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Recognizing Pro Bono Volunteer Contributions

PROBONONJ appreciates and values the thousands of volunteers who spend vast amounts of hours each year assisting low-income New Jerseyans. Each participating organization has its own unique way of recognizing and acknowledging their volunteers. Here are some of the  recognitions given from the participnat organizations.

 

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Danielle Hughes (Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP). Danielle Hughes
Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to extend a sincere thanks Danielle Hughes, Esquire of Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP in Red Bank for concluding a pro bono expungement case through our Expungement Project. The client, a low-income Camden resident, sought to expunge her record to be able to secure more stable employment. Ms. Hughes attended the expungement training event in our Freehold office in March 2019 and accepted this case pro bono. Thanks to Ms. Hughes’ quick resolution of the issues, the Expungement Order on this matter was granted on July 8, 2019. We are truly grateful for her assistance in providing this much needed service for our clients. For more information on Ms. Hughes, please visit the following website: http://kbn-law.com/attorneys/danielle-hughes/.
Bruno Bellucci (). Bruno Bellucci

Thank you Bruno Bellucci, Esq. of BellucciLaw, P.C. for volunteering to help an Atlantic County individual with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy through our Private Attorney Involvement Program. We are always thankful for your willingness to help when needed. For more information on Mr. Bellucci and his firm, please visit the following website: http://belluccilaw.net/index.php.
Stephanie Albrecht-Pendrick (). Stephanie Albrecht-Pendrick

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program says THANK YOU to Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq.! Stephanie is always willing to help when needed. This week, she agreed to accept another divorce for a low-income Atlantic County individual through our Divorce Project and we are very thankful. For more information on Stephanie and her firm, please visit the following website: http://stephaniepedricklaw.com/.
Jake Van Dyken (Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group). Jake Van Dyken
Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Jake Van Dyken, Esq., Of Counsel at Stolfe Zeigler for accepting a recent domestic violence pro bono referral. Jake successfully negotiated civil restraints and the client was very happy with the result. Jake is always willing to accept domestic violence referrals and we are very grateful for his advocacy for individuals who otherwise could not afford representation. Thank you Jake!
Rick DeMichele (DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C.). Rick DeMichele
DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Rick DeMichele, Esq. of DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. for volunteering to accept two pro bono divorces through our Divorce Project this week. Rick and has firm have supported the low-income population in their community for many years through our volunteer attorney program and have provided our clients with the same dedicated service as they do their other clients. For more information on Rick's firm, please visit the following website: https://southjerseylawfirm.com/.
Louis G. Guzzo (Law Office Of Louis G. Guzzo). Louis G. Guzzo
Law Office Of Louis G. Guzzo

Thank you to Louis G. Guzzo, Esq. of the Law Office Of Louis G. Guzzo for concluding a pro bono divorce through our Divorce Project for a low-income Gloucester county woman. The client was anxious to get divorced and Mr. Guzzo helped her through the process and she was granted a Final Judgment of Divorce. We appreciate you Louis! For more information on Mr. Guzzo and his firm, please visit the following website: http://theguzzolawfirm.com/.
Douglas Leney (Archer & Greiner PC). Douglas Leney
Archer & Greiner PC

Thank you to Douglas G. Leney, Esq. of Archer Law in Haddonfield who recently concluded a Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcy through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Leney has been a volunteer with this project for many years and we are very thankful for his help. Please visit https://www.archerlaw.com/attorneys/douglas-g-leney/ for more information.
Robert C. Thurston (). Robert C. Thurston

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert C. Thurston, Esq. for concluding three divorces for low-income Camden County residents through our Divorce Project. Mr. Thurston prepared each client's paperwork and attended the hearings with the clients when all three received their Final Judgments of Divorce. We are very thankful for his help! Mr. Thurston's firm concentrates its practice in the areas of Special Education Law, Guardianship and Disability Law. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://schoolkidslawyer.com/ and http://thurstonlawpc.com/.
Warren Brumel (). Warren Brumel

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Warren Brumel, Esquire in Keyport for concluding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a disabled Monmouth County senior citizen. The client had over $27,000.00 in debt from credit cards and medical bills that accumulated due to not receiving alimony for many years. Mr. Brumel agreed to help and she received a discharge of her debt in June. Mr. Brumel’s practice focuses on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy and he is a frequent lecturer at the New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference. For more information about Mr. Brumel, please visit his firm’s website at https://www.keyportlaw.com/.
Gary Borger (Borger Matez, P.A.). Gary Borger
Borger Matez, P.A.

Special thanks to Gary L. Borger, Esq. of Borger Matez, P.A. who has been a longtime supporter of our Private Attorney Involvement Program. Gary and his firm have assisted with many divorces over the years through our Divorce Project. When asked today if he would accept a case for pro bono representation for a low-income individual, he replied "Absolutely. Anytime you have the need, we are here." For more information on Gary and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.njfamilylaw.net/divorce-attorneys-nj/.
Jay Feinman (). Jay Feinman

Thank you again to Jay M. Feinman, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden and former SJLS Board Member, who is conducted a debt seminar on July 16 our Camden office. Jay provides information to attendees regarding what to do if they are sued, how to handle a summons and complaint, and what a creditor can take if it receives a judgment. Thank you for the valuable information you provide to our clients and for all your support!
James Shannon (). James Shannon

A very special thanks to James Shannon, Esq. for his time today assisting our Ocean County clients with their custody, support and visitation issues! Mr. Shannon has been volunteering with our Family Assist program in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties and is always willing to accommodate an additional client or two when needed. We are truly grateful for his patience, his professionalism and his willingness to assist those clients in need of family law advice.
Jennifer Iseman (Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP). Jennifer Iseman
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Thank you Jennifer Iseman, Esquire for accepting a pro bono divorce for a Camden County senior through our Divorce Project. Ms. Iseman has accepted divorces and has also given advice appointments for victims of domestic violence. We appreciate all your help!
Erika L. Goldberg (Law Offices of Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A.). Erika L. Goldberg
Law Offices of Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Erika L. Goldberg, Esq. of the Law Offices of Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. for assisting 4 clients through our Family Assist Project on July 10. Ms. Goldberg met with the clients in our Woodbury office and gave advice on issues including custody and parenting time. Ms. Goldberg was extremely patient with all the clients and was enthusiastic about helping them address their legal issues. We are very grateful for Ms. Goldberg's support and the support of this law firm. For more information on Ms. Goldberg, please visit the following website:http://wp.charnylaw.com/attorney-profiles/erika-l-goldberg.
Nicole Wise (). Nicole Wise

Many thanks to Nicole E. Wise, Esq. for assisting four clients in Atlantic County yesterday with their family law matters through our Family Assist Project. Ms. Wise, whose practice focuses on criminal law, family law and wills, also recently accepted a pro bono expungement referral for a client in Cape May County. We are truly grateful for her willingness to volunteer with us! For more information about Ms. Wise, please visit her website at https://www.nicolewiselaw.com/.
Rachelle Ann Waitz (). Rachelle Ann Waitz

Thank you again to Rachelle Ann Waitz, Esq. for giving advice appointments today in our Camden office through our Family Assist Project. Rachelle attended a divorce hearing with another of our clients this morning, prior to coming to our Camden office for advice appointments. She is scheduled to meet with 7 clients today and always goes above and beyond for our clients. Rachelle treats all clients with respect and gives them the tools they need to advocate for themselves and their families. We appreciate you very much Rachelle! Pictured are Rachelle Ann Waitz, Esq. (left) and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services (right).
David Meth (). David Meth

Many thanks to David Meth, Esq. for assisting three clients at our Monmouth County office today with their family law matters! Mr. Meth has provided 30-minute advice appointments through the Family Assist Project to our clients for their child support, child custody/visitation and divorce matters. He has also accepted pro bono referrals for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. We are truly grateful for his time and support of our pro bono program.
Donna L. Freidel (Freidel & Kramer, P.C.). Donna L. Freidel
Freidel & Kramer, P.C.

