Jerry S. D’Aniello

Top rated Family Law attorney in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Jerry S. D’Aniello
Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1994

Education: Pace University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

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Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC

One Grande Commons
440 US Highway 22 East, Suite 170
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Visit website


As a partner at Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri da Costa LLC, Jerry S. D’Aniello helps people resolve family law disputes. He represents clients in Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Mercer, Union and Essex counties, New Jersey. Through offering advice and advocating for people during some of their most difficult moments, Mr. D’Aniello has successfully reached solutions in cases involving child support, litigation, arbitration, parenting time, prenuptial agreements and domestic violence.

Well-respected throughout the legal community, Mr. D’Aniello uses his experience as a former prosecutor and investigator when researching and litigating cases. He is trained in collaborative law and serves as a court-appointed mediator. In fact, he is one of the few people across the state permitted to mediate situations involving certain aspects of domestic violence. The Supreme Court of New Jersey has certified him as a matrimonial law attorney.

In addition to counseling clients, Mr. D’Aniello is a published author and frequent guest speaker. He is active with legal organizations, including the New Jersey Association for Justice, the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association, the Morris County Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association. Additionally, he is a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and he is PRESIDENT of the NJ Ch or the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys 2018-2019,

For his many successes, Mr. D’Aniello holds an Avvo “Superb” rating; he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1990, Mr. D’Aniello earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law

  • 80% Family Law
  • 20% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1994, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Lawyers in America since 2015
  • Selected by his peers as one of the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers TOP 100
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" in the Newark
  • Received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Accredited Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Named among New Jersey Super Lawyers, consecutively since 2010
  • Accredited Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Accredited Collaborative Law Attorney
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Considering Arbitration: Is It the Right Process for You and What Questions Should you Ask when Selecting an Arbitrator?," New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association, July 2011
  • "Something Old is New Again: The pros and cons of divorce from bed and board," New Jersey Law Journal, December 14, 2009
  • "Something Old is New Again: Divorce from Bed and Board – Pros and Cons," I.C.L.E. Family Law Symposium, October 2009
  • "Third-Party Marital Contributions: How Will Weishaus Affect Alimony?," New Jersey Lawyer, January 19, 2004, cited as 13 N.J.L. 148 (2004)
  • "Counsel Fees: Is There A Better Way?," I.C.L.E. Family Law Symposium, January 1997
  • "Dissipation of Marital Assets-Equitable Distribution of Debt," I.C.L.E. Family Law Symposium, January 1996
  • "Trial Strategy: Calling the Defendant as Your First Witness in a Divorce Case," , New Jersey Law Journal, 2010
  • "Divorce Law: What Every Therapist Should Know,"Co-author, pamphlet, 2013
  • "The Divorce Case Involving Children with Special Needs: Areas to Consider When Constructing a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement,", New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellowship
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellowship
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Second Vice President, New Jersey Chapter
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee
  • New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association, Co-Founder
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators Association
  • Somerset County Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • District of Columbia
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Educational Background:
  • Northeastern University, B.S., cum laude, 1990

Office location for Jerry S. D’Aniello

One Grande Commons
440 US Highway 22 East, Suite 170
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Phone: 908-698-4083


14 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

Top Lists

Top 100: New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

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