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Diana N Fredericks

Family Attorney at Annandale, NJ

4.9   14 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 17 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Diana

Learn Diana’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
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    Includes, divorce, temporary support, alimony, separation, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and all issues part of divorce as well as post-divorce issues of college, support, emancipation, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements, grandparent visitation, cohabitation, etc.

    18 years

I am a family law attorney in Hunterdon County, New Jersey where I am a partner at Gebhardt & Kiefer.  I am a Certified Matrimonial Attorney and devote my practice to family law matters.

 

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Diana N Fredericks
1318 Route 31
Annandale, NJ, 08801

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diana Fredericks -- Awesome Divorce Attorney
I hired Diana Fredericks as the attorney for my divorce after seeing dozens of positive comments about her on Facebook. It's difficult to find divorce attorneys that specialize in collaborative divorce, yet can be aggressive if need be. I tend to be a non-aggressive person, and was very naive in many ways throughout my divorce, whereas my husband at the time was exactly the opposite. Diana made sure my voice was heard and that I received what I was entitled to throughout the process. At the conclusion of my divorce, my husband admitted to me that although he had the utmost respect for his attorney, he felt I definitely hired the better attorney. Diana is the best.
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Posted by John | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diana was very organized, effective, and completed devorce in less time and money than other two other lawerys
Diana was very organized, knew what to ask and what to say, and was highly effective communicating with other lawyer and all parties involved. She produced a plan, explained the plan, adjusted the plan when needed, and helped me achieve a fair divorce at the lowest cost possible. Two other lawyers just wasted my time and money.
Posted by Michael | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diane N Fredericks
Diana personally returns calls Immediately. Diana responds to emails immediately. Diana has a professional touch in everything she does. Diana never waste your money every penny counts. I've been trying to get divorced for over 3 years. Diana has accomplished more in 6 months then my previous two lawyers. I am very lucky to find her. last 3 years Diana took my case 6 months ago and I've got more accomplished in 6 months then in three years.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great first impression!
I'm facing a child relocation dispute and decided to explore the possibility of retaining Ms. Frederick. From my first conversation with Diana, I immediately became aware of her integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion she exudes for her work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Needless to say, I have retained her services and I'm confident I will achieve positive results.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2015
Excellent Representation
I would highly recommend Diana as a divorce attorney. She made me feel comfortable from our first meeting, was extremely knowledgable and I felt that she represented my best interests the entire way. Moreover, she was very communicative every step of the way, answered my calls and emails immediately. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a highly competent and skilled divorce attorney. Diana made a very difficult process much less difficult for me as I felt she was behind me the entire way.
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Posted by Emancipation Client | June 16, 2015
BEST LAWYER
A year ago I met with Diana, and she was upfront and honest, didn't give any false hopes that I had a case. Our recent meeting she spoke to me like a friend, made me feel very comfortable, and was very reassuring. Her motion and cross mortion were off the chart and nothing was missed based on information provided. Everything she put together was very detailed and organized. I would call or send emails, and her repsonse was immediate, and never once did she make me feel like I was bothering her. The calming affect she has, makes it very easy to do business with her. She is the BEST lawyer (wish I had her for my divorce). I can't say enough about how professional she carries herself in and out of the court room. If you are looking for a TOP NOTCH lawyer that goes above and beyond and gets the job DONE fast and efficient-----LOOK NO FURTHER--- I highly recommend Diana for your Legal Services!!
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Posted by Laura | May 26, 2015
Amazing Representation
I began my divorce with a good lawyer, and then things with my spouse began to get really nasty. I needed a lawyer who could help me get this divorce over with quickly and with a fair financial settlement. (I had retraining orders against my spouse, Police involvement, etc…) Someone that I know recommended Diana as a Lawyer who had a reputation of "getting the job done". I called her and she cleared her schedule and met with me the very next morning. She was confident in her ability to help me and during the next 6+ months she communicated with me on a regular basis. If I called or emailed her with a concern, she responded back immediately. She had to subpoena many accounts and businesses for information since my spouse refused to submit a CIA. She did so quickly and received all the information needed. She prepared settlement proposals and sent them to my spouse's lawyer and followed up until she was able to get them to agree into going to mediation. She was totally prepared with fair terms and was very professional. I was very happy and relieved with the outcome. She is an very ethical Lawyer and did not play any games when things got really petty with my spouse and his lawyer. She took the high road and did not call them out on any of the childish, insulting emails that were frequently sent. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Diana. She genuinely had my best interest at heart and I consider her a friend as well as an amazing Lawyer. I gave her a calendar months ago with pictures of sharks swimming on the cover. I laughed and told her that she was one of them and to consider that as a huge compliment. I have already recommended her to several friends in need of a good divorce lawyer. One last comment. I did not care what it cost me to finalize my divorce. I just wanted it to be over. She did not nickel and dime me for every little thing… My Father was a good, compassionate lawyer and I can say with some experience in the legal profession that Diana Fredericks is truly an amazing Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
