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Recognizing Pro Bono Volunteer Contributions

PROBONONJ appreciates and values the thousands of volunteers who spend vast amounts of hours each year assisting low-income New Jerseyans. Each participating organization has its own unique way of recognizing and acknowledging their volunteers. Here are some of the  recognitions given from the participnat organizations.

 

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Christopher Coulson (Lomurro Law). Christopher Coulson
Lomurro Law

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Christopher F. Coulson, Esquire of Lomurro Law in Freehold for recently accepting two pro bono expungement cases through our Expungement Project for clients in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Mr. Coulson’s practice is primarily in criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Monmouth Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. We are truly grateful for his willingness to assist in this very important project! http://www.lomurrolaw.com/
Jonathan M. Preziosi and Matthew R. Cali (Pepper Hamilton LLP). Jonathan M. Preziosi and Matthew R. Cali
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Thank you to Jonathan M. Preziosi, Esq. (pictured left) and Matthew R. Cali, Esq. (pictured right) of Pepper Hamilton LLP who traveled from their Princeton office today to meet with the parent of a disabled child who has been denied Supplemental Security Income benefits. Mr. Preziosi and Mr. Cali are working to secure disability benefits for this child who has severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and asthma. Thank you to these attorneys who always go out of their way to help. For more information on Mr. Preziosi and Mr. Cali, please visit the following websites: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/jonathan-m-preziosi/ http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/matthew-r-cali/
Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz (Law Office of Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz). Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz
Law Office of Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz, Esq. for her tireless efforts in our Family Assist Project. Recently, Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz met with a grandmother who had custody of her granddaughter. The child's mother was trying to regain custody but had some issues which likely would prevent her from doing so. Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz not only met with the grandmother through our project but also represented the grandmother after the advice appointment. Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz helped negotiate a Consent Order between the parties which was entered on June 18th thereby avoiding litigation. We thank this attorney for giving so generously of her time month after month to help individuals who need family law assistance.
Maria Manganaro (). Maria Manganaro

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Maria Manganaro, Esq. for concluding a pro bono divorce through our Divorce Project. Ms. Manganaro experienced some difficulties with the case but persisted in order to get the client divorced. Ms. Manganaro even drafted a property settlement agreement for the client in order to protect the client's rights. A Final Judgment of Divorce was entered today. Thank you, Ms. Manganaro, for going above and beyond to help this client!
John Tatulli (Law Offices of John R. Tatulli, Esq). John Tatulli
Law Offices of John R. Tatulli, Esq

Thank you to John R. Tatulli, Esq. of the Law Offices of John R. Tatulli in Shrewsbury for concluding another pro bono expungement through our Expungement Project. Mr. Tatulli is passionate about helping people get a fresh start in life and we are grateful that he is so willing to help. Thank you also to Cindy Clayton, Paralegal, for her dedication to this project as well. For more information on Mr. Tatulli and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.tatullilaw.com/.
William DeSantis and Sade Calin (Ballard Spahr, LLP). William DeSantis and Sade Calin
Ballard Spahr, LLP

Thank you to William J. DeSantis, Esq. and Sadé Calin, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP in Cherry Hill for their victory in a children's Supplemental Security Income appeal case. Mr. DeSantis accepted this case for pro bono representation in 2015. The child's parent stated that the child had many serious learning issues caused by his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mr. DeSantis dealt with many obstacles as he worked through the case, most notably issues with obtaining necessary records to prove the child's disability claim. Ms. Calin joined in the case in 2017 and was very enthusiastic and willing to help fight for this child. The administrative law judge ruled that the child not only has a severe impairment but has been under a disability since 2015 which will result in a large retroactive payment for this child. Thank you to these attorneys who were so willing to share their time to help this family.
Jennifer Iseman (Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP). Jennifer Iseman
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jennifer Iseman, Esq. of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in Cherry Hill for her support of our volunteer attorney programs. Ms. Iseman has given 30-minute advice consultations to victims of domestic violence and, this week, accepted an uncontested divorce through our Divorce Project for a low-income Camden County woman. We appreciate your support! For more information on Ms. Iseman and her firm, please visit the following website: http://www.obermayer.com/attorneys/jennifer-iseman/.
Nancy Morgenstern (Morgenstern & Rochester). Nancy Morgenstern
Morgenstern & Rochester

Nancy Morgenstern, Esq. of Morgenstern & Rochester - A Partnership of LLCs is in our Camden office giving 30-minute advice consultations through our Family Assist Project. Thank you to her for spearheading this project and for volunteering month after month! Pictured below are Nancy Morgenstern, Esq. and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq. SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services.
Andrew Rochester (Morgenstern & Rochester). Andrew Rochester
Morgenstern & Rochester

Thank you Andrew Rochester, Esq. of Morgenstern & Rochester - A Partnership of LLCs for donating your mornings to give 30-minute advice consultations to clients in our Mt. Holly office. We couldn't do it without your generous help and expertise! Pictured are Andrew Rochester, Esq. and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq. SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services.
John P. Montemurro (Law Office of John P. Montemurro). John P. Montemurro
Law Office of John P. Montemurro

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks John P. Montemurro, Esq. of the Law Office of John P. Montemurro in Marlton for contacting us and requesting to help another low-income individual receive a divorce. Mr. Montemurro is a consistent volunteer with our program and we are especially grateful that he contacts us when he can help.
Trinna Rodgers (). Trinna Rodgers

The SJLS Private Attorney Program (PAI) is very thankful for the continuing contributions of Trinna Rodgers, Esq. Ms. Rodgers retired from a dedicated career at South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. last year and has volunteered since her retirement through our PAI Expungement Project. Ms. Rodgers has reviewed the criminal records of seventeen clients and we are so grateful for her help as there are so many individuals who need this assistance. Ms. Rodgers brings dedication, respect and kindness to her pro bono clients and we cannot thank her enough!
Rob Thurston (Thurston Law Offices). Rob Thurston
Thurston Law Offices

Thank you to Rob Thurston, Esq. of School Kids Law and Thurston Law Offices for helping a single mother obtain guardianship over her disabled child through the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program's Guardianship Project for Children. Despite some issues obtaining the requisite documentation from the child's school and physicians, Mr. Thurston continued to advocate for this child and mother. Today, a Judgment of Incapacity and Appointment of Guardian(s) of the Person and Estate was entered. Pictured below are Mr. Thurston and his client (client pictured with permission). Mr. Thurston is a tireless advocate for children with special needs and we are grateful that he volunteers his time and expertise with our program. For more information on Mr. Thurston and his practice, please visit the following websites: http://thurstonlawpc.com/ and http://schoolkidslawyer.com/.
John Tatulli (Law Offices of John R. Tatulli, Esq). John Tatulli
Law Offices of John R. Tatulli, Esq

Many thanks to John Tatulli, Esquire who gave an expungement presentation at the Community Affairs and Resource Center in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Mr. Tatulli talked about what crimes are eligible for expungement and the process. He answered questions from attendees and gave thoughtful answers. He is very enthusiastic about our Expungement Project and is kind and caring to all our clients. As there are many people who need expungements, we are grateful for his willingness to continue to volunteer his time both with taking cases for representation and also with educating the community. For more information on Mr. Tatulli, please visit his Facebook and LinkedIn pages at https://www.facebook.com/john.tatulli.9 and https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-tatulli-9603925.
Devon McKee (Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC). Devon McKee
Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Devon McKee, Esq. of Collins Vella & Casello, LLC in Manasquan for accepting two pro bono bankruptcies. We are very thankful for the support of this firm in assisting the low-income population in South Jersey. For more information, please visit http://www.cvclaw.net/Law-Firm-Our-Attorneys-Farmingdale-NJ.html.
Edward R. Wiercinski (Law Office of Edward R. Wiercinski). Edward R. Wiercinski
Law Office of Edward R. Wiercinski

Thank you to Ed Wiercinski, Esq. of the Law Office of Edward R Wiercinski for concluding a Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcy for a woman who had credit card debt and loans that were overwhelming. The client received a discharge of her debts on May 11, 2018 and we are very thankful for Mr. Wiercinski's help. Please visit http://www.affordablebankruptcynj.com/home.html for more information on Mr. Wiercinski and his firm.
Kevin J. Barnes (). Kevin J. Barnes

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Kevin J. Barnes, Esq. for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income couple in Cape May County. Mr. Barnes graciously agreed to help this couple who had credit card debt that they could not repay. Mr. Barnes helped the clients get a fresh start and a discharge order was entered on May 11, 2018. Mr. Barnes' firm concentrates on bankruptcy, tax resolution, estate planning and real estate. For more information on Mr. Barnes and his firm, please visit http://www.ocnjlaw.com/about.html.
Kelly M. Newman (Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, LLC). Kelly M. Newman
Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, LLC

Through our Private Attorney Involvement Program, Kelly M. Newman, Esq. of the Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, LLC helped a low-income Camden woman with a civil dissolution. Ms. Newman often assists with divorces and civil dissolution matters in various counties and also with our Family Assist Project and we are very thankful for her help. For more information on Ms. Newman's firm, please visit the following website: https://www.lyndahinkle.com/about/.
Edward L. Paul (Law Office of Paul & Katz, LLC). Edward L. Paul
Law Office of Paul & Katz, LLC

In 2014, Edward L. Paul, Esq. was awarded an Equal Justice Medal for his extraordinary pro bono contributions to South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. Mr. Paul has been a supporter of our bankruptcy project for many years before he received the award and has continued his support since. He consistently takes 4-5 cases per semester through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Paul concluded a case this week for a low-income Camden resident. Our Private Attorney Involvement Program is thankful for Mr. Paul's long-standing support and also for the support of his office staff including Veronica Buckley, Legal Assistant. Please visit http://paulandkatzlaw.com/ for more information on the firm.
Marianne Rebel Brown (Rebel Brown Group, LLC). Marianne Rebel Brown
Rebel Brown Group, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Programs is very grateful for the generosity of Marianne Rebel Brown, Esq. of Rebel Brown Group, LLC. Ms. Rebel Brown has assisted many low-income clients with uncontested, no issue divorces through our Divorce Project. She is always willing to help when asked and we are very thankful that she continues to share her extensive experience to help those in need. For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.rebelbrownlawgroup.com/
Nick Yurick (Law Offices of Andrew N Yurick). Nick Yurick
Law Offices of Andrew N Yurick

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) thanks Jean DeAngelis, Sr. Legal Secretary in our Woodbury office, for consistently assisting with our Family Assist Project advice appointments each month. We also thank Nick Yurick, Esq. of the Law Offices of Andrew N. Yurick in Woodbury, who often volunteers to share his time to give family law advice. Ms. DeAngelis greets the attorneys and clients and has the clients sign the relevant paperwork required to meet with the attorney. She is always willing to help out, even in the midst of all the other tasks she has to do throughout the day. We are very appreciative of Ms. DeAngelis' positive attitude and willingness to pitch in to help PAI. Mr. Yurick always is willing to help as well, and often with little notice for clients who contact us shortly before the monthly appointment date. THANK YOU to both of these dedicated advocates for the low-income population in their communities. Ms. DeAngelis is pictured below with volunteer attorney Nick Yurick, Esq. See http://yuricklawoffices.com/ for more information on Mr. Yurick's firm.
Ernest Aponte (Law Office of Ernest A Aponte). Ernest Aponte
Law Office of Ernest A Aponte

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Ernest Aponte, Esq. for accepting a Chapter 7 bankruptcy referral for an Atlantic County resident. Mr. Aponte has been an active volunteer with our program since 2009, helping our clients obtain a fresh start. Mr. Aponte also handles matters in criminal defense and social security disability. For more information about Mr. Aponte and his practice, please visit http://ernietheattorneylaw.com/.
John LoSordo (Law Office of John LoSordo Esq., LLC). John LoSordo
Law Office of John LoSordo Esq., LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks John J. LoSordo, Esq. for accepting a pro bono expungement this week. Mr. LoSordo has volunteered to help low-income people in Ocean and Monmouth counties with Chapter 7 bankruptcy assistance over the last two years. We are happy that he has enthusiastically volunteered to represent someone who needs an expungement and who could not otherwise afford an attorney. Thank You. For more information on Mr. LoSordo and his firm, please visit www.jlosordolaw.com.
Alan Domers (Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, PC). Alan Domers
Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Alan Domers, Esq. of Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, PC in Marlton for concluding an uncontested divorce through the SJLS Divorce Project. Mr. Domers has volunteered with our program for many years and also participates in our Family Assist Project which provides 30-minute family law advice appointments to family law attorneys. We are very grateful for this attorney's willingness to consistently volunteer his time. For more information on Mr. Domers and his firm, please visit the following website: http://dbhlawfirm.com/.
David C Epler (). David C Epler

