Top rated family law attorney in Princeton, New JerseyDennigan Cahill Smith
Practice Areas: Family law, Alternative dispute resolution; view more
Licensed in New Jersey since: 2001
Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Mia Cahill is a partner at Dennigan Cahill Smith located in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a family law attorney with two decades of experience practicing law. Serving clients in Mercer County, Monmouth County, Hunterdon County, Princeton and throughout the state of New Jersey, Ms. Cahill takes on cases involving divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence and so on.
Ms. Cahill is skilled at using alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and collaboration. She is a licensed mediator in civil and family matters. With a genuine concern for her clients, Ms. Cahill is a compassionate attorney who zealously advocates for her clients, both inside and outside the courtroom.
Ms. Cahill has a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Before pursuing family law, Ms. Cahill worked in the academic field and was an academic researcher. She worked as a teacher at the University of Wisconsin and the New York University. She currently works part time at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Studies.
Actively affiliated with the legal community, Ms. Cahill is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Law and Society Association and the American Bar Association. She has an “Excellent” rating on Avvo and numerous testimonials from satisfied clients.
Ms. Cahill is an exceptional legal writer and has authored the book “The Social Construction of Sexual Harassment Law.” Many of her work has been published in Stanford Law Review, Law & Social Inquiry, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and the Law & Society Review. She has also authored chapters in several prominent legal books.
Ms. Cahill served on the board of the Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance, a group that believes there is a better alternative to taking family matters to court. She also helped found this organization. She served as a Princeton public school board member and was the trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
Practice areasFamily law, Alternative dispute resolution
Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Domestic violence, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Mediation
- 70% Family law
- 30% Alternative dispute resolution
First Admitted: 1992, Wisconsin
Professional Webpage: http://www.dennigancahillsmith.com/ourattorneys
- 2002- 2016 (periodic) Adjunct Faculty, Rutgers University, Department of Labor Studies (part-time, occasional)
- 1999 - 2001, 2002, Former visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Scholar, Institute for Law and Society, New York University, (New York, NY)
- Member, New Jersey Bar Association 2001 - Present; Past Trustee, Women in the Profession Committee
- Member, Mercer County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Law and Society Association, the American Bar Association
- Elected member Princeton Regional School Board, 2006-2012
- Commission member, Princeton Recreation Commission
- Member and co-founder, Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Association
- Book comparing the interpretation of similar law through varying cultural factors, Author, The Social Construction of Sexual Harassment: The Role of Organizational Context, Individual Values, and Society, Dartmouth/Ashgate Publishers, Law, Justice and Power Series, 2001
- Article, co-authored with Howard Erlanger, Charles Epp, and Kathleen Haines, Co-author, Law Student Idealism and Job Choice: Some New Data on an Old Question, Law & Society Review, vol. 30, no. 4, 1996, pp. 851-864, 1996
- Article about international divorce, Author, Preparing for Divorce Abroad, Women in Crisis, Handbook of the United National Women’s Guild, 2001
- Article, co-author Mark Suchman, co-author, The Hired-Gun as Facilitator: Lawyers and the Suppression of Business Disputes in Silicon Valley, Law and Social Inquiry, vol. 21, no. 3, 1996, pp. 679-712 , 1996
- How Law Matters, Chicago: Northwestern University Press, Co-author, “How Law Matters in Disputing and Dispute Processing (or, The Lack of Legal Matter in Informal Dispute Resolution)”, 1998
- “Most Cases ‘Settle’: Judicial Promotion and Regulation of Settlements.” Stanford Law Review, vol. 46, 1994, p. 1339 (with Marc Galanter), Co-author, Most Cases ‘Settle: Judicial Promotion and Regulation of Settlements, Stanford Law Review, 1994
- Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (concentration in Law and Society), 2001
- Tribute to Women Award, Princeton YWCA, 2009
- also collaborative law
Office location for Mia Cahill
12 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
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