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4 SSDMD Partners Included on Thomson Rueters' NJ Super Lawyers Top 100

By Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC on March 31, 2020


Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC is very pleased and proud to announce that this year four of our attorneys have been selected for the inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list.*

With over half of SSDMD’s attorneys included on the Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers list,** SSDMD especially recognizes Angelo Sarno, Jerry S. D’Aniello, Joseph V. Maceri and Paul M. da Costa for being included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list. This is the 4th consecutive year that Jerry S. D’Aniello has been included on the Top 100 list. The Super Lawyers Top 100 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.


Angelo Sarno, Esq.

Angelo Sarno, Esq. is the founding partner of SSDMD. He started the firm over a decade ago and has strategically expanded it to include three locations throughout the state of New Jersey. He is a distinguished family law attorney  and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. 

In 2014, Mr. Sarno received national recognition for his involvement in representing the parents in the matter Rachel Canning vs. Sean and Elizabeth Canning, a case which involved a lawsuit between a daughter and her parents.  In addition, on September 25, 2014, Mr. Sarno’s successful arguments before the State Supreme Court in Maeker v. Ross established legal precedent for the matrimonial law community. The unanimous Supreme Court, agreeing with Mr. Sarno’s arguments, ruled that oral palimony agreements entered into prior to the New Jersey Legislature’s amendment to the Statute of Frauds remain enforceable. Mr. Sarno has been included on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers list since its inception in 2005. In 2009 & 2020 he was selected by his peers to be featured on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers 100 Top list of matrimonial lawyers.*


Jerry S. D’Aniello, Esq.

Jerry S. D’Aniello, Esq. is the managing partner of the Somerset County office in Bridgewater. He 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 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. In addition to traditional client representation in divorce litigation, Jerry is a trained Collaborative Law Attorney. 

Jerry is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers – NJ chapter as well as a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Jerry was included on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Rising Stars list from 2006 - 2007 and has been named among New Jersey Super Lawyers list consecutively since 2010.* In 2020 Jerry was selected for inclusion on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list.*


Joseph V. Maceri, Esq.
 
Joseph V. Maceri, Esq. is the managing partner of the firm’s Hackensack office. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. Joe devotes his practice to all aspects of family law. He volunteers as an expert panelist for the Passaic County and Bergen County Superior Courts for the Early Settlement Programs. Mr. Maceri is also a member of New Jersey Association for Justice.

He has been selected for inclusion on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers list since 2017.* In 2020, Joe was selected for inclusion on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list.* Prior to that he was included on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Rising Stars list from 2012 through 2016.*


Paul M. da Costa, Esq.

Paul M. da Costa, Esq. is a partner at SSDMD, and manages the firm’s medical malpractice and personal injury practice. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.** Through his tenacious and diligent advocacy, Mr. da Costa makes it his priority to “right the wrongs” that have been forced upon his clients. Mr. da Costa is not afraid to take cases to trial because he is a firm believer that pursuing the truth through litigation will prevent potential future wrongs. Paul and his team have earned millions of dollars in awards and settlements for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury.

Paul is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)*** and 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 included on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyer list since 2017.* This year, Paul was also selected for inclusion on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list.* In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mr. da Costa was included on Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Rising Stars list.*Since inception, the firm has provided strong, personalized solutions to those facing divorce, child custody, alimony issues and other family law matters. With more than half of the attorneys recognized as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star, clients turn to the firm for their most personal matters to guide them to their best possible outcome. A vast majority of cases are client referrals which speaks volumes about the firm’s growth and success.

The knowledgeable, compassionate attorneys at SSDMD take a hands-on approach to every case and offer each client personalized representation suited to his or her unique needs.  If you have a family law, medical malpractice or personal injury issue, contact the skilled attorneys at Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC.  Call us today at (973) 274-5200.

 

* The Super Lawyers Top 100 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.

** The 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. The 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.

***ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience. ABOTA was founded in 1958, and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The general purposes of this Association shall be to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

 

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