Many and continued thanks from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to David C. Epler, Esq. for concluding an uncontested divorce through the SJLS Divorce Project for a low-income Camden County woman this week. Mr. Epler has assisted countless clients with divorces for over three decades. He ALWAYS asks for another case when he concludes one because he believes that a lawyer should always have at least one pro bono case open in his or her office at any given time. If you are an attorney willing to take an uncontested, no issue divorce for pro bono representation (if any issues develop at all, the attorney may send the case back for closure), please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq. SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at 856-964-2010 ext. 6229 or at MNuciglio@lsnj.org or Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esq. SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, at 732-414-6750 ext. 6516 or at KCGurski@lsnj.org (for attorneys wanting to volunteer in Monmouth or Ocean counties).
Steven B Sacharow (Flaster Greenberg PC). Steven B Sacharow
Flaster Greenberg PC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to volunteer attorney Steven B. Sacharow, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg in Cherry Hill for concluding a divorce for a Camden County low-income woman this morning. Mr. Sacharow has extensive family law experience, and we are proud that he has chosen to volunteer with us. Mr. Sacharow also immediately volunteered to accept another pro bono case and we are very thankful.
James Gentile (Law Office of James Gentile). James Gentile
Law Office of James Gentile

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program and staff of our Atlantic City office thank James Gentile, Esq. for successfully obtaining a Final Restraining Order for an Atlantic County senior citizen. The client returned a note to our office, thanking Mr. Gentile, and stating that "Mr. Gentile made me feel comfortable and I felt assured I was going to receive the help I needed...The day of court I was an emotional wreck. [Mr. Gentile] talked me down and...explained how my composure was extremely necessary to obtain the necessary result. He assured me I was able to do this task...I have nothing but compliments for his much needed help." Thank you very much to Mr. Gentile who volunteers his time generously. Great work!
Robert A Gleaner (Robert A Gleaner, P.C.). Robert A Gleaner
Robert A Gleaner, P.C.

Many thanks to Robert A. Gleaner, Esq. in Audubon, New Jersey for concluding two pro bono divorces this week. Mr. Gleaner always takes more than one case at a time, and always handles the cases quickly and professionally. Our Private Attorney Involvement Program is very, very thankful for his long-standing support. Please see http://www.ragpc.com/ for more information on Mr. Gleaner's firm.
Richard A DeMichele, Jr (DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C.). Richard A DeMichele, Jr
DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Richard A. DeMichele, Jr., Esq. of DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. for recently concluding two pro bono divorces through our Divorce Project for low-income individuals in Burlington and Gloucester counties. Through the SJLS Divorce Project, low-income people throughout our service area receive the assistance of volunteer attorneys willing to help them with uncontested divorces that do not have any issues. Mr. DeMichele has supported this project for many years and we thank him on behalf of all the people he has helped. For more information on Mr. DeMichele and his firm, please visit: http://southjerseylawfirm.com/blog/.
John G Holl (). John G Holl

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks John G. Holl, Esquire for his assistance with the SJLS Expungement Project. Mr. Holl has accepted five cases in the last six months and assisted our clients by reviewing their records for expungement eligibility and representing those who have records which are eligible to expunge. Mr. Holl recently retired after 33 years of prosecutorial and victim assistance experience with the NJ Attorney General's Office. While at the NJ Attorney General’s Office, he served as the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the Division of Criminal Justice, the Bergen County Prosecutor (Acting), the State Director of Drug Policy, the Director of Division of ABC, the Executive Assistant Attorney General, the Director of the Governor's Office of Recovery and Victim Assistance (9/11 response program), and the Deputy Director of the Victims of Crime Compensation Office. We are very grateful for Mr. Holl’s willingness to volunteer his time to our program and to assist our clients who cannot otherwise afford legal assistance. Thank you!
Joel R. Spivack (Law Office of Joel R. Spivack). Joel R. Spivack
Law Office of Joel R. Spivack

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Joel R. Spivack, Esq. who assisted four low-income clients last semester through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Spivack is a long-time supporter of this project which helps low-income people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We are grateful for his continued support and for his volunteering to help those who cannot otherwise afford an attorney. For more information on Mr. Spivack and his firm, please visit https://www.spivacklaw.com/.
David L. Alba (David L. Alba). David L. Alba
David L. Alba

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks David L. Alba, Esq. for volunteering to help an Ocean County low-income person with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client contacted our office due to a large amount of credit card and medical debt and she could not afford an attorney to help her. We are thankful for Mr. Alba's generosity. For more information on Mr. Alba and his firm, please visit the following: https://www.albalawyer.com/.
Jill Friedman and Pam Mertsock-Wolfe (Rutgers Law School). Jill Friedman and Pam Mertsock-Wolfe
Rutgers Law School

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jill Friedman, Associate Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest at Rutgers Law School in Camden (pictured right), and Pam Mertsock-Wolfe, Director, Pro Bono and Public Interest Program at Rutgers Law School in Camden (pictured left), for their long-standing support of our clients through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. We are very appreciative of the hard work that goes into the daily activities (scheduling attorneys and clients, addressing issues that come up throughout the semester, organizing trainings and appreciation events for everyone involved) that have made this project a success since 1993. Thank You both!
Andrew J. Kelly (The Kelly Firm). Andrew J. Kelly
The Kelly Firm

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Andrew J. Kelly, Esq. of The Kelly Firm in Spring Lake for volunteering to help a low-income Ocean County client with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Kelly is the founding member of his firm, and concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and commercial real estate. For more information on Mr. Kelly and his firm, please visit the following website: http://thekellyfirmnj.com/andrew-j-kelly/.
Charlene Cathcart (The Law Offices of Charlene Cathcart). Charlene Cathcart
The Law Offices of Charlene Cathcart

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Charlene Cathcart, Esq. with a law office located in Audubon, NJ for assisting a Camden County resident with a pro bono divorce. Ms. Cathcart has been a long-time supporter of our pro bono program and has helped many clients with divorces who could not afford to hire an attorney. For more information on Ms. Cathcart and her firm, please visit http://charlenecathcart.com/.
David A. Thatcher (Thatcher Passarella P.C,). David A. Thatcher
Thatcher Passarella P.C,

Many thanks to David A. Thatcher, Esq. of Thatcher Passarella P.C. in Turnersville for assisting a low-income Camden woman with a divorce. Mr. Thatcher has been on our pro bono panel for many years and is always willing to help when asked. He has a general practice which includes Personal Injury, Family Law/Divorce, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Elder and Estate Law, Municipal Court, Local Land Use and Real Estate Law. On behalf of his most recent pro bono client and the many other clients he has helped over the years who otherwise would not have been able to afford an attorney, we say Thank You. Please visit https://www.thatcherpassarella.com/ for more information on Mr. Thatcher's firm.
Phillip L. Lucas (Phillip L. Lucas, Attorney At Law). Phillip L. Lucas
Phillip L. Lucas, Attorney At Law

Many thanks to Phillip L. Lucas, Esq. in Brick for accepting a pro bono Chapter 7 case for an Ocean County senior client. The client was anxious to have a fresh start and to end the continuous harassment from creditors.
Ballard Spahr LLP (). Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr Attorneys Giving Low-Income People Second Chances On Monday, the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) presented a CLE at Ballard Spahr LLP in Cherry Hill. Volunteer attorney Murray Honig, Esq. of Honig & Greenberg, LLC in Cherry Hill and his paralegal, Amy Holmes, spoke on expungement eligibility, procedural requirements and the newly enacted law. Those in attendance asked thoughtful questions and were excited to participate in The SJLS Expungement Project by each taking a case for pro bono representation at the conclusion of the training - a total of 10 cases were accepted! PAI is extremely thankful to Mr. Honig and Ballard Spahr LLP for sharing so much of their time and for everyone who helped make this CLE a success. Pictured from left to right are Stephen Stigall, Esq., Sadé Calin, Esq., William DeSantis, Esq., Joseph W. Weill, Esq., David A. Haworth, Esq., Neal Walters, Esq., Casey G. Watkins, Esq., Amy L. Bashore, Esq., Denise Keyser, Esq., Murray Honig, Esq. and Amy Holmes (not pictured but in attendance were also William Reiley, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP, Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esq. SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq. SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services).
Donald Elsas (). Donald Elsas

Thank You from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Donald Elsas, Esq. for concluding another divorce for a low-income individual in our service area. Mr. Elsas has been a volunteer for many years and gives of his time generously. Thank You.
Michael S. Di Croce (). Michael S. Di Croce

Michael S. Di Croce, Esq. of Di Croce Law Office, PC in Shamong successfully helped a Burlington County woman expunge her criminal record. Mr. Di Croce worked through the case, despite many difficulties, and an Order to Expunge the Record was signed on January 22, 2018. The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program appreciates his dedicated efforts and his membership on the Burlington County Bar Association Lawyer Referral/Pro Bono/Legal Services Committee. For more information on Mr. Di Croce, please visit http://www.sjticketlawyer.com/. He may also be contacted at mdclegal@comcast.net.
Gregory Thomlison (Kerr & Thomlison, LLC). Gregory Thomlison
Kerr & Thomlison, LLC

Volunteer attorney, Gregory Thomlison, Esq. and note from his happy client. https://www.oceancountydivorce.com/
Nicholas G. Dramesi (Dramesi Law Group). Nicholas G. Dramesi
Dramesi Law Group

Through our Private Attorney Involvement Program, Nicholas G. Dramesi, Esq. of Dramesi Law Group volunteered to help a Gloucester County low-income woman in need of a divorce. The client had been waiting for help for quite some time and was anxious to get on with her life. Mr. Dramesi represented the client at her hearing when she obtained her Final Judgment of Divorce. Attorneys like Mr. Dramesi willing to volunteer their time are always needed.
Christopher G. Cassie (Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman). Christopher G. Cassie
Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Christopher G. Cassie, Esq. of the Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman, Esq. for his years of helping low-income individuals in South Jersey with bankruptcy assistance. Mr. Cassie is a supporter of The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. He acts as a mentor to law students and works with them to help our clients get bankruptcy relief. Most recently, Mr. Cassie concluded a pro bono bankruptcy through the project for a Camden County Spanish-speaking senior citizen who needed help. For more information on Mr. Cassie and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.newjerseybankruptcy.com/#.
Sheila Hughes (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Sheila Hughes
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program has been a partner with Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia for almost 10 years. Created by Ciardi Ciardi & Astin, the Military Assistance Project (MAP) is a non-profit organization established in 2011 to provide free legal services for active duty, reserve component, or veteran military personnel and their widow/spouses in the form of pro bono consumer and selected veteran’s administrative law services. Special thanks to Sheila Hughes, Esq. who has traveled many times to meet our clients in our various offices and who recently concluded several pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcies for our clients who are veterans. http://militaryassistanceproject.org/.
Robert A Loefflad (Ford, Flower, Hasbrouck & Loefflad). Robert A Loefflad
Ford, Flower, Hasbrouck & Loefflad

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Robert A. Loefflad, Esq. for recently concluding two pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Because of attorneys like Mr. Loefflad, many low-income individuals in South Jersey have received bankruptcy assistance that would have been otherwise unavailable. Thanks also to Mr. Loefflad for his support for over 7 years. For more information on Mr. Loefflad and his firm, please visit the following: http://ffhlaw.webs.com/.
Barbara Barclay Moore (Puff & Cockerill Law Offices). Barbara Barclay Moore
Puff & Cockerill Law Offices

Through our volunteer attorney program, Barbara Barclay Moore, Esq. responded to a call for help in September of last year. A seriously ill client contacted SJLS for assistance with a divorce. Ms. Moore responded immediately that she would help and she did. The client received his Final Judgment of Divorce on January 10, 2018. Ms. Moore is always generous with her time for those in need. Please visit the following website for more information on Ms. Moore and her firm: http://pufflaw.com/.
Kurt Reinheimer (Reinheimer & Reinheimer). Kurt Reinheimer
Reinheimer & Reinheimer

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program says THANK YOU to Kurt Reinheimer, Esq. of Toms River. In the last year, Mr. Reinheimer volunteered to accept five Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases from our pro bono program to support the growing demand for this service in Ocean County. We also thank Mr. Reinheimer’s Paralegal, Lindsey Svenson (pictured left), and his Legal Assistant, Christina Do (pictured right), for their professionalism in dealing with our clients and their willingness to go above and beyond to assist them. Mr. Reinheimer and his staff are assets to our program and we are sincerely grateful for their support. For more information about Mr. Reinheimer and the services his firm provides, please visit http://www.reinheimer.com/.
Eric Clayman (Jenkins & Clayman). Eric Clayman
Jenkins & Clayman

