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Melissa Cipriano

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Caldwell, NJ

Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.
175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 4 C/D
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-403-8600
Fax: 973-403-8610
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution


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Melissa Cipriano is the principal attorney at Cipriano Law Offices, P.C. Ms. Cipriano offers dedicated representation in family law cases involving marriage dissolution, divorce and related issues such as child support and custody, prenuptial agreements and domestic violence.

Although based in New Jersey at Cipriano Law Offices, P.C., Ms. Cipriano is an approved family law attorney and mediator representing clients in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Following graduation from Wells College in 1991, she earned a master's of business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1996 and a juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 1999.

Ms. Cipriano is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Florida State Bar Association. She is also a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice and is authorized to represent cases before the United States Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, the United States Supreme Court and district courts in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Ms. Cipriano is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the Family Law Executive Committee of Essex County and the Hunterdon/Somerset County Inns of Court. Her honors and awards include recognition by Cambridge's Who's Who in 2008 and the Stivale D’Italia Award of Excellence, which noted her "honesty, integrity and dedication to fair and ethical business practices." She was named among the top attorneys in New Jersey in 2011.

Ms. Cipriano serves as a volunteer on the Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. As an qualified family law mediator and a parenting coordinator  as well as an experienced matrimonial litigator, Ms. Cipriano brings her experience and dedication to every case.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation


11 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2011, 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009

Articles about Melissa Cipriano appearing in Super Lawyers

About Melissa Cipriano

First Admitted: 1999, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteers, Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel


  • "The Top Attorneys in New Jersey", 2011
  • "Outstanding Reputation as a Woman Whose Word is Her Bond"
  • New Jersey Rising Stars, 2007-2009
  • Rising Star in Family Law
  • "Best of New Jersey Among our Most Distinguished Americans of Italian Descent"
  • Included in the Super Lawyers 2014 – 2016 list
  • Cambridge's Who's Who, 2008
  • "Stivale D’Italia Award of Excellence"
  • She was named to the Super Lawyers 2011 list

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Committee Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Member, Hunterdon/Somerset County Inns of Court
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee of Essex County
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Educational Background

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.B.A., 1996
  • Nova Southeastern University Law School, 1999
  • Wells College, B.A., 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Qualified Family Law Mediator, 2005
  • Family law mediator since 2005. Admitted to practice law in New York since 2002 and Florida since 1999. Master's in Business Administration in 1996. 
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Office Location for Melissa Cipriano

175 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 4 C/D
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Phone: 973-403-8600

Fax: 973-403-8610

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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