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Dina M Mikulka

Family Attorney at Newton, NJ

5.0   18 reviews

About Dina

Learn Dina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Divorce, child support, child custody, relocation, changed circumstances, modify child support, alimony, emancipation, college contribution, enforcement, equitable distribution

    21 years

  2. Child abuse
    10%
    DYFS / DCPP Title 9 litigation, Fact Finding Hearings, Appeals to the Office of Administrative Law, advice regarding DYFS / DCPP involvement, Appeals

  3. Mediation
    10%
    Family Mediation, Divorce Mediation, Economic Mediation, Custody Mediation

Licensed for 22 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Ullmann & Mikulka, Attorneys at Law
97 Main Street
Newton, NJ, 07860

Reviews

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Posted by Randy | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best NJ Family Law Attorney!
Dina was my attorney for 7 years and was an integral part of my and my children's lives when it came to post-divorce motions and ensuring visitation, child support recalculations, enforcement of litigant's rights/court orders, and many more contentious issues. She is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of family law services. She takes a fair approach; and advises you to take the high road and do what's right in the eyes of the court. Thank you, Dina!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
Dina represented me in a very unusual and complicated child services case. I happen to be an attorney myself and have worked with numerous attorneys in my professional career. Dina is one of the best attorneys and advocates that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Dina is an expert in child services case law and regulations, and her expertise benefited my family as her representation was flawless. If you are reading these reviews and looking for a great attorney, stop reading the reviews and call Dina. You will not find another attorney who knows more about the law and represents you in such an ethical and caring manner as Dina.
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Posted by Sheila | July 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence in Advocacy
My case was an extremely painful matter involving a minor child. Attorney Dina Mikulka was an incredible balance of empathy, strategy and legal brilliance. She understood the facts and circumstances of the matter as well as the potential impact on the child. She quickly coordinated a solution to protect the child in a manner that would bring dignity to an otherwise disgraceful situation. I cannot overstate my gratitude and satisfaction for the compassionate representation of Attorney Dina Mikulka. For any family matter, I would choose no one else.
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Posted by David | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Remarkable, Talented, Best in Class, Caring, High Integrity
You would be hard-pressed to find another attorney like Dina. From the onset of my case, she set the tone and direction as well as the level of professionalism and demeanor my case would undertake. She is steadfast and determined in protecting her client, and always has their best interest at the forefront. She develops a strong relationship with her clients and this, quite frankly, is a tangible value-add as she learns about what is important to you and truly cares about your well-being. I have the utmost confidence and trust in Dina - and she does not take this trust for granted. She looks to earn it each day. I don't give compliments for the sake of doing so. Give Dina a call and you'll see firsthand how well you'll be taken care of. I simply could not state enough how highly I think of her and believe in Dina!
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Posted by Sue | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, kind, and patient
Dina was incredibly patient through my divorce which lasted almost a year and a half. She helped give me perspective and gave advice about what was reasonable so as to make the case move along. She responded quickly to my emails and calls. I can not imagine having gone through this process without her support. Despite my financial hardship, she stuck by my side.
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Posted by Janis | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our saving Grace! Smarter than smart, kindness unsurpassed. Relentless and Brilliant.
Dina is the most amazing person first of all and the BEST attorney when you need help. My case has been to protect my grandson. It has gone on now for 2 years. I want to say my case is unusual. Usually it doesn't take this long. Dina, saw and headed off so many things to protect my grandson. NEVER GAVE UP...not once did she stop fighting for us. Within these past two years I have had many ups and downs, however Dina never did, always the positive force driving me forward. Giving me honest expectations all the way. Not once did I ever look back over my shoulder. I didn't have too..Dina had our backs 100%. Our case was vital for the safety of a baby...what could be more moving than the safety and well-being of a little boy? When I tell you from my heart and soul, we wouldn't be where we are today if not for Dina. I have the great privilege to not only call her the FINEST attorney, but also trusted friend. Trust me you want her on your side..NOT against it! If not for Dina Mikulka God only knows what would have happened to my grandson. It is my honor and pleasure to write this about Dina. Thank you always Dina, YOU ARE THE BEST!
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Posted by Tommy | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience, skill, and client focus in your time of need
