Candy Ley Velazquez
Top rated Family Law attorney in Morristown, New JerseyVelazquez Law, LLC
Practice Areas: Family Law; view more
Licensed in New Jersey since: 2010
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Candy Ley Velazquez is the principal attorney and the founder of Velazquez Law LLC, located in Morristown, New Jersey. With more than a decade of experience practicing law, she serves clients with family law and elder law matters, including divorce, family law, child support, custody and visitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, elder law, probate and guardianship matters.
Serving clients in Morristown, Newark, Short Hills and throughout New Jersey, Ms. Velazquez has received a “Superb” rating on Avvo with positive reviews from her satisfied clients. She is a compassionate and dedicated attorney, who consistently protects and upholds her clients’ rights and best interests.
An alumnus of the Kean University in Union, Ms. Velazquez received her bachelor’s degree in English and communication, and went on to study law at the City University of New York School of Law. She earned her doctorate in jurisprudence in 2010. She received her master’s degree in elder law from the Stetson University College of Law.
Post law school, Ms. Velazquez clerked for a renowned judge at the New Jersey Superior Court’s Criminal Division in Essex County. Additionally, she took part in the City University of New York Law School's Elder Law Clinic, where she was tasked with representing guardianship matters as a court-appointed attorney and helping elder abuse victims.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Velazquez serves as a professor where she teaches family law, litigation, introduction to paralegal studies and legal writing at the Union County College Paralegal Studies Program. She also participates on the Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel as well as the Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel as a panelist.
A board member of the Millburn Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Velazquez holds memberships in the Essex County Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She also is a trustee at the Morris County Bar Association. She volunteers her time with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in Newark and at the JBWS of the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.
Practice areasFamily Law
Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements
- 100% Family Law
First Admitted: 2010, New Jersey
Professional Webpage: https://www.velazquezlawllc.com/attorney-profile/
- Super Lawyers - Rising Star, Super Lawyers
- Millburn Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
- JBWS, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP)
- Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Newark
- New Jersey
- New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Member
- New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association, Member
- New Jersey Bar Association, Member
- Essex County Bar Association, Member
- Morris County Bar Association, Trustee
- NJ Supreme Court, 2010
- Kean University, B.A., English & Communication
- Stetson University College of Law, LLM, Elder Law
Office location for Candy Ley Velazquez
55 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
- Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024