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Eric Clayman, Esquire of Jenkins & Clayman for his long-standing support of our volunteer bankruptcy program. Mr. Clayman has participated in The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden for many years. This semester, Mr. Clayman met with two pro bono clients and law students at Rutgers. We are thankful for the support of Mr. Clayman and attorneys like him who volunteer year after year to help those in need. For more information on Mr. Clayman and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.jenkinsclayman.com/.
Douglas G. Leney (Archer). Douglas G. Leney
Archer

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank Douglas G. Leney, Esq. of Archer Law for volunteering to accept pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Leney has participated in The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden for many years. At Archer, Mr. Leney practices in the litigation department and concentrates his practice in matters involving bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, and debtor/creditor rights. For more information on Mr. Leney and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.archerlaw.com/attorneys/douglas-g-leney/.
Harry Chung (Law Office of Harry Chung). Harry Chung
Law Office of Harry Chung

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Harry Chung, Esq. of the Law Office of Harry Chung, LLC in Cherry Hill for concluding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Camden County senior citizen. The client came to SJLS due to her credit card bills and other debt and was looking to get relief from her debt. Mr. Chung attended the 341(a) Meeting of Creditors with the client and she received her discharge on December 22, 2017.
Amy L. Knapp (Law Offices of Amy L. Knapp). Amy L. Knapp
Law Offices of Amy L. Knapp

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) to Amy L. Knapp, Esq. of the Law Offices of Amy L. Knapp for assisting a Gloucester County senior citizen with a Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcy. Ms. Knapp contacted SJLS after she met with the client and thought he might qualify for pro bono help through PAI. He did qualify and Ms. Knapp proceeded to help him through the process, attended the 341(a) Meeting of Creditors with him and helped him get his discharge which he received on December 22, 2017. Ms. Knapp said that the client was "overjoyed with the news" and was looking forward to his fresh start. We are very thankful that Ms. Knapp gave of her time to help this client.
Moshe Rothenberg (The Law Offices of Moshe Rothenberg). Moshe Rothenberg
The Law Offices of Moshe Rothenberg

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Moshe Rothenberg, Esq. for assisting a Camden County low-income woman with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Rothenberg joined our pro bono panel this year and volunteered to help this client. The client received a discharge on December 22, 2017 because of Mr. Rothenberg's help. For more information on Mr. Rothenberg and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.mosherothenberg.com/.
Kathleen P. Stockton (Archer). Kathleen P. Stockton
Archer

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kathleen P. Stockton, Esq. of Archer in Haddonfield for helping a low-income Burlington County individual obtain a Final Restraining Order. We are thankful for Ms. Stockton's willingness to help this victim of domestic violence. For more information on Ms. Stockton and her firm, please visit the following website: https://www.archerlaw.com/attorneys/kathleen-p-stockton/.
John J. LoSordo (Law Office of John J. LoSordo, Esq. LLC). John J. LoSordo
Law Office of John J. LoSordo, Esq. LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank John LoSordo, Esquire of Hazlet for assisting four clients on a pro bono basis this past year with their Chapter 7 bankruptcies. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. LoSordo’s extensive practice includes areas such as workers compensation, divorce, commercial and residential real estate, property development, estate planning, corporate and commercial litigation, acquisitions, personal injury and municipal court matters. We are truly grateful for his continued participation in our program and for always offering to accept cases when he is available. For more information on Mr. LoSordo, please visit his website at http://www.jlosordolaw.com/index.html.
Rachel S. Cotrino (The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC). Rachel S. Cotrino
The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Rachel S. Cotrino, Esquire in Jackson for accepting five pro bono cases this year for uncontested divorces. The clients have praised Ms. Cotrino’s professionalism and compassion, and one client remarked how he was treated by all in her firm as though he were a paying client. In addition to focusing on family law matters in her firm, Ms. Cotrino is actively involved in both the New Jersey State Bar and the Ocean County Bar Associations. We are truly grateful for her assistance with our clients in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. For more information about Ms. Cotrino and her firm, please visit http://www.divorcelawyerjacksonnj.com/.
Jay M. Feinman (). Jay M. Feinman

On December 13 in our Camden office, our monthly debt seminar/advice appointments were held. Through the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program, volunteer attorney and former SJLS Board Member Jay M. Feinman, Esq. provides low-income individuals in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties information on debt collection and how to respond to a Summons and Complaint. Mr. Feinman also meets with individuals privately to answer any individual questions they have. Mr. Feinman has been doing these seminars and advice appointments since 2011 and has assisted hundreds of individuals through this project.
Lawrence Brodsky (). Lawrence Brodsky

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) was happy to host a debt seminar today in our Atlantic City office. Several times a year, volunteer attorney Lawrence Brodsky, Esq. conducts debt seminars for low-income clients in Atlantic County. He also meets with the clients after the seminar privately. During the seminars, Mr. Brodsky discusses the debt collection process, negotiation techniques and judgments. 7 clients attended the seminar today. Mr. Brodsky has volunteered with our PAI program since the early 1990s. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable and we are very grateful that he is part of our team. Mr. Brodsky received the 2017 Equal Justice Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey earlier this year. Pictured below are Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esq., SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, and Lawrence Brodsky, Esq.
Nick Yurick, Berge Tumaian, Any Tumaian,  Nancy Morgenstern and James Gentile (). Nick Yurick, Berge Tumaian, Any Tumaian, Nancy Morgenstern and James Gentile

On December 6, the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program held Family Assist Project advice appointments. Through the Family Assist Project, low-income people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties receive 30-minute family law advice consultations with experienced family law attorneys. Many thanks to the attorneys and paralegal who participated yesterday, pictured below: Nick Yurick, Esq. (top left); Berge Tumaian, Esq. and Any Tumaian, Paralegal (top right); Nancy Morgenstern, Esq. (bottom left); James Gentile, Esq. (bottom right). If you are an attorney and would like to share a couple hours of your time and expertise with this project, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org.
Mark A. Gulbranson (Attorneys Hartman, Chartered). Mark A. Gulbranson
Attorneys Hartman, Chartered

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Mark A. Gulbranson, Esq. of Attorneys Hartman, Chartered for reviewing cases for clients who need expungements. As there are many clients who need expungements in order to secure employment, attorneys like Mr. Gulbranson are very much appreciated. Mr. Gulbranson accepted two cases this year and we are very thankful for his help. For more information on Mr. Gulbranson and his firm, please visit the following website: http://attorneyshartman.com/mark-a-gulbranson/.
Jeff Vandrew (Law Offices of Jeff Vandrew, Jr. ). Jeff Vandrew
Law Offices of Jeff Vandrew, Jr.

Special thanks from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Jeff Vandrew Jr., Esq. for always being willing to help our clients with wills, powers of attorney and living wills. Most recently, Mr. Vandrew prepared a Last Will and Testament for an Atlantic County senior. Mr. Vandrew is always willing to help when asked and always handles his pro bono cases quickly. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Vandrew is a CPA, CFP and Board-Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist. For more information on Mr. Vandrew and his firm, please visit the following website: https://vandrew.com/.
Andrew T. Archer (Brenner Brenner & Spiller). Andrew T. Archer
Brenner Brenner & Spiller

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Andrew T. Archer, Esq. of The Law Offices of Brenner Brenner & Spiller for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a Cumberland County low-income man. Mr. Archer and his firm, including Managing Partner Brad Spiller, Esq., have been very supportive of our pro bono bankruptcy project and for that we are extremely grateful. The firm concentrates on bankruptcy, personal injury and other debt relief services. For more information on Mr. Archer and the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.brennerlawoffice.com/.
Kathleen M. Vella (The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M. Vella). Kathleen M. Vella
The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M. Vella

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Kathleen M. Vella, Esquire for helping an Atlantic County man receive a divorce. The client had been waiting several months for a divorce and was anxious to move on with his life. Ms. Vella attended the hearing with the client on November 30, 2017 and the client received his Final Judgment of Divorce. Ms. Vella has been a volunteer with our program for several years and always handles the cases efficiently and professionally. For more information on Ms. Vella and her law and mediation practice, please visit the following website: https://www.kvellamediation.com/.
Daniel Frischberg, Esq (Law Offices of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC). Daniel Frischberg, Esq
Law Offices of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC

Thanks from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Daniel Frischberg, Esq. of The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Burlington County woman. The client contacted SJLS because she had consumer debt, a license suspension and surcharges. She needed a bankruptcy to help restore her license and to clear other debt that she had. Mr. Frischberg helped her and attended her 341(a) Meeting of Creditors. The client received her discharge on November 17, 2017. For more information on Mr. Frischberg and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.sjbankruptcylaw.com/.
Robert A Gleaner, Esq (Robert A. Gleaner, P.C.). Robert A Gleaner, Esq
Robert A. Gleaner, P.C.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert A. Gleaner, Esq. and his staff for their longstanding support of The SJLS Divorce Project. Mr. Gleaner and his staff have helped many low-income individuals obtain divorces over the years. When asked if he was willing to accept another divorce this week, Mr. Gleaner offered to help with three. Mr. Gleaner concentrates his practice on family law, real estate and business law and always handles his pro bono cases efficiently and with compassion for our clients and the difficulties they face. For more information on Mr. Gleaner and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.ragpc.com/.
Victoria Steffen, Esq (). Victoria Steffen, Esq

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank Victoria Steffen, Esq. for assisting a Cape May County low-income woman with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client contacted PAI due to the large amount of credit card debt she had. The client received a discharge in September. Ms. Steffen has been a supporter of our bankruptcy program for many years, and we are very grateful for her help.
Lee M Perlman (Law Offices of Lee M Perlman). Lee M Perlman
Law Offices of Lee M Perlman

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Lee M. Perlman, Esq. for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Camden County client. The client had a large amount of credit card debt and was being sued. She came to SJLS to try to get this debt discharged so she could obtain a fresh start which she was able to do with the help of Mr. Perlman. Mr. Perlman concentrates his practice on consumer bankruptcy, FCRA and FDCPA work. Mr. Perlman has supported our bankruptcy pro bono project for many years and is always willing to help when asked. For more information on Mr. Perlman and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.newjerseybankruptcy.com/.
Joseph J Slachetka (Hoffman DiMuzio). Joseph J Slachetka
Hoffman DiMuzio

Thank you to Joseph J. Slachetka, Esq. of Hoffman DiMuzio for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy case for a Gloucester County low income individual. The client contacted our office due to her large amount of debt which included a car repossession, credit card debt and loans. Mr. Slachetka attended the client's 341(a) meeting and forwarded our Private Attorney Involvement Program a copy of the Discharge of Debtor entered on October 13, 2017. Mr. Slachetka has been a volunteer since 2010 and we appreciate the help he has given to our clients. For more information on Mr. Slachetka and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.hoffmandimuzio.com/attorneys/joseph-j-slachetka/#.
Neal Ruben (Neal M Ruben Law Offices). Neal Ruben
Neal M Ruben Law Offices

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a sincere thank you to Neal Ruben, Esquire in Shrewsbury for assisting a low-income Ocean County resident with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Thanks to Mr. Ruben’s patience and professionalism, the client was able to have a fresh start after being burdened by credit card debt and medical bills that she could no longer afford. Mr. Ruben’s firm handles bankruptcy and consumer matters, family law, and foreclosure. We are particularly grateful to have both Mr. Ruben and his wife, Laurie Ruben, Esquire, as volunteers in our PAI Program. Thank you for your continued support!
Mark S Cherry (Mark S. Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC). Mark S Cherry
Mark S. Cherry, Attorney at Law, PC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Mark S. Cherry, Esq. for volunteering to help a Camden County senior citizen with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client contacted SJLS because she could not sleep at night due to the incessant calls from creditors. Mr. Cherry helped her through the process and the client received her discharge on October 13, 2017. We are very thankful that Mr. Cherry was willing to help. For more information on Mr. Cherry and his firm, please visit the following website: http://markcherrylaw.com/contact-us/.
Steven R. Neuner (Neuner & Ventura LLP). Steven R. Neuner
Neuner & Ventura LLP