Given the nature of our case, we were referred to Dina by another firm, who were booked solid at the time, but they were extremely comfortable in referring her to us. We are so thankful they did, as she was the right person for a very violent and turbulent situation at hand. We called her office and she made the time for us to meet and consult on the matter at hand. Domestic violence issues are traumatic for the victim as well as the family members, especially when the victim and the family have no experience dealing with a stressful situation such as this Dina is highly intelligent, an excellent strategist, and extremely level-headed. She is not intimidated by anyone or any situation. Trust me, you need someone like that in your corner when facing the unknown. She took the time to get to know our family, our dynamics and was unbiased in her professional opinions and rationale. She is also well respected in the court; its processes and procedures. Its that integrity and character that she beings to the table in dealing with issues on your behalf. She works with fact, passion, and focus, while ensuring the clients best interests are at the forefront at all times. Her communication, follow up and her attention to detail are second to none. Her reputation precedes her; that of integrity and professionalism That was an added benefit we realized about her during this grueling process. We were in great hands with Dina Mikulka; I am confident the defendant came away with a harsh reality check after dealing with someone with her tremendous skill set and understanding of the law. If you are looking for someone who understands family law (all aspects), who can represents with your needs (and desired outcome) with the utmost integrity and focus – Dina Mikulka is your answer, without hesitation.
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Posted by Anthony | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd to none representation from Dina Mikulka
When I needed attorney representation for a matrimonial matter out of my county, I asked a dear friend who is an esteemed, well respected attorney in my county for a recommendation. Without hesitation or pausing for one single second, she said "Dina Mikulka is the attorney you need to contact". Well, the experience and expertise from Dina and the entire team at Sparta Family Law was certainly 2nd to none. From my initial phone call to the firm and speaking with Dina to my final, most favorable result in court in my divorce matter, she made it all seem almost painless. Dina was truly incredible both inside and outside the courtroom. She was absolutely brilliant and patient in her explanation of the law and was very clear on what I should and should not expect. Ms. Mikulka was also someone who listened and treated me as a person and not just a client she had to represent. I could not have been more pleased with the representation she provided for me. The rapport that she has with people, her colleagues, the judge etc, is exemplary. That, I believe, is what gave me the most favorable and best outcome that I could have hoped for. I understood that there was a chance of a much more unfavorable outcome, but Dina, with her confidence and many years of expertise in matrimonial disputes, made sure that that did not happen. From the start with my separation agreement, until the final judgement of divorce, she was very clear, concise and walked me through the entire process. Dina truly enjoys her job and it is certainly reflected in the way that she shows compassion and care for those that she represents. I am very pleased and grateful that she was recommended to me and that I chose her and Sparta Family Law to represent me in this matter. The diligence, experience, compassion and expertise from all those at this firm is nothing short of awesome. Dina Mikulka truly showed that she cared for this client and certainly helped me through some of the not so pleasant days. I would certainly recommend any family member or friend to retain her for any marital or family law matters. Dina is absolutely and excellent attorney.
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Posted by Faith | March 27, 2015
Dina Mikulka is an excellant Matrimonial attorney and Mediator
Dina and I have many cases together and I have routinely recommended her as a mediator. Dina expertly prepares for every case she handles and is well versed with current law and case law, always striving to protect her client's interests and to guide her mediation clients equitably through the mediation process.
Posted by Kathleen | September 17, 2014
Dina Mikulka an “Abe Lincoln Lawyer"
As an attorney myself, I have learned that there are two types of lawyers: the ones about whom lawyer jokes are made and the “Abe Lincoln Lawyers”. Dina is an Abe Lincoln lawyer. She is one of those exceptional professionals who pursues excellence with great care for her clients. Dina shows up prepared and polished. Her presentation is classy and commands the respect of even the most difficult of judges. She is an attorney with a heart who practices law with a passion for justice. She has great integrity and remarkable instincts in dealing with difficult people and situations. It is extremely rare to find an attorney with all of these qualities wrapped into one. There will never be a lawyer joke about her. I am very thankful to have come into contact with Dina Mikulka and highly recommend her to anyone seeking the BEST in legal counsel.
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Posted by John | April 20, 2014
Outstanding lawyer for your family law needs
Dina is the most upfront honest person I have delt with. She worked very hard on my case and was extremely important to me getting the result I was looking for. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced and personable lawyer
Posted by Lisa | April 20, 2014
Outstanding service with a personal touch
Dina is a very knowledgeable attorney and really took the time to understand my situation. She was always there when I needed advise about my situation. She was truly an advocate for me giving me guidance every step of the way and setting realistic expections. She is very professional, has excellent written and presenation skills in court. She was very timely in meeting deadlines and responsive to requests. Dina's staff was also professional, excellent, and supportive. They were always willing to help when Dina was not available. I would highly recommend Dina to anyone needing help with Child Custody and Child Support matters.
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Posted by Ismael | July 22, 2013
HAPPY TO BE DIVORCED
