Joseph P. Cadicina

Top rated Family Law attorney in Morristown, New Jersey

Cadicina Law, LLC
Joseph P. Cadicina
Cadicina Law, LLC

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

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1997

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2010

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Cadicina Law, LLC

36 Cattano Ave
6th Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960 Visit website


Joseph P. Cadicina focuses his practice on divorce, family law and related matters, generally handling cases that involve divorce, as well as the dissolution of domestic partnerships/civil unions and domestic violence. Mr. Cadicina offers legal counsel and alternative dispute resolution to clients in Morristown, New Jersey, and throughout the state.

Since graduating with distinction with a Juris Doctor from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Mr. Cadicina has dedicated himself to guiding people through some of the most trying experiences of their lives. He understands the personal nature of family law matters, which is why he provides his clients with the compassionate, supportive guidance they deserve. Mr. Cadicina's commitment to maintaining high legal ethics and standards has helped him to receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.  He has also been selected by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law Litigation and Mediation.  He was selected in 2019 as Attorney of the Year by Best Lawyers.  Mr Cadicina is included on the Super Lawyers Lists since 2006 and selected as Top 100 from 2018-present.  

Mr. Cadicina knows that there may be similarities between some family law cases, but that no two are the same. For this reason, he customizes his approach to his clients' needs and legal objectives. Although Mr. Cadicina is prepared to fight on his clients' behalf when necessary, he is willing to use alternative dispute resolution options to help his clients achieve amicable solutions whenever possible. He is a court approved economic mediator for family law cases.

Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Cadicina is actively involved in the legal community. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Morris County Bar Association as 2021 President, on the family law executive committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Association for Justice.  He is a Court Approved Mediator and a volunteer panelist for Morris County's matrimonial early settlement program. Mr. Cadicina is a member of numerous professional associations, including the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation, Same Sex Family Law

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1997, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecture throughout the State on family law issues with New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Association for Justice
  • NJ ICLE Lecturer
  • Past Chairman of the Board for American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Northern New Jersey
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Court approved economic mediator for family law cases 
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Court Approved Economic Mediator for Family Law cases 
  • Morris County Early Settlement Program, Volunteer panelist
  • Councilman in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey since January 2014
Educational Background:
  • Seton Hall University, Class of 1992, B.A. in Political Science
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Family Law
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyer for Families NJ , NJ Family Magazine
  • Family Law, Best Lawyer for Families, NJ Family Magazine
  • With Distinction, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Family Law & Mediation 
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as published in New Jersey Monthly magazine since 2006
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • Councilman in Boro of Franklin Lakes, NJ 
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Past President of Bar Foundation and President Elect of Bar Association 
  • Northern New Jersey American Heart Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Section member 
  • New York & Washington, DC 
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member and Family Law Executive Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, Family Law Executive Committee
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee, Officer and Family Law Section, 2021 President 
  • Northern New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court, Member
Industry Groups:
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • NJ Family Law Inns Of Court
  • NJ State Bar Association
  • NJ Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Joseph P. Cadicina

36 Cattano Ave
6th Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-270-9166

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