Thank you and congratulations from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Donna L. Freidel, Esq. of Freidel & Kramer, P.C. in Turnersville for her fully favorable decision in a case referred to her through our Children's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Project. Ms. Freidel volunteered to help a 9 year old boy who had autism and speech problems. The child had been denied SSI benefits twice. Ms. Freidel advocated for this child for almost two years and the Administrative Law Judge issued a fully favorable decision on June 28, 2019. The judge found that the child claimant had severe impairments including autism spectrum disorder and encopresis and that the impairments caused more than minimal functional limitations. The judge also noted that the claimant had been under a disability since October 2016 which will likely result in a substantial retroactive award of benefits for this child. Thank you, Donna, for your willingness to persevere to help this child and family.
Diane Ault Cullen (). Diane Ault Cullen

Congratulations to SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program volunteer Diane Ault Cullen, Esq. on her retirement! Ms. Cullen has been one of our most dedicated volunteers since SJLS expanded into Ocean County in 2015. She often referred individuals to SJLS when she knew they could not afford a private attorney and then she accepted their cases pro bono. Ms. Cullen went above and beyond for every client and accepted related matters which she knew that the client would not be able to handle pro se. We will miss her compassion for those who are truly in need of legal assistance and wish her all the best in her retirement!
Michael Gill (GMS Law). Michael Gill
GMS Law

Thank you Michael Gill! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks volunteer attorney and SJLS Board Member Michael A. Gill, Esq. of GMS LAW for concluding a pro bono divorce through our Divorce Project. Mr. Gill has been a long-time supporter of this project and is always willing to help when asked. Mr. Gill attended the hearing with the client on July 1, 2019 and obtained a Final Judgment of Divorce for this client who was very happy to receive her divorce. Thank you again for all your support!
Christine L. Matus (The Matus Law Group). Christine L. Matus
The Matus Law Group

Thank you The Matus Law Group! Thank you to Christine L. Matus, Esq. of The Matus Law Group for being willing to help a parent through The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children. Christine accepted a pro bono case through this project last week. Christine's firm provides estate planning services and legal services for special needs individuals including advocating for rights to public benefits, private funds, special education and community resources. For more information on Christine and her firm, please visit the following website: https://matuslaw.com/.
Kathleen Vella (). Kathleen Vella

Thank you The Law & Mediation Office of Kathleen M Vella! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Kathleen Vella, Esq. who has been on our pro bono panel since 2014. Kathleen has assisted many clients with divorces and agreed to help again with a case this week. We are very thankful for Kathleen's support! For more information on Kathleen and her practice, please visit the following website: https://www.kvellamediation.com/.
William Reiley (Ballard Spahr, LLP). William Reiley
Ballard Spahr, LLP

Thank you Ballard Spahr LLP! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) thanks William P. Reiley, Esq. of Ballard Spahr, LLP in Cherry Hill for concluding a pro bono expungement case through our Expungement Project. Mr. Reiley attended a PAI expungement training in 2018 and worked on this case for a low-income Camden County man. The client received his Expungement Order on May 24, 2019. For more information on Mr. Reiley and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.ballardspahr.com/people/attorneys/reiley-william.
Alan Domers (Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, P.C.). Alan Domers
Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, P.C.

Thank you Alan Domers, Esq.! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Alan Domers, Esq. of Domers Bonamassa & Hynes, P.C. in Marlton for concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Camden County woman through our Divorce Project. Alan accepted this case and attended the hearing with the client on June 19, 2019 where she received her Final Judgment of Divorce. For more information on Alan and his firm, please visit the following website: http://dbhlawfirm.com/.
Tabitha Castro (The Castro Firm, Inc.). Tabitha Castro
The Castro Firm, Inc.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Tabatha Castro, Esq. of The Castro Firm, Inc. for accepting a pro bono divorce today through our Divorce Project. Ms. Castro speaks Spanish and responded immediately that she is willing to help a Spanish-speaking client who has been waiting for a divorce. We appreciate your help Tabatha! For more information on Tabatha's firm, please visit the following website: http://thecastrofirm.com/.
Joseph Gable (Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law). Joseph Gable
Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Joseph W. Gable, Jr. Esq. of Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law in Marlton, New Jersey for volunteering to help with a case through The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children. Mr. Gable attended a CLE sponsored by the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program last year and was assigned a case this week. Through this project, volunteer attorneys help parents obtain guardianship over their disabled children who will soon be 18 years of age. We are very thankful for Mr. Gable's willingness to help a family in need. For more information on Mr. Gable and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.stark-stark.com/attorneys/joseph-w-gable/.
William Sanderson (). William Sanderson

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks William B. Sanderson, Esquire for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Gloucester County individual. The client contacted our office because she had a wage garnishment and credit card debt. Mr. Sanderson volunteered to help her and the client recently received her discharge order. For more information on Mr. Sanderson and his firm, please visit the following website: https://williamsandersonlaw.com/about-us/.
Frank Fischer (Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver, LLC). Frank Fischer
Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Frank J. Fischer, Esq. of Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver, LLC in Manasquan, NJ for concluding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a single mother in Ocean County. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. Fischer practices in a business & commercial, elder, estate planning, probate & estate administration and real estate. For more information about Mr. Fischer and his firm, please visit http://bankruptcylawyermanasquan.com/.com. We are very grateful for his support and for his continuous involvement with our program.
Stephanie Emmanuel-De Luna (The Castro Firm, Inc.). Stephanie Emmanuel-De Luna
The Castro Firm, Inc.

Thank you The Castro Firm, Inc.! Thank you to Stephanie Emmanuel-De Luna, Esq. of The Castro Firm, Inc. for volunteering to help a low-income Camden County woman with her divorce. Stephanie enthusiastically volunteered to participate in our Divorce Project and attended the hearing with the client yesterday during which a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. We are very thankful for her help and for the support of this firm. For more information on The Castro Firm, Inc., please visit the following website: http://thecastrofirm.com/.
Eric Clayman (Jenkins & Clayman). Eric Clayman
Jenkins & Clayman

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Eric Clayman, Esq. of Jenkins & Clayman in Audubon for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Burlington County senior. The client came to our office with credit card debt. Jenkins & Clayman assisted her through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden and the client received her discharge on April 26, 2019. Thank you! For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.jenkinsclayman.com/
Rachelle Ann Waitz (). Rachelle Ann Waitz

Thank you Rachelle Ann Waitz, Esq.! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Rachelle Ann Waitz, Esq. for helping a client she met through our Family Assist Project. Rachelle initially volunteered to give the client a 30-minute advice consultation. After the consultation, Rachelle was insistent on helping further, and volunteered to represent the client with her child support and custody issues. She won sole legal custody for her client and child support through a wage execution. Rachelle issued a subpoena to the defendant's employer to obtain his income verification prior to the hearing which resulted in a substantial child support award for this mother. Great work Rachelle!
Cori Lehrfeld (GIGLIOTTI & LEHRFELD, LLC). Cori Lehrfeld
GIGLIOTTI & LEHRFELD, LLC

