Linda A. Schofel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Roseland, NJ

Newman McDonough Schofel & Giger, P.C.
101 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 405
Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 973-403-9292
Fax: 973-403-9293
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law


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Attorney Profile

Linda Schofel has enjoyed more than 28 years as an attorney working with Gary Newman in family law, including more than 20 years as a partner. She has Master's Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling and Social Work. Ms. Schofel is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is collaboratively trained. Her background, training and experience in individual, group and family therapy together with her degree in law led her to serve as a family and divorce mediator. Out of her dual background, she has developed a reputation as a fair, patient, thoughtful and resourceful attorney, parenting coordinator, law guardian for children and guardian ad litem for chidlren and adults.

Ms. Schofel has been working with the courts in matters pertaining to families and children in various capacities since 1973, including serving as a court appointed therapist and forensic social worker, as well as directing the Adolescent Assessment Team at the District Court in Somervillle, Massachusetts. She also maintained a private therapy practice. Ms. Schofel's level and scope of achievement has resulted in appointments from judges in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passiac, Somerset, Sussex and Union County Superior Courts to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem, law guardian and/or as Parenting Coordinator where she has served with distinction. She has appeared in court on numerous occasions, including an argument before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Her expertise has been recognized by numerous invitations to speak on matters pertaining to custody and parenting law.

About Linda A. Schofel

Admitted: 1992, New Jersey

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Educational Background

  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, 1974
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, 1981
  • Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ J.D. with Honors Legal Research and Writing Instructor, 1992
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio B.S. Psychology, Dean's List, 1970


  • Upon graduating from Rutgers Law School-Newark, I was chosen by the Dean of Student Affairs and the department head of the Family Law program to receive this award, which was the first of its kind in 1992. I was presented with a plaque at graduation, which was unbeknownst to me until my name was uttered at the graduation.   I also graduated from Rutgers Law School with honors., Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Field of Family Law, NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992
  • , Outstanding Achievement Award in the Field of Family Law, NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-authored article with Gary Newman, Esq., co-authored with Gary Newman, Esq., Trial Practice Considerations, 1995
  • ICLE publication, 2008 and New Jersey Family Lawyer, July 2010, Author, The Role of Parenting Coordinator, 2010
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) publication, 2005 and Essex County Bar Association Chronicle, Vol XXXI, Issue I, Summer/Fall 2007 and Vol. XXXI, Issue I, Spring 2008, Author, The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • New Jersey- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) License # 44SC05356600, Certified Master Forensic Social Worker- American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Essex County Bar Association, Essex County Early Settlement Panel, New Jersey Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - N.J. Chapter - Vice President, Barry I. Croland Inn of Court, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Morris County Bar Association, 2020
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Office Location for Linda A. Schofel

101 Eisenhower Parkway
Suite 405
Roseland, NJ 07068

Last Updated: 11/2/2020

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