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Samuel J. Berse

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westfield, NJ

Berse Law, LLC
217 Elmer St
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 855-326-5291
Fax: 855-326-5292
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), Appellate (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Sam practices all aspects of family law and he counsels his clients with a real-world approach which helps set them up for success.  He resolves cases outside of court whenever possible and will zealously advocate in court when necessary.

Sam graduated cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 2015, and thereafter completed two one-year clerkships: in 2015-16 for the Honorable Lisa M. Vignuolo, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, Family Part; and in 2016-17 for former-presiding Appellate Division Judge Marie P. Simonelli, P.J.A.D. (then-J.A.D.).

Sam is the Union County Representative of the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Executive Committee as well as the Chair of the NJSBA YLD Long-Range Planning Committee.  He is also the Union County Coordinator for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

Published cases include Amzler v. Amzler, 463 N.J. Super. 187 (App. Div. 2020), where he successfully overturned an erroneous family court ruling and clarified a provision of the alimony statute; and C.N. v. S.R., 463 N.J. Super. 213 (Ch. Div. 2020), where the court held that, in the absence of a writing, partition of a residence remains an equitable remedy among unmarried, cohabitating intimates engaged in a joint venture.

Publications include "Bankruptcy and Divorce: Exceptions to Dischargeability" in the New Jersey Family Lawyer Magazine February 2020 edition and “Bankruptcy and Divorce: Getting Counsel Fees Added to Probation Arrears” in the March 2020 edition.

Beyond the law, Sam holds a Master of Biomedical Sciences from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (legacy-RWJ GSBS) and is a certified EMT-B.

About Samuel J. Berse

First Admitted: 2015, New Jersey

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217 Elmer St
Westfield, NJ 07090

Last Updated: 1/7/2021

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