Thank you from the Private Attorney Involvement Program to Cori H. Lehrfeld, Esq.! Cori attended an Expungement CLE held in our Camden office in October and accepted a pro bono expungement for a low-income Burlington County woman. Cori handled the matter and an Order Granting Expungement was entered on March 27, 2019. We are thankful for Cori's willingness to help this client. For more information on Cori and her firm, please visit the following: http://www.gigliottilehrfeld.com/index.html.
Bohdan Zachariasevych (BohZac Law, LLC). Bohdan Zachariasevych
BohZac Law, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Bohdan Zachariasevych, Esq. of BohZac Law, LLC for recently concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Cumberland County woman through our Divorce Project. The client had been waiting for quite some time to receive her divorce and we are extremely grateful that Bohdan was willing to help her. Bohdan has over twenty years of experience advocating for his clients in family law and consumer matters. For more information on Bohdan and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.bohzaclaw.com/.
Robert J. Bowman (Law Offices of Schroll and Bowman). Robert J. Bowman
Law Offices of Schroll and Bowman

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert J. Bowman, Esq. of the Law Offices of Schroll and Bowman for accepting a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Bowman is always willing to help when needed and we are very thankful for his willingness to volunteer. For more information on Mr. Bowman and his firm, please visit the following: http://www.schrollandbowman.com/.
Paul Pflumm (Law Offices of Joseph A McCormick Jr, P.A). Paul Pflumm
Law Offices of Joseph A McCormick Jr, P.A

Many thanks from the Private Attorney Involvement Program to Paul Pflumm, Esquire of the Law Offices of Joseph A McCormick Jr, P.A for assisting a low-income Camden County senior with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client sent the attached note in thanks. For more information on Mr. Pflumm and his firm, please visit the following: https://www.mccormicknjlaw.com/attorneys/.
David Huang (Evan F. Nappen Attorney at Law, PC). David Huang
Evan F. Nappen Attorney at Law, PC

Thank you to David Huang, Esq. of Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, PC for recently concluding a pro bono expungement case for a Camden County woman. David focuses his practice on rights restoration in three jurisdictions, ranging from criminal expungements, juvenile sealings, medical record expungements, executive clemency, certificates of relief from disabilities, pardons, and the like. He has consulted on firearms law in multimedia, products, and video games. David is an enthusiastic supporter of our Expungement Project and we are very happy he chooses to volunteer with us. For more information on David and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.evannappen.com/.
Jim Gentile (). Jim Gentile

Thank you to Private Attorney Involvement Program volunteer Jim Gentile, Esq. who volunteered to give advice consultations today in our Atlantic City office through our Family Assist Project. Jim is always looking for ways we can help more people with family law issues and we are thankful for that!
Greg Thomlison (Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC). Greg Thomlison
Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC

Many thanks to Greg Thomlison, Esquire for providing advice consults by phone to two clients who reside outside of the county with their Ocean County matters. Your contributions to our Family Assist Project are very much appreciated! If you are an attorney who practices in Ocean County and would like to earn pro bono hours by providing advice in family law matters, please contact Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, at (732) 414-6750 ext. 6516 or at KCGurski@lsnj.org.
Joseph Rodgers (Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered). Joseph Rodgers
Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Joseph J. Rodgers, Esquire of Joseph J. Rodgers, Chartered in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey for recently concluding a pro bono expungement through our Expungement Project. Mr. Rodgers filed the Petition for Expungement and the client was very happy to receive his Final order of Expungement. THANK YOU! For more information on Mr. Rodgers and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.rodgerscriminallaw.com/.
The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project (Rutgers Law School - Camden). The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project
Rutgers Law School - Camden

Through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden, volunteer attorneys and law students help our clients with Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings. Special thanks always to Robert Cooper, Esq. who has conducted trainings for this project since 1993 and who updates the training manuals every year. Special thanks also to Pam Mertsock-Wolfe, Associate Director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs and Writing Specialist, and the students who handle the scheduling of the clients once the files are referred to Rutgers. And, thank you very much to all the attorneys who participated this semester by volunteering their time including Nona Ostrove, Esq., Daniel Reinganum, Esq., Joseph Rogers, Esq., Jorge Garcia, Esq., Steven Neuner, Esq., Paul Pflumm, Esq., Jerry Kulback, Esq., Barbara Snavely, Esq., Ellen McDowell, Esq., Rex Roldan, Esq., Emmanuel Argentieri, Esq., Jill Tribulas, Esq., Ed Paul, Esq., Chris Cassie, Esq., Jill Bryan, Esq., Carrie Boyle, Esq., Tom Egner, Esq., and Lee Perlman, Esq.
Rachelle Waitz (). Rachelle Waitz

Thank you Rachelle Waitz, Esq. for your steadfast support of our Family Assist Project! Rachelle meets with clients every month and in April was volunteering to give 30-minute advice consultations in our Camden office. Rachelle also takes cases for representation through our Private Attorney Involvement Program and we thank her!
Berge Tumaian (Law Office of Berge Tumaian, LLC). Berge Tumaian
Law Office of Berge Tumaian, LLC

Thank you to Berge Tumaian, Esq. of the Law Office of Berge Tumaian, LLC for volunteering with our Family Assist Project in April. Berge met with three clients in our Mt. Holly office and gave them advice on issues including support, custody and divorce. Berge has been a staunch supporter of our pro bono program in many ways over the years and we are grateful for his help! For more information on Berge and his firm, please visit the following: https://www.bergelaw.net/. Pictured are Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services, and Berge Tumaian, Esq.
Traci Overton (Rutgers Law Civil Practice Clinic). Traci Overton
Rutgers Law Civil Practice Clinic

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program congratulates Traci Overton, Esq. and the students of the Rutgers Law Civil Practice Clinic (CPC) in Camden for their recent Children's SSI victory! The CPC accepted the case of a Cape May County disabled three year old boy with Von Willebrand's Disease and various delays who had been denied Supplemental Security Income benefits. The administrative law judge ruled on March 11, 2019 that the child had severe impairments including ear disorder, speech and language impairment and Von Willebrand disorder and that the child has been disabled since October 2016. Great work by Traci and her law students! The CPC is a general civil litigation clinic at Rutgers School of Law. In the CPC, third year students provide critical legal services to low-income residents of South Jersey in a broad range of practice areas, including family law, housing law, SSI/SSDI disability law and consumer law.
Ryan Foran (Smedley & Lis). Ryan Foran
Smedley & Lis

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Ryan D. Foran, Esq. of Smedley & Lis for concluding a pro bono divorce for a Gloucester County woman who had been waiting for quite some time. Ryan devotes his entire practice to family law with a focus on divorce, custody, child support and domestic violence and we are very appreciative that he volunteers with us! For more information on Ryan and his firm, please visit the following website: http://smedleylis.com/.
Scott Levine (Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz). Scott Levine
Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Scott J. Levine, Esq. for recently concluding two pro bono divorces through our Divorce Project. Scott is of counsel to the firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz in Mt. Laurel and primarily focuses on family law. For more information on Scott and his firm, please visit the following: http://gersteingrayson.com/team-view/scott-j-levine/.
Monzo Catanese  Hillegass, P.C. (). Monzo Catanese Hillegass, P.C.

