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Michael D. Fioretti

Mediation Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

4.8   24 reviews

Licensed for 50 years

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Michael D. Fioretti, principal of The Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti, was born in a lower middle class neighborhood in West Philadelphia. He began to work at the age of 12. He worked his way through college and law school by working at a grocery store. A 1967 graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Mr. Fioretti went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Villanova Law School in 1972.

In 1968, as a second year law student at Villanova, Michael was drafted and inducted into the United States Military. He was trained to be a Vietnamese speaking interrogator. He served in Phu Bai in the Republic of Vietnam during the year 1970. He translated intercepted NVA and Vietcong communications. At the completion of his tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to Villanova Law School.

Early in his legal career (1973 through 1981), Mr. Fioretti was a criminal defense attorney. He also practiced in the areas of administrative law, personal injury, wills and estate, real estate law and family law.

In 1975 he began to practice in family law. By 1977, he was selected as one of the best lawyers in America in the Stephen Naifeh and Gregory Smith book for his work as a family law lawyer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1979, he was chosen by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the “79 people to watch in 1979” for his work as a family law attorney. In 1980, he sat for and passed the New Jersey Bar examination.

Since 1980, he has practiced family law in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia and Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, and Mercer Counties in the State of New Jersey.

Commencing in 1976 and continuing until 1996, he was an instructor of Family Law and Criminal Law at the Mainline Paralegal Institute. In 1979, he authored the Divorce Rules and Practice Manual which was the precursor of the Pennsylvania Bar Institutes’ Five County Practice Manual.

Mr. Fioretti has lectured and been a presenter at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Villanova University Law School; Delaware Law School at Widener; Villanova University; the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; the Camden County Bar Association; and the Burlington County Bar Association.

Mr. Fioretti has served on the Philadelphia Family Court Local Rules Committee and is a Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section. In 1990, he received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating, a rating that continues until today. The “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the “V” denotes “Very High” adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. He has been chosen as a top rated lawyer in the area of Family Law in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey.

Mr. Fioretti has served as an Arbitrator in matrimonial matters. He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and is an approved court mediator for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester County. He also serves as a mediator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, New Jersey Mr. Fioretti has also been selected as a New Jersey Blue Ribbon Panelist. He was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to be a Fee Arbitrator in 2001 through 2005 and was reappointed in 2010 for an additional four (4) year term. A Master of the nationally recognized Thomas S. Forkin Family Inn of Court (South Jersey) since September of 2000, he has served as a member of the Executive Committee from 2006 to the present. He has served as the Chair of Programming, the National Liaison, and Chair of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Credit. He is the President Emeritus of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Inn of Court for the term commencing in July of 2012 and continuing until July of 2014. Mr. Fioretti helped to create the Nicholas J. Cipriani Inn of Court which is a Philadelphia Family Law Inn of Court. He was a Master of that Inn of Court and served as its first Chair of Programming.

Mr. Fioretti was appointed the Chair of the District IV Fee Arbitration Committee through August 31, 2014.

In 2015 Michael was selected as one of the top 1% of all lawyers in the United States of America.

He is a member of the Camden County Bar Association, Family Law and Public Education Sections. He is a member of the State of New Jersey Bar Family Law Section. In his role in the Public Education Section, he was the Chairperson of a TV show “Legally Speaking”, which created 25 public education shows which were sponsored by the Camden County Bar Foundation. He appeared personally on two (2) of those shows.

In June of 2016, the Nardi Award was presented to Mr. Fioretti. The Nardi Award is named after the late Honorable Joseph M. Nardi, Jr., who served on the Camden County Superior Court Family Part with distinction. The Nardi Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Thomas Forkin Inn of Court. The award is presented to a member of the South Jersey Family Law Community whose commitment to the practice of law encourages and exemplifies civility, humility, compassion and a moral, ethical obligation to the welfare of children and families, in general. This commitment should be further evidenced by participation in continuing legal education, whether formally or informally, and a willingness to act as an advisor/mentor to less experienced attorneys.

Michael is a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He is dedicated to the proposition that “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another”. He is a supporter of the “Wounded Warriors Project”.

