Marianna C. Pontoriero, Esq.


Marianna D. Pontoriero, Esq.


Education:
J.D., Rutgers University at Camden
B.A., Adelphi University in New York

Bar Admission:
New Jersey, 1998

Attorney Bio:

Marianna C. Pontoriero, Esq. attended Adelphi University in New York and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in the field of Psychology. She attended Rutgers University at Camden, New Jersey where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.

Ms. Pontoriero went on to complete a clerkship for the Honorable Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. in Monmouth County. She is currently active in the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Committee of Ocean County, Monmouth County Women Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Association of Trial Lawyers of American, and Sons of Italy Organization. She is also qualified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as an Economic Mediator as well as a R:1:40 Qualified Mediator.
Ms. Pontoriero is also a member of the NJ Association for Justice and has been reappointed as the District Fee Arb Chair person. 

Ms. Pontoriero also serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Ocean County, and is a member of the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and also serves as a Mock Trial Judge for the high school students in Ocean County during their Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition.

In 2007, Ms. Pontoriero was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee District IIIA of Ocean County or a four-year term and is also a member of the Board of Trustees.

Since 1999, she has been practicing and specializing in Family Law and related matters including:

Same-sex rights and proceedings, including civil unions and domestic partnership agreement, adoptions, divorce litigation, prenuptial agreements, child custody actions, support actions (both in-state and interstate), domestic violence proceedings, Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) matters, adoptions, juvenile proceedings.


In June 2007, Marianna and her sister, Susan, joined together to form The Pontoriero Law Firm located at 44 Princeton Avenue in Brick, New Jersey.

Susan D. Pontoriero, Esq.


Susan D. Pontoriero, Esq.
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Education:
J.D., Seton Hall School of Law, 2000
B.A., B.S., Rutgers College, cum laude, 1997

Bar Admission:
New Jersey, 2000
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2000

Attorney Bio:
Susan D. Pontoriero, Esq. is a graduate of Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers College, cum laude, obtaining both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree.
Ms. Pontoriero was admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey in 2000 and was also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Prior to joining The Pontoriero Law Firm, Ms. Pontoriero worked as an associate at the law firm of Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas, LLC, concentrating in complex commercial litigation involving securities fraud class actions and derivative actions, and was the primary associate responsible for the majority of the firm’s securities cases, including those in which the firm served in lead counsel positions.  In addition, Ms. Pontoriero served and assisted in drafting the annotations of the New Jersey Federal Practice rules from 1998 through 2007.


Now, as a partner with The Pontoriero Law Firm, Ms. Pontoriero handles corporate issues, civil litigation, municipal court practice and all issues pertaining to family law.   
Ms. Pontoriero is a former member of the John C. Lifland American Inn of the Court. She is also currently an active member of the Ocean County Business Association and Ocean County Bar Association. She is also a R:1:40 Qualified Mediator.