Thank you to Monzo Catanese Hillegass, P.C. and their attorneys for their support of The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children. The firm has provided representation in two pro bono cases for this project. We are thankful for their support! For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://mchlegal.com/.
Marc Capone (Gillman, Bruton & Capone, LLC). Marc Capone
Gillman, Bruton & Capone, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Marc Capone, Esq of Gillman, Bruton & Capone, LLC for assisting a disabled client in Monmouth County with his Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Capone has been a volunteer with SJLS since 2015 and has always been willing to accept cases when needed. We are especially grateful for the professionalism and patience he and his staff have with our clients. Thank you!
Sarah Cranston (Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law Firm). Sarah Cranston
Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law Firm

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Sarah Cranston, Esq. of Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law Firm for recently concluding a pro bono guardianship case. The alleged incapacitated person's wife needed a guardianship over her husband who had a massive stroke which left him with only 5% brain functioning. The couple also had three children. Ms. Cranston was very willing to help the wife obtain guardianship over her husband and a Judgment of Incapacity was recently entered. We are thankful to Ms. Cranston and her firm for their willingness to help. For more information on Ms. Cranston and her firm, please visit the following website: https://www.timriceelderlaw.com/.
Ellen McDowell (McDowell Law, PC). Ellen McDowell
McDowell Law, PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Ellen M. McDowell, Esq. of McDowell Law, PC for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a hearing impaired Gloucester County client through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Ellen met with the client and a sign language interpreter at the law school in the Fall and the client received her discharge today. Great work! For more information on Ellen and her firm, please visit the following: https://www.mcdowelllegal.com/.
MaryBeth Schroeder (Law Offices of MaryBeth Schroeder). MaryBeth Schroeder
Law Offices of MaryBeth Schroeder

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks MaryBeth Schroeder, Esq. of the Law Offices Of MaryBeth Schroeder for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for an Ocean County senior who had a large amount of credit card debt and loans. MaryBeth has been a supporter of our program for the last several years and we are very appreciative since there is a great need for bankruptcy help for low-income people in Ocean County. For more information on MaryBeth and her firm, please visit the following: http://www.mbschroeder.com/.
Meredith Schalick (Rutgers Law School - Camden). Meredith Schalick
Rutgers Law School - Camden

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Meredith L. Schalick, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, for presenting an Expungement Law CLE to volunteer attorneys in our Freehold office last night. Professor Schalick spoke on the new expungement law and applicable statutes, how to analyze eligibility, procedural requirements and standardized forms and gave practical advice on working with the county prosecutors and how to handle hearings. 15 private attorneys attended and accepted pro bono cases at the end of the training in exchange for the free CLE. Thank you Professor Schalick for all you do to help individuals who need expungements and thank you to all the volunteers who attended the training and accepted cases!
Amy Knapp (Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman). Amy Knapp
Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman

Thank you Amy L. Knapp, Esq. of the Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a Camden County senior. Ms. Knapp referred this client to our program because of the client's large amount of credit card debt and loans. Thank you to Amy and this firm for their continuous help over many years and for sharing their time to help our clients. For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.newjerseybankruptcy.com/.
Meredith Schalick & Rutgers Law - Camden (). Meredith Schalick & Rutgers Law - Camden

Rutgers Law School in Camden and SJLS partner with Expungement Screening Event! On Saturday, March 9th, Professor Meredith Schalick and students from Rutgers Law School in Camden and the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program held an event at the SJLS Camden office. Over 40 individuals were seen by law students under the supervision of Professor Schalick. Attendees' criminal histories were reviewed by the law students and attendees were given advice about whether they were eligible for an expungement. The students were very knowledgeable, professional and kind to all the clients in attendance. Special thanks to Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esq. SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, who prepared the files for the clients who were seen and Richard Chiumento, Managing Attorney of the SJLS Centralized Intake Unit, who processed intakes for unexpected walk-in clients. It was a great day of service to those in our community and we are thankful once again for the support of Rutgers Law School. The following students participated and are pictured top: Sydney Groll, Landon Hacker, Claire Newsome, Abby Cook, Destiney Wilson, Mario Valdivia, Morgan Humphrey, Kori Newallo, Josh Forrest, Lauren Puglisi, Christina Schnyer, Noel Hanrahan, Julianna Koster, Ashley Maddison, Jennifer Gonzalez and Mychal Giansanti. Pictured bottom from left to right are Richard Chiumento, Esq., Kristine Carranceja-Gurski, Esq., Meredith Schalick, Esq. and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq.
Rachelle Waitz (). Rachelle Waitz

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement is very thankful again to Rachelle Waitz, Esq. for volunteering time today in our Woodbury office in March. Rachelle gave advice to four clients and always asks when she can volunteer next. Rachelle is not only extremely knowledgeable but also kind and courteous to all our clients and staff. We appreciate you Rachelle!
James Shannon (). James Shannon

Many thanks to James P. Shannon, Esq. for providing our clients with advice on child support and custody matters today through our Family Assist Project in our Freehold office in March.
Kathleen Dotoli (Law Office of Kathleen M. Dotoli). Kathleen Dotoli
Law Office of Kathleen M. Dotoli

Thank you Ocean County Bar Association for last night's State Bar Night February Meeting at Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery in Toms River, New Jersey. At the meeting, comments were made by Terrance L. Turnbach, OCBA President, and a representative from the New Jersey State Bar Association. Pictured below are Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services (left), and Kathleen M. Dotoli, Esq. of the Law Office of Kathleen M. Dotoli (right). Kathleen coincidentally had a hearing for one of her pro bono cases through our Children's SSI Project earlier in the day and was as enthusiastic as ever about helping our clients. Kathleen practices workers compensation law and social security disability law and is as passionate about her pro bono clients as her private clients (see https://www.lawofficeofkathleenmdotoli.com/). We are very grateful for her support and for the support of the Ocean County Bar Association.
Jill Bryan (Jill T Bryan, Esq.). Jill Bryan
Jill T Bryan, Esq.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jill T. Bryan, Esq. for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Jill has participated in this program for many years, and every semester accepts cases through the project and mentors law students. She always keeps our Private Attorney Involvement Program informed as to the status of her cases. Thank you to Jill and her many years of dedication to this project and for her generosity with the law students and clients. For more information on Jill and her firm, please visit the following: https://www.jillbryanlaw.com/
Jeffrey Kerstetter (Kerstetter Law, LLC). Jeffrey Kerstetter
Kerstetter Law, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jeffrey Alan Kerstetter, Esq. of Kerstetter Law, LLC for concluding a divorce for a low-income Camden County woman today. Despite many service issues, Jeff persisted with the case and attended the hearing today during which a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. Jeff never gives up with our clients and we are very grateful for his support. For more information on Jeff and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.familylawsj.com/.
Bonnie Laube (Law Firm of Greenblatt & Laube, P.C). Bonnie Laube
Law Firm of Greenblatt & Laube, P.C

