Christine M. Dalena

Top rated family law attorney in Morristown, New Jersey

Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC
Christine M. Dalena
Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Real estate; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1988

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC

23 Cattano Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960 Visit website


A dedicated family law attorney, Christine M. Dalena is a managing partner at the law firm of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC. With the legal knowledge and experience gained over the past three decades, she goes above and beyond to help families in Morristown, New Jersey, navigate complex legal issues involving divorce, matrimonial law, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements, child custody and support, adoptions, domestic violence and real estate.

In 1988, Ms. Dalena passed the bar examination and qualified to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, after completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Delaware. She served as a judicial clerk for Judge George P. Helfrich at the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Dalena stays active in her legal community by maintaining memberships in professional organizations. She belongs to the American Bar Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Morris County Bar Association’s Real Property Section and Family Law Section.

A court-certified mediator and collaborative law attorney, Ms. Dalena understands that mediation is beneficial for a family in many ways and helps her clients come to an accord on legal issues affecting them. But she also realizes that mediation is not always possible and is unafraid of trials.

Honored for her successful track record, professionalism and client service, Ms. Dalena has received many awards and accolades. She actively serves the people in her community by providing pro bono services and being part of various charitable organizations and trusts.

Practice areas

Family law, Real estate: consumer

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Mortgage & refinance

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Real estate: consumer

First Admitted: 1988, New Jersey

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2009-2017
  • Top fifty women attorneys in the state of New Jersey, 2010-2012
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Collaborative Law Attorney
  • Court Approved Divorce Mediator
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • NJ Association of Professional Mediators, Member
  • NJ Collaborative Law Group, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • New Jersey Professional Mediation Association, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Morris County Early Settlement Program, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Delaware, Business Administration

Office location for Christine M. Dalena

23 Cattano Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-975-4043


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

Top lists

Top 50: Women New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012

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