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Linda A Schofel, Esq. LCSW Joins SSDMD Family Law Group as Of Counsel

By Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC on March 01, 2022


Linda A Schofel, Esq. LCSW Joins SSDMD Family Law Group as Of Counsel

Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC is pleased to announce that Linda A. Schofel, Esq., LCSW has joined the firm as Counsel and is a welcome addition to our Essex County office and to our Family Law Division.

SSDMD has established an excellent reputation throughout New Jersey’s legal community.  One example of the Firm’s significant reputation is reflected in the fact that in 2021 four of SSDMD’s named partners, Angelo Sarno, Jerry D’Aniello, Joseph Maceri, and Paul da Costa, were selected to Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers “Top 100” list.*  Although the firm has an attorney headcount of about thirty, SSDMD had more attorneys named to the “Top 100” list than any other firm in the New Jersey region. Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa also had over two-thirds of its attorneys included in both Woodward White's “The Best Lawyers in America” ** and Woodward White's “The Best Lawyers in America: The Ones to Watch” *** lists in both 2021 and 2022. In addition to these successes, Partner Paul da Costa achieved a $32 million settlement in which the State of New Jersey agreed to settle pre-suit with the families of residents at the Menlo Park and Paramus Veterans Homes whose deaths were attributed to the COVID.

Linda Schofel has been a family law attorney for more than 30 years, including more than 20 years as a partner at her previous firm: Newman, McDonough, Schofel & Giger, P.C. In March of 2022, she moved to Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa to join their family law division as  "Of Counsel.”  Ms. Schofel is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is collaboratively trained.  She is a trained mediator for domestic violence matters in the New Jersey pilot program. Her background, training, and experience in individual, group, and family therapy together with her degree in law led her to serve as a family and divorce mediator.  Out of her dual background, she has developed an award-winning reputation as a fair, patient, thoughtful, and resourceful parenting coordinator and guardian ad litem for children and adults. Ms. Schofel has been working with the courts in matters pertaining to families and children in various capacities since 1973, including serving as a court-appointed therapist and forensic social worker, as well as directing the Adolescent Assessment Team at the District Court in Somerville, Massachusetts. She also maintained a private therapy practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Ms. Schofel’s level and scope of achievement have resulted in appointments from judges in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union County Superior Courts to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem and/or as a Parent Coordinator where she has served with distinction.  She has appeared in court on numerous occasions, including an argument before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Among her many honors, Ms. Schofel has been included by Super Lawyers for the years 2007 through 2022****.  In 2009, she was named as among the top 50 New Jersey women attorneys.  

Among her professional associations, Linda Schofel is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association, a member of the Essex County and Morris County Early Settlement Panels, the Vice President in the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, as well as a member of the Essex County, Morris Country, New Jersey, and American Bar Associations. 

We are honored to welcome Linda A. Schofel, Esq. LCSW to Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC.

 

* The New Jersey Super Lawyers Top 100 list is published by Thomson Reuters. The list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: the 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.

** *Our firm includes lawyers who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America (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

***Our firm includes lawyers who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 edition and in the 2022 edition of Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (Copyright 2021 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.

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