• Overview & Professional Background
  • Published Cases
  • Personal
  • Professional/Civic Activities, Honors & Certifications
  • Patricia VeresPatricia L. Veres

    Overview

    Ms. Veres has built her career on an extensive trial and appellate practice with an emphasis on family law issues including divorce, custody, support, domestic violence, and related matters. Ms. Veres enthusiastically represents her clients from the most straightforward of matters to the most complex, high conflict, high asset cases, involving valuation of corporate interests, and the employment of custody and other experts. She takes pride in her keen attention to detail, tempered by the ability to strategically identify the more critical issues. A determined litigator, Ms. Veres is also empathetic to the clients’ goals, financial realities, and their peace of mind. The clients’ needs and attainable goals are always the highest priority.

    Professional Background

    Patricia L. Veres graduated from Rutgers University, Douglass College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Certificate in Criminology. Ms. Veres graduated from New York Law School with a juris doctorate degree in 1995. She passed both the New York and the New Jersey bar exams in 1995, however, she chooses to practice exclusively in New Jersey. During law school, Ms. Veres was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing, served as Executive Editor of the Moot Court Association, and was awarded the NYLS Award for Outstanding Editorial Contribution. Ms. Veres has been licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey since 1995. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From December of 1995 to March of 1999, Ms. Veres was employed as an associate attorney by the firm of Colquhoun & Colquhoun, P.A. in Morristown, New Jersey, where she gained valuable experience, including jury trials and appellate advocacy. From March of 1999 to August of 2003, Ms. Veres was employed with the firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito, Frost & Ironson, P.C., devoting her time exclusively to family law matters, including extensive appellate and trial advocacy. From August of 2003 to the present, Ms. Veres has been engaged in the ongoing practice of family law, including, her own solo practice which has since grown to a four-attorney firm, where she continues her work as the senior partner with the law firm of Veres & Riordan, LLC. The firm specializes in family law matters, including contested and uncontested divorce matters, domestic violence matters, DCP&P matters, and other family related matters and appeals.

  • Published Cases

    • Seo v. Yozgadlian, 320 N.J. Super. 68 (App. Div. 1999)
    • Merrimack Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Coppola, 299 N.J. Super. 219 (App. Div. 1997)
    • Comparato v. Schait, 329 N.J. Super. 113 (App. Div. 2003) affirmed 180 N.J. 90 (2004).
  • Personal

    Ms. Veres developed an interest in family law while still in law school. She was a newly divorced mother of two very young children while attending law school and in the early years of her career. Now young adults, her children remain her pride and joy. She is happily remarried and is familiar with the blessings and challenges of a blended family. Having been adopted at birth, she has since reconnected with her birth parents and extended family. All of these life experiences have provided Ms. Veres with a keen interest in, and a unique perspective on the practice of family law. Ms. Veres enjoys an array of cultural and leisure activities, including music, piano, ballet, dance, exercise and the outdoors.

  • Professional/Civic Activities, Honors & Certifications

    • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney since 2003
    • Certified Court Approved Family Law Mediator
    • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Solo & Small Firm Section, and Women in the Profession
    • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Master, Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court (1995 – 2003) (2010-Present)
    • Volunteer, Jersey Battered Women’s Services Telephone Outreach Program (1991-1992)
    • Volunteer Attorney, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
    • Volunteer Attorney, The Women’s Center, County College of Morris (2000-present)
    • Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2000-2002
    • Public Defender, Denville Township, 1999
    • District XB Ethics Committee Member; 2006-2010
    • Chairperson, District XB Ethics Committee, 2009-2010
    • Morris County Blue Ribbon Early Settlement Panelist
    • N.J. Monthly Top Attorneys in N.J. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • N.J. Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Secretary, District X Fee Arbitration Committee, (June, 2013- present).
    • Super Lawyer 2016
    • NJ Monthly Top Attorney 2016
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