12 Attorneys from SSDMD Named to the 2019 NJ Super Lawyers List
By Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC on March 14, 2019
Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC is very pleased to announce that almost half of our bench (twelve attorneys) has been selected to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list published by Thompson Reuters. Two of our attorneys were further featured as they were selected to the Top 100 List.
The list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool using peer nominations; evaluations of candidate by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area.
SSDMD has grown steadily and is celebrating an anniversary of ten years since opening for business. We are extremely proud of the success of the firm and of our attorneys being acknowledged for their professional achievements.
Meet the Attorney’s being recognized who provide service and direct access to clients throughout all of New Jersey:
Angelo Sarno, the founding/managing partner and a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey* (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.) Mr. Sarno has been named to the Super Lawyers list since its inception in 2005. In 2009, he was selected by his peers to be featured in the New Jersey Super Lawyers 100 Top list of matrimonial lawyers.* As an experienced litigator, Mr. Sarno has argued successfully before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, establishing important precedent regarding the enforceability of oral palimony agreements.
Edward S. Snyder is a founding partner with more than 40 years of experience in matrimonial litigation. He is a recipient of the Saul Tischler Award from the Family Law Section of the New Jersey Bar and has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list for 2017 and 2018.* Mr. Snyder has argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on three occasions, including the seminal case addressing the termination of alimony, Konzelman v. Konzelman, in which he represented the winning side. Mr. Snyder’s has been selected for the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers since its inception in 2005*.
Jerry S. D’Aniello is a managing partner of the Bridgewater office and practices in all aspects of matrimonial law, including mediation and arbitration. He is President of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers – NJ Ch. as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Jerry was included on the Rising Stars list in 2006 - 2007 and has been named among New Jersey Super Lawyers consecutively since 2010*.
Joseph V. Maceri is a managing partner of the firm’s Hackensack office and dedicates his practice to all aspects of family law. Joe was selected to Super Lawyers since 2017 before that he was recognized as a Rising Star from 2012 through 2016*. In 2014, Mr. Maceri received the top 40 under 40 from NJBIZ as one of most accomplished young professionals in New Jersey.**
Paul M. da Costa is a partner at Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC, and heads the firm’s medical malpractice/personal injury practice. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as well as a Fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America. Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is by invitation only and is composed of less than one-half of one percent of all American lawyers. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2017 by Thomson Reuters.* In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mr. da Costa was included in the New Jersey Rising Stars list.*
Stacey A. Cozewith is a partner at SSDMD who focuses her practice on family law-related matters. She has been with SSDMD since its inception and has continued to be recognized for her achievements. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. Stacey is also a certified mediator for the State of New Jersey and has been included in the New Jersey Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.*
Adelaide Riggi, a partner of the firm, who devotes her practice exclusively to all aspects of divorce and family law. She joined the firm in 2016, expanding our Somerset County footprint. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Adelaide has been selected as one of the New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Family Law section from 2017-2019, and named as one of the New Jersey Rising Stars in the Family Law section in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.* Adelaide is also Chair of the Somerset County Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that reaches out to the public and local legal community to offer programs, services and funding.
Emily R. Carstensen serves as counsel to the firm and devotes her practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law. Additionally, Emily provides pro bono legal representation for victims of domestic violence through the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Program. Emily is President of the Morris County Chapter of BW NICE. She previously volunteered for the Morris County Litigant Self Help Program. Emily has been recognized as a Rising Star consecutively from 2012.*
Michael J. Weil joined Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC in September 2018 as an associate. Since entering private practice, Michael has focused exclusively on all aspects of family law. Michael served as Membership Chairperson of the Hunterdon County Bar Association and provided pro bono representation through SAFE in Hunterdon to victims of domestic violence. Michael was named a Rising Star for 2019.*
Charles C. Abut is Of Counsel for the firm and a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Abut is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers and has made television appearances on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNBC. In addition to his extensive experience in all aspects of matrimonial litigation, he has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases. Mr. Abut has been named on New Jersey’s Super Lawyer’s list consecutively since 2005.*
Michael J. Stanton is Of Counsel for the firm and has been included in Super Lawyers consecutively since 2005.* He is a Certified Matrimonial Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2010, he was selected by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association to receive the Saul A. Tischler Award, a prestigious lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the practice of family law. In addition, he is trained as a Matrimonial Law Mediator and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for over twenty years.
John J. Trombadore is Of Counsel for the firm and has been selected to Super Lawyers consecutively since 2005.* In addition, he is Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Emeritus; Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney; Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Divorce Mediator. John Trombadore has played a significant role in the advancement and improvement of divorce and custody law in New Jersey over the past four decades.
If you have any questions regarding a family law matter, please contact Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC to schedule a consultation. Call (973)274-5200 or visit us at www.snydersarno.com .
*Our firm includes lawyers who have been included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thompson Reuters since its inception in 2005. The list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of candidate pool using peer nominations; evaluations of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluations of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
**Joseph V. Maceri has been selected as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 for 2014. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America. It National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40’s mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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