Anna-Maria Pittella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Red Bank, NJ

Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq
55 Bridge Ave, Ste 1
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-587-5674
Fax: 732-842-6775
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Real Estate: Consumer (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Attorney Anna-Maria Pittella is the founder and owner of Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq., in Red Bank, New Jersey. Focusing primarily on out of court resolution of  family law issues in premarital relationships , divorce and separation, Ms. Pittella has more than 47 years of legal experience. She provides practical, creative  counsel and support to clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties as well as other parts of New Jersey to those who are seeking to avoid court intervention and move forward in their lives.  Where there are children, her goal  is to offer parents the opportunity to engage in a meaningful and effective parenting plan that will support their relationship with their children for years to come.

An accredited mediator and collaborative family practitioner, Ms. Pittella has achieved notable success helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming litigation. As a founding member of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group and the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Law Groups, she has become a pioneer in initiating collaborative law in the state, and she routinely provides collaborative law training to other attorneys across her region, throughout the country and even internationally.

In addition to family law, Ms. Pittella also handles estate planning and real estate law, and no matter the issues her clients are facing or the goals they wish to achieve, she delivers the highly personalized counsel they need to make the best-informed decisions as she works hard to help them obtain the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Pittella has received the 2013 Commitment, Leadership and Vision Award from the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group. She is also the recipient of the 2010 New Jersey Business Woman of the Year Award from the Ocean Monmouth Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners as well as the 2009 Professionalism Award from the Ocean County Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

A 1970 graduate of Marymount College (now Fordham University), Ms. Pittella obtained her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1973. She has served as president of the Ocean County Bar Association, the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, and the NJ Council of Collaborative Practice Groups.  She participated in the movement and hearings for the passage of the NJ Family Law Collaborative Act which provided protection of confidentiality by privilege to the couples who signed a Participation Agreement.   She has served on the Ethics Committee for the Ocean County Bar Association and  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Pittella has served in a number of leadership roles along on various other committees of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Monmouth Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Collaborative Divorce Professionals and Monmouth County Collaborative Divorce & Meditation Professionals.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Anna-Maria Pittella

Admitted: 1973, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.pittellalaw.com/divorce-attorney-profile/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Secretary, 2007
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Podcast and Forms Committee, 2014
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Strategic Planning Committee of JSCLG 2014
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Marketing/Education Committees of JSCLG
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Two Rivers Chapter, Pod member since 2011
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, President, 2009
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Vice-President, 2008 Membership and Advertising Committee
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group- founding member 2004
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member since 2006
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP Committee- Standards 2014, 2015
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP Ethics Café facilitator at Annual Forum 2014
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, IACP Committee- Practice Group Development 2013
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Accredited Family Practitioner, Director 2009-2010
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Accredited Family Practitioner, Secretary, 2010-2011
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee. Past member
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Accredited Family Practitioner, Executive Vice President 2013-2014
  • Monmouth County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Committee on Professionalism, Technology & Publications and Real Estate Committee
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution: initiated committee/Chair since 2004
  • Ocean County Bar Association, District Ethics Comm. Past member
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Judicial Appointment Committee-past member
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist: 1982-Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Newsletter Committee, Editor: 1994
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Chair: 1999-2002, Member
  • Ocean County Bar Association, President: 1992-1993
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Chair, Collaborative Law
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law & Dispute Resolution Section Committees, Secretary and Executive Board member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Trainer-Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group and Practical Collaborative Solutions since February 2008
  • The NJ Family Collaborative Law Act speaker 2014
  • Collaborative Law and the Future speaker June 2009

Honors/Awards

  • 2013 Commitment, Leadership and Vision Award from the Jersey Shore Collaborative Group
  • Awarded “Businesswoman of the Year”- 1993
  • 2009 Professionalism Award from the Ocean County Bar Association and Commission on Professionalism in New Jersey
  • 2010 New Jersey Business Woman of the Year-Ocean Monmouth Chapter NJAWBO

Educational Background

  • Marymount College, (now Fordham University), Tarrytown, NY: BA – June 1970

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Red Bank Charter School, Board of Trustees, 2016
  • Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce-Membership Committee
  • Rivercenter, Red Bank, Marketing Committee
  • The Rumson Country Day School Board of Trustees, Publicity Committee Co-Chair and Education Committee, Member
  • The Rumson Country Day School Board of Trustees: 1993-1999
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Former Chair, Newsletter/ Publicity Committee
  • Shore Women Networking Group
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Co-V.P. of Programming, 2007-2008
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Monmouth Chapter, Member 2000-present, and V.P. of Public Affairs: 2001
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Vice President of Administration, 1990-91
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Ocean Chapter, Member 1980-2000: Commended for service, September 1989
  • New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Member
  • Italian American Cultural Society of Ocean County, Member 1985-Present
  • Family Planning Program of Ocean County, Past President 1986 and Board Member
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Office Location for Anna-Maria Pittella

55 Bridge Ave
Ste 1
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-587-5674

Fax: 732-842-6775

Last Updated: 4/21/2021

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