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Bonnie Laube, Esq. of the Law Firm of Greenblatt & Laube, P.C. in Vineland for accepting a pro bono divorce for a Cumberland County man this week. Bonnie has been a gracious supporter of our program for many years and we thank her for her dedication to the low-income population in South Jersey. For more information on Bonnie's firm, please visit the following website: http://greenblattlaube.com/.
Angie Gambone (Flaster Greenberg PC). Angie Gambone
Flaster Greenberg PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Angie Gambone, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg PC in Cherry Hill for recently concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Camden County man. Ms. Gambone assisted the client throughout the process and attended the hearing with the client on February 20th during which a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. Ms. Gambone immediately volunteered to accept another case, and we are very thankful to her for that! For more information on Ms. Gambone and her firm, please visit the following: https://www.flastergreenberg.com/people-Angie_Gambone.html.
Joanna Schiaffo and Rachel Cotrino (The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC). Joanna Schiaffo and Rachel Cotrino
The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

Thank you The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Rachel S. Cotrino, Esq. (pictured right) and Joanna J. Schiaffo, Esq. (pictured left) for each recently concluding pro bono divorces through our Divorce Project. These attorneys have volunteered to help low-income people in their community with divorces for the last several years through our program and we are very appreciative of their help. For more more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.cotrinolaw.com/.
S. Joseph Litvak (Litvak Legal Group, PLLC). S. Joseph Litvak
Litvak Legal Group, PLLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks S. Joseph Litvak, Esq. of the Litvak Legal Group, PLLC for concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a Monmouth County resident. The client contacted us because she was overwhelmed with her credit card debt. Mr. Litvak helped the client with her case and an Order of Discharge was entered on February 1, 2019. Thank you! For more information on Mr. Litvak and his firm, please visit the following: http://www.litvaklegalgroup.com/home.html.
Daniel Reinganum (McDowell Law, PC). Daniel Reinganum
McDowell Law, PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Daniel L. Reinganum, Esq. of McDowell Law, PC in Maple Shade for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Camden County woman. Dan is a consistent supporter of The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden and we are grateful that he chooses to share his expertise to help the low-income population in South Jersey. For more information on Dan and his firm, please visit the following https://www.mcdowelllegal.com/.
Neal Walters (Ballard Spahr LLP). Neal Walters
Ballard Spahr LLP

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Neal Walters, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP in Cherry Hill and Michele Sharp, Legal Administrative Assistant, for successfully securing an expungement order for a low-income Burlington County woman. Mr. Walters participated in an Expungement CLE last year and volunteered to accept this case. The Order Granting Expungement was signed on January 25, 2019. Thank you to Mr. Walters and Ms. Sharp for their support! For more information on Mr. Walters, please visit the following: https://www.ballardspahr.com/people/attorneys/walters_neal.aspx.
Lawrence Hubert (). Lawrence Hubert

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Lawrence L. Hubert, Esq. for recently concluding an expungement pro bono case through The SJLS Expungement Project. Mr. Hubert's practice includes personal injury and workers' compensation cases, including automobile accident cases, fall-down accidents and product liability claims. As a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor and Public Defender, his practice also includes criminal defense, juvenile matters, traffic, DWI and Municipal Court defense. For more information on Mr. Hubert and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.lawhub.net/. Pictured are Mr. Hubert and his paralegal, Jan.
Kristen Henninger (Kristen S. Henninger, Esquire, LLC). Kristen Henninger
Kristen S. Henninger, Esquire, LLC

Thank you to volunteer attorney and SJLS Board Member Kristen S. Henninger, Esq. of Kristen S. Henninger, Esquire, LLC who volunteered in our Ocean County office in February with our Family Assist Project. Ms. Henninger is scheduled to provide 30-minute consultations to four low-income clients in need of family law advice. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to volunteer your time and expertise!
Nona Ostrove (). Nona Ostrove

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Nona L. Ostrove, Esq. for concluding three pro bono bankruptcies through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Nona met with these clients and the law students last semester and all the clients received an Order of Discharge on February 1st. Nona volunteered again last night at Rutgers and met with two additional clients and students. Nona has volunteered with this project for years and is a great mentor to the law students. She is always enthusiastic and thorough and we appreciate all her help. For more information on Nona and her firm, please visit the following: http://ostrovelaw.com/.
John Tatulli (Law Offices of John R. Tatulli). John Tatulli
Law Offices of John R. Tatulli

Thank you to John Tatulli, Esq. and Cindy Clayton, Paralegal, of the Law Offices of John R. Tatulli in Shrewsbury for concluding another pro bono expungement through our Expungement Project. John and Cindy worked together to help a Camden County man with his expungement and the Expungement Order was entered on January 11th. Thank you to both John and Cindy for their dedication to our Expungement Project and for helping so many people get a new start. For more information on Mr. Tatulli and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.tatullilaw.com/.
R. Stephen Stigall (Ballard Spahr). R. Stephen Stigall
Ballard Spahr

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks R. Stephen Stigall, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP in Cherry Hill for recently concluding a pro bono expungement case for a Camden County man. Mr. Stigall participated in a training for volunteer attorneys at Ballard Spahr in 2018 and immediately started work on this case. The Order Granting Petition for Expungement was signed on January 11, 2019. Mr. Stigall served more than 15 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden and was the Attorney-in-Charge of that office for more than five years as well as Deputy Attorney-in-Charge for three years. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he led multi-agency government investigations and tried a range of high-profile white collar cases. His experience ranges from handling nine-figure securities fraud matters to prosecuting cases involving bank, health care, and mortgage fraud as well as corporate embezzlement, bribery, and export violations. We are very thankful that Mr. Stigall chooses to volunteer with us. For more information on Mr. Stigall, please visit the following: https://www.ballardspahr.com/people/attorneys/stigall_stephen.aspx.
Laurie Ruben (Law Office of Neal Ruben). Laurie Ruben
Law Office of Neal Ruben

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Laurie Ruben, Esq. of the Law Office of Neal Ruben in Shrewsbury for recently assisting a low-income Ocean client with advice on filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Although the client did not file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, she was given valuable advice by Ms. Ruben that would allow the client to file and receive a discharge successfully at a later time. Ms. Ruben has graciously offered to accept this matter again when the time is right for the client to file. We are very fortunate to have her on our volunteer panel!
Steven Sacharow (Flaster Greenberg PC). Steven Sacharow
Flaster Greenberg PC

Thank you to Steven B. Sacharow, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg PC in Cherry Hill! Steve volunteered to help a low-income Camden County woman with her divorce last year. The client had been separated for almost 10 years and was anxious to get a divorce and move on with her life. Steve attended the hearing with the client on January 24th and a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. Thank you Steve! For more information on Steve and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.flastergreenberg.com/people-Steven_Sacharow.html.
Karen Sampson (Karen P. Sampson, Esq. LLC). Karen Sampson
Karen P. Sampson, Esq. LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Karen P. Sampson, Esquire of Karen P. Sampson, Esq. LLC for concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Burlington County woman last week. Ms. Sampson accepted the case through our Divorce Project and attended the final hearing last week during which a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. Ms. Sampson promptly volunteered to accept another case and we are very thankful for her willingness to help again. For more information on Ms. Sampson and her firm, please visit the following website: www.karenpsampson.com.
John Keating (Law Office of John M. Keating). John Keating
Law Office of John M. Keating

