Paul H. Townsend

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Whippany, NJ

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.
 | 100 South Jefferson Rd, Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: 973-539-0075
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law


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Attorney Paul H. Townsend, partner at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial law attorney and handles all types of divorce matters. He has served as a panelist for the Morris, Somerset and Union Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Program. Mr. Townsend practices out of his firm's office located in Morristown, New Jersey.

Mr. Townsend received his law degree in 1984 from Ohio Northern University and is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. He has taught at Seaton Hall University as well as lectured extensively for other organizations, including the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Townsend is a member of the Executive Family Law Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association, and is a member of the Morris and Union County Bar Associations.

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Family Law (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Paul Townsend

Admitted: 1984, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • American Jurisprudence Award Law & Computers, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Matrimonial Law Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984
  • Member, Union County Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Member, Executive Family Law Committee, Somerset County Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, 2000 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Attorney for Summit Junior League, 2000
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist, Morris, Somerset and Essex Counties

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Divorce & Business, Seton Hall University, 1997 - 1998
  • Lecturer, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Institute, 2000 - 2001


  • Succesfully appealed the landmark custody case of BISBING v. BISBING.  Argued the matter before the NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT sucessfully overturning the Appellate Division case and established  a new standard for custody relocation cases throughout NEW JERSEY.    Litigated the first  case on remand.

Educational Background:

  • Albright College, B.A. in Political Science, 1980
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Office Location for Paul H. Townsend

100 South Jefferson Rd
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981

Phone: 973-539-0075

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Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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