Jamie K. Von Ellen

Top rated Family Law attorney in Springfield, New Jersey

Gomperts McDermott & Von Ellen, LLC
Jamie K. Von Ellen
Gomperts McDermott & Von Ellen, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1986

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023
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Gomperts McDermott & Von Ellen, LLC

959 S. Springfield Ave
3rd Floor
Springfield, NJ 07081 Phone: 973-258-1440 Email: Jamie K. Von Ellen Visit website

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Ms. Von Ellen's practice is devoted exclusively to family law. Her goal is to assist individuals/ families in transitioning to happier, successful futures. Although a seasoned litigator, it is her preference to "stay out of court" and she utilizes various techniques, such as mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process to help resolve issues with the least amount of angst and expense. However, if litigation is needed, Ms. Von Ellen is more than capable in this regard, as well. With 32 years of experience, Ms. Von Ellen is certain she has the knowledge and expertise to assist clients to analyze the cost/ benefit of various alternative options and make good decisions on their own behalf. Her goals are the goals of her clients.


Ms. Von Ellen has been a practicing attorney since 1986. She received her B.A. at the State University of New York, University at Albany and her Juris Doctorate at Union University, Albany Law School. Ms. Von Ellen is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer every year since 2005. In 2009, 2017 and 2018, she was selected as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in New Jersey. In 2014, she was selected as one of the top 10 family lawyers in New Jersey by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and also in 2014, Ms. Von Ellen was inducted into the Worldwide Registry as a lifetime member. Ms. Von Ellen has been appointed by various Courts throughout the state as arbitrator, mediator, guardian ad litem, parent coordinator and law guardian. She has an extensive mediation practice and received her mediation Certification from the Institute for Dispute Resolution at Seton Hall University Law School in 1996. She is a current Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee; and an active member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Union County Bar Association. She serves as a panelist with the Early Settlement Program, Matrimonial Division, in both Union and Middlesex Counties; and was a member of the District XII (Union County) Ethics Committee for the term expiring August 31, 2004. She is a member of the Union County, Middlesex County, State of New Jersey and American Bar Associations. Ms. Von Ellen has also authored several articles for the “New Jersey Family Lawyer” and has lectured extensively for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, as well as on the County level on various Family Law related topics.

First Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://gpmvlaw.com/attorney/jamie-von-ellen/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Middlesex County Assignment Judge's Family Lawyers' Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • Trained/Certified in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Member of New Jersey Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member of Worldwide Registry
  • New Jersey Divorce Arbitrators' Association
  • Trained in Divorce Arbitration- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010
  • Former Chair, Professionalism Committee NJ State Bar Association, Family Law Section (2013 - 2014 Term)
  • Member of Middlesex County Bar Association 
  • Former Member of District XII (Union County) Ethics Committee
  • Union County Bar Association Family Lawyers Committee
  • Certification in Mediation - New Jersey Institute for Dispute Resolution at Seton Hall University, 1996
  • Panelist, Early Settlement Program, Matrimonial Division (Union and Middlesex Counties)
  • Member of Union County Bar Association
Honors/Awards:
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014 TOP 10 Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 2015 Union County Professionalism Seminar Speaker. The Merits of Cooperation Negotiation in Family Law Matters
  • New Jersey Domestic Violence law: Dissolving Final Restraining orders, Speaker, Hot Tips in family Law, 2016
  • 2015 Hot Tips in Family Law 2015, Speaker, Transitioning Families vs. Getting Divorced
  • The Wiser Divorce, Speaker, New Jersey Association For Justice- Meadowlands Seminar, 2017
  • 2006 Published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 26, Number 7, June 2006, p. 183, Author “Files v. Exxon Mobil, How a DRO Becomes a QDRO”
  • 2009 Family Law Symposium, Speaker, Alimony Awards
  • 2006 ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Speaker, “Top 10 Things Not to Put in Your Property Settlement Agreement”
  • 2007 Hot Tips in Family Law 2007, Speaker, Factors, Grounds & Tests
  • 2008 ATLA Boardwalk Seminar, Speaker, Domestic Violence
  • 2008 Hot Tips in Family Law 2008, Speaker, Back to Basics
  • 2010 Published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 31, Number 2, October 2010, p. 47, author, “Effective Technique or Minefield: Calling the Adverse Spouse as Your Witness”
  • 2010 Family Law Symposium, Speaker, Calling The Adverse Spouse as Your Witness
  • 2010 Hot Tips in Family Law 2010, Speaker, How to Avoid the 10% Penalty
  • 2010 UCBA, Speaker, Arbitrating Matrimonial Disputes
  • 2011 Hot Tips in Family Law 2011, Speaker, Analysis of Lerner v. Laufer, Esq., 359 N.J. Super. 201 (App. Div. 2003)
  • 2011 UCBA, Speaker, A Suggested Family Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism
  • 2012 Published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 33, Number 2, Oct. 2012, p. 21, Co-author with Marc R. Brown, Esq. “To Scribe or Not to Scribe, That is The Question”
  • 2012 MCBA, Speaker, Distribution of Pensions, 401(K) Plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans
  • 2013 Speaker, Divorce and The Special Needs Child
  • 2013 Webinar, Divorce and The Special Needs Child
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Educational Background:
  • Collaborative Law Training, 2014
  • Arbitration Training - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010
  • Mediation Training - New Jersey Institute for Dispute Resolution at Seton Hall University, 1996

Office location for Jamie K. Von Ellen

959 S. Springfield Ave
3rd Floor
Springfield, NJ 07081

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 50: Women New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2009, 2017 - 2018, 2020 - 2021

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

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