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Paul H. Townsend, Esq.

Paul H. Townsend, Esq.

Paul Townsend Family Lawyer NJ

New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Founding Partner

Locations:

Morristown, New Jersey

Hackensack, New Jersey

Phone:
973-840-8970
973-840-8970 (Toll Free)
Fax:
973-539-4151

Super Lawyers Nominated to SuperLawyers® List 2005 to 2019
Our attorneys have received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers and/or Super Lawyers Rising Stars list(s) published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being divorce attorneys. The dates of their inclusion are noted above. The qualifications or requirements for being included on said list can be viewed here.

Video Coverage

  • Paul Townsend litigating in the landmark NJ Supreme Court decision of Bisbing v Bisbing

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1984
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award Law & Computers
  • Albright College
    • B.A. – 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Essex County Bar Association, 1992 – 1996
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Member, Executive Family Law Committee, 1992 – 1995
  • Union County Bar Association, Member, 1996 – 2000
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hartlaub, Dotten, Terry & Townsend, P.C., Summit, New Jersey, Partner, 1996 – 2000
  • Hannoch Weisman, P.C., Roseland, New Jersey, Senior Associate Attorney, 1992 – 1996
  • Thatcher & Lanza, Attorneys, Flemington, New Jersey, Associate Attorney, 1990 – 1992
  • James P. Yudes, Attorneys, Springfield, New Jersey, Associate Attorney, 1989 – 1990
  • Frank J. Stanley, Esq., Somerville, New Jersey, Associate Attorney and Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

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