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Brian McFadden-Di Nicola

About me

Brian McFadden-DiNicola is a Partner in the firm's Family Law department. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in Springfield, New Jersey at Gomperts & Braun, LLC, a firm limiting its' practice to substantial family law actions.  Previously, Brian worked in the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, for three years, where he oversaw thousands of divorce and custody cases annually.  

Brian's unique family law background has given him keen insight into how family law matters are resolved by the courts.  Brian is trained in both family law mediation and the collaborative divorce process.  Although Brian works diligently to resolve cases without having to resort to traditional litigation, Brian is an experienced litigator and has tried many family law cases to conclusion.  He is also no stranger to the Appellate Division and has brought and defended family law cases in the appellate court on issues of domestic violence, child support, alimony, dissipation of marital property, mutual investment property, and counsel fees. 


Brian is designated as an AV Preeminent ® attorney by Martindale Hubbell ® Peer Review Ratings. This designation is awarded only to attorneys who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in general ethical standards and legal ability by their peers in their field of practice.  He has also been designated a 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rising Star in New Jersey by Super Lawyers after a peer review process, a recognition extended to less than 2.5% of New Jersey attorneys. 


Find his blog on family law at and follow him on twitter @DivorceNJ


Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 40%
    9 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    9 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    9 years
  4. Prenuptials: 10%
    9 years



Hourly ($315/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael DeTommaso

    Brian is a formidable adversary. He is extremely courteous and well versed in family law. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst, and Doukas, LLP

40 Paterson Street
Po Box 480
New Brunswick, NJ, 089030000


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2015
New Jersey Rising StarsNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Moving Beyond AbuseWomen Aware2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP2008 - Present
AssociateGomperts, Braun & McDermott2007 - 2008
Court Services Supervisor IISuperior Court - Middlesex Vicinage Family Division2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Middlesex County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lester v. Lester, A-5812-06T3Affirmed trial court opinion in favor of client
Lester v. Lester, A-5812-06T3N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Middlesex County Bar AssociationDivorce in a Downturn Economy2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Courtroom Basics in Family LawCourtroom Basics in Family Law2015
Women Aware TrainingDomestic Violence - Court Procedures2011
Women Aware TrainingDomestic Violence - Court Procedures2010