Many thanks from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) to Steven R. Neuner, Esq. of Neuner & Ventura LLP. Mr. Neuner has participated in The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, our joint project with Rutgers Law School in Camden, for many years. When PAI refers bankruptcies through this project, the volunteer attorneys meet with the clients and law students and mentor the students through the process. Recently, Rutgers received the following feedback from a student Mr. Neuner met with: "Counsel was great. He realized it was our first time so he was very thorough in explaining what questions we should be asking and what we should be focusing in on." Another student said that "[the attorney] allowed us to interact with the client and answered any questions we had. I look forward to completing the schedules. Thank you for the opportunity!". This project has served low-income individuals in need of bankruptcy since 1993 and is truly a joint effort by all involved. For more information on Mr. Neuner, please visit the following website: http://www.nv-njlaw.com/.
David Meth (David Meth, Esq.). David Meth
David Meth, Esq.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Programs thanks David Meth, Esquire of Freehold for assisting a low-income client in Monmouth County with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy pro bono. The recently disabled single mother was burdened with a large amount of credit card debt, loans and medical bills and had to be assisted by family members to make ends meet. Mr. Meth practices family law and is a certified mediator in family law cases through the the New Jersey Administrative Office of Courts. We are truly grateful for Mr. Meth’s willingness to volunteer with our program. For more information about Mr. Meth and his practice, please visit http://methnjlaw.com/Home.html.
Raymond C Osterbye (Osterbye Law). Raymond C Osterbye
Osterbye Law

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Raymond Osterbye, Esquire of Keansburg for accepting two more pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Mr. Osterbye is a New York and New Jersey licensed attorney with a practice that focuses in immigration, bankruptcy and family law. His practice also handles criminal matters, wills and estate planning, and incorporation and tax matters related to small businesses. For more information about Mr. Osterbye’s practice, please visit http://legalservicecenter.org/.
Jennifer C McEntee (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Jennifer C McEntee
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jennifer C. McEntee, Esquire of Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week for a low-income Camden County man. The client had a current wage garnishment and a large amount of credit card debt. Thanks to Ms. Cranston, the client received his fresh start. Ms. McEntee focuses her practice on bankruptcy and corporate litigation and has served our clients since 2010. For more information on Ms. McEntee and her firm, please visit the following website: http://www.ciardilaw.com/jennifer-cranston-mcentee.asp.
Adrienne Anderson (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Adrienne Anderson
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

Thank you from the Private Attorney Involvement Program to Adrienne Anderson, Esq. of Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia for helping a Camden County senior with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client had medical issues and her debts were causing her additional stress. Ms. Anderson's office forwarded a copy of the Discharge of Debtor to our office today which was entered on October 13th. Ms. Anderson has provided pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy assistance through our program for over 7 years and we are very grateful for her help. For more information on Ms. Anderson and her firm, please visit the following website: http://www.ciardilaw.com/adrienne-anderson.asp.
Donald N Elsas (). Donald N Elsas

Thank You from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) to Donald N. Elsas, Esq. for accepting another pro bono divorce. Mr. Elsas has been a supporter of our volunteer program for several years and is always willing to help when asked.
MaryBeth Schroeder (The Law Offices of MaryBeth Schroeder). MaryBeth Schroeder
The Law Offices of MaryBeth Schroeder

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a very special thank you to MaryBeth Schroeder, Esquire of Toms River for assisting a disabled client pro bono with a bankruptcy matter. Ms. Schroeder worked patiently with our client and was successful in obtaining a Chapter 7 discharge. Ms. Schroeder's practice focuses on bankruptcy. We are very grateful for Ms. Schroeder's continued involvement with our Program. For more information about Ms. Schroeder, please visit her website at www.mbschroeder.com.
Alan Domers, Nicole Donoian-Pody, Karen R. Karpousis and Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz (). Alan Domers, Nicole Donoian-Pody, Karen R. Karpousis and Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz

A powerhouse of family law attorneys volunteered on October 4, 2017 through our Family Assist Project. Many thanks from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Alan Domers, Esq. of Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, P.C. (volunteered in Burlington County), Nicole Donoian-Pody, Esq. of the Law Offices of Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. (volunteered in Camden County), Karen R. Karpousis, Esq. of the Law Offices of Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. (volunteered in Camden County) and Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz, Esq. (volunteered in Gloucester County). For more information on Mr. Domers, please visit the following website: http://dbhlawfirm.com/. For more information on Ms. Donoian-Pody and Ms. Karpousis and their firm, please visit the following website: http://charnylaw.com/. For more information on Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz, please visit the following site: https://www.facebook.com/rachelle.waitzmoskowitz.
Jay Feinman (). Jay Feinman

On October 4, 2017 in our Camden office through our Private Attorney Involvement Program was a debt seminar open to residents of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. Jay Feinman, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden and former SJLS Board Member, volunteers every month to give seminars to our clients. He explains what to do if they are sued by a creditor, how to handle a summons and complaint if the clients receive them and what a creditor can take from them once a judgment is entered. He then meets with any clients privately who wish to do so. He empowers the clients to handle their debt collection matters while they wait for assignment to a bankruptcy attorney. We are extremely appreciative of Mr. Feinman's willingness to share his expertise and knowledge with our clients. For more information on Mr. Feinman, please visit the following website: https://law.rutgers.edu/directory/view/feinman.
Mandi B Bucceroni (Law Office of Mandi B. Bucceroni, LLC). Mandi B Bucceroni
Law Office of Mandi B. Bucceroni, LLC

Thank you to Mandi B. Bucceroni, Esq. of the Law Office of Mandi B. Bucceroni, LLC for helping an Atlantic County low-income woman receive a divorce. Ms. Bucceroni attended the hearing with the client today and forwarded a copy of the Final Judgment of Divorce to our Private Attorney Involvement Program. As there are many clients waiting for divorces, we are thankful that Ms. Bucceroni was willing to share her time and expertise. For more information on Ms. Bucceroni and her firm, please visit the following website: http://bucceronilaw.com/
Jonathan Edward Ingram (Borger Matez, P.A.). Jonathan Edward Ingram
Borger Matez, P.A.

Thank you from the Private Attorney Involvement Program to Jonathan Edward Ingram, Esq. ("Jack") of Borger Matez, P.A. in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for helping a Camden County low-income man with a divorce. Mr. Ingram attended the hearing with the client in September and forwarded the Judgment of Divorce to our office. As there are many individuals waiting for divorces, the help of this firm is greatly appreciated. For more information on Mr. Ingram and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.njfamilylaw.net/divorce-attorneys-nj/attorneys/jonathan-e-ingram-esq/.
Daniel Frischberg (The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC). Daniel Frischberg
The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC

Thank you from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Daniel Frischberg, Esq. of The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC. Mr. Frischberg recently concluded a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for one of our clients and promptly volunteered to help on another case. Mr. Frischberg is also a 2014 recipient of the Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Medal. For more information on Mr. Frischberg and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.sjbankruptcylaw.com/daniel-frischberg-esq/.
Kelly M Newman (Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle). Kelly M Newman
Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kelly M. Newman, Esq. for helping a low-income Camden County woman receive a divorce. Ms. Newman is particularly helpful to our program because she is Spanish-speaking and is able to easily communicate with our Spanish-speaking clients and make them feel comfortable. For more information on Ms. Newman and her firm, please visit the following website: https://www.lyndahinkle.com/about/contacts-bios/.
Leonard R Wizmur and Daniel L Reinganum (McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC). Leonard R Wizmur and Daniel L Reinganum
McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Leonard R. Wizmur, Esq. (pictured left) and Daniel L. Reinganum, Esq. (pictured right) of McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC for their long-standing support of The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, our joint bankruptcy project with Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Wizmur has been a supporter of this project for many years and Mr. Reinganum for the last several years. Both attorneys recently concluded Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcies for clients within our service area. Both are enthusiastic volunteers and we value their commitment and expertise. For more information on these attorneys and their firm, please visit the following website: https://www.mrpattorneys.com/.
Carrie Boyle (McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC ). Carrie Boyle
McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Carrie Boyle, Esq. of the Law Offices of McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC for assisting a low-income South Jersey woman with a bankruptcy. The client was hearing-impaired and Ms. Boyle and her staff worked with a sign language interpreter to help the client receive her discharge. Ms. Boyle participated in The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project as a law student and now is an active attorney volunteer. We are very grateful for her long-standing support of this project. For more information on Ms. Boyle, please visit the following website: https://www.mrpattorneys.com/.
Ralph Paul Busco (Ralph Paul Busco Law Offices). Ralph Paul Busco
Ralph Paul Busco Law Offices

Thank you to Ralph Paul Busco, Esq. of Brigantine, New Jersey for volunteering to help a low-income Atlantic County senior with a Last Will and Testament. The client executed her will this week with Mr. Busco's help. Mr. Busco's firm focuses on real estate, land use, and will, trust and estate law. For more information on Mr. Busco and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.briglawyer.com/attorneys-1.html.
Mark Capone and Liza Keefe (Capone and Keefe). Mark Capone and Liza Keefe
Capone and Keefe

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a heartfelt thanks to the law firm of Capone & Keefe in Spring Lake for their volunteer efforts with Monmouth and Ocean County clients since 2015. Both partners, Marc Capone, Esquire and Liza Keefe, Esquire, along with their professional and knowledgeable staff continue to provide assistance to clients in need of a fresh start with Chapter 7 bankruptcies. The firm’s practice also includes loan modifications and real estate, along with trusts and wills. We are truly grateful for all their assistance with our program. For more information about Mr. Capone and Ms. Keefe and their firm, please visit www.caponeandkeefe.com.
Douglas Stanger (Flaster Greenberg PC). Douglas Stanger
Flaster Greenberg PC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Douglas Stanger, Esq. and Administrative Assistant/Paralegal Lilly Felici of Flaster Greenberg for their support of our volunteer bankruptcy program. Mr. Stanger accepted a pro bono bankruptcy case recently for a low-income Atlantic County woman and has been available to help when needed for many years. For more information on Mr. Stanger and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.flastergreenberg.com/people-Douglas_Stanger.html.
Daniel Long (Wade, Long, Wood & Long, LLC). Daniel Long
Wade, Long, Wood & Long, LLC

Thank you to Daniel H. Long, Esq. of Wade, Long, Wood & Long, LLC for assisting a low-income Camden county woman with a divorce pro bono. Mr. Long attended the hearing with the client on September 13, 2017 and forwarded our Private Attorney Involvement Program a copy of the Final Judgment of Divorce. We are thankful for the support of Mr. Long and his firm with these cases. For more information on Mr. Long, please visit the following website: http://www.wlwllaw.net.
Robert A Loefflad (Ford Flower Hasbrouck & Loefflad). Robert A Loefflad
Ford Flower Hasbrouck & Loefflad

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert A. Loefflad, Esq. of Ford Flower Hasbrouck & Loefflad with offices in Ocean City and Linwood for his steadfast support of our volunteer bankruptcy program. Mr. Loefflad has been a supporter since 2010 and has assisted many low-income individuals in need of Chapter 7 bankruptcy assistance. Last week, he volunteered to accept two additional clients who live in the Atlantic County area. We are grateful for his help. For more information on Mr. Loefflad and his firm, please visit the following website: http://ffhlaw.webs.com/robert-a-loefflad.
Wesley Fenza (Fenza Legal Services). Wesley Fenza
Fenza Legal Services

Thank you from our Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) to Wesley Fenza, Esq. of Fenza Legal Services in Collingswood, New Jersey for assisting a low-income woman with an uncontested, no issue divorce through The SJLS Divorce Project. The client was married for a short time before she separated from her husband over 10 years ago. She was very thankful for the help that Mr. Fenza provided. If you are an attorney willing to volunteer to help a low-income individual with a divorce (the parties can have no debt or asset issues and the client must provide PAI with court orders for custody and child support before the file is referred to a volunteer), please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or at MNuciglio@lsnj.org. For more information on Mr. Fenza and his firm, please visit the following website: http://fenzalaw.com/.
Robert J. Sims (). Robert J. Sims

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Programs sends a sincere thanks to Robert J. Sims, Esq. in Spring Lake, New Jersey for concluding a pro bono divorce case for a low-income Monmouth County client. Mr. Sims’ practice focuses on real estate. We are very thankful for Mr. Sims’ assistance with our Divorce Project. For more information about Mr. Sims, please visit https://www.facebook.com/RJSimsLegal/.
Thomas E Dowey (Thomas E. Dowey, Attorney at Law). Thomas E Dowey
Thomas E. Dowey, Attorney at Law

Thank you from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Thomas E. Dowey, Esq. of Northfield. Mr. Dowey always volunteers to help when needed - today, he volunteered to assist two low-income clients. Mr. Dowey has been an avid supporter of our volunteer program for many years, assisting low-income people with filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Dowey's website states that "For nineteen years, Thomas Dowey has been helping people get through financial hardships. He does not judge people, he merely helps people realize where they are and what their legal rights are. Too many people are too ashamed or afraid to act. They make the wrong moves that only get them in deeper." We appreciate Mr. Dowey's kindness to our clients and look forward to his continued support. For more information on Mr. Dowey, please visit the following website: http://www.atlanticcountybankruptcyattorney.com/
Chad M Sherwood (Law Office of Chad M. Sherwood, LLC). Chad M Sherwood
Law Office of Chad M. Sherwood, LLC

