Elizabeth M. Vinhal, Esq. joined the firm as partner in 2013. She has extensive experience in family law matters – ranging from complex divorce, custody and guardianship matters to mediation, arbitration and appellate practice.

Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers yearly since 2006, Elizabeth was the former co-chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the New Jersey State Bar. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Morris Lawyer, Morris County Bar Association’s legal newsletter, and has been an editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, a prestigious family law publication for several years. She also lectures on family law topics for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education and frequently is asked to sit on panels addressing family law matters.

Elizabeth is also a court approved mediator and has been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey as a Guardian Ad Litem and parent coordinator in high conflict matters. Elizabeth is an adjunct professor in the conflict management department at Seton Hall University School of Law and serves as a panelist for the Morris County Early Settlement Panel. She also provides
pro bono services to the Jersey Battered Women’s Services.

Prior to joining the law firm of Brian Schwartz, Attorney at Law, LLC, Elizabeth was counsel at Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, PC as a member of the firm’s matrimonial law department. Early in her law career, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Fall, Judge of the Appellate Division, and to the Honorable Ronald Lee Reisner, Monmouth County, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division.

Elizabeth is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, New York State Bar, District Court for the State of New Jersey, the District of Columbia Bar, and the United States Supreme Court. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School, her Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from New York University and her B.A. from Boston College.

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