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Michael R. Magaril

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Mountainside, NJ

The Law Offices of Michael R. Magaril
1044 Route 22 West, Suite 2
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Phone: 908-389-0100
Fax: 908-389-0141
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael R. Magaril is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Michael R. Magaril in Mountainside, New Jersey. A top-ranked attorney with more than 36 years of total legal experience, Mr. Magaril focuses his practice solely on family law, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Union, Essex, Morris, Somerset and Middlesex counties and the rest of North Jersey who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

A qualified mediator under the requirements of the New Jersey Rules of Court, Mr. Magaril prefers to use mediation and collaborative law to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, stressful and time-consuming court battles. However, he will readily take his clients' issues to court when necessary, and he has gained a reputation for his uncommon conflict management skills as well as his innate ability to find practical solutions to his clients' problems.

As a family law attorney, Mr. Magaril has served for years with the New Jersey Family Court’s roster of economic mediators, and he has earned the designation of mentor mediator to other attorneys seeking acceptance to the roster. In addition, he also serves as a panelist with the Union County Early Matrimonial Settlement Panel, and he routinely accepts appointments to serve as guardian ad litem, parenting coordinator and arbitrator.

A 1979 graduate of Haverford College, Mr. Magaril attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1982. He is an active member of the Union County Bar Association's Family Law Committee, and he is a member of various other local, state and national legal organizations. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top ranking and endorsements from his peers as well as "excellent" client ratings on Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

About Michael R. Magaril

First Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • 2019 recipient of the Union County Bar Association’s William J. McCloud Award for lifetime contribution to the practice of Family Law in Union County

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Court approved Economic Mediator for more than 20 years
  • Family Law Committee of the Union County Bar Association
  • Qualified to serve as a court appointed Mediator in Domestic Violence Cases 
  • Mentor Mediator
  • Early Settlent Panelist for more than 20 years

Educational Background

  • Haverford College, graduated with Honors
  • University of Miami, cum laude - Served as the Managing Editor of the University of Miami Law Review 
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Office Location for Michael R. Magaril

1044 Route 22 West
Suite 2
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Phone: 908-389-0100

Fax: 908-389-0141

Last Updated: 12/22/2020

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