Michael has been married to Lorri Fioretti, his childhood sweetheart, best friend and lifetime confidante for over 40 years. They are the proud parents of a son, Michael J. Fioretti who who is a solo litigation attorney practicing in Southern and Central New Jeresy. His son can be contacted by email at [email protected] or phone at 856-912-3095. His son’s practice areas include: Municipal Court, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights Litigation.

Michael D. Fioretti presently maintains his offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey where he continues to practice in the area of matrimonial litigation, arbitration and mediation. His office has a family like atmosphere. His administrative assistants, Lisa Donoflio and Tracy Solano have worked with him for over 30 years. His associate, Philip A. Charamella, has worked with him for over 30 years. His associate, Roseanne Cavallaro Reffner, has known him for 37 years

The Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti a firm with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, handles cases in the following counties in Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, as well as Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.

Licensed for 50 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/06/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 10/01/2022

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Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti
1415 Route 70 East , Suite 105
Cherry Hill Plaza
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
Restoring humanity, dignity and trust that I had long believed was lost
On a Monday I called for a consultation with Mr.Fioretti, with in 4 hours I received a response and dates and times that he was available. This message was left by Mr.Fioretti, not a secretary. I was amazed but the prompt response. Wednesday,I went for the initial consultation with Mr. Fioretti.I was even more amazed in person. Mr.Fioretti was patient, kind and listened to what I had to say. He did not take my case because it was not in the best interest of my chilldren and I due to location but he was able to guild me in the right direction. In the last 7 months of this ordeal I had never felt as respected and understood. Mr.Fioretti was direct, and though the consultation was of no charge, he took the time with me and and validated me. The one feeling that I had was that I was in good hands and that he was empathetic but direct and would not let me fall through the cracks. In one meeting he was able to guide me better than legal aid who lost my file for 2 months, and the Bar association referral. Happily we are on our way with our new lawyer and confident in future outcomes. For others who may be walking this same nightmare,scanning phone books, the web and asking friends where to turn, I could only show my appreciation by returning to the source in which I found his name in the first place. Mr.Fioretti, Thank you,I am eternally grateful. There is hope and there is humanity and someone to fight the good fight with you, and sometimes for you. Thank you for opening that door.
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Posted by millie | September 12, 2019
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Excellent-
Michael ‘s expertise was apparent from the first contact. he navigated a difficult, ambivalent situation with grit & stamina. his insistence that I should stay in the house was key to the case and my position and meant everything to me. he clarified “legal separation,” my rights, and though I don’t think sharing the house is for sissies, it worked for me in the end. I am very grateful for his support. I am recommending him to someone years later.
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Posted by Jeff Schreifels | December 6, 2017
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One of the best!
Michael, was great at walking alongside of me and coming to a mutually agreed upon conclusion. He's personable and he gave me great comfort because he's extremely knowledgeable about divorce law. I would highly recommend him as your divorce attorney.
Posted by Joseph | August 1, 2017
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Review of Michael Fioretti, Esq
Michael was the 2nd lawyer in my divorce case and I couldn't have found a better attorney. He settled the divorce in a short period of time and as of June 30, 2017 my obligation to pay alimony was vacated. He believes in a fair outcome for both parties. A skilled attorney who believes it is more cost effective to come to a resolution then go to court. His staff has always been top notch and sent me anything I needed. I would recommend that if you are thinking about a divorce, contact Michael for a consultation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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Straight Forward, Down to Earth
Michael, was my second attorney I hired for my divorce. He listened and understood my feelings and frustrations with the process. He was very straight forward and down to earth. I was able to settle quickly and easily and was successful in keeping what was important to me. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Anthony | July 27, 2017
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The Best !!!
Michael and his team are truly second to none. From day one with Michael everything went just as he told me it would. The case was not the easiest but he was always honest and 100% right with everything. I would like to thank Michael for all his hard work and myself and my kids will always be thankful. Just know whoever you are reading this that if you need a lawyer and you dont call Michael and his team you are making the wrong move. Again he is second to none. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Milly | July 27, 2017
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Custody Issue
Mr. Fioretti and his staff were very nice, professional and funny. They made us feel very comfortable about our case and were very informative. I would definitely use his services again if needed and definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by fady | February 21, 2017
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BY FAAAR THE BEST OF THE BEST
great personality I can say the greatest personality I've seen honest smart , a law of school by him self will not do justice by just saying he is the best he knows what he is doing and he wil tell you what's happening , Really he helped a lot , a great person to deal with I actually learned some lessons for life from him Thanks mr Fioretti
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2016
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Mr. J.H.K. South Jersey.
Michael D. Fioretti has a way of putting his clients at ease during a difficult period in one's life. His calm demeanor and self confidence were critical to me when I felt like a boat with no oars. His sense of humor is well timed. Michael's education ( Villanova) and years as a barrister were also a contributing factor. Michael is also well respected by his peers and Judges. I hired Michael to get a "Fair" settlement in my divorce proceedings. Michael did exactly what I asked of him. Consoler Fioretti may have cost more then I wished to have payed for an attorney, but remember "You get what you pay for". Sincerely. JHK.
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Posted by Tim | May 10, 2016
