Laurie L. Newmark

Top rated family law attorney in Whippany, New Jersey

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.
Laurie L. Newmark
Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Family law, Appellate; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1998

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

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Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.

100 South Jefferson Rd
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981 Visit website


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

Family law, Appellate

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Mediation & collaborative law

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Appellate

First 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.
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.
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
Educational Background:
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, B.A. in Psychology, 1995
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, 2003
Industry Groups:
  • Custody
  • DCPP
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence

Office location for Laurie L. Newmark

100 South Jefferson Rd
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981

Phone: 973-539-0075


10 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

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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