DINA M MIKULKA is a true professional. From day one I unloaded a pile of issues on her from my divorce. These matters were unresolved by a previous incompetent attorney. Dina dove right in taking charge to explain our position with great ideas of her own. With a constant flow of emails and notices, I was kept well informed. I felt peace of mind in a yet already chaotic divorce. For the first time walking into court I felt confident that we would reach some resolution. She made a compelling defense pointing out key issues facing my divorce including my Autistic son and his long term care. I could see that her adversary often had the (deer looking into headlights) response. My attorney dictated and controlled the flow of my Marital Settlement Agreement. A fare and equitable resolution was reached with little to no damage felt by me. In the end she delivered exactly what she promised. Not only would I recommend her to my friends and family but in the event I ever need an attorney in the future she will be my only choice. She gets a triple AAA rating in my book!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 20, 2013
Jennifer client...seeking divorce
I found my attorney Dina Mikulka to be one of my strongest assets going into this divorce process . She was on top of my case from day one .. All the information I needed, the follow up, keeping me informed at all times. I found her to be a great attorney and also a friend. She advised me and lead me through a difficult divorce that ended in a very good out come..Thanks to Ms. Dina Mikulka I am divorced now and received good settlement.. Shes a great attorney..
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Posted by Cheryl | February 19, 2013
Superior Family Law Attorney
Ms. Mikullka did an outstanding job handling my divorce and custody battle. She has a tremendous amount of family law experience and knew how to navigate through the court system with total proficiency. Ms. Mikulka gave every part of my case tremendous thought and effort, and she was always honest, straightforward and compassionate. Her turnaround time with documents, as well as my inquiries, was consistently immediate. She was great at steering me in the right direction in terms of what to expect, what is reasonable, what I needed to do, etc. She took the time to get to know me and my situation and I was able to relax a little during negotiations knowing she knew what I wanted without me having to tell her. She anticipated outcomes correctly and everything she argued for, she won. In and out of the courtroom she simply "out-lawyered" the very competant opposing counsel. It was amazing to watch. I believe she is well-respected in the local court systems as even the Judge made it a point to recognize how well- prepared she was and the quality of everything she put in front of him. Also, she worked in an efficient, smart and honest manner so I did not incur extra billed hours uncessarily. Ms. Mikulka exceeded my expectations in every way and I highly recommend her for any and all family law needs.
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Posted by Elaina | October 1, 2012
Recommendation of an exceptional attorney Dina Mikulka Esq.
I would highly recommend Dina Mikulka Esq. to anyone needing legal advice regarding divorce and. family matters. Dina is what a lawyer is supposed to be. She is extremely knowledgeable, sincere, empathetic and trustworthy. I know this because I had two divorce attorneys prior, which I had to fire one and the second one was interested in money and couldn't care about his clients outcome. Dina works hard for her clients with their true well being in mind. She is prompt with responses to telephone calls and emails,never keeps you waiting . We all know how waiting for an outcome or more information can be extremely anxiety producing-that will never happen with Dina. If you are in need of a lawyer this is the person. I cannot praise her enough for all she has done for me.
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Posted by GG | November 12, 2011
A Grandmother's Right!
I was a client and will remain a client of Dina Mikulka. Why? When dealing with any Government system you need a fearless and knowledgeable lawyer who has had experience with that particular part of the government. Dina Mikulka worked as a DYFS lawyer. After years of tremendous hard work, she achieved the title of Deputy Attorney General. Due to her adherence to moral and ethical principles she created a knowledge base of both sides of the coin for herself. Most lawyers would not have this necessary tool unless they too worked for that system to that capacity. First, and utmost, my case was a consistent deliberate act of deviating from the truth. Dina Mikulka is the only lawyer that could figure out those kinds of patterns; and I will add, with grace and professional determination. If you are tired of the “run-a-round”, and are starting to feel hopeless, as most of us do who have never dealt with Family Law for issues about our most precious commodity; the children, Dina’s compassion for people like us is something you have to witness. Dina is trustworthy and honest. She won the case for me. I am the Grandmother of two little boys who after 4 ½ years in the system now have a wonderful life with me; because of Dina Mikulka.
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Posted by Veronica | October 21, 2011
You can stop searching for the best of the best, Dina is the Best!!!
DYFS entered a complaint against me and removed my child from my care. I felt it was unjustified and felt the case was a slam dunk. I believed the court would return my daughter at the first hearing. I was wrong. I made a crucial mistake by not hiring an attorney from the start and made lots of mistakes because I did not have the advice of an attorney. I hired Dina late in the case, she immersed herself in catching up on months of DYFS files immediately upon taking the case. She was responsive to my concerns and provided me the much needed advice. Dina represented me at my next scheduled hearing, and my child was returned to me within days of the hearing AND the case was dismissed! Dina was professional, thorough, supportive and very knowledgeable and as a result she gave me back my daughter and my life. Dina, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ullmann & Mikulka, Attorneys at Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Faith A Ullmann & Associates
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Daly & Associates, LLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Paris Eliades Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Courter Kobert & Cohen
  • 2009 - 2011
  • DAG
  • NJ Attorney General's Office
  • 2000 - 2005
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Education

