Linda Mainenti Walsh

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., LLC
6 South St, STE 301
Morristown, NJ 07960-8108
Phone: 973-933-1318
Fax: 973-292-1344
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Family Law

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Linda Mainenti Walsh, established her practice Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., LLC in Morristown, New Jersey in August 2018, where she continues to focus on Divorce, Family Law and related matters. Previously, she was of counsel with Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC (practice dedicated to Family Law), of counsel in the Family Law Group at Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. Prior to that time she was of counsel with Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. where she practiced for over 15 years. She has devoted her career to the practice of Family Law. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Morris County, Superior Court, Family Part, and has been practicing law over 30 years.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh is admitted to practice in New Jersey, before the United State District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.

She is an AV Rated attorney. In 2013, she was selected into the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and Super Lawyers each year 2014-2021.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was the 2020 recipient of the Morris County Bar Association Pro Bono Award for service to the Bar and community.

In 2016, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was selected to become a member of the Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee and she continues to serve on this committee. In November, 2017 she was a speaker/presenter for the professionalism program regarding ethics and gender bias at the Morris County Bar Association's annual Legalpalooza CLE.

She served as 2013 co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee. She coordinated and presented the following programs as co-chair of the Family Law Section: “How to Get Paid”; “Family Law Motion Practice”; and “Demystifying Business Valuations”.

She served the maximum two two-year terms as Trustee to the Morris County Bar Association. In that capacity, she chaired, developed, coordinated and presented the 2011 and 2012 911 Day of Service program, a day-long event wherein over several hours attorneys from various practice areas presented overviews of the law and procedure and interacted with the community.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh serves as a Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for over 20 years. She serves as a Blue Ribbon Panelist for that Program, selected by the Court to handle complex, difficult matters. She has also served as a volunteer for the Morris County Bar Association’s Self-Help Resource Center, the Morris County Court Family Justice Center and participated as a speaker and attorney volunteer for the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Annual Hispanic Community Affairs Law Outreach program.

She is currently the Secretary of the Morris County Bar Foundation, seventh term. She is co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association Mitchell Cobert Mentor Program Committee and participated in its creation and operation. The program has become a county pilot program for the State.

Since 2012, Ms. Mainenti Walsh has served as a co-advisor for the Morris County Explorers in Law program sponsored by the Morris County Bar Foundation and Boy Scouts of America, a program for high school students interested in careers in law which meets monthly throughout the school year and presents a yearly Symposium.

She is a former Chair appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court of the District X Ethics Committee (1999-2000), Vice-Chair (1998-1999) and a member/investigator of the Committee for 2 years.

In 2019, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as a member of the District X Fee Arbitration Committee to serve on that committee as panel member and panel chair, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Committee.

After serving a five 2-year terms as an appointed member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, by special appointment by the New Jersey Supreme Court in April 2018, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was appointed to serve an additional 2-year term. I served as the Co-Chair of the Committee’s Bar Education subcommittee. In that capacity, Ms. Mainenti Walsh developed, coordinated and presented programs to Bar organizations and Inns of Court throughout the State, the annual NJSBA Convention each year 2011-2018, the NJ Courts Judiciary Institute for Staff Attorneys, and Trial Attorneys of New Jersey on issues of gender and racial bias in the legal profession, in the practice and in the Courts.

After serving a  2-year term as is a Trustee and Secretary of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, she has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair to the Committee.

May 2017 through May 2019, Ms. Mainenti Walsh served a 2-year term as an appointed member of the NJSBA Nominating Committee.

Fall 2018, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was selected to serve as a member of the NJSBA Paralegal Committee and NJSBA Law Education Committee.

In June 2019, she was appointed by NJSBA President to Chair the NJSBA Law Education Committee and was again appointed to serve as Co-Chair for the 2020/2021 term. She will continue to serve as an appointed member 2021/2022.

She has recently been selected to serve as a trustee on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2021/2022). She previously served as a trustee 2014/2015 and 2020/2021 terms.

