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Michele Crupi

Family Attorney at Freehold, NJ

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 25 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Michele Crupi is a partner and co-chair of the Firm's Family Law Department with over 20 years experience. Ms. Crupi was a duly elected member of the International English Honor Society of Sigma Tau Delta from Seton Hall University in 1994 and graduated Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1997. She was admitted to the New Jersey and New York Bars in 1998. Following law school, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Melvin S. Whitken, J.S.C., Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Superior Court, Union County during the 1997-1998 term. She also clerked for the Honorable John J. Callahan, Judge of the Family Part, Superior Court, and Union County through his retirement in October 1997.

Ms. Crupi is a member of the New Jersey, New York, Monmouth, Ocean and Richmond County Bar Associations. She is the President of the Woman's Lawyers in Monmouth County, a member of the Monmouth County Family Law Committee, and a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a panelist in the Early Settlement Panel Program in Ocean County. In addition, she actively participates as an arbitrator for the City of New York Civil Court in Richmond County.

Divorce and other issues involving your family can change your life in long-lasting ways. When struggling with a difficult family law matter it's important to have an experienced and trustworthy advocate fighting for you.

At the law firm of LaRocca Hornik Rosen Patti & Crupi LLC, in Freehold, New Jersey, we provide results-oriented representation in all aspects of family law. Having helped hundreds of people through difficult times, we understand the legal, financial and personal issues you face. Our attorneys will do everything possible to achieve a satisfactory outcome for you.

Dealing with divorce often means you face multiple issues at the same time. Maybe you have not seen your children for months. Perhaps you have been served with a restraining order and are unable to enter your home. Maybe you are struggling to meet your new financial obligations. These and other things can push a person to the edge.

At our law firm, we understand what you're going through and are there to help. We will begin by listening — to your problems, your fears and your hopes for the future. We will then develop a strategy that makes sense and is designed to resolve your issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.

As the legal process moves forward, we will work diligently to achieve your desired result in settlement negotiations, mediation sessions, arbitration and in litigation. You will have confidence, knowing that an experienced legal team is on your side. We are passionate about protecting you and finding workable solutions that allows you to move forward with your life.

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LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC
252 South Street
Freehold, NJ, 07728


