Pamela M. Copeland
Pamela M. Copeland is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Matrimonial Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Professional committed to providing you with the highest quality family law legal services at a reasonable cost.
She will be your trusted lawyer, coach, and ally throughout the frequently difficult journey of your divorce or other family law matter. You can always depend her for:
Extensive Legal Knowledge and Experience: She has an extensive understanding of matrimonial and family law, built on 40+ years of experience both inside and outside the courtroom.
Ability to Create a Fair Resolution: With her uncompromising attention to detail, she will help you build a fair and equitable resolution that fits your unique needs, goals and expectations.
Mediation and Collaborative Law Expertise: These dispute resolution options can avoid the expense, stress and uncertainty of court.
Courtroom Readiness: She has the proven ability to litigate your matter competently if that’s the only way to achieve a fair resolution.
Certified Ability and Competence: The New Jersey Supreme Court bestowed the Certified Matrimonial Attorney status on her after a rigorous application and examination in 1998. She has been re-certified every five years since then by completing a thorough disclosure of all the cases she handled during that time.
Credibility with Family Lawyers and Judges: She has an excellent reputation with judges and family lawyers across many counties in New Jersey.
Empathy, Personal Care and Understanding: She is sensitive to the fear, anger and confusion that you may be feeling – because she has gone through the divorce process herself. Yet, she will always tell you what you need to know instead of what you want to hear.
Areas of Practice: Family Law
Certification: Matrimonial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
New Jersey, 1976
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1976
University of Michigan, 1971
Professional Associations and Memberships:
NJ Supreme Court Committee on Character, Board of Bar Examiners – Member
1995 – 2011
Somerset County New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) – Trustee
1990 – 1992
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) – Section/Committee Trustee
1988 – 1990
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Family Law Section Executive Committee
1986 -1993; 2002 – 2006
NJ Supreme Court Family Division Practice Committee – Member
1987 – 1992
Somerset County Bar Association, 1981 – 1988
Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, President
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), 1981 – 1988
Second Vice-Chair, First Vice-Chair, Chair Women’s Rights Section
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) – Nominating Committee Chair
1987 – 1988
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) – Resolutions Committee Chair
1984 – 1986
New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association – Vice-President
1983 – 1987
Vicinage 13 Women’s Bar Association – President & Founder
1980 – 1988
Resource Center for Women and Their Families, Inc., – Legal Counsel
1978 – 1986
New Jersey Commission on Child Support Enforcement – Member
1985 – 1986
Past Employment Positions:
Copeland, Shimalla, Wechsler & Lepp, LLP Founding Partner
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Associate, 1983 – 1986
Pamela Copeland Kaufelt, Esq., Owner, 1980 – 1983
Blumberg, Rosenberg, Mullen & Blumberg, Associate, 1976 – 1980
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at
Tel: 908-561-6800 or email us.
Watchung, New Jersey family lawyer Pamela M. Copeland, serves clients in New Jersey, in Somerset County, Hunterdon County, Warren County, Essex County, Morris County, Union County and Middlesex County.