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks John M. Keating, Esq. of the Law Office of John M. Keating in Glassboro for concluding a pro bono divorce through our Divorce Project for a Salem County woman who was waiting several months. Mr. Keating volunteered his time to meet with the client, file the necessary paperwork and attend her hearing with her. Thank you for your support, John - we really appreciate it!
Joseph Casello (Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC). Joseph Casello
Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Joseph M. Casello, Esquire of Collins, Vella & Casello, LLC and current SJLS Board Member for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income woman in Monmouth County. Mr. Casello has volunteered with us for the last five years and we are very grateful for his help! For more information on Mr. Casello and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.cvclaw.net/.
Maury Cutler (). Maury Cutler

Thank you from the Private Attorney Involvement Program to Maury K. Cutler, Esq. for always being willing to help when needed. Mr. Cutler has been a member of our pro bono panel for many years and never hesitates to help individuals who have very limited access to the legal system. THANK YOU! For more information on Mr. Cutler and his firm, please visit the following: https://mkcutlerlaw.com/.
Jill Tribulas (). Jill Tribulas

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Jill M. Tribulas, Esq. of the Law Office of Jill M. Tribulas for her continuous support of our bankruptcy pro bono program. Jill volunteered with the bankruptcy project at Rutgers while in law school in 2000 and 2001 and continues to volunteer with The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. She has already signed up for two volunteer dates for this Spring. Jill says on her website that "I am optimistic and compassionate. I love finding solutions. I love what I do and I care about my clients. I love to help people." We are very grateful that she chooses to volunteer to help the low-income population in South Jersey and that she has done so consistently for many years. For more information on Jill and her firm, please visit the following: https://tribulas.com/about/.
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin (). Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia for volunteering to take three pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcies. This firm is always willing to help clients in our service area and also veterans through their Military Assistance Project. For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.ciardilaw.com/.
Greg Thomlison (Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC). Greg Thomlison
Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC

Many thanks to Greg Thomlison, Esq. of Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC for his assistance with our Family Assist program in the SJLS Ocean County Neighborhood Office today! In addition to being an SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program volunteer, Mr. Thomlison serves as the Chair of the Ocean County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee and is also on the District Ethics Committee. We are truly grateful for his willingness to continue assisting our clients with their family law matters.
Barbara Barclay Moore (Puff & Cockerill, LLC). Barbara Barclay Moore
Puff & Cockerill, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Barbara Barclay Moore, Esq. of Puff & Cockerill, LLC for concluding a pro bono divorce. Ms. Moore enthusiastically agreed to help a low-income Gloucester County man who had been waiting for a divorce. She attended the hearing last week during which a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered. We thank Ms. Moore for always being willing to help when asked. For more information on Ms. Moore, please visit the following website: http://pufflaw.com/barbara-barclay-moore/.
Karen Rose Karpousis (Charny, Karpousis, Altieri & Donoian, P. A). Karen Rose Karpousis
Charny, Karpousis, Altieri & Donoian, P. A

Thank you to Karen Rose Karpousis, Esq. of the Law Offices of Charny, Karpousis, Altieri & Donoian, P. A. New Jersey for volunteering in our Camden office this afternoon to give 30-minute advice consultations to low-income individuals with family law questions. Ms. Karpousis is scheduled to meet with 7 clients today through our Family Assist Project and was very happy to provide her expertise and volunteer her time when asked. We are very grateful that she is willing to volunteer to help those who need it. For more information on Ms. Karpousis' firm, please visit the following website: http://wp.charnylaw.com/.
Mark Silber (). Mark Silber

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Mark R. Silber, Esq. for concluding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Ocean County resident. The client contacted our office with various consumer issues and a large amount of credit card debt. Mr. Silber volunteered to help him and the client's discharge order was entered on November 16, 2018. We are very thankful for Mr. Silber's willingness to help. For more information on Mr. Silber and his firm, please visit the following website: http://marksilber.com/.
Anthony Santangelo (The Law Offices of Anthony Santangelo, Esq.). Anthony Santangelo
The Law Offices of Anthony Santangelo, Esq.

Thank you to Anthony Santangelo, Esquire of The Law Offices of Anthony Santangelo, Esq., MBA for recently concluding an expungement for a Camden County low-income woman. Mr. Santangelo prepared the petition for expungement and an Order for Expungement was entered on November 26, 2018. Mr. Santangelo has been assisting clients through our Expungement Project for almost three years and we are very grateful!
Joanne Ventura (Neuner and Ventura). Joanne Ventura
Neuner and Ventura

THANK YOU from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Joanne M. Ventura, Esq. of Neuner and Ventura LLP for recently concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Burlington County man. Ms. Ventura brings years of expertise to The SJLS Divorce Project where she is always willing to help low-income people with divorces. For more information on Ms. Ventura and her firm, please visit the following: https://www.nv-njlaw.com/.
Dan Straffi (Straffi & Straffi). Dan Straffi
Straffi & Straffi

Thank you to Dan Straffi, Esq. of Straffi & Straffi Attorneys at Law in Toms River for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 for an Ocean County senior citizen. Mr. Straffi also volunteered to take another pro bono bankruptcy case even though he recently concluded one. We are thankful for his enthusiasm and willingness to help. For more information on Mr. Straffi and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.straffilaw.com/.
Phillip Lucas (The Law Office of Piotr Rapciewicz, LLC). Phillip Lucas
The Law Office of Piotr Rapciewicz, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Phillip L. Lucas, Esq. of The Law Office of Piotr Rapciewicz, LLC with offices in Brick and Clifton for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Monmouth County woman. The client contacted us because she was struggling to provide for her six children while working. She had a large amount of credit card debt and was also owed child support. Mr. Lucas helped her with her bankruptcy and helped her get a fresh start from her debt. For more information about Mr. Lucas and his firm, please visit the following website: https://rapciewiczlaw.com/.
David Meth, Esq. and  Kristen Henninger, Esq. (). David Meth, Esq. and Kristen Henninger, Esq.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI) thanks David Meth, Esquire (left) with a law office in Freehold and Kristen S. Henninger, Esq. (right) of Kristen S. Henninger, Esquire, LLC and also an SJLS Board of Trustees Member for providing advice consultations in family law matters to our clients in Monmouth and Ocean Counties today through our Family Assist Project. Both David and Kristen have been volunteering with PAI for several years, assisting our clients with Chapter 7 bankruptcies and uncontested divorces, respectively. We are truly grateful for their willingness to help with the Family Assist Project as well.
Alex Faris (Archer & Greiner PC). Alex Faris
Archer & Greiner PC

Thank you to Alex Faris, Esquire of Archer & Greiner PC for taking a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy case through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Faris met with the clients who live in Salem County in the Spring of 2018 and they received their discharge on November 9, 2018. Mr. Faris is an associate in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Insolvency Litigation practice group at his firm. Prior to joining the firm, Alex clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Resident Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware in New Castle County.
Lawrence A. Brodsky (). Lawrence A. Brodsky

Thank you to longtime Private Attorney Involvement Program volunteer attorney Lawrence A. Brodsky, Esq. who conducted a debt seminar in our Atlantic City office. Mr. Brodsky met with clients to explain the debt collection process and then met with each client individually after the seminar. We are very grateful for his continued support and kindness to our clients. Thank you Larry! Also pictured are Kristine M. Carranceja-Gurski, Esq. SJLS Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator (left) and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq. SJLS Director of Pro Bono Services (right).
Scott E. Kaplan (Scott E. Kaplan, LLC). Scott E. Kaplan
Scott E. Kaplan, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program would like to send thanks to Scott E. Kaplan, Esquire of Allentown for assisting a Spanish-speaking client in Ocean County with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge. Mr. Kaplan graciously accepted two additional pro bono bankruptcy referrals after finishing his prior case. Mr. Kaplan’s firm also handles landlord and tenant issues, home foreclosures and real estate transactions. For more information on his practice, please visit Mr. Kaplan’s website at www.sekaplanlaw.com.
Chad M. Sherwood (Law Office of Chad M Sherwood, LLC). Chad M. Sherwood
Law Office of Chad M Sherwood, LLC

