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How We Are Really Different -- At Salvaggio Law Group LLC, we realize that each person’s situation is unique and that you deserve to be educated on all of your options – not just the traditional litigation approach, which will frequently generate higher lawyer’s fees, take longer and cause more conflict than other available ways to attempt to resolve your dispute.  


That’s why, at Salvaggio Law Group, you’ll find:


•             A client-focused approach, where the client’s needs -- not our profit --comes first.


•             The option of an individually customized fee structure, which in the appropriate case will eliminate the uncertainty of hourly billing.


•             New Jersey Legal Professionals who will dedicate the time needed to keep you advised every step of the way.   


New Jersey Family Law Matters Are All We Do.  Because of our singular focus and our experience, we can help you feel more comfortable about where you stand and all of your options.


At Salvaggio Law Group, we handle a limited number of cases at any given time. We don’t take on more than we can manage. Therefore, when a client needs our attention, we have the time to provide what is needed. 


The first step is to call the firm.  The telephone number is 973-455-1220. 


If your case is one that we would consider handling, I will take the time to talk to you personally and, if appropriate, schedule a personal and confidential Assessment in our office.


We really are here to help. 



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    38 years
  2. Family: 30%
    38 years



Hourly ($125-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Luther G Jones IV

    I endorse this lawyer. David is considerate and dedicated, and good at lessening his client's anxiety.


    Luther Jones Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric A. Gang

    I endorse this lawyer. David is an expert in his field. A great attorney and I would recommend him to anyone needing a matrimonial attorney.


    Eric Gang Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Salvaggio Law Group LLC

65 Madison Ave
Suite 210
Morristown, NJ, 07960-7307



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonition
    issued in NJ, 2007


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    David’s comment: “This minor sanction did not involve a Family Law case. In 1999--more than 14 years ago and before my Firm began devoting its practice exclusively to Divorce and Family Law--I unwisely agreed to handle a neighbor's real estate closing. The closing went well, but the neighbor filed a Grievance six (6) years later because my secretary had failed to send her a copy of the Closing Statement. I rectified the oversight as soon as I learned about it.”

  2. Reprimanded
    issued in NJ, 2003


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    David’s comment: “This minor sanction also occurred many, many years ago and did not involve a Family Law case. It arose out of a small collection matter which I had agreed to handle for a former client before I began devoting my Firm's practice exclusively to Divorce and Family Law. The client and I disagreed about the merits of filing the lawsuit. Unfortunately, I did not document that disagreement in writing. Although I had done some work, I refunded the client's Retainer in full.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
New Jersey Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Distinguished Service AwardJersey Battered Women's Service2009
Equal Justice MedalLegal Services of New Jersey2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorSALVAGGIO LAW GROUP LLC1997 - Present
PartnerLitwin & Salvaggio PC1988 - 1997
AttorneyCourter Kobert Laufer Purcell & Pease1985 - 1988
AttorneyPitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch1980 - 1985
AttorneyGutkin Miller Shapiro & Berson1979 - 1980
AttorneyHogan Folk Mahon & Simms1978 - 1979
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey1977 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Collaborative Law GroupPresident-Elect2016 - Present
Council of New Jersey Collaborative Practice GroupsBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
New Jersey Collaborative Law GroupBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Center for Collaborative Divorce and Mediation of New JerseyMember2012 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2010 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsProfessional Mediator2002 - Present
NJ State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section1985 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Motion to Reduce Alimony Based on RetirementAt the conclusion of the trial, the Court entered an Order relieving our client from the obligation to pay any further alimony to his ex-wife.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Morristown LifeIt's a New Year -- Time to End Your Marriage?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Rutgers UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationAdvanced Collaborative Law: Taking Your Skills to the Next Level2013