Laurie L. Newmark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Whippany, NJ

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.
 | 100 South Jefferson Rd, Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: 973-539-0075
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)


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    Attorney Profile

    Laurie Newmark is one of the founding partners at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark. Since completing a Family Part judicial clerkship in 1998 with the Superior Court of New Jersey,  Laurie has devoted her practice exclusively to family law. She is an experienced litigator who appears in court regularly in Northern and Central New Jersey. Laurie is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and the District Court of New Jersey.

    Laurie insists that every client be treated with well-deserved respect and compassion. Laurie and her team understand that they are advocating for mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives who are individuals with sensitive needs and concerns. She consistently strives to resolve matters in an effective manner, and provides clients with the ability to make informed decisions throughout their work together. When you are represented by Laurie and her team at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, you will feel protected, informed, and will know that you are getting quality, personalized representation during a very difficult time. 

    Laurie is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1998 from Seton Hall University School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Laurie attended an international comparative law program with American University, Washington College of Law. She also completed the prestigious American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas as part of her Family Law training. 

    Laurie has received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters as a divorce attorney in the years 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, she was included in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2006 to 2013. Laurie was also nominated as a “Best Lawyer for Families,” as published by NJ Family Magazine. 

    Laurie’s areas of practice include divorce, child custody, and matters involving complex financial issues such as business valuations. Laurie represents victims of domestic violence and defends alleged offenders vigorously. She also represents parents in actions involving Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and has experience handling sensitive matters involving allegations of abuse and neglect. 

    While Laurie is a skilled trial lawyer, she is also a strong believer in alternate dispute resolution. She wholeheartedly supports the mediation process and is proud to have participated in resolving complex financial cases and parenting disputes without litigation when is right for her clients. Laurie is an approved family mediator and routinely participates in private and court-appointed mediation as an alternative to court litigation. 

    Laurie has been appointed by the Court as a Parent Coordinator in high conflict divorce cases involving minor children and has served as a Guardian Ad Litem to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation and DCPP litigation. She has also been appointed by the Court as a Discovery Master in matters involving complex matrimonial litigation.

    When not practicing law, Laurie is the proud mother of a son and a daughter. She has served on the board of trustees with CASA, an organization that serves as an advocate for children in the court system. She has also been involved as a volunteer for the Women’s Center at County College of Morris and a long-time volunteer representing alleged victims of domestic violence. Her extensive experience paired with her personal commitment to family and helping others makes Laurie an extraordinary advocate for her clients at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

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    About Laurie Newmark

    Admitted: 1998, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • Certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey; Qualified Mediator pursuan to Rule 1:40-12.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, 2003

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Morris/Sussex County Vicinage, District X Ethics Committee
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
    • Essex County Bar Association
    • Family Law Inns of Court
    • New York, 1999
    • Morris County Bar Association
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • New Jersey, 1998
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Appointed as Guardian at Litem in Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex Counties for matrimonial and DYFS cases. Volunteer attorney for Jersey Battered Woman Services in Morris County.  Volunteer Attorney for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Passaic and Morris County.

    Educational Background:

    • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, B.A. in Psychology, 1995

    Industry Groups

    • Custody
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Violence
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    Office Location for Laurie L. Newmark

    100 South Jefferson Rd
    Whippany, NJ 07981

    Phone: 973-539-0075

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    Last Updated: 2/13/2020

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