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Drew | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always There For You
Michele and her team did an amazing job with my divorce. No matter what time day or night, even over Thanksgiving vacation Michele was available to listen and work towards finding a solution I wanted. At the end of the day, divorce is never pretty but I am in the best place possible. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by robert | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michele made by divorce painless
I must commend Michele on how she handled my divorce. She is an excellent attorney who helped me thru all stages of the process. She fought for me and didn't let my ex-partner get what she thought she was going get. Her staff is excellent also. They always have a kind and positive word when you call. I would highly recommend Michele when you need an attorney. I recommended her to my girl-friend and she was very impressed and satisfied with what Michele and her staff did for her. I am glad she was recommended to me and I chose her.
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Posted by Lisa | August 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Could not have made it through without her
To be in a horrible divorce and emotionally brutal situation, to say the professionalism of Michele was above superior is not even close, then to know that someone only has YOUR best interest and "has your back," going through such and emotional rollercoaster is priceless. Her patience, understanding and compassion, I could not asked for more. She kept me focused "which was a hard job to say the least," and was right by my side. I feel blessed I had this amazing person fighting for me and for what was right. Through the whole ordeal, I could not have made it without her.
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Posted by Irma | July 22, 2019
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Best attorney you can wish for
I found Michele on line and after the initial consultation I knew she was the best attorney to represent me in my divorce. She was extremely patient, knowledgeable and every time I spoke to her I felt that my case was in the right hands. She will fight hard for you and she will be with you in every step. My case turned out to be rather complicated but every time I spoke to Michele, she would find the way to calm me down and provide the best advise. I would definitely recommend Michele to my family member or my best friend.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
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The best
She has gone above and beyond for me personally!! She gives good service very personable, caring , understanding your needs and sympathetic to your situation Not just in it for the money as most are definitely worth every penny period
Posted by Ashley | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes above and beyond
Michele's passion and dedication to her profession goes above and beyond an hourly rate. She will fight hard for what your values are and is extremely knowledgeable and courteous about every aspect of your situation from the beginning to the end. I can not stress enough her kind yet assertive demeanor which will get you the end result your looking for. She is extremely responsive which was a pleasure considering this was the first time I have hired a lawyer for anything in my life, and I was expecting something much less different. You will not be dissatisfied with hiring Michele and she would be my first contact again if I ever had to retain a lawyer again!!!
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Posted by Ann B. | February 28, 2016
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Excellent attorney
I am 4 years post divorce and thank my lucky stars Michele was recommended to me. She is honest, friendly, caring and extremely professional. In my opinion, you cannot do better than Michele. Her knowledge made me feel in control a a time in my life that was very out of control. Her advice helped me to put aside my hurt and anger and made me look at the process of divorce as business. Very wise advice indeed. She deserves all the success she has earned. I would recommend her to my best friend or closest family member.
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Posted by Robert | October 3, 2015
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Highly recommend.
I hired michele during a very difficult time in my life. I found Michele to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. She was open and honest with me throughout my case. This is something that is very important to me, because it allowed me to make intelligent decisions when needed I would highly recommend Michele to anyone who needs legal counsel.
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Posted by john | October 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
family, divorce&separation
Talked to her about my divorce, because my attorney was j.o. Though she was great and knows her job. Hope to hire her soon.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Thank you!
3 months post divorce With each passing day my appreciation and gratitude for Michele grows. My divorce was fraught with fear, disorganization and loss. Hope for a straightforward divorce was challenged by unresolved conflicts that lead to divorce. In my highly contested divorce, an easily arranged mutual agreement was dashed while divorce laws did not necessarily provide the best solution. Michele has extraordinary capacity to understand complicated marital dynamics. With tremendous patience, empathy and a nonjudgmental attitude Michele learned the intricate dynamics of my marriage and family. Using creativity, intelligence, value of family, expertise in law and recognition of my marriage and family dynamics, Michele created a marital settlement agreement that not only provides ongoing support and safety for myself and my children, but one that represents aspects of my marriage that at one time worked! Michele goes above and beyond what anyone could imagine!
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Posted by Chrisine | January 28, 2015
To have to retain a lawyer is never an easy thing........
To be put into a situation in which you have to retain a lawyer is never an easy thing and can be quite scary. I was determined to find someone I felt comfortable with, trustworthy and someone I knew I would be able to work with. Michele was all that. I first met Michele through a scheduled consultation at the Firm Office in Freehold. I was in need of a lawyer that was strong in Family Law. Michele was recommended to me by a fellow lawyer friend and she came highly recommended. The second I met Michele I felt at ease. She was lovely, knowledgeable and took the time to walk us through the process . She answered all our questions. A true Professional. Michele was my primary lawyer but I also worked with the Legal Assistants and another colleague within firm. . With this team behind me I felt a bit of relief knowing I was going to have the best possible legal representation possible.... and I did!
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Posted by patti | November 18, 2014
Love my lawyer
Michele Crupi is one of the most caring lawyers I know and met. I interviewed several lawyers to represent me in my divorce before choosing Michele. The reason I chose Michele is because of her knowledge but also for empathy and care she has for her clients. She is the one you want to represent you in one of the most difficult times of your life. Thank you Michele for helping me through my divorce and all you did for me and my children!!!
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Posted by Alison | May 22, 2013
Top Notch Representation
I hired my attorney to handle a domestic violence issue and due to her compassion and expertise decided to have her handle my divorce complaint, as well. Ms. Crupi's actions have far exceeded my expectations of a role of an attorney. Ms. Crupi and her staff are very professional and empathetic. She has handled my case in the most professional manner and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2013
Helped me through my difficult times with professional excellence and heart
Assisted through very emotional issues concerning my children with care and was Informative about all legal issues regarding dividing assets and support. Also very friendly and easy to work with our adversary but aggressive when necessary. Overall helping me through my most difficult time with excellence.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Blaha PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Melvin S. Whitken
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable John J. Callahan
  • 1997 - 1997
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  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Monmouth Couny Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ocean-Monmouth Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Woman's Lawyers in Monmouth County
  • President
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • International English Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Tips in Family Law
  • Counsel Fees / Domestic Violence
  • 2010
  • San Francisco Mid Year Meeting
  • Family Law
  • 2009
  • Judicial Administration Forum
  • Family Law and procedural issues
  • 2008
  • CLE Fest Fall session
  • E-Discovery for Family Lawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Michele
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michele is an extremely dedicated attorney who is knowledgeable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michele is a fierce advocate for her clients and possesses an exceptional knowledge of the law that is second to none."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her expertise and ability to handle complex matters from inception to trial."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. MIchele was a pleasure to work with on our matter. Her knowledge of the law and her willingness to negotiate reasonably made it much easier for her and me to reach an amicable resolution for our clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Michele when I worked under her as an associate. Michele is an absolutely amazing attorney in all aspects. As a Partner in the firm, she always makes herself available for questions and mentoring taking an interest in the associates careers and betterment as attorneys. Michele is a brilliant attorney and litigator. Her knowledge and understanding of family law is bar none. She always has a well founded legal solution and analysis to issues. Likewise, Michele is honest, compassionate and straight forward. With this combination Michele achieves great results for her clients. She truly is one of the best family law attorneys I know!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Michele as an adversary and found her to be tough and smart. I always said that if I ever got divorced, she would be my lawyer. Years later I had the opportunity to bring her into the firm and it was the best decision of my life. Michele is honest, diligent, smart and savvy. She makes clients feel at ease during a very tough time in their life and most importantly, gets results."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michele is my "go to" lawyer for all family law matters due to her knowledge, experience and professionalism. I have received nothing but positive feedback from clients that I have referred to her."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michele is a staunch advocate and formidable adversary. Although she is a strong litigator, she is also a highly effective negotiator that has not lost sight of the benefits of working hard to help both sides achieve an amicable and fair resolution. Smart lawyer. I am happy to endorse her work."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Crupi is an excellent attorney who knowledge of the law and demeanor in court make her a formidable adversary."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Crupi is a dedicated, knowledgeable advocate for her clients. She goes the extra mile for every client."
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