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You want this guy by your side.....
Michael represented me in a post-divorce matter. Let me just say this: His knowledge of marital law is exemplary. His experience is unmatched. His relationship with all of the Family Court judges is impressive; as well as his knowledge of every attorney in the Delaware Valley. (And that part really matters when it comes to negotiation and resolution) His toughness is without question: he will not take crap from any one, and he can see right through any BS from the other side. Also, when you hire Michael, you get Michael; not a junior attorney. Additionally, Michael's support staff is amazing and thorough. Highly recommended!!!!! (I wish I had him for my initial divorce)
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Posted by Edith | January 28, 2016
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Best Attorney Around Philadelphia & S.Jersey
Michael Fioretti is a terrific divorce attorney. From the first day I met him, he assured me that "everything would be okay". His expertise in divorce law and his ability to reason with the unreasonable was extremely helpful with my very difficult husband. If you want the best divorce lawyer in the Philadelphia and S.Jersey area, I would highly recommend hiring Michael Fioretti.
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Posted by Carole | December 9, 2015
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Divorce
I would highly recommend Mr. Fioretti. I used him as a divorce lawyer and was completely satisfied. He has a great sense of humor which put me at ease from the first time I met him. I was able to sit back and depend on him completely. Whenever I had to call and leave a message he would always return the call. He is caring and compassionate. He turned what could have been a very upsetting experience into a relatively painless process. His experience was obvious. He has sharp instincts and a knack for quickly assessing the situation, both from a legal and human standpoint. It was clear that my ex-husband wanted me to simply go away quickly and cheaply and employed delay, stonewalling and intimidation tactics in an attempt to achieve that goal. Mr. Fioretti was able to effectively and efficiently navigate these obstacles to achieve the best result for me - financially, emotionally and mentally.
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Posted by Derek | December 1, 2015
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If you need a great attorney for divorce
Listen to everything Michael tells you. He was worth every dollar. He gave excellent advice and guidance. He was great in court. He absolutely outsmarted my wife's lawyer (a team from a very expensive firm).
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2015
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Wonderful!!
Mr. Fioretti is a kind and wonderful lawyer. He reassured me everything would work out during my divorce and it did! He was patient and a great listener. I would recommended him to any person that is looking for a quality divorce lawyer!
Posted by Linda | August 7, 2015
Superior Attorney!!!
Michael Fioretti guided me every step of the way through the divorce process. His high level of expertise, patience, communication skills, and empathy made him the lawyer of my choice. I interviewed two other lawyers who would have drawn out the process for their own financial gain. Michael always had my best interest at heart and explained everything so that I could understand and make the best possible choices. As a result, I was completely satisfied with the settlement and the short amount of time he was able to achieve it. He is a phenomenal attorney.
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Posted by Deanna | August 2, 2015
A blessing at a very difficult time
Michael D. Fioretti is a man of integrity, intellect and compassion. He responded to every question I had explaining the procedures. He knows the law. He kept me informed and updated. He understands the importance of communicating and was proactive contacting my former husband's attorney on an as-needed basis. He accompanied me to the hearing along with a female partner who supported me and in fact got me through the hearing--a first for me. I recommend Michael D. Fioretti to you without hesitation. As I stated at the beginning, Michael exudes intellect, integrity and compassion.
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Posted by Paul | July 15, 2015
The Best Choice
The best choice you can make is picking Michael Fioretti to represent you. When he tells you to relax and not worry beleve him as hard as it might be he takes care of every thing . Keeps you informed so you can make the best choice for you and your situation. He made a stressful time for me not so stressful . I would highly recommend his services with out reservation .
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Posted by office | May 21, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I have had occasion to interact with Michael Fioretti for many years. His reputation in the South Jersey legal community is outstanding. His legal skills have been utilized as an economic mediator by many of the major law firms for family law disputes. I can personally attest to the fact that Michael Fioretti has been chosen by the Superior Court of Burlington County court system to be Economic Mediation in three substantial cases that I have participated in in 2015. These are case, which, if not settled, would have resulted in long extended trials. These matters have a reputation of high conflict divorce cases. Michael Fioretti took charge of the case, read all appropriate pleadings and submissions, met with counsel, met with the parties with counsel and was instrumental in recommending and implementing settlement of each of the controversies. His skills are unparalleled in the South Jersey legal community for fostering settlements through economic mediation. I would recommend him without hesitation in any type of matter. I can certainly attest to his skills as it relates to he economic mediation.
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Posted by Ron | April 5, 2015
Experience and reputation that gets results
My relationship with Mike began back in 2010 due to a divorce. I was impressed from the start by Mike's reasonableness and aility to communicate. He was able to setlle my divorce, property settlement, and child custody matter outside of the court system by way of meeting with opposing counsel. Mike's ability to control that meeting faired very well for me. Mike has recently defeated a complicated relocation hearing filled by my ex-wife. I have recommended Mike to three of my friends who also experienced the same results. He has always been very fair in billing with numerous conversations not resulting in fees. I would and have recommended Mike to anyone looking to be properly represented. Mike has the experience and reputation required to be successful.
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Posted by Rosemary | March 20, 2015
Great Attorney
Michael is very knowledgeable and aggressive about finding the best solution for his clients. He takes the time to explain things clearly, responds to emails and calls promptly and genuinely has his client's best interest in mind. Great guy...I would highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1967