Thank you once again from our Private Attorney Involvement Program to Chad Sherwood, Esq. of the Law Office of Chad M Sherwood, LLC for always being willing to help when asked. Mr. Sherwood volunteered to handle a Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week pro bono for an Atlantic County senior who had been waiting months for assistance. Mr. Sherwood is always willing to help our clients and we are very thankful for his help! For more information on Mr. Sherwood, please visit the following: https://www.sherwoodlegal.com/.
Tara Hanna and Jennie Owens (Archer & Greiner PC). Tara Hanna and Jennie Owens
Archer & Greiner PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program is very thankful to Tara L. Hanna, Esq. and Jennie A. Owens, Esq. of Archer & Greiner PC for helping a Camden County senior citizen with a name change pro bono. The client was having great difficulty traveling because the name she was using was not accurately reflected on her social security card and other records. These attorneys helped her legally regain the name she had been using, which reflected the client's father's last name which was important to her. A Final Judgment was entered on October 8, 2018. We are especially proud of Ms. Hanna's work on this as she interned in our Private Attorney Involvement Program while in law school. Ms. Hanna recently stated that "Working as an intern for South Jersey Legal Services, Inc., specifically the Private Attorney Involvement Program (PAI), while a law student was an invaluable experience. My internship shed light on the great need for pro bono services for the South Jersey community, and the impact that private attorneys can have on those needs through PAI. Working now as a private family attorney, my memories working at Legal Services remind me of the immeasurable reward that private attorneys can experience when they lend their services and expertise to the community." For more information on Ms. Hanna, Ms. Owens and their firm, please visit the following website: https://www.archerlaw.com/firm/.
Tabatha Castro (The Castro Firm, Inc.). Tabatha Castro
The Castro Firm, Inc.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Tabatha L. Castro, Esq. for concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Camden County woman. The client had been waiting for quite some time and Ms. Castro volunteered to help. A Final Judgment of Divorce was recently entered. Ms. Castro recently joined our pro bono panel and we are happy that she did. She is the President and Managing Attorney of The Castro Firm, Inc., a minority and woman-owned law firm. She is licensed to practice law in the states of Delaware and New Jersey. Ms. Castro is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Federal District Court of Delaware, Delaware Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court. For more information on Ms. Castro and her firm, please visit the following website: http://thecastrofirm.com/.
Daniel Seidman (Ciardi Ciardi & Astin). Daniel Seidman
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Daniel Siedman, Esq. of Ciardi Ciardi & Astin in Philadelphia for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. The client, a Camden County senior citizen, was very upset because of her large amount of credit card debt. Mr. Siedman volunteered to take her case on a pro bono basis and she received her discharge on October 19, 2018. Mr. Siedman has been helping low-income people with Chapter 7 bankruptcies through our pro bono program since 2012 and we are very thankful for his help. For more information on Mr. Siedman, please visit the following website: https://www.ciardilaw.com/daniel-siedman.asp.
David Huang (Evan F Nappen Attorney at Law, PC). David Huang
Evan F Nappen Attorney at Law, PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks David W. Huang, Esq. of Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, PC for his extraordinary support of The SJLS Expungement Project. Mr. Huang has been a supporter of this project since 2015 and this week alone volunteered to accept four pro bono cases for low-income people in our service area who need help with expungements. We are thankful for the many clients he has helped clear their records and get a fresh start in life. Mr. Huang currently focuses on rights restoration in three jurisdictions, ranging from: criminal expungements, juvenile sealings, medical record expungements, executive clemency, certificates of relief from disabilities, pardons, and the like. Please visit http://www.evannappen.com/ for more information on Mr. Huang and his firm.
Caroline Petrilla (). Caroline Petrilla

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program sends a heartfelt thanks to Caroline Petrilla, Esquire. Ms. Petrilla accepted a pro bono referral earlier this year for a child whose application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was denied. Thanks to Ms. Petrilla’s thorough analysis of the medical documentation provided by the child’s mother and advocacy on the child's behalf, the child was determined to be disabled by the Social Security Administration. Ms. Petrilla’s practice focuses on mediation in civil, general equity and probate matters.
Marta Cruz Gold (Law Office of Marta Cruz Gold). Marta Cruz Gold
Law Office of Marta Cruz Gold

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Marta Cruz Gold, Esquire for helping an 80 year old, low-income Burlington County woman with a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The client had a large amount of credit card debt and loans which were causing her a great deal of anxiety. Ms. Gold filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy on the client's behalf and the client received a discharge on September 27, 2018. We are very happy that Ms. Gold is willing to help when needed - THANK YOU. For more information on Ms. Gold and her firm, please visit the following website: http://www.elegalfirm.com/.
David R. Drake (Drake Law Firm PC). David R. Drake
Drake Law Firm PC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks David R. Drake, Esq. of Drake Law Firm PC - Attorneys at Law in Absecon for concluding a pro bono divorce for a low-income Cape May county woman. The Drake Law Firm has been a supporter of our Divorce Project for several years and we are very grateful for their support. For more information on the Drake Law Firm, please visit www.drakelawfirmpc.com.
Douglas S. Stanger (Flaster Greenberg PC). Douglas S. Stanger
Flaster Greenberg PC

Thank you to Douglas S. Stanger, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg PC in Linwood for recently concluding a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a low-income Atlantic County woman. The client contacted our office because she had credit card debt and was concerned about losing her home. With Mr. Stanger's help, the client's Discharge Order was entered on August 10, 2018. Thank you to Mr. Stanger and attorneys like him who consistently volunteer their time to give individuals a fresh start through bankruptcy. For more information on Mr. Stanger, please visit https://www.flastergreenberg.com/people-Douglas_Stanger.html.
Carrie Boyle (Boyle & Valenti Law, P.C.). Carrie Boyle
Boyle & Valenti Law, P.C.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Carrie Boyle, Esq. of Boyle & Valenti Law, P.C. in Haddonfield for concluding another pro bono bankruptcy through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Ms. Boyle has been volunteering with this project since 2012 and also participated in the project while she was a law student. Ms. Boyle is very kind to our clients and sensitive to the issues they face. We are proud that she chooses to volunteer with us! For more information on Ms. Boyle and her firm, please visit the following website: http://b-vlaw.com/.
Jonathan C. Herron (The Herron Law Firm, LLC). Jonathan C. Herron
The Herron Law Firm, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Jonathan C. Herron, Esq. of The Herron Law Firm, LLC for volunteering to help a Burlington County low-income man with a bankruptcy through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden. Mr. Herron has been on our attorney volunteer panel since 2017 and we are very grateful that he chooses to share his expertise to help those in need. For more information on Mr. Herron and his firm, please visit the following website: https://herronesq.com/.
Laurie Bahr (Gramm & Bahr LLC). Laurie Bahr
Gramm & Bahr LLC

