with billing! Even got me money back from child support payments!
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Posted by Karlla | April 7, 2020
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Great attorney!
She's an outstanding attorney! I've had the pleasure of working with Ms. Scully. She's friendly, caring, professional and makes you feel comfortable in front of the judge. Her staff is great and my calls are returned in a timely fashion. Ms. Scully works with you and her fees are reasonable. She's worth every penny! -Karlla L.
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Posted by Evelyn | March 5, 2020
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Evelyn Garcia
I would highly recommend the legal services of Claire Scully. One of my roles as a former law enforcement agent was to protect and serve. When I found myself in a situation where I needed my legal rights protected; Claire made me feel safe and secure!. Claire's disposition, integrity, and sense of compassion resonated with me. I was always kept abreast of the details of my case, and her staff is amazing. If you're looking for someone to advocate on your behalf look no further.
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Posted by George | February 6, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I have been a client of Claire for many years . She has handled several types of legal matters for me in that time. She is knowledgeable, tough and very attentive to her clients needs. I trust her to get the job done and she has never disappointed.
Posted by Robert | February 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Claire Scully is one of the most professional attentive and knowledgeable person I've ever met. She is not only very professional but extremely versed in marital law I was so happy to have her recommended to me by another satisfied client of hers. And Felicia her legal secretary is top-notch She goes above and beyond to make sure all the teas are crossed and the eyes are dotted I can't say enough about this firm.
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Posted by Soumendra | October 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
About Ms. Scully
Hi I am Soumendra, and consulted Ms. Scully to represent me in family court in Monmouth county. My experience with Ms. Scully was really very pleasant. Ms. Scully is very approachable, spent time to get the full background/history of the dispute I had, and most importantly very sympathetic and humanitarian, rather than just a family law attorney. I felt Iike I am talking to a person I know, who happens to be a lawyer. She listen to all my issue, then explain all possible options , or what can happen etc. in a language that a ordinary person can understand. Overall she made me feel at ease, at the same time she is knowledgeable in her field. I will definitely recommend Ms. Scuclly to anyone I know, if they have any family law related issue. Regards, Soumendra, Princeton , NJ
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Posted by April | October 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Scully Family Law is amazing, look no further, they are the best !
Five stars does not do the Scully Law Firm justice! Claire Scully won my case and won all of the relief I had asked for. Along the way, she took the time to alleviate all of my stress about Court. She is unquestionably amazing. She is passionate and is a wonderful person to deal with. Claire is a pro at getting the job done. If you are a client of hers, you could not be in better hands. Claire also has a great team in the office. Felicia Baber, the legal assistant, seems to have endless patience. She is such a calming, helpful part of the team. Claire Scully and her team took the time day, night and on weekends to educate me on the law that pertains to my case, what would happen in court, and what all the possible scenarios would be. They spoke in a manner that I understood. Long story short, I was a terrified mom of two boys fighting for custody. Claire Scully not only guided me, I also received expert advice on how to manage the situation after Court was over, moving forward, to avoid more Court. Claire Scully gets results, she keeps her word, she is honest, and she delivers!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2019
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Excellent outcome, thank you Claire
As a client of Mrs. Scully, I could not have asked for better service. her efforts resulted in a very positive outcome for me, one which exceeded even my most hopeful of expectations considering my charges. She is a very pleasant person who has only her client's interests at heart. I felt as if I was in very good hands throughout the entire process, and being represented by an experienced and more than capable attorney. I can't stress enough how valuable her services were to me. Her work was a driving force in returning my life to normalcy, truly a priceless service.
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Posted by Mike | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mike M
Claire Scully is an exceptional attorney and was a sincere advocate throughout my entire family court process. One of Claire’s many positive attributes is her ability to combine a non-adversarial strategy while at the same time fully supporting everyone of my concerns. I cannot express enough how much her counsel and sincerity were appreciated. Being in the middle of a family court dispute is never a desirable place to find oneself but I was much better off having had Claire and her staff (Felicia) in my corner. I would highly recommend Claire to anyone in need of experienced and skillful counsel for all their family court needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Claire Scully, Esq. L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Township of Manalapan
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Reich & Scully, L,L.C.
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cape May County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • K.P. vs. D.P.
  • All motions in favor of client.

Associations

  • District IX Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Inns of Court, Monmouth County
  • Master
  • 2012 - Present
  • District IX Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Appointment, Municipal Prosecutor
  • Manalapan Township
  • 2015
  • Appointment, District IX Ethic Committee
  • Supreme Court, State of New Jersey
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Seminar
  • Search and Seizure
  • 1995
  • Cape May County Police Academy
  • The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Claire
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had 2 cases with this attorney and find her easy to conference with, knowledgeable, experienced, and cost effective in reasonably resolving disputed matters. Wish all disputed matters were as easily worked through as with this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Claire is highly experienced, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with on contested matters. As prosecutor she represents the State of NJ in the highest regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked besides Claire for years. She is smart, always prepared and has a great reputation in the courthouse."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claire is a compassionate and hardworking attorney who advocates on behalf of her clients with the utmost professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Claire on several cases. She is an experienced attorney who cares about her clients and works hard to achieve their goals."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have referred Claire my clients who have had matrimonial issues and they have invariably benefited from her "street smarts" and compassion."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer! Incredibly intelligent and diligent attorney."
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Divorce and separation
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Freehold Divorce and separation Lawyer Claire Scully
Claire Scully
Divorce and separation Attorney
Freehold, NJ
Licensed for 33 years
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