Associations

  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Thomas Forkin Inn of Court
  • Master
  • N/A
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani Inn of Court
  • Master
  • N/A
  • Camden County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Camden County Bar Association, Public Education Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Thomas S. Forkin Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Thomas Forkin Inn of Court, Programming
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani Inn of Court, Programming
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
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Awards

  • The Honorable Joseph M. Nardi,JR Award
  • Thomas S. Forkin Inn of Court
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995

Publications

  • same title
  • What Pa Lawyers Need to Know About New Jersey Family Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Divorce Rules and Practice Manual
  • Pennsylvania Divorce Rules and Practice Manual
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • What Pa Lawyers Need TO Know About NJ Law
  • NJ Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael Fioretti is a dedicated and skillful family law attorney. He is well regarded in the community and brings to the practice of law a knowledge and skill level that results in excellent outcomes for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I worked for Michael during law school and for the year following graduation. He is a brilliant litigator and a dedicated advocate. Michael will tell the client the truth, not necessarily what the client wants to hear. He is highly vigilant of the best interests of the children in the context of a divorce and will not allow the children to be pawns. He was also a great teacher and mentor. I left his office to launch my own practice with complete confidence that I had an outstanding understanding of family law as well as a lot of litigation experience. I discontinued practice in the matrimonial law area after approximately 12 years to train to become a personal injury attorney and don't handle family law cases anymore. I will continue to refer family law matters to Michael who practices in PA and NJ."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Over the last decade, I had the opportunity to be involved with cases where Michael is the attorney for the other side. He is always prepared for his clients and up front with me. I refer out of state cases to him. I look forward to cases where he is involved because I know there will not be any "games.""
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Cherry Hill Mediation Lawyer Michael D. Fioretti
Michael D. Fioretti
Mediation Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 50 years