In October 2020, Ms. Mainenti Walsh co-created, developed, selected the Panel, moderated and presented a CLE program entitled "Financial Domestic Violence - How to Identify It and How to Protect Victims" which was presented through the New Jersey State Bar Association (co-sponsored by the Women in the Profession and Family Law Section).

In addition, she is a Master of the Barry Croland North New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court where she has been a member since 2003. 

Ms. Mainenti Walsh served as a member of the County College of Morris Corporate and Community Programs Division Advisory Board.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was a member of the National Association of Women Judges and served as a CLE compliance volunteer at its Symposium held in Newark, NJ in October 2011.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was an adjunct professor for the Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University and has served as an instructor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Attorney Ethics Skills and Methods Courses in Family Law and Professional Responsibility and Ethics and has lectured for the State Bar, December 2010 Is Palimony Dead? and Morris County Bar on Family Law and Ethics issues.

Appearing as a guest expert on Law Journal TV, Linda has also been published in Divorce Magazine Fall/Winter 2005 edition and Fall/Winter 2011 edition.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh received her BA from Montclair State College and her JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.

 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

About Linda Mainenti Walsh

Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://mainentiwalshlaw.com/about-us

Pro bono/Community Service

  • New Jersey Battered Women's Legal Assistance Program, Pro Bono
  • New Jersey Battered Women's Service, Volunteer
  • Annual Hispanic Outreach Law Symposium, speaker/volunteer counsel, 2014
  • Annual Hispanic Outreach Law Symposium, speaker/volunteer counsel, 2016
  • Annual Hispanic Outreach Law Symposium, speaker/volunteer counsel, 2013
  • Law Explorers (Morris County Bar Foundation/Boy Scouts of America Program), Advisor, 2014 to date
  • Annual Hispanic Outreach Law Symposium, speak/volunteer counsel, 2012
  • Annual Hispanic Outreach Law Symposium speaker/volunteer counsel 2015.
  • MCBA 911 Day of Services Programs, Coordinator and Speaker, 2011 & 2012

Videos

  • Appearance on American Law Journal TV, www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rJqJWowh87M

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United State District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Trustee, Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar 2014/2015; 2020/2021
  • Vice-Chair, District X Fee Arbitration Committee 2020/2021
  • District X Fee Arbitration Committee Member/Panel Chair 2019 to date
  • Chair/Co-Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association Legal Education Committee 2019 to 2021; member 2021/2022
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee.
  • District X Ethics Committee, 1999-2000, Chair (1998-1999 Vice Chair; 1997-1999 Investigator)
  • District X Ethics Committee, 2004-2005, Recall Investigator
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association, served two 2-year terms (maximum allowable)
  • Co-Chair Morris County Bar Association Mitchell Cobert Mentoring Program 2021 to date; member 2016-2021
  • Co-advisor to Boy Scouts/Morris County Bar Foundation Law Explorers Program, 2012 to date.
  • NJSBA Nominating Committee member 2017 to May 2019.
  • NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee Member, 2014/2015, 2020/2021, 2021/2022
  • Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program Panelist, in excess of 19 years to date and Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Program Blue Ribbon Panelist
  • Vice Chair, Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association 2021/2022
  • Secretary, Women in the Profession Section of New Jersey State Bar Association 2020/2021
  • Trustee, Women in the Profession Section of New Jersey State Bar, 2-2 year terms
  • Co-chair of the Family Law Subcommittee, Morris County Bar Association, 2013
  • Secretary of the Morris County Bar Foundation, seventh term.
  • Northern New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court, Master, current, since 2003
  • Appointed, member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, six 2 year terms and Co-Chair of the Bar Education Subcommittee of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts providing educational presentations to Bar organizations 