  • Collaborative Divorce Training
  • 2011
  • Mediation training
  • 2008
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999
  • Rutgers University
  • BA
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • DCPP v. GS
  • May be allowed
  • K v. K
  • Some recording was permitted
  • IMO JJF

Associations

  • Board of Education
  • Member Board of Education
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • District Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sussex County Early Settlement Panel
  • Blue Ribbon Panelist
  • 2011 - Present
  • Post MESP Family Mediator
  • 2010 - Present
  • Sussex County Early Settlement Panel
  • Panelist
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Sussex County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • ESP Panelist
  • ESP Panelist Morris County
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Sussex County A.R.C.
  • Member, Board of Directors SCARC Foundation
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2014
  • Mosaic Award
  • Project Self Sufficiency, Newton, NJ
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year / Law Day
  • Project Self Sufficiency
  • 2013
  • Equal Justice Medal (to Dina & Firm)
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
  • N/A
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Publications

  • NJ Family Lawyer
  • Changes in DCPP Findings
  • 2014
  • Course Material for NJICLE
  • DYFS Administrative Proceedings
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE, SCBA
  • Family Law Updates
  • 2014
  • NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • DCPP / Family Law Update
  • 2013
  • ICLE Seminar
  • DCPP
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Family Law / DYFS
  • 2012
  • ICLE Sussex County Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2012
  • ICLE Seminar
  • The Overlap between DYFS and Family Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (24)
Endorse Dina
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dina is a highly skilled mediator whose attention to detail and desire to truly help people make her a tremendous asset to our legal community and to her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dina as a top shelf matrimonial attorney for many years. She is dedicated to the field of divorce law and has been a member of a multitude of professional organizations that have propelled her to be among the attorneys who are capable of representing divorce clients in complex and difficult cases. Dina is deserving of the highest ratings. Mark Gruber ,Esq."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Dina on several significant DYFS/DCPP matters and she has always been a tireless advocate for her clients- Always prepared, she represents her clients with both passion and great legal skill-- Dina possesses a unique insight in DCPP matters since she served as DAG for the Division-- Her knowledge of the Division's procedures is second to none- That provides here with an advantage in every case --"
Child abuse Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of sitting on several continuing legal education panels with Dina. It is without hesitation that I would recommend her to anyone seeking representation in a DYFS/DCCP matter. She is an excellent attorney that not only understands the law in this area, but also the numerous intangibles that are key to a successful outcome."
Child abuse Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dina worked for my law firm before joining her current firm, which is located much closer to her residence. Dina handled all of my firm's matters involving DYFS and did an excellent job. She is absolutely the best DYFS lawyer I know. Dina also did an excllent job handling Divorce and Family Law matters for my firm. I have no hesitation whatsoever in giving her my Endorsement."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dina is a smart and clever lawyer. She is persistent; always looking for solutions to resolve matters on behalf of her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable in DYFS matters and I often seek her advice when an issue involving DYFS comes up in a matter I am handling."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina works tirelessly for her clients. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, and looks for creative solutions to difficult situations. She is a true professional."
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