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Jerry S. D'Aniello, Partner
Family Law


jdaniello@snydersarno.com

Practice Areas

Jerry is experienced in all areas of matrimonial and family law including the following:

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Post-judgment Litigation
  • Custody & Parenting Issues
  • Alimony & Child Support
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Matrimonial Settlement Agreements
  • Domestic Violence

Jerry S. D’Aniello, the managing partner of the Somerset County office in Bridgewater, devotes his practice exclusively to all aspects of divorce and family law. Mr. D’Aniello is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and provides his clients with strong, strategic legal advice and has proven to be a formidable adversary both in and out of the court room. Divorce and family law cover the most valuable aspects of your life, Jerry ensures that each of his clients receive the firm, legal representation needed to attain favorable results.

Jerry is an experienced mediator and arbitrator for all divorce and family law related matters. He is one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence FRO, in counties participating in the pilot program. Jerry is a trained arbitrator, and has successfully completed the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Arbitration Training Institute. He is also a court-appointed custody mediator and is admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases for thirteen New Jersey counties, including Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris and Union. 

In addition to traditional client representation in divorce litigation, Jerry is a trained Collaborative Law Attorney. His collaborative practice involves working with clients to resolve legal disputes outside the court through a written agreement between all parties, as well as full disclosure of information. The goal of which is to achieve what is best for both parties and the family to resolve all issues without contentious court proceedings.

After law school, Jerry served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Somerset County before entering private practice and concentrating on family law matters. His experience in the prosecutor’s office offered him insight in the courtroom that has led him to be an impressive negotiator that continues to garner favorable results for his clients.

Professional Recognition

Since 2000, he has served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Jerry received Certificates of Appreciation from the Somerset County Superior Court in recognition of his valuable contributions as a Mediator for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases, for the Custody & Parenting Time Program and as a facilitator for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. He’s served on the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, and is a former Investigator and Prosecuting Attorney, appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, to the District XIII Ethics Committee.

Jerry is a frequent speaker and author on a wide variety of family law topics. His experience made him a great candidate to serve as a Family Law instructor for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s paralegal studies division.

Jerry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the pre-eminent family law association in America.1 Jerry served as the First Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of 2017 and later served as the President of the New Jersey Chapter in 2018. 

Jerry was included in Thomson Rueter’s Super Lawyers’ list in New Jersey in 2010-20192, and was later included in Thomson Rueter’s Super Lawyers’ “Top 100” list for New Jersey.3 Additionally, Jerry was also selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America from 2014-2018.4 In 2015 and 2018, Jerry was selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America's "Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation" in the Newark NJ Metro area.5

Awards, Accolades, & Professional Associations


Jerry S. D'Aniello, fellow of AAML

1. Jerry S. D'Aniello is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as a Past President of the NJ Chapter (2018-2019). More information regarding his fellowship can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

2. Jerry S. D'Aniello has been included on Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers list from 2010-2019. The Super Lawyers list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool using peer nominations; evaluations of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

3. Jerry S. D'Aniello has been included on Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers "Top 100" list for the New Jersey area. The Super Lawyers list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool using peer nominations; evaluations of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. Some states are broken into several regions, thus inclusion on the list does not mean that there are only 100 recipients in the state. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

4. Jerry S. D'Aniello was also selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America; in the field of Family Law each year since 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The list is generated entirely on peer review. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

5. Jerry S. D'Aniello was selected in 2015 and 2018 by his peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America's "Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation" in the Newark area; in the field of Family Law each year since 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The list is generated entirely on peer review. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

6. Jerry S. D'Aniello has been listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of 2018. The Register is generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

7. Mr. D'Aniello is a member of the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance. The Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance is a group of sophisticated, elite matrimonial lawyers admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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