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Angela M. Scafuri, Esq.

Angela M. Scafuri, Esq.

New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Attorney




Angela M. Scafuri is a partner at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC, concentrating on all aspects of matrimonial and family law. She is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Angela works with clients in all matters of family law, including divorce litigation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice. She regularly handles issues involving custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, equitable distribution and domestic violence.

Prior to focusing her practice on family law issues, Angela practiced complex commercial litigation. Her background in commercial matters has enriched her success in the family law arena, particularly as to effectively handling sophisticated equitable distribution issues.

Adding to her depth of practice, Angela is a court appointed mediator for both family and civil matters and a trained Collaborative Law Attorney. She is admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and to the roster of Civil Mediators for the Superior Court of New Jersey in New Jersey counties including Morris, Essex, Union and Somerset counties. She is also one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence final restraining order, in counties participating in the pilot program. In addition, she serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Morris County and volunteers her time for the New Jersey Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project of Morris County.

In addition to her clients, Angela is recognized as a leader among her peers. Angela has been named in the Best Lawyers In America in the areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation. She has also been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly as one of the state’s top attorneys and has been recognized by her peers as one of the “Top 40 Under 40”. She has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Morris & Essex Life.

Angela currently sits on the Executive Board of the Morris County Bar Association and the Matrimonial Committee for the New Jersey Association of Justice. She is a Trustee of the Morris County Bar Foundation. She was appointed for two terms by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XA Ethics Committee. She previously served on the Executive Boards of the American Association for Justice and the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Angela is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics, including family law, ethics and social media at local and national conferences and seminars.

Areas of Practice

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Alimony and Palimony

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, 2021

Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Western Michigan


  • Seton Hall University, J.D.
  • Colgate University, B.A.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (Past President, Family Law)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law, Women in the Profession Executive Board)
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (Executive Board, Family Law)
  • Morris County Bar Association, Past President (Family Law Committee, Current Co-Chair)
  • Morris County Bar Foundation, Past President


  • Selected to the Lawline’s Top Women Faculty
  • Leaders in Law, NJ Biz
  • Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine, Top Attorney
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law and Family Law Mediation
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
  • Certificate of Appreciation, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Morris County
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Service Award
  • Ten Leaders

Advanced Trainings 

  • Collaborative Law

Featured Speaker & Media Appearances

  • When Universes Collide/Immigration and Divorce — NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Smart Use of Smart Phones and Ethical Implications — NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Ethics for the Family Law Attorney — Lawline webcast
  • Discovery Issues in Social Media — Leadership Academy, NJSBA
  • Opening Statements/Direct/Cross Plaintiff and Introduction to Evidence —  NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Closing Statements — NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Ethics for Family Law — NJSBA Seminar
  • The Wiser Divorce — NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • New Jersey Family Law — NY-NJ Bridge The Gap
  • Introducing Children to a New Significant Other — Barry Croland Family Law Hot Tips
  • Divorce Bootcamp It’s All About the Money — Six Concurrent Seminars Program
  • Utilizing Your Accountants to Find Money —NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Divorce Cases from Start to Finish — NBI Seminar
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law — NBI Seminar
  • Electronic and Social Media in Family Litigation — NJICLE 2016 Fall CLEFest
  • Ethics for the Family Law Attorney — Meadowlands Seminar Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law 2015 Update — Family Law for Paralegals & New Attorneys
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice — NY-NJ Bridge the Gap Litigation Roundtable
  • Current Issues in Business Litigation — Litigation Roundtable
  • A 2015 Update — Family Law for Paralegals and New Attorneys
  • Social Media – A New Frontier in Family Law — CLE Symposium
  • Key Financial Must-Knows about Marital and Business Divorce — Living Better with Laura Smith
  • Family Law: Hot Tips — Legalpalooza
  • Matrimonial Law — NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • College Contribution Issues in Divorce — MCBA CLE Legalpalooza
  • Ethical Implications of E-Discovery and Use of Social Media — Trial Attorneys of New Jersey CLE Event
  • Update for Insurance Defense Counsel — Insurance Defense Counsel
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice — New York City Bar Association
  • Technology in the Courtroom — NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention
  • Business and Marital Dissolution segment – 77 WABC Radio