Educational Background

  • Montclair State University, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • In October 2020, Ms. Mainenti Walsh co-created, developed, selected the Panel, moderated and presented a CLE Program entitled "Financial Domestic Violence - How to Identify It and How to Protect Victims" which was presented through the New Jersey State Bar Association (co-sponsored by the Women in the Profession and Family Law Sections)., Co-Creator, Moderator and Presenter, Financial Domestic Violence - How to Identify It and How to Protect Victims, 2020
  • Law Explorers (Morris County Bar Association Presentation) Careers in Law Symposium 2015, 2016, Organizer and Speaker/Moderator.
  • Speaker on issues of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (and the Courts) and Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics and Civil Liability; discussion of case and statutory law, RPCs., Speaker, Gender Bias in the Legal Profession presented to Atlantic County Bar Association, Gloucester County Bar Association and Warrall Mountain Inn of Court, 2019
  • Speaker on issues of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (and the Courts) and Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics and Civil Liability; discussion of case and statutory law, RPCs., Speaker, Gender Bias in the Legal Profession presented to Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), 2019
  • "Bench Guide to Addressing Bias in the Courts", Presenter, NJ Judiciary Institute, 2018
  • "First Chair at Trial.  More Women Need Seats at the Table:  Addressing Gender Bias and Advancement and Retention of Women in Law Firms, the Profession, and the Courts", Developed, coordinated and presented, Annual State Bar Convention, 2017
  • "Shoemaker's Children Syndrome" What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know about Law Firm Policies Addressing Gender Bias in the Workplace", Developed, coordinated and presented, Annual State Bar Convention, 2016
  • "The Intersection of Race and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession & the Courts", Developed, coordinated and presented, Annual State Bar Convention, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University, Legal Research and Writing
  • Instructor, Family Law and Professional Responsibility and Ethics, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Attorney Ethics Skills and Methods Courses: Lecturer for the Morris County Bar Family Law section on issues of ethics in family law practice; Lecturer for State Bar Association, Family Law section on Family Law issues; Lecturer for the State Bar Association, Family Law Section on issues of ethics, professionalism and gender bias: Lecturer/Presenter for the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts Bar Education subcommittee on issues of ethics, professionalism and gender bias
  •  Lecture- Morris County Bar Association,  Family Law Section Facing Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law Practice: Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues
  • 2006 & 2007 appearances as guest on Family law Issues for television program, Law Journal TV
  • Develop, organize, moderate and speaker - 2011 NJ State Bar Convention program: Incivility and Gender Bias-Words and Perceptions matter-An update from the Supreme court Committee on Women in the Courts; 2012 NJ State Bar Convention program: “Recognizing and Addressing Gender Bias in the Litigation Process: What Lawyers and Courts Need to Know”, Lecturer and Program Coordinator, NJ State Bar Convention Program
  • 2011 and 2012 Chair of Morris County Bar Association 911 Day of Service Program. The program provides panels of lawyers presenting legal information  to the public.
  • Gender Bias in the Private and Corporate Law Office Environment and How to Avoid It, Develop, organize, moderate and speaker, NJ State Bar Convention Program, 2014
  • Develop, organize. moderate and speaker - 2013 NJ State Bar Convention program - "Recognizing and Addressing Gender Bias and Its Effect on LGBT Litigants and Attorneys in the Courts, the Litigation Process and Law Practice", Lecturer and Program Coordinator, 2013
  • Coordinator, developer, moderator, Family Law Motion Practice, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013
  • Moderator, How to Get Paid, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013
  • Moderator, developer, Demystifying Business Valuations, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013
  • Lecturer, Is Palimony Dead?, NJ State Bar Association, 2012
  • "Intersection of Racial and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession and The Courts", develop, organize, moderate and speaker at State Bar Convention Program 2015
  • LGBT issues in Family Law; speaker, NJ State Bar Convention Program, 2016
  • 2017 NJSBA program "First Chair at Trial.  More Women Need Seats at the Table: Addressing Bias and Advancement and Retention of Women in Law Firms, the Profession and the Courts"

Honors/Awards

  • , Morris County Bar Association Pro Bono Practice Award, 2020
  • , AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell since 2013-2021, AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • , AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2013

Comments

  • “ A working mother - capable of balancing her job responsibilities with those of her family. She dedicates herself to learning more about the practice, while serving as a mentor to other attorneys.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Linda Mainenti Walsh

6 South St
STE 301
Morristown, NJ 07960-8108

Phone: 973-933-1318

Fax: 973-292-1344

Last Updated: 7/19/2021

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