Amy Zylman Shimalla

Amy Zylman Shimalla

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Warren, NJ

Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D'Onofrio, LLP
 | 101 Town Center Drive Suite 117, Warren, NJ 07059-0643
Phone: 9087533833
Fax: 908-753-4189
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)


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    Attorney Profile

                Amy Shimalla is a graduate of Rutgers University (with highest honors) and of Seton Hall Law School. She is a partner with Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP in Warren, New Jersey where she limits her practice to Family Law, Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, and Arbitration. Ms. Shimalla is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) as a divorce and custody mediator.

                Ms. Shimalla co-founded the custody mediation program in Somerset County and she serves as a mediator under the Statewide Economic Mediation Program. Ms. Shimalla is a member of the NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee. She is Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group and a member of the Statewide Collaborative Counsel. She is also a member and Co-Chair of the Somerset County Bar Association Family Law Committee. 

                Ms. Shimalla is Chair of the District XIII Ethics Committee. She is a former President of the Somerset County Bar Association and former Trustee from Somerset County to the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also Past Chair of the NJSBA Task Force on Diversity and Past Chair of the NJSBA Women in the Profession Section. Ms. Shimalla is also the recipient of the Year 2000 New Jersey Commission on Professionalism Attorney of the Year award for Somerset County. 

                Ms. Shimalla is a frequent lecturer for various groups, including the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She is on the faculty of their Bi-Annual Mediation Training, Advanced Mediation Training, Collaborative Law Training and Family Law Summer Institute Programs.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Amy Shimalla

    Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism Lawyer of the Year Award for Somerset County, 2000 Somerset County Women of Distinction Award, 2001 Best Lawyers of America for Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2005 - 2015 Chosen as Super Lawyer by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2005 - 2014 Chosen as Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJ by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2008 - 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Matrimonial Law Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1998 Accreditation- Divorce and Family Meditation Collaborative Divorce Attorney Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Somerset County Bar Association, Member 1989-Present; Past-President 1995-1996 Somerset County Bar Association, Family Practice Committee Member and Co-Chair;  Chair, District XIII Ethics Committee District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee, Chair 2001 NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee NJSBA Women in the Profession Section, Member & former Chair, 2007 - Present NJSBA Task Force on Diversity, Former Chair Vicinage XIII Family Law Inn of Court, 2008 - Present New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, member and past-President; New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, President - Chair New Jersey Supreme Court Matrimonial Certification Committee, NJSBA Statewide Counsel of Collaborative Professionals, 2011 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In light of best practices and the time constraints placed on attorneys and litigants, it is imperative that all avenues for resolution be explored.  To that end, mediation and arbitration should be discussed in every case, and attorneys and clients should give serious consideration as to how either option might be used.  This article offers some suggestions as to what to do and what not to do when exploring and utilizing these forms of dispute resolution., Co-Author, The Do's and Don'ts of Mediation and Arbitration, New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 27 No. 2 October, 2006, 2006
    • An explanation of what Collaborative Divorce is and its benefits., Author, Collaborative Divorce Explained, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 31 February, 2011, 2011
    • Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the Collaborative Divorce process., Author, Collaborative Divorce: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 35, No. 1, September, 2014, 2014
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    Office Location for Amy Zylman Shimalla

    101 Town Center Drive Suite 117
    Warren, NJ 07059-0643

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