Family Law Attorney and Mediator/Certified Family Law Specialist
Janiffer Pearce brings over twenty years of family law experience to Garwood Attorneys. She has extensive litigation experience in the areas of divorce, child custody, support, paternity, domestic violence and the division of community property. Pearce is extremely knowledgable about mediation, since she has been trained formally as a National Conflict Resolution Center mediator and she has mediated family law cases as part of the New Jersey family court system. Further diversifying her background, she has also served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel judge. In Hawaii, she was twice appointed by the family law judges to act as a private settlement judge for contentious cases pro bono. A combination of these varied experiences in the legal profession are what gives Janiffer her distinct edge in the Court.
2011 – California and U.S. District Court; 2004 – Hawaii and U.S. District Court; 1994 – New Jersey, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Courts
1994 – Juris Doctor Rutgers School of Law, Camden; 1989 – Master of Business Administration, Rutgers University; 1986 – Bachelor of Economics, Cook College, Rutgers University
California State Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; Hawaii State Bar Association
San Diego Cat Adoption Service Organization
2002 Cape May County Young Lawyer of the Year Award 2001-2003 Officer of the Cape May County Bar Association
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