The SJLS Private Involvement Program thanks Laurie Bahr, Esq. of Gramm & Bahr LLC in Northfield for concluding a pro bono guardianship. The mother contacted our office to obtain guardianship over her disabled daughter who would soon be 18 years old. Ms. Bahr enthusiastically agreed to assist through The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children and attended the hearing during which a Judgment of Incapacity was entered. We are very grateful for Ms. Bahr's willingness to help this family. For more information on Ms. Bahr and her firm, please visit the following: https://www.lauriejbahr.com/.
Rachelle Ann Waitz and Nancy Morgenstern (). Rachelle Ann Waitz and Nancy Morgenstern

Thank you to Rachelle Ann Waitz, Esq. (pictured left) of the Law Offices of Rachelle Ann Waitz and Nancy Morgenstern, Esq. (pictured right) of Morgenstern & Rochester - A Partnership of LLCs for their dedication to our Family Assist Project. Ms. Waitz and Ms. Morgenstern volunteered in our Camden office yesterday and gave pro bono 30 minute advice consultations to clients with issues such as removal, grandparent rights, custody and support. Both of these attorneys treat our clients with dignity and respect and often go above and beyond in the help they provide. A former client whom Ms. Morgenstern met with through this project in July made a special trip to our office yesterday to say that his case worked out "better than I could have hoped for" and he said it was due to the advice he received. Thank you to these dedicated volunteers!
Robert C. Thurston (Thurston Law Offices). Robert C. Thurston
Thurston Law Offices

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Robert C. Thurston, Esq. for concluding a pro bono divorce today for a low-income Camden County woman. The parties had been separated for over 30 years and the client was anxious to get divorced. Mr. Thurston attended the hearing with the client today and a Judgment for Divorce was entered. For more information on Mr. Thurston, please visit the following websites: http://thurstonlawpc.com/ and http://schoolkidslawyer.com/.
Talbot Kramer (Freidel & Kramer, P.C.). Talbot Kramer
Freidel & Kramer, P.C.

Many thanks to Talbot Kramer, Esq. of Freidel & Kramer, P.C. in Turnersville for volunteering to help a couple who was in danger of losing their home to foreclosure. The parties successfully completed their trial modification plan and a Voluntary Dismissal was recently filed by the attorney for the foreclosing entity as the matter was amicably resolved. Great work! For more information on Mr. Kramer and his firm, please visit the following website: http://www.freidelkramerlaw.com/index.htm.
Stephanie Albrecht-Pendrick (Law Office of Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq.). Stephanie Albrecht-Pendrick
Law Office of Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq.

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq. of the Law Office of Stephanie Albrecht-Pedrick, Esq. for concluding a divorce for a low-income Atlantic County woman through our Divorce Project. The client had been waiting a very long time and Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick volunteered to help her. Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick attended the divorce hearing and a Final Judgment of Divorce was entered on August 9, 2018. Ms. Albrecht-Pedrick concentrates her practice on Family Law, Divorce & Guardianships and we are grateful she is willing to help the low-income population in South Jersey. http://stephaniepedricklaw.com/
Lee M.  Perlman (Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman). Lee M. Perlman
Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks New Jersey Bankruptcy Law Practice / Lee Perlman for the firm's generous support of our pro bono program. The firm agreed to accept two pro bono bankruptcies today for low-income individuals who have been waiting several months for help. We appreciate their help when needed and for their long-standing support! For more information on the firm, please visit the following website: https://www.newjerseybankruptcy.com/.
Daniel A. Frischberg (The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC). Daniel A. Frischberg
The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC

Thank you from the SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program to Daniel A. Frischberg, Esq. of the The Law Office of Andrew B. Finberg, LLC in Marlton for recently concluding a Chapter 7 pro bono bankruptcy for a low-income Burlington County woman. The client contacted our office earlier in the year because she was overwhelmed with credit card debt. Mr. Frischberg helped her and she received her Discharge Order in July. Mr. Frischberg is a 2014 Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Medal Recipient for his efforts in helping the low-income population in New Jersey. Please see the following website for more information on Mr. Frischberg and his firm: https://www.sjbankruptcylaw.com/daniel-frischberg-esq/.
Peter J. Broege (Broege Neumann Fischer & Shaver LLC). Peter J. Broege
Broege Neumann Fischer & Shaver LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Peter J. Broege, Esq. of Broege Neumann Fischer & Shaver LLC in Manasquan, NJ for accepting two Chapter 7 pro bono referrals for Monmouth and Ocean County clients. He accepted these two new clients after he assisted two other clients with Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Mr. Broege has been a tremendous asset to our program, volunteering his time to assist our neediest clients and offering his expertise to other volunteers who need guidance. Mr. Broege has extensive experience in bankruptcy for both individuals and businesses and practices in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, commercial law, and real estate transactions. For more information about Mr. Broege, please visit http://www.broegebankruptcylaw.com/. Peter J. Broege
John C. Ianelli (John C. Iannelli Attorney at La). John C. Ianelli
John C. Iannelli Attorney at La

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks John C. Iannelli, Esq. of John C. Iannelli Attorney at Law for recently concluding a pro bono expungement for a low-income Camden County woman. Mr. Iannelli handles personal injury, criminal defense, traffic & DWI, and expungement matters in his practice and we are happy that he is a part of our pro bono team. Thank you! http://johnilawyer.com/
Jill T Bryan (). Jill T Bryan

Thank you to Jill T. Bryan, Esq. for concluding a pro bono bankruptcy through The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project at Rutgers Law School in Camden last week. Ms. Bryan has been a consistent volunteer for many years through this project. She meets with law students every semester and mentors them through the bankruptcy process with our clients. We are very thankful that she chooses to volunteer her time with us! Jill T. Bryan, ESQ. Bankruptcy Lawyer https://www.jillbryanlaw.com/
Christopher Stanchina (The Law Office of Christopher Stanchina, LLC). Christopher Stanchina
The Law Office of Christopher Stanchina, LLC

The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks Christopher Stanchina, Esq. of The Law Office of Christopher Stanchina, LLC for concluding a guardianship pro bono case through The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children. Mr. Stanchina accepted a case for a child who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and who would never be able to take care of himself once he turned 18. The court entered a Judgment declaring the child's parents his legal guardians. Thank You to this attorney who was willing to help this family.
Tamika Wyche (Law Office of David Paul Daniels). Tamika Wyche
Law Office of David Paul Daniels

Tamika Wyche, Esq. of the Law Office of David Paul Daniels in Camden, New Jersey continues to help low-income people in our service area with pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Ms. Wyche concluded a case yesterday and accepted two new cases today for Camden County residents. Ms. Wyche enthusiastically has volunteered with our program for several years and we are thankful for her support.
J. Patrick McShane, III (Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A.). J. Patrick McShane, III
Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A.

Thank You J. Patrick McShane, Esq.! The SJLS Private Attorney Involvement Program thanks J. Patrick McShane, III, Esq. and his Assistant, Mary Ann Feeley, of Forkin, McShane, Manos & Rotz, P.A. for concluding a pro bono divorce for a Camden County senior. Mr. McShane appeared at the hearing and the Final Judgment of Divorce was recently granted. We thank Mr. McShane and his office for their hard work on behalf of this client. For more information on Mr. McShane and his firm, please visit the following website: https://www.fmmrfamlaw.com/attorney-prof…/j-patrick-mcshane/.

 
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