Jane Ellen Doran

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Smith & Doran, PC
 | 60 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-813-7006
Fax: 973-292-9168
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law


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Attorney Profile

A partner at The Law Offices of Smith & Doran, P.C., Jane Ellen Doran focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Based in Morristown, New Jersey, she provides advice and counsel to clients throughout Morris, Essex, and Union counties, and she is admitted to practice before all New Jersey and New York state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Highly regarded by her colleagues for the exceptional way in which she handles what are often emotional and contentious cases, Ms. Doran has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Many of Ms. Doran's clients are people who are contemplating or going through a divorce, and who are thus having to deal with questions regarding marital property division, spousal and child support, and child custody and visitation. An experienced litigator, she has a strong background in mediation as well, and she can often help her clients come to an agreement on these issues without having to go through a lengthy court battle. Ms. Doran also works with clients who have already had their marriages dissolved and who are now asking the court to enforce or modify existing support and parenting orders. Her family law experience also includes adoptions, grandparents' rights, and prenuptial and postmarital agreements.

Ms. Doran is a member of several professional organizations, including the Morris County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is a graduate of Providence College, having received a Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude in 1979. Her legal education was obtained at New England Law | Boston, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1983.

*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
  • 100%Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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About Jane Doran

Admitted: 1984, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.smith-doran.com/About/Jane-E-Doran.shtml


  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984
  • New Jersey, 1984
  • New York, 1984
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Member, District X Ethics Committee, 1997 - 2000
  • Master, Central New Jersey Inn of Court, 1994-1995
  • Member, Central New Jersey Inn of Court, 1985-1996
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Member, Family Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Member and Blue Ribbon Panelist, Early Settlement Panel, Morris County Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Morris County Bar Association, 1994-1996
  • Member, Family Law Section, Morris County Bar Association, 1984-2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Counsel - Unchained at Last, 2018 - 2019 
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Foundation, 2003 - 2008


  • In Re Adoption of a Child by T.W.C. and P.C, 270 N.J. Super. 225 (App. Div. 1994)

Educational Background:

  • Providence College, B.A., Major: English, Cum Laude, 1979
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Office Location for Jane Ellen Doran

60 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-813-7006

Fax: 973-292-9168

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Last Updated: 11/2/2019

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