Excellent Divorce Attorney !!
Diana was a fantastic attorney. She is very knowledgeable about divorce laws, she always got back to me in a timely fashion, and she is very easy to work with. Her candor and sincerity about my situation made me feel confident and very comfortable using her as my lawyer. Going through a divorce is an awful experience, however, Diana was able to successfully help me through the process. She is also an exceptional writer. She had to write numerous letters on my behalf which were always outstanding. I would very highly recommend Diana, she is worth every penny.
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Posted by Janet | November 1, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Diana Fredericks provided me with such excellent representation that I have asked her to help me with legal matters on several occasions . Her skills, passion and work ethic are beyond reproach. She has been able to help me with a substantially complicated child support arrears and QDRO problem going on for over several years. Ms. Fredericks happened to be the only attorney after engaging several others to help get me positive results. She is an exceptional attorney and I would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to her.
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Posted by Lisa | April 7, 2014
My Personal Review for Diana Fredericks
Diana helped me through most likely one of the most difficult periods of my life. My divorce was unexpected and somewhat messy but Diana always assured me that I was "in the norm" with my case. This helped to put my mind at ease. She made me aware of certain situations that may arise during and after my divorce that I would have never paid attention to. She gave me "worse case scenerios" that helped me put my situation into perspective. Diana did the best she could to put me at ease when I left her office which was very comforting considering the entire divorce process. I had much to learn and she was patient enough to take the time to explain legal terminology and various processes that I would be going through. She is a great communicator and always readily available to me if I needed. Above all, I felt like she really cared for me and my future with my children. I would most certainly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance in the whole ugly process.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2012
great results
Diana was honest and gave me very realistic expectations. She took a lot of time to explain the likely and realistic results and I appreciated that. She and I had great success during a very difficult time and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Lori | January 5, 2011
Diana Rocks!
Diana Fredericks is an outstanding attorney. She is professional, personable, thorough, and straight to the point. She knows how to get the job done. Diana has been my attorney for over 2 years and has handled many post divorce motions regarding custody and support issues. She is very well versed in the law and handles herself well in the courtroom. Her motions are well written and she has obtained favorable results for me in each instance. She is a good listener and advisor. I highly recommend her for family law matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2011
Post Divorce Legal Action for compliance to the Divorce Decree
Diana did a fantastic job working through the courts to get my situation of an ex-husband not making alimony payments resolved. Additionally, I was due the balance of the assets over 4 years ago. She anticipated possible outcomes and worked to make sure that we were prepared to counter and deal with anything coming from my x's lawyer. She was committed to making sure that I got what I deserved and suggested what the outcome could be by taking each of her recommendations. She was calm and confident and made me feel very assured that the outcome of the case would end in my favor. Diana efficiently handeled each part of the case in a timely way, being cognizant of each date for submission to the courts. Before the judge, Diana exuded confidance and was prepared to debate anything that was not in my favor. The outcome was extremly positive, with the judge granting me 99% of what we were asking. All in all , it was a very positive experience and I would use Diana again. for any other legal issue I encounter.
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Posted by Rob | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad outcome
I was handed to Dianna from Bill Goodwin halfway through my divorce case which was very contentious and damaging to my kids. Mr. Goodwin wrote a settlement agreement which left me no protection from an ex-wife who alienated my daughter from me and my entire extended family, and left me bare to being treated like an inhuman college wallet, and zero input to my daughter's college choices. Unfortunately my daughter suffered and I just learned failed out of her university after 2 years. At times I felt that Diana's (and Bill's) professional relationship with opposing attorney was more important to them than providing zealous representation for me! Indeed I now see that Diana provided a glowing endorsement of the opposing attorney on AVVO during my case! My ex-wife's attorney, on the other hand, was outstanding; she zealously represented her client at all times. She insulted me nearly constantly, with barely a response from Bill or Diana. In fact, during one of our telephone conferences I became upset with the pleasantries that were being exchanged between opposing lawyers, to which Bill asked me, "don't you have colleagues?" Basically, I think Diana did the best she could with the poor settlement agreement drafted and misrepresented to me by Bill Goodwin. On balance, I think Dianna is a competent attorney, smart and articulate. The only criticism and suggestion would be to keep the professional attorney vs. attorney relationship secondary to zealous representation of your own client. The opposing attorney in my case did a much better job in this regard. I like Diana and wish her well!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 390-390 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gebhardt & Kiefer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor Paralegal Studies
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Office Of The Attorney General State Of New Jersey
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Thomas H. Dilts, P.J.F.P. (Ret)
  • Superior Court Of New Jersey Somerset County
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Lehigh University
  • BA
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • NJDYFS v. J.C.