A big Thank You from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Chad M. Sherwood, Esq. of the Law Office of Chad M. Sherwood, LLC in Pleasantville for responding to our call for bankruptcy volunteers in the Atlantic County area. Mr. Sherwood volunteered to help two low-income Atlantic County residents who have been waiting since March for assignment to an attorney. Mr. Sherwood has been a generous volunteer for over 7 years and we are grateful that he is willing to help these clients get a fresh start. For more information on Mr. Sherwood and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.sherwoodlegal.com/.
Maria C Manganaro (). Maria C Manganaro

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Maria C. Manganaro, Esq. for concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Camden County woman. The client was married for several years in the 1980s and separated shortly after. She wanted the divorce to move on with her life. We are thankful that Ms. Manganaro gave her the ability to do so. Ms. Manganaro's practice is located in Haddonfield and she has been a supporter of our pro bono program for many years.
Steven B Sacharow and Angie Gambone (Flaster Greenberg PC). Steven B Sacharow and Angie Gambone
Flaster Greenberg PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Steven B. Sacharow, Esq. and Angie Gambone, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg PC in Cherry Hill for their assistance in helping a low-income Camden woman obtain a divorce. Mr. Sacharow has extensive family law experience and also practices in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Gambone concentrates her practice in the areas of complex family law, divorce and custody matters. She also focuses her practice on adoption, family formation and the family law needs of nontraditional and LGBT families. For more information on these attorneys and their firm, please visit the following website: http://www.flastergreenberg.com/about.html
Adam Schneider, Esq. (Law Offices of Adam Schneider). Adam Schneider, Esq.
Law Offices of Adam Schneider

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Adam Schneider, Esquire of Long Branch for assisting a disabled Ocean County client with a bankruptcy. The client had a large amount of debt that included medical bills, repossessions, credit cards, and delinquent utilities and was looking to get a fresh start in his life. Mr. Schneider represented the client in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and forwarded our Private Attorney Involvement Program a copy of the Order of Discharge which was entered on August 17, 2017. Mr. Schneider focuses his practice on bankruptcy, family law, real estate, and wills and estate management. We are thankful that Mr. Schneider is a part of our pro bono team. For more information about Mr. Schneider and his firm, please visit www.aschneiderlawoffice.com.
Jill T. Bryan, Esq. (). Jill T. Bryan, Esq.

Thank you to Jill T. Bryan, Esq. for her dedication to our Private Attorney Involvement Program. Most recently, Ms. Bryan concluded a Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcy for an Atlantic County resident with a large amount of debt, a significant portion of which was medical debt. Ms. Bryan has participated in The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project for many years and is a great mentor to the students in the project. Ms. Bryan has over twenty years of experience practicing consumer bankruptcy law in South Jersey. She represents individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies as well as creditors in bankruptcy. For more information on Ms. Bryan and her firm, please visit the following website: http://www.jillbryanlaw.com/.
Harry Chung, Esq (). Harry Chung, Esq

Thank you to Harry Chung, Esq. who met with a pro bono bankruptcy client in our Camden office this week. Mr. Chung has assisted our Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) by accepting pro bono divorces and bankruptcies since he graduated from law school in 2011. Prior to and throughout law school, Mr. Chung worked in PAI and prepared files for referrals to volunteers. Mr. Chung's practice focuses on family law and estate matters for the Korean community in PA and NJ and he also handles business and real estate transactions.
Steven B. Sacharow and Angie Gambone (Flaster Greenberg PC). Steven B. Sacharow and Angie Gambone
Flaster Greenberg PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Steven B. Sacharow, Esq. and Angie Gambone, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg PC in Cherry Hill for their assistance in helping a low-income Camden woman obtain a divorce. Mr. Sacharow has extensive family law experience and also practices in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Gambone concentrates her practice in the areas of complex family law, divorce and custody matters. She also focuses her practice on adoption, family formation and the family law needs of nontraditional and LGBT families. For more information on these attorneys and their firm, please visit the following website: http://www.flastergreenberg.com/about.html
Christine L. Matus (The Matus Law Group). Christine L. Matus
The Matus Law Group

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a big Thank You to Christine L. Matus, Esquire of Toms River for accepting a pro bono referral for an adult guardianship. Ms. Matus has been instrumental in SJLS’s efforts to establish the Ocean County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee and we are excited to have her on our volunteer panel. With offices in Toms River and Red Bank, Ms. Matus’ practice focuses on estate planning, special needs planning, special education and real estate. For more information about Ms. Matus and her firm, please visit www.matuslaw.com.
Mark G. Carusillo (Law Office of Mark G. Carusillo). Mark G. Carusillo
Law Office of Mark G. Carusillo

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Mark G. Carusillo, Esq. for volunteering to help a Camden County low-income woman with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client had been waiting for many months for assignment to an attorney and was very grateful for the help she received from Mr. Carusillo. The client recently received a discharge of her debts thanks to Mr. Carusillo's willingness to help her. Mr. Carusillo's practice areas include real estate, bankruptcy, business and foreclosure. For more information on Mr. Carusillo and his firm, please visit the following website: https://carusillolaw.com/.
Kathleen A. Dotoli (Law Office of Kathleen A. Dotoli). Kathleen A. Dotoli
Law Office of Kathleen A. Dotoli

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kathleen M. Dotoli, Esq. for her support of our volunteer attorney program. She recently accepted a case through The Children's SSI Project for a young child whose SSI benefits were being terminated. Ms. Dotoli currently serves as the co-chair of the OCBA Worker’s Compensation Committee and as a Board Trustee of the OCBA. She is a member of various committees through the NJ State Bar Association, the NJ State Bar Foundation and Ocean County College and is also a Board Member of the American Red Cross – South Jersey Region. We are especially grateful for her contributions to the Ocean County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee of which she is an active member. In her practice, Ms. Dotoli seeks justice for those who have been injured or disabled and need assistance in receiving medical treatment, wage replacement and permanent disability benefits. For more information about Ms. Dotoli, please visit the following website www.jerseyshoreworkerscomp.com.
Amy Knapp (Law Offices of Scott J. Goldstein, LLC). Amy Knapp
Law Offices of Scott J. Goldstein, LLC

Thank you to Amy K. Knapp, Esq. of the Law Offices of Scott J. Goldstein, LLC for volunteering to help a Burlington County low-income woman with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client had a large amount of student loan debt and loans and was looking to get a fresh start in her life. Ms. Knapp enthusiastically represented the client and forwarded our Private Attorney Involvement Program a copy of the Order of Discharge which was entered on August 1, 2017. Ms. Knapp focuses her practice on bankruptcy, consumer law and loan modifications/workouts. Before law school, Ms. Knapp worked with social services in the Pemberton Township, Department of Public Assistance and helped homeless individuals and families. We are thankful that Ms. Knapp is a part of our pro bono team. For more information on Ms. Knapp's firm, please visit the following website: http://sgoldsteinlaw.com/.
Kathleen M. Vella (The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M Vella). Kathleen M. Vella
The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M Vella

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kathleen M. Vella, Esquire for the help she gave a Cape May County low-income individual in need of a divorce. Ms. Vella has been a volunteer for us for the last 3 years. Upon completion of her most recent case, Ms. Vella volunteered to take another and we are very appreciative. For more information on Ms. Vella, please visit the following website: http://www.kvellamediation.com/. The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M Vella
Leonard J. Wood (Wade, Long, Wood & Long, LLC). Leonard J. Wood
Wade, Long, Wood & Long, LLC

Many thanks from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Leonard J. Wood, Esq. for assisting a Camden County low-income man in need of a divorce. Mr. Wood has been a volunteer for many years and handles his pro bono cases quickly and professionally. Mr. Wood always volunteers to help when asked and for that we are very grateful. For more information on Mr. Wood and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.wlwllaw.net
Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick (Youngblood Sampoli & Coombs P.A.). Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick
Youngblood Sampoli & Coombs P.A.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq. for assisting a mother with guardianship over her soon-to-be 18 year old disabled daughter. Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick accepted this case through The SJLS Guardianship Project For Children in October of last year. The parent contacted SJLS seeking guardianship over her daughter who was diagnosed with Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome, Parkinsonism and epilepsy and who would never be able to care for herself. Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick attended the hearing where the judge entered a Judgment of Incapacity and Order Appointing Guardian of the Person and Estate. We thank Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick for her willingness to volunteer when needed. For more information on Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick, please visit the following website: http://www.ylslegal.com/attorneys/Stephanie_Albrecht_Pedrick.html. Through The SJLS Guardianship Project For Children, volunteer attorneys give their time to help parents of disabled children who will soon turn 18 years of age. If you are an attorney willing to volunteer, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org.
Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz (). Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a sincere Thank You to Rachelle Waitz-Moskowitz, Esq. who met with a low-income Camden woman in March through the Family Assist Project. Through this project, experienced family law attorneys give 30-minute advice consultations to individuals who are having custody, child support, parenting time, divorce or other family law issues. After meeting with the client, Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz called our Director of Pro Bono Services and offered to represent the client further. Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz filed a motion to increase child support and to request some relief for her client whose husband had not paid the mortgage for the former marital residence which resulted in the residence being foreclosed on. Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz was successful in obtaining an increase in the payor’s child support obligation. She also was successful in having the judge order the payor and client’s husband to pay a large sum directly to the client within two (2) weeks as a result of the client’s husband’s failure to keep up the mortgage payments as he was ordered to do. We are thankful for the willingness of Ms. Waitz-Moskowitz to go the extra mile when she saw someone who needed help. If you would like to volunteer to give a 30-minute advice consultation to an individual in need of family law advice, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org.
Jennifer Iseman (Patricia Ronayne, Esquire, P.C.). Jennifer Iseman
Patricia Ronayne, Esquire, P.C.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jennifer L. Iseman, Esq. of Patricia Ronayne, Esquire, P.C. for providing advice consultations to victims of Domestic Violence last night at Providence House Domestic Violence Services in Delran. Ms. Iseman met with four women and gave them advice on divorce, custody, child support and domestic violence. We are very thankful that Ms. Iseman is willing to take time out of her day to provide this service to individuals who need it. For more information on Ms. Iseman, please visit the following website: http://www.ronayneesquire.com/About-Us/Jennifer-L-Iseman.shtml. For more information on Providence House Domestic Violence Services, please visit the following website: https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/domestic-violence-services/.
Jon DeMasi (Walker & DeMasi, LLC). Jon DeMasi
Walker & DeMasi, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jon DeMasi, Esquire for volunteering to help a low-income Gloucester County man with a divorce. The client was referred to Mr. DeMasi in February and Mr. DeMasi attended the divorce hearing last week. Through The Divorce Project, attorneys like Mr. DeMasi help low-income people in the 9-county SJLS service area obtain a divorce. The parties cannot have any debt or assets issues and they must provide copies of custody and child support orders for any children born of the marriage prior to their file being referred to a volunteer attorney. If you are an attorney who would like to share your expertise in this way and help someone obtain a divorce, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Services at SJLS, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org. For more information on Walker & DeMasi, LLC, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jonlegal/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf.
John Tatulli (John R. Tatulli, Attorney at Law). John Tatulli
John R. Tatulli, Attorney at Law

Many thanks to John R. Tatulli, Esquire with an office in Shrewsbury, New Jersey for helping a low-income Monmouth County woman obtain an expungement. This case was particularly time-consuming because objections were filed by the prosecutor’s office. Mr. Tatulli worked closely with the client to compile all the relevant information to demonstrate that she was entitled to an expungement at this time and did not have to wait for the ten year period to expire before filing this petition. Mr. Tatulli states that “It is really an honor to serve with you and your team for people are in the most need of legal help. [This client] is an absolutely extraordinary human being. I'm glad to play a part in helping her to move from this chapter in her life. I know she will do great things.” As there are many people who need expungements, we are grateful for his willingness to continue to volunteer. For more information on Mr. Tatulli, please visit his Facebook and LinkedIn pages at https://www.facebook.com/john.tatulli.9 and https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-tatulli-9603925. If you are an attorney and would like to volunteer to help a low-income individual with an expungement, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Services at SJLS, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229.
Richard A DeMichele (DeMichele & DeMichele). Richard A DeMichele
DeMichele & DeMichele

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) for the long-standing support of Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Mr. DeMichele recently concluded a divorce for a low-income man who lives in Glassboro. Mr. DeMichele has assisted our office with many uncontested, no issue divorces through The SJLS Divorce Project. Mr. DeMichele practices mostly family law and personal injury. Many thanks also to Jenna Savitsky, Legal Assistant, of DeMichele & DeMichele, for her prompt attention to the cases and for always keeping PAI updated on the status of the cases we refer. For more information on Mr. DeMichele and his firm, please visit the following website: http://southjerseylawfirm.com/blog/.
CATHERINE E. FINNERTY (Law Offices of Catherine E. Finnerty). CATHERINE E. FINNERTY
Law Offices of Catherine E. Finnerty

A special thanks to Catherine Finnerty, Esquire for representing a disabled senior in Monmouth County in her Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. The client had significant medical issues during the course of the representation, but Ms. Finnerty ensured that the client was always informed, accommodated and given moral support throughout the case. The client stated that Ms. Finnerty was “excellent and professional in all aspects” and that she was “completely satisfied” with the services provided. Ms. Finnerty has graciously taken several bankruptcy cases and a custody case from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program since the beginning of the year. We are truly thankful for her compassion and dedication to assisting our clients in Ocean and Monmouth counties. For more information about Ms. Finnerty, please visit her website at http://lawfinnerty.com/.
Diane Ault Cullen (Diane Ault Cullen, P.C.). Diane Ault Cullen
Diane Ault Cullen, P.C.

