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Mr. Townsend is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. He is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey. He was awarded a jurist doctorate in 1984 from a Ohio Northern University School of Law. In received his undergraduate degree from Albright College. 


Mr. Townsend received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being a divorce attorney since the list's inception in 2007. The qualifications requirements for being included on said list(s) and can be viewed at


Mr. Townsend handles family matters of all kinds including complex divorce matters, dealing with sophisticated financial issues such as business valuations. He represents victims of domestic violence and also defends alleged offenders vigorously. Mr. Townsend over also represents parents in actions involving the  DCCP and has experience handling sensitive matters involving allegations of abuse and neglect.


Mr. Townsend has served as a panelist for the Morris County, Union County, Essex County and Morris County matrimonial early settlement panel mediation program



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
    31 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    31 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Alimony: 20%
    31 years, 6 thousand cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    31 years, 4 thousand cases
  5. Divorce: 20%
    31 years, 6 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.

65 Madison Ave.
Suite 420
Morristown, NJ, 07960

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.

411 Hackensack Avenue
Suite 200
Hackensack, NJ, 07601



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Am Jur Award Law and ComputerOhio Northern University1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTownsend Tomaio and Newmark, LLC2008 - Present
PartnerPartner Cutler Simeone Townsend Tomaio and Newmark2000 - 2008
LecturerInstitute for Continuing Legal Education2000 - 2001
LecturerSeton Hall University1997 - 1998
PartnerHartlaub, Dotten, Terry & Townsend, PC1996 - 2000
Senior AssociateHannoch Weisman, P.C.1992 - 1996
AttorneyThatcher & Lanza, Attorneys1990 - 1992
AssociateJames P. Yudes, Attorneys1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Morris County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Union County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2000
Somerset County Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
Edward Elgar PublishingForensic Accounting In Matrimonial Divorce2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Albright CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarSame Sex Issues and Alimony2005