Associations

  • Hunterdon County Bar Association, Family Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Assoc.
  • Trustee
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
  • Women in Business Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Anderson House
  • Gala Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 Leadership Class
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Chair Seminar Committee
  • 2009 - 2020
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • 2008 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star - Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Under 40 -3 Years Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2015 New Leaders to the Bar
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney
  • Supreme Court State of New Jersey
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In New Jersey
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
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Publications

  • New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 34, No. 4/February 2014
  • Cohabitation
  • 2014
  • DOCKET NO. A-0833-06T40833-06T4
  • APPELLATE DIVISION
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women Money and Power
  • Women Money and Power
  • 2016
  • Divorce Workshop for Self-Represented Individuals
  • Divorce Workshop for Self-Represented Individuals
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
Endorse Diana
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Diana is a consummate professional and zealous advocate. She is always prepared. I have had opposing cases with her as well as mediated cases for her. I highly recommend Diana and endorse her. She is highly competent."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Diana without reservation, not only for her outstanding abilities and knowledge as a family-law practitioner, but also for her over-riding mindset to always obtain the best results possible for her clients in the most direct and efficient manner possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Diana is an excellent attorney. She is very practical and seeks to effectively and fairly resolve a case. She is also a very capable litigator, knowledgeable in the the law and effective in her approach. She's an excellent attorney!"
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Diana. She is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled family law attorney who is highly respected by both Judges and her peers. Diana is a zealous advocate and has excellent problem-solving skills in reaching favorable results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Diana began working for me 7 years ago. I suspected she'd be a talented lawyer based on the top flight clerkship she had completed with Judge Thomas H. Dilts. She has not disappointed. Her knowledge of the law is first rate as are her writing and analytical skills. What sets her apart from many of her peers is her ability to guide clients through such a difficult time in their lives with maturity far beyond her years and an innate professionalism. I am fortunate to have her on our team."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Diana is an outstanding attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients but is also extremely conscientious and cost effective. She is also a very effective mediator who is able to propose thoughtful solutions to difficult problems."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Diana. She is an extremely knowledgeable and intelligent matrimonial attorney. She is a kind, caring professional. I would be happy to have another case with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Diana is an experienced and dedicated attorney who is respected by judges and admired by her peers. She maintains reasoanble positions as an adversary while simultaneously acting as a strong advocate for her clients. I have and will continue to recommend Diana as an attorney on any matrimonial or family law case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Diana, is a knowledgeable, fair minded, tenacious advocate. She has good listening and problem solving skills which are integral to good legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse highly endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced lawyer who is well versed in the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diana is an outstanding attorney who provides top-notch representation to her clients. If the case is in a litigious posture, Diana has the skills, passion, and work ethic to serve as a vigorous advocate. If the case is instead leaning toward settlement, Diana has the patience, training, and experience to obtain a favorable deal for her client. All the while, and no matter what direction the case is heading, Diana remains open and available to her clients through their trying times and helps them through as a compassionate and true professional should. I fully and unequivocally endorse Diana."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Diana Fredericks on numerous occasions. I find her to be a zealous advocate, knowledgeable in the law, and practical in settling cases where possible. She is an exceptional attorney and I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to her."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Diana is a great advocate for her clients. She is knowledgeable and creative in her approach to legal problems."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diana is a consummate professional with an extensive knowledge of all family-related issues. Not only is she a family litigator, but she appreciates the benefits of alternate dispute resolution, and utilizes ADR as a means to help her clients successfully resolve their differences in a cost-effective manner. It is a privilege to recommend Diana!"
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