A sincere thank you to Diane Ault Cullen, Esquire for continuing to support and volunteer with the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program. Ms. Cullen’s knowledge and expertise with Chapter 7 bankruptcies and in foreclosure matters plays an integral part in providing our Ocean County clients with the relief and peace of mind they are seeking. Ms. Cullen also practices in the areas of Business and Commercial Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Transactions. For more information please visit Ms. Cullen’s website at https://www.dianeaultcullenlawyer.com/attorneys-1.html.
Adrienne Anderson (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Adrienne Anderson
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank Adrienne N. Anderson, Esquire for her assistance to our Ocean and Monmouth County clients. Both clients’ goals were to get their credit and finances back in order. Thanks to Ms. Anderson’s pro bono representation, both clients obtained Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges allowing them to have true fresh starts. Ms. Anderson is an associate at Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia and focuses her practice on corporate litigation and bankruptcy. She is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information on Ms. Anderson, please visit http://www.ciardilaw.com/adrienne-anderson.asp.
Suzanne Noyes (Pepper Hamilton LLP). Suzanne Noyes
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Thank you to Suzanne M. Noyes, Esq. of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Princeton for traveling to our Camden office today to meet with the parent of a child who had been denied SSI benefits. Ms. Noyes is not only a member of the team at Pepper Hamilton LLP which works on these cases, but she is also a member of the firm’s Child Advocacy Program, a pro bono effort to represent children who are the victims of alleged abuse or neglect and are under the care and supervision of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program is thankful for Ms. Noyes’ willingness to help. For more information on Ms. Noyes, please visit the following website: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/suzanne-m-noyes/.
Mary Krieger (Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC). Mary Krieger
Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) would like to thank Mary A. Krieger, Esquire of Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC in Manasquan for assisting an Ocean County senior with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client was burdened by significant credit card that she could no longer repay due to a disability that made it difficult for her to continue working. The client stated to PAI that she is completely satisfied with Ms. Krieger’s representation and obtained all her objectives with this bankruptcy. Ms. Krieger’s practice focuses on debtor/creditor matters and debt workouts. Ms. Krieger has been volunteering with our bankruptcy project since 2014. For more information about Ms. Krieger, please visit the firm’s website at http://www.cvclaw.net/.
Andrew Rochester (Morgenstern & Rochester). Andrew Rochester
Morgenstern & Rochester

Last night, Andrew Rochester, Esq. of Morgenstern & Rochester in Cherry Hill provided advice consultations to victims of domestic violence at Providence House Domestic Violence Services in Delran. He met with women in need of advice regarding divorce and restraining orders. Mr. Rochester’s willingness to share his expertise with Providence House both by giving seminars and these advice appointments is much appreciated. Once a month, the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program arranges for a volunteer attorney to give advice consultations to victims of domestic violence. If you are an attorney who would like to provide an advice consultation on a family law matter to a victim of domestic violence, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Services at SJLS, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org. For more information on Mr. Rochester and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.mandrlaw.net/. For more information on Providence House Domestic Violence Services and their comprehensive services to victims of domestic abuse and their children, please visit the following website: https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/domestic-violence-services/.
Meredith Schalick (). Meredith Schalick

Congratulations to Meredith Schalick, Esq., founder of the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic (CFAC) at Rutgers Law School in Camden, for a favorable disability determination on a case referred through our Children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Project. The case was referred to the CFAC in January 2017. The claimant was a 7 year old girl who had been denied SSI benefits once. The child had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder and had attended the CASTLE program for her emotional and behavioral difficulties. The disability adjudicator held that the child had marked impairments in the Interacting and Relating with Others and Caring For Yourself functional domains. For more information on Meredith Schalick, Esq. and the CFAC, please visit the following website: https://law.rutgers.edu/directory/view/schalick.
Laurie Gluck Ruben (The Law Offices of Neal M. Ruben). Laurie Gluck Ruben
The Law Offices of Neal M. Ruben

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Laurie Gluck Ruben, Esquire of the Law Offices of Neal M. Ruben in Shrewsbury, New Jersey for her recent assistance to an Ocean County senior with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Prior to contacting SJLS, the client, whose only income was from Social Security Retirement, had a burdensome monthly payment to a debt consolidation agency and had to borrow money from family and friends to afford paying her necessary expenses. Thanks to Ms. Ruben, the client obtained a Chapter 7 discharge which gave the client the ability to live more comfortably on her monthly retirement benefit. Ms. Ruben also assisted another client previously who had severe health issues - thanks to Ms. Ruben’s patience and professionalism, the client was able to successfully discharge his debts including numerous judgments. Ms. Ruben’s firm practices in bankruptcy and consumer matters, family law, and represents creditors in foreclosure matters. We are very fortunate to have both Ms. Ruben and her husband, Neal Ruben, Esquire as volunteers in our PAI Program. https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurie-gluck-ruben-7b954810
Erika-Leigh Kelley (Cooper Levenson). Erika-Leigh Kelley
Cooper Levenson

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Erika-Leigh Kelley, Esq. of Cooper Levenson in Atlantic City who accepted a pro bono case today through The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children. Ms. Kelley volunteered to assist parents who needs guardianship over their disabled son who will soon turn eighteen years old. Through this project, volunteer attorneys assist parents who need guardianships for their disabled children who will soon turn 18. If you are an attorney who wants to share his or her expertise in this area while earning your Madden credits, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229. Ms. Kelley practices in the Commercial Litigation Group of Cooper Levenson on a wide array of matters including business, real property and franchise disputes. The special emphasis of Ms. Kelley’s practice is on probate matters, including trust administration disputes, guardianship work and will contests. For more information on Ms. Kelley, please visit the following website: https://www.cooperlevenson.com/team/content/?name=Erika-Leigh_Kelley.
Jonathan Preziosi (Pepper Hamilton, LLP). Jonathan Preziosi
Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Continued thanks to Pepper Hamilton LLP for their pro bono assistance in our Children’s Supplemental Security Income Project. Pepper Hamilton LLP accepted a case through this project in March 2016 and has been working with a parent whose child received a termination of SSI benefits notice last year. The child, a thirteen year old boy, has asthma and communication issues. Jonathan M. Preziosi, Esq. traveled to our Camden office to meet with the child’s parent today to prepare for the upcoming hearing. The attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP have many made trips to our Camden office this year alone to help these families and their efforts are very much appreciated. For more information on Mr. Preziosi, please visit the following website: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/jonathan-m-preziosi/.
Paul C. Detrick (Law Offices of McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC). Paul C. Detrick
Law Offices of McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Paul C. Detrick, Esq. who accepted a Chapter 7 bankruptcy pro bono case this week for a Burlington County client who has been living without some utilities due to his large past due utility debt. Mr. Detrick promptly said that he would help when asked. Mr. Detrick has been a supporter of our volunteer program for many years and we appreciate his long-standing support. For more information on Mr. Detrick, please visit the following website: http://www.mrpattorneys.com/attorney-profiles/paul-c-detrick/
Michelle T. Huntsman, Esq. and Melissa A. Chuderewicz, Esq. (Pepper Hamilton LLP). Michelle T. Huntsman, Esq. and Melissa A. Chuderewicz, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton LLP

A big Thank You from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Pepper Hamilton LLP attorneys, Michelle T. Huntsman, Esq. and Melissa A. Chuderewicz, Esq., for traveling to our Camden office today to meet with the parent of a child whose disability benefits have been terminated. Ms. Huntsman and Ms. Chuderewicz accepted this case pro bono in March 2017. Shortly thereafter, the claimant’s parent received notice that a hearing was scheduled for May 2017. These attorneys immediately scheduled a meeting with the parent and expressed that even though the hearing was scheduled on such short notice, they will make their best efforts to get all the evidence and advocate for this child who has speech and language impairments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and asthma. Pepper Hamilton LLP has been a staunch supporter of our Children’s Supplemental Security Income Project and has obtained many favorable decisions for these children who may not have otherwise received representation. For more information on Ms. Chuderewicz, please visit the following website: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/melissa-a-chuderewicz/. For more information on Ms. Huntsman, please visit the following website: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/michelle-t-huntsman/.
Kelly Newman (Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle). Kelly Newman
Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kelly Newman, Esquire from the Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle located in Turnersville, New Jersey. Ms. Newman is always willing to help low-income individuals in need of divorce through our program. Ms. Newman recently completed an uncontested divorce and has since accepted three others. Ms. Newman’s practice focuses on family law, estate planning & litigation and family immigration matters. We are very happy for her continued support of our Private Attorney Involvement Program. For more information about Ms. Newman and her firm, please visit http://www.kelly@lyndahinkle.com.
Pamela Johnson (The Johnson Law Firm, LLC). Pamela Johnson
The Johnson Law Firm, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Pamela Johnson, Esquire of the Johnson Law Firm LLC in Freehold for assisting a disabled senior in Monmouth County in obtaining a divorce. The client was very thankful for Ms. Johnson’s assistance and was very satisfied with the representation. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses on worker’s compensation and social security disability matters. For more information about Ms. Johnson and her firm, please visit http://www.pamelajohnsonlaw.com/.
Gregory Bevelock (The Law Office of Gregory J. Bevelock, LLC). Gregory Bevelock
The Law Office of Gregory J. Bevelock, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Gregory J. Bevelock, Esquire of The Law Office of Gregory J. Bevelock, LLC, for volunteering to assist a Monmouth County resident with an expungement. Mr. Bevelock focuses his practice on civil matters including business disputes, personal injury and professional malpractice. He is also a member of the District XA Ethics Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Academy of Passaic County. For more information on Mr. Bevelock, please visit https://www.bevelocklaw.com/.
James Gentile (). James Gentile

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks James Gentile, Esq. who has been volunteering in our Atlantic County office for one year. He has been mainly volunteering with SNAP benefits, food stamps and domestic violence cases. Mr. Gentile recently accepted an uncontested divorce for an Atlantic County low-income resident. Today, Mr. Gentile met with a young woman with physical injuries resulting from a domestic violence matter and agreed to represent her. Mr. Gentile will be the presenter at the upcoming Breakfast Briefing seminar on Wednesday, March 29th at 10:00 am in our Atlantic City office and will focus on the Family Reunification Process in NJ. We are happy that Mr. Gentile has been willing to volunteer his time so generously over the past year.
Joanna Schiaffo (The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC). Joanna Schiaffo
The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Joanna J. Schiaffo, Esquire of The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC in Jackson, New Jersey for assisting a disabled Monmouth County resident with her divorce. The client was extremely thankful for the advice and representation provided by Ms. Schiaffo and stated that she would want Ms. Schiaffo to represent her again should the need arise. Ms. Schiaffo is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, Camden and focuses her practice on divorce and family law, domestic violence representation, and mediation. She is also a member of the Ocean County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee which met for the first time at the SJLS Toms River office in February. For more information on Ms. Schiaffo, please visit http://www.divorcelawyerjacksonnj.com/.
Georgette Miller (The Law Offices of Georgette Miller & Associates). Georgette Miller
The Law Offices of Georgette Miller & Associates

Georgette Miller, Esq. has supported our Private Attorney Involvement Program for over 6 years by assisting indigent individuals with Chapter 7 bankruptcies. This week, Ms. Miller accepted a case for a low-income woman in Camden County who has been burdened with a wage garnishment while trying to get out of debt and clear her credit. We are thankful for Ms. Miller’s years of assistance. If you are a bankruptcy attorney and would like to volunteer, please contact Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., Director of Pro Bono Services at SJLS, at (856) 964-2010 ext. 6229 or MNuciglio@lsnj.org. For more information on Ms. Miller and her firm, please visit the following: http://georgettemillerlaw.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/AttorneyGeorgetteMiller/.
Christopher Stanchina (Christopher J. Stanchina, Esquire, LLC ). Christopher Stanchina
Christopher J. Stanchina, Esquire, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Christopher Stanchina, Esquire for his support of The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children which was launched last year. This week, Mr. Stanchina volunteered to take a case pro bono to help parents obtain guardianship over their autistic son. The parents contacted SJLS in January 2017 because their son is not able to care for himself and will not be able to care for himself once he reaches the age of 18. Mr. Stanchina graduated in 1995 from Villanova School of Law and is a member of New Jersey State Bar Association. His office is located in Linwood, New Jersey. Thank you to Mr. Stanchina for being willing to assist this family. For more information on Mr. Stanchina, please visit the following: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-stanchina-6412ab15.
Rachel Guallpa (Law Office of Rachel Guallpa). Rachel Guallpa
Law Office of Rachel Guallpa

Rachel Guallpa, Esq. has been volunteering through our Private Attorney Involvement Program for over two years. She is currently handling an uncontested divorce for a low-income Salem county resident. Ms. Guallpa states that “I enjoy volunteering through pro bono opportunities because I have always believed that everyone is entitled to at least have access to an attorney, regardless of their ability to pay, and we as attorneys have an obligation to use our knowledge to help individuals who would otherwise be on their own negotiating a complex legal system.” SJLS thanks Ms. Guallpa for helping her pro bono client obtain a divorce. For more information on Ms. Guallpa and her firm, please visit the following website: http://guallpalaw.com/index.html.
David Esposito (Esposito & Leboeuf, LLC). David Esposito
Esposito & Leboeuf, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank David G. Esposito, Esquire, of Esposito & Leboeuf, LLC, in Manahawkin, NJ, for volunteering to accept another pro bono bankruptcy case. Mr. Esposito is currently assisting a low-income Ocean County resident with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. Esposito’s firm handles real estate, divorce and family law and civil litigation. For more information about Mr. Esposito and his firm please visit their website at http://www.espositoleboeuflaw.com/index.html.
Robert Lang (Fox Rothschild). Robert Lang
Fox Rothschild

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert P. Lang, Esquire for assisting an 83 year old Atlantic County resident who needed a will. Mr. Lang and Terri Lotierzo from his office were very kind and patient with the client, who was also Spanish-speaking. Mr. Lang has supported our volunteer program for many years and we are very thankful for his support. For more information on Mr. Lang and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.foxrothschild.com/robert-p-lang/.
Catherine Finnerty (Law Offices of Catherine Finnerty). Catherine Finnerty
Law Offices of Catherine Finnerty

A special thank you to Catherine Finnerty, Esquire of Montville, NJ (pictured left with Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esquire, Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator at SJLS) for volunteering to accept pro bono bankruptcy cases through the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program. Ms. Finnerty recently accepted Chapter 7 cases for representation of two low-income residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and has graciously agreed to meet with each client at the SJLS neighborhood offices. In addition to bankruptcy, Ms. Finnerty handles debtor/creditor negotiations and foreclosure alternatives. For more information about Ms. Finnerty, please visit her website at http://lawfinnerty.com/.
Scott Schweiger (Law Office of Scott T. Schweiger). Scott Schweiger
Law Office of Scott T. Schweiger

A big thank you to Scott Schweiger, Esq. and his secretary Sharon for volunteering to assist a low-income Camden County client with a divorce. The hearing was held on February 1, 2017 and the client received her divorce. The client had been waiting for help for quite some time and was very happy that Mr. Schweiger was willing to help her. For more information on Mr. Schweiger and his firm, please visit his website at https://www.schweigerlaw.com/ and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/scottschweigerlaw/.
Scott Kaplan (Scott E. Kaplan, LLC). Scott Kaplan
Scott E. Kaplan, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to thank Scott E. Kaplan, Esquire of Allentown. NJ, for agreeing to substitute for another pro bono attorney in a referral where the attorney had a conflict with one of our Monmouth County clients. Mr. Kaplan has also accepted two additional pro bono referrals of Monmouth and Ocean County residents who are in need of assistance with Chapter 7 bankruptcy matters, one of which is a Spanish-speaking client. Besides bankruptcy, Mr. Kaplan’s firm also handles landlord and tenant issues, home foreclosures and real estate transactions. For more information about Mr. Kaplan and his practice, please visit his website at http://www.sekaplanlaw.com/index.html.
Ralph Paul Busco (Ralph Paul Busco Law Offices). Ralph Paul Busco
Ralph Paul Busco Law Offices

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Ralph Paul Busco, Esq. with a law office located in Brigantine, New Jersey. Mr. Busco volunteered to draft a will and power of attorney for an Atlantic County senior who wanted to revise his will and make provision in the event he was incapacitated. Mr. Busco’s practice areas include land use, real estate transactions, tidelands issues, tax appeals, wills, trusts & estates, business formation/dissolution and municipal court matters. Mr. Busco also has given talks in the community for SJLS in the past. For more information on Mr. Busco and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.briglawyer.com/.
Joseph Fabian (Jehl and Fabian). Joseph Fabian
Jehl and Fabian

SJLS thanks long-time volunteer with our Private Attorney Involvement Program Joseph F. Fabian, Esq. of Jehl and Fabian in Haddonfield for accepting an uncontested, no issue divorce through the SJLS Divorce Project today. The client was extremely happy when she was told that she would be getting help with her divorce. Mr. Fabian has been with the firm for over 25 years, is a Superior Court Arbitrator and a former member of the District IV Supreme Court Ethics Committee. His practice includes primarily workers compensation, bankruptcy, personal injury and family law. For more information on Mr. Fabian and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.jehlandfabian.com/about.html.
Anthony Santangelo (The Law Offices of Anthony Santangelo, Esq., MBA ). Anthony Santangelo
The Law Offices of Anthony Santangelo, Esq., MBA

SJLS thanks Anthony Santangelo, Esquire for his assistance with the SJLS Expungement Project. Mr. Santangelo has reviewed four cases for expungement eligibility and provided the clients with a detailed analysis as to whether they were eligible for an expungement. Mr. Santangelo handles the cases quickly and with great detail. Mr. Santangelo a diverse legal, business and technical background and is also registered with the United States patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Attorney. For more information on Mr. Santangelo and his firm, please visit the following website: http://njtriallawyer.tripod.com/.
Uri Taenzer (Taenzer, Ettenson, Stockton & Aberant, P.C.). Uri Taenzer
Taenzer, Ettenson, Stockton & Aberant, P.C.

SJLS once again thanks Uri Hugo Taenzer, Esquire for his help with a disabled Burlington County woman in need of a power of attorney. Mr. Taenzer did not hesitate to accept the case last week and immediately prepared the document for the client’s signature. Mr. Taenzer traveled to the client to have the document executed since she was unable to get to his office. Mr. Taenzer is the founding member of his firm, Taenzer, Ettenson, Stockton & Aberant, P.C. in Moorestown, and he has always helped our clients when we have called on him to do so. For more information on Mr. Taenzer’s firm, please visit the following website: http://tesalaw.com/index.cfm
Victor Druziako (Law Office of Victor Druziako, P.C.). Victor Druziako
Law Office of Victor Druziako, P.C.

Victor Druziako is an attorney licensed to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Courts for New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York in 1982 and Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts in 1985. Victor Druziako began his career as an attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Wollman and Tracey, representing banks and financial institutions in commercial foreclosures, collections, and commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters on the creditor side. He opened his own law office in 1987 in Philadelphia continuing with consumer bankruptcy, real estate, entertainment law, and contractual disputes. He practiced for a number of years as Druziako, Shih & Associates in the 1990s, with offices in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. He served for five years as an associate solicitor for the City of Vineland, New Jersey, is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, and is the current president of the Board of Trustees for the Vineland Public Library. Victor Druziako maintains an office in Vineland, New Jersey, where the primary focus of his practice is on Consumer Bankruptcy, Contract Disputes, Wills and Estates, and Real Estate. Pro bono work is an important part of his practice, and a rewarding experience that he recommends for all attorneys.
Elizabeth Colaneri (Thomas & Colaneri, P.C.). Elizabeth Colaneri
Thomas & Colaneri, P.C.

Thank you to Elizabeth T. Colaneri, Esq. of Thomas & Colaneri, P.C. in Linwood, New Jersey. Not only has been Ms. Colaneri been an SJLS Board Member for many years, she is also an active participant in the SJLS Divorce Project. Ms. Colaneri recently concluded a divorce for an Atlantic County senior citizen who had been waiting several months for help. It took several attempts by the Sheriff to serve the client’s spouse. The client was wheelchair bound and lived in a healthcare facility which posed some additional challenges. Ms. Colaneri attended the hearing with the client today and he received his Final Judgment of Divorce. We are thankful that Ms. Colaneri was able to help this client move on with his life.
Melissa Chuderewicz (Pepper Hamilton). Melissa Chuderewicz
Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton attorneys Melissa A. Chuderewicz (L) and Vindhya T. Adapa (R) traveled from their office in Princeton last week to South Jersey Legal Services's Camden office to meet with the parent of a 16 year old boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and who has been classified as emotionally disturbed. The child also has an Individualized Education Program through his school. Pepper Hamilton has been an avid supporter of our Children’s Supplemental Security Income Project since its inception in 2006. Through this Project, volunteer attorneys assist children who have been denied disability benefits. We are especially grateful that these attorneys are not only willing to participate in this Project but also are willing to go out of their way to meet our clients who often have transportation issues. For more information on Ms. Chuderewicz and Ms. Adapa, please visit the below websites: http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/melissa-a-chuderewicz/ http://www.pepperlaw.com/people/vindhya-t-adapa/
Frank Fischer (Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver). Frank Fischer
Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Frank J. Fischer, Esq. of Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver, LLC in Manasquan, NJ for concluding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy pro bono for a disabled senior in Ocean County. Both Mr. Fischer and his firm have been very supportive of our volunteer attorney program since SJLS expanded into Ocean and Monmouth counties. Mr. Fischer’s practice covers various of areas of law, including bankruptcy, business & commercial, probate & estate administration, elder law & estate planning, and real estate. Throughout his career, Mr. Fischer has been actively involved in a number of legal and civic organizations and charities, and he currently serves as Chair of the Probate and Estate Administration Committee of the Monmouth Bar Association. For more information about Mr. Fischer and his practice, please visit his firm’s website at www.bnfsbankruptcy.com and his website at www.ffischerlawnj.com. We are very grateful for his support.
Chad Sherwood (Law Office of Chad M. Sherwood, LLC). Chad Sherwood
Law Office of Chad M. Sherwood, LLC

SJLS extends its thanks to Chad Sherwood, Esq. who has been a great supporter of our bankruptcy pro bono program for many years. Mr. Sherwood has been particularly helpful in assisting individuals in need of Chapter 7 bankruptcy assistance in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Mr. Sherwood always is willing to help and always does so with a very pleasant and professional attitude. Mr. Sherwood’s office handles bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate and personal injury matters and he is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. For more information on Mr. Sherwood and his practice, please visit http://www.sherwoodlegal.com/.
Michael Watson (Brown & Connery). Michael Watson
Brown & Connery

SJLS congratulates Michael J. Watson of Brown & Connery LLP for his victory in helping a disabled child receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits through The Children’s SSI Project. The child claimant, a 7 year old boy, was referred to Mr. Watson two years ago. The child had been denied SSI benefits twice before the case was heard before an Administrative Law Judge. Mr. Watson worked on this case for over two years and represented the child claimant at a hearing held in early October. The judge found that the child had severe impairments including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, a learning disorder, asthma and oppositional defiant disorder. Further, the judge found that the child had been under these disabilities since December 2012, which will result in a large retroactive award to this family. SJLS cannot thank Mr. Watson enough. Brown & Connery has been a consistent supporter of this project for several years and this is one of many victories the firm has achieved for low-income children in our service area. For more information on Mr. Watson, please visit the following website: http://www.brownconnery.com/Associates/Michael-Watson.shtml.
Eric LeBoeuf (). Eric LeBoeuf

Eric LeBoeuf, Esquire, has been providing pro-bono services to the clients of Legal Services of New Jersey for several years handling such matters as Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and other general legal services. Mr. LeBoeuf also serves as the Pro-Bono attorney for low income seniors at St. Francis of Assisi church in Stafford and Long Beach Townships. Upon opening his own practice in 2011, Mr. LeBoeuf has made it a priority to provide pro bono legal services to ensure that everyone has a voice and someone by their side even in the most difficult times in their lives. A graduate of Rutgers Law School, Camden, Mr. LeBoeuf also holds a Masters Degree from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers and represents clients throughout the State of New Jersey from his office in Stafford Township.
Paul Jenkins (Ballard Spahr). Paul Jenkins
Ballard Spahr

In 2006, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc., a civil legal services provider in New Jersey, started The Children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Project, a project in which pro bono attorneys and law students assist low-income, disabled children with obtaining SSI benefits. SSI benefits are monthly payments made by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to individuals who are low income, have few resources and who are over sixty-five, blind or disabled. Paul F. Jenkins, Esquire, David A. Haworth, Esquire and Lori Clarke-Ratliff, Paralegal, part of The Children’s SSI Team at Ballard Spahr LLP in Cherry Hill, accepted a children’s SSI case pro bono in March 2014. The child claimant was a 9 year old girl with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, gross motor delays, speech problems, behavioral problems and some fine motor problems. She was born premature with a birth weight of 650 grams. Despite these issues, this child who was previously receiving SSI benefits was deemed to be no longer disabled after a disability review. The Ballard team requested an adjournment of the imminent hearing in order to prepare the case but the team accepted the case without knowing whether this request would be granted. Fortunately, the team was granted an adjournment and spent the following months obtaining medical and educational records. The team submitted a letter brief in support of the child’s claim for benefits and appeared at the hearing in June. On September 10, 2014, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review issued a Fully Favorable decision for this child. The Administrative Law Judge found that the child continued to have marked limitations in several domains that the Social Security Administration reviews to assess disability including Acquiring and Using Information, Attending and Completing Tasks and Moving About and Manipulating Objects. Ballard Spahr has been a great supporter of this Project for several years. We congratulate Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Haworth and Ms. Clarke-Ratliff on their most recent victory.
Lawrence Brodsky (). Lawrence Brodsky

Larry Brodsky, Esquire has been volunteering with SJLS since the early 1990s. Mr. Brodsky has conducted innumerable consumer debt advice seminars over the years, many times throughout each year, for SJLS’ clients. During these seminars, Mr. Brodsky provides information on how to respond to a Summons and Complaint, debt negotiation procedures, bankruptcy and other debtor rights. He takes the time to answer every person’s question and gives him or her advice as to how to proceed with any specific questions they have after the seminar, in individual consultations. Many times, clients bring paperwork regarding their situations and Mr. Brodsky graciously reviews what they bring. He has helped hundreds of people and does so with compassion in situations that are very frustrating for the people who attend his seminars. He treats all attendees with respect, sensitivity and patience. Mr. Brodsky has a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ed.M in Special Education from Temple University and a J.D. from Delaware Law School. Mr. Brodsky predominantly practices in the areas of business law, commercial transactions, estate planning and estate administration.
Andrew L. Rochester (Morgenstern & Rochester). Andrew L. Rochester
Morgenstern & Rochester

SJLS would like to thank Andrew L. Rochester, Esquire of Morgenstern & Rochester in Cherry Hill. On August 26th, 2014, Mr. Rochester spoke to women at Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities about the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act and how victims may better prepare for and present their cases in court. Mr. Rochester has spoken at Providence House before on other family law issues. Mr. Rochester presents the law in an easily understandable way for people who are not familiar with it. He has been very generous with his time and we thank him very much. See http://www.mandrlaw.net/ and http://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/cc3/index.php?page=providence-house.
Nancy Morgenstern (Morgenstern & Rochester). Nancy Morgenstern
Morgenstern & Rochester

Nancy Morgenstern, Esquire of Morgenstern & Rochester in Cherry Hill has been an enthusiastic supporter of SJLS’s partnership with Providence House Domestic Violence Services. She has met with many victims of domestic violence and provided consultations on issues such as custody, support and divorce. Most recently, Nancy met with three women last night at Providence House in Delran. Pictured are Nancy Morgenstern, Esquire (L) and Penny Paparteys, DVS, Advocacy Services Supervisor at Providence House Domestic Violence Services. See http://www.mandrlaw.net/ and http://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/cc3/index.php?page=providence-house.
Military Assistance Proje (MAP) (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Military Assistance Proje (MAP)
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

Ciardi Ciardi & Astin managing partner Albert Ciardi III and his team of bankruptcy attorneys have enjoyed volunteering through South Jersey Legal Services over the past five years. Jennifer Cranston McEntee leads the firm's volunteer efforts, and is always happy to manage several South Jersey Legal Services cases at once. Because CCA and Al Ciardi have been so impressed with the work and model of SJLS, they've been able to follow inspirational insight to develop further projects where needed. Through his regular pro bono bankruptcy work with SJLS, Al took on a bankruptcy case which happened to be a female veteran fresh off a deployment to Iraq. After helping to discharge the debts of this veteran, Al turned to close friends such as Daniel Astin (former Navy JAG and Counsel to Commanding Officer USS Constellation) and Colonel Frank Ryan (USMC, Ret.) to ask if consumer assistance to veterans either in poverty or hinging on its cusp would be a recurring need. Upon discovering it was indeed, Al brought in these same colleagues as Board Members and together they founded the Military Assistance Project; a nonprofit organization which provides direct and free legal services for active duty, reserve, or veteran military personnel in the form of pro bono bankruptcy services. MAP is able to provide services outside SJLS's realm because qualifications are service based and not income reliant. Today CCA remains a strong SJLS partner and, where possible, MAP and SJLS refer cases between their respective organizations. MAP will always look to South Jersey Legal Services as the leading organizational which inspired them to make a difference!
Lee Perlman (Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman). Lee Perlman
Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman

My firm enjoys doing pro bono work for South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. Recently my firm has been assisting a pro bono client who is a completely disabled Vietnam veteran in a lawsuit against a local hospital where my firm is alleging violations of Fair Debt and Collections Practices Act and other consumer violations. I encourage attorneys who aren’t volunteering to do so. Website: http://www.newjerseybankruptcy.com/
Maury Cutler (M.K. Cutler Law). Maury Cutler
M.K. Cutler Law

Thank you to Maury K. Cutler, Esquire who recently volunteered to help a Camden county man with a divorce. The client had been waiting for 6 months. Mr. Cutler has handled countless divorces for SJLS clients for many years. He has been an avid supporter of our program along with his staff, Colleen who has been with his office for 20 years and Debbie who has been with his office for 30 years. Thank you Maury, Colleen and Debbie for your longstanding support. http://mkcutlerlaw.com/about.htm
Daniel A. Frischberg (). Daniel A. Frischberg

Daniel A. Frischberg, Esq. is a solo practitioner in the fields of Bankruptcy, Consumer Rights & Student Loan Law. Prior to starting his own practice, he briefly worked in collection law and also owned his own sports memorabilia business. Mr. Frischberg enjoys helping people who can’t afford legal services and regularly takes on pro bono cases for several organizations. Mr. Frischberg is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Mr. Frischberg was recently selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Stars 2014. Mr. Frischberg earned his B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University in 2004, and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007. He is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Lisa Radell (Lisa M. Radell, Esquire). Lisa Radell
Lisa M. Radell, Esquire

Lisa Radell, Esq. has been taking uncontested divorces from SJLS for many years. Her support is especially appreciated as she takes Cape May county cases, where SJLS has a limited number of volunteer attorneys. Her most recent case was referred today and is for a Cape May county woman who has been waiting since January. The client was very excited to be finally receiving help. Thank you Lisa for your support!
Jeff Vandrew, Jr. (Offices of Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA). Jeff Vandrew, Jr.
Offices of Jeff Vandrew Jr, Attorney-CPA

Jeff Vandrew, Jr., Esquire has been volunteering with SJLS for many years. He has done countless debt seminars at the Women’s Center in Linwood and recently helped an Atlantic County senior who needed a living will and power of attorney. Mr. Vandrew is licensed as an attorney, Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. Visit Mr. Vandrew’s active website and blog at: http://vandrew.com/
John Jacob Van Dyken (Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers). John Jacob Van Dyken
Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers

Jake Van Dyken, Esquire recently assisted SJLS with two pro bono domestic violence cases. He successfully negotiated civil restraints in both cases. The client in the most recent case called the SJLS local office to express her thanks. She stated that “…the attorney, Jake, representing her was wonderful and kind…and that…without us and the attorney things would not have gotten resolved” and that she was really appreciative and happy with the result. Mr. Van Dyken’s office is in Cherry Hill and he was gracious to help this woman who lives in Atlantic County and whose hearing was in Atlantic County. We are very appreciative of the help Mr. Van Dyken has given these two clients and for others he has helped in the past. http://www.defensecounsel.com/index.php?cID=243
Richard DeMichele (DeMichele & DeMichele). Richard DeMichele
DeMichele & DeMichele

SJLS would like to thank Richard DeMichele, Jr., Esquire of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Mr. DeMichele volunteered to assist five SJLS divorce clients who have been waiting for a divorce for many months. The wait for individuals seeking an uncontested divorce in Atlantic County is very long, so Mr. DeMichele volunteered to drive to the SJLS Atlantic City office, meet with all five clients and handle all their hearings when they are scheduled. All the clients were very happy they were finally getting help, and were thankful that an attorney was willing to drive to Atlantic City when his office is located in Camden County. http://southjerseylawfirm.com/blog/
Jeffrey Johnson (Brown & Connery). Jeffrey Johnson
Brown & Connery

Congratulations to Jeffrey R. Johnson, Esquire of Brown & Connery, LLP in Westmont on obtaining a fully favorable disability decision for a young girl who had been denied Supplemental Security Income benefits twice. Mr. Johnson accepted this pro bono case through The Children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Project at SJLS. With only two weeks to prepare for the case because an adjournment request was denied, his success is especially noteworthy. The twelve year old child claimant suffered from bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder and was found to have severe impairments resulting from these issues. We congratulate Mr. Johnson and trust that these benefits will help this child and her family.
Jane Fearn-Zimmer (Rothkoff Law Group). Jane Fearn-Zimmer
Rothkoff Law Group

Congratulations to SJLS pro bono attorney Jane Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire of the Rothkoff Law Group in Cherry Hill, NJ, for successfully obtaining long term Medicaid assistance for an elderly client displaced from his home by Superstorm Sandy. Our client, an 88 year old WWII veteran and quadruple amputee, was directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall over Brigantine on October 29, 2012. His home was significantly damaged by the storm and he was eventually forced to relocate to a skilled nursing facility. Denied Medicaid benefits to help pay for his care, Ms. Fearn-Zimmer succeeded in obtaining his needed benefits. This case was made possible by a special Superstorm Sandy grant from the Legal Services Corporation.
Jay Lowenthal (Law Offices of Jay S. Lowenthal). Jay Lowenthal
Law Offices of Jay S. Lowenthal

Jay S. Lowenthal, a solo practitioner in Woodbury, serves as a pro bono attorney for Legal Services of New Jersey representing clients in bankruptcy proceedings. He began his pro bono career with South Jersey Legal Services when he was a student at Rutgers Law School – Camden working with local attorneys in the law school’s program assisting low-income individuals and families file for bankruptcy relief. When Mr. Lowenthal graduated and opened his firm, he decided to stick with bankruptcy as one of the areas in which he practices. He has kept his relationship with South Jersey Legal Services by mentoring and working with current law students to provide bankruptcy services to low-income residents. Mr. Lowenthal says there is no greater feeling than helping someone who otherwise could not afford to get help. The gratitude that comes from providing pro bono services is immeasurably greater than the gratitude of the one who receives it.
Charles Goeke (Law Firm of Charles Goeke). Charles Goeke
Law Firm of Charles Goeke

Charles Goeke graduated from George Washington University Law School and is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York and Maryland (inactive). In 2013 he retired from a career with the federal government. For the last 25 years, he was a senior trial attorney with the Defense Department litigating government contract cases. He tried cases primarily before a board of contract appeals, many of which involved complex matters with major defense contractors. He also assisted the Justice Department with cases before the U.S. Court of Claims and in federal district courts and courts of appeals. With regard to his volunteer work for Legal Services of New Jersey, he says he enjoys delving into and learning the state court procedures and finds the cases to be both interesting and challenging.
John  Charles Shamy (John C. Shamy, Esq.). John Charles Shamy
John C. Shamy, Esq.

John Charles Shamy is a solo practitioner in Somerset, New Jersey . A Vietnam veteran, he was admitted to practice in 1972. During his legal career, he has served as both a municipal prosecutor and public defender. For clients of Legal Services of New Jersey, Mr. Shamy provides pro bono representation in prosecuting domestic violence restraining orders in Middlesex and Somerset counties. He also assists pro bono clients in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions. More generally, Mr. Shamy has served as a panelist for presentations at the NJSBA Annual Pro Bono Conference on issues and opportunities of pro bono service. In addition to his work with LSNJ, Mr. Shamy has taken pro bono matters for clients of Central Jersey Legal Services.
 
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