New Jersey Attorney Tanya L. Freeman

Tanya Freeman

Tanya L. Freeman is the Chair of the Family Law Department at Weiner Law Group LLP. She is an accomplished attorney who provides legal representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child and spousal support, child custody, interstate custody and relocation disputes, as well as domestic violence matters. Prior to the practice of law, Tanya spent fifteen years in key roles leading audit teams in the banking and insurance industries. Tanya’s extensive corporate audit background enhances her ability to effectively represent clients with high net worth cases involving significant assets, as well as cases concerning owners of closely held businesses. Tanya has represented clients involving corporate executives, professional athletes, television personalities, and other high-profile celebrities. “Family law is a perfect combination of financial, legal, and negotiation skills,” says Ms. Freeman.

Tanya graduated cum laude from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her undergraduate degree was also awarded cum laude from Caldwell University. Tanya has lectured on a variety of legal issues including, custody, child support, and relocation law to fellow attorneys on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institution for Continuing Legal Education. In October 2018 Tanya was appointed by the Governor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. University hospital is a level one trauma center and the state’s only public acute care hospital.

Tanya’s community involvement also includes volunteering as a Panelist for the Superior Court, Essex County, Early Settlement Panel, and a former Trustee for the Hudson County Bar Association. Additionally, she has been appointed by the court to serve as a Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interest of individuals in court proceedings and a parenting coordinator in high conflict custody matters. In 2018 the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed to the Office of Attorney Ethics, District VB Fee Arbitration Committee where she is completing a five-year term and presently serves as Vice Chair. Tanya also serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee. Most recently, Tanya became a Fellow of the American Bar Association. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

In 2021 the Essex County Bar Association named Tanya, Family Practitioner of the Year.  She also joined the Board of New Jersey Community Capital, a community development financial institution that supports economic growth and development in underserved communities.  Most recently, Tanya is proud to join the Advisory Board for Caldwell University, her alma mater.

If you are facing a family law issue, Tanya and her team of attorneys can work with you to provide aggressive representation and find innovative strategies to address your legal concerns. Tanya represents families throughout northern New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth counties.

Awards

  • Member of Advisory Board for Caldwell University – Caldwell University – 2021
  • Member of Board of New Jersey Community Capital – 2021
  • Family Practitioner of the Year – Essex County Bar Association – 2021
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association – 2018
  • Member of New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee – 2018
  • Vice Chair at Office of Attorney Ethics, District VB Fee Arbitration Committee – New Jersey Supreme Court – 2018
  • Guardian ad Litem – 2018
  • Former Trustee – Hudson County Bar Association –  2018
  • Volunteer Panelist – Superior Court, Essex County, & Early Settlement Panel – 2018
  • Chair of the Board of Directors – University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey – 2018
  • Lectured for New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institution – Continuing Legal Education – 2018
  • Caldwell University Veritas Award for Excellence in Law and Family Services – Caldwell University – 2018
  • New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families – New Jersey Family Magazine – 2018
  • Early Settlement Panelist – Essex County Superior Court Family Part – 2018
  • Superb Divorce Attorney – Avvo – 2018
  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers Magazine – 2018
  • Morris County Top Family Law Lawyer – Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine – 2018
  • Appointment to District VB Fee Arbitration Committee   Office of Attorney Ethics of the Supreme Court of New Jersey – 2018
  • Appointment as a Guardian Ad Litem – Essex County Superior Court Family Part – 2018
  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers Magazine – 2017
  • Family Practitioner of The Year – Hudson County Bar Association – 2017
  • Superb Divorce Attorney – AVVO – 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2017
  • Client’s Choice – Avvo – 2017
  • Diverse Attorneys of the Year – New Jersey Law Journal – 2017
  • Superb Divorce Attorney – Avvo – 2016
  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers Magazine –  2016
  • Client’s Choice Award – Avvo – 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating- LawInfo – 2016
  • Preeminent Client Rating – Martindale-Hubbell – 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2016
  • Preeminent Client Rating – Martindale-Hubbell – 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2015
  • Lead Counsel rating – LawInfo – 2015
  • Client’s Choice Award – AVVO – 2015
  • Community Service Award  – Coalition of Newark Democrat & Republican District Leaders – 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rating – LAWINFO –  2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Hudson County Superior Court – 2014
  • Resolution and Commendation For Community Service – City of Newark Municipal Council – 2014
  • Client’s Choice Award – AVVO – 2014
  • TOP TEN DIVORCE LAW FIRM – The Prime Buyer’s Report – 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rating – LAWINFO – 2013
  • Cum Laude – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center   2012
  • For Exceptional Contributions to the Growth of the Law center- Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2012
  • CALI Award for Civil Rights Clinic – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law center – 2012
  • Republican Elector, Electoral College – State of New Jersey – 2012
  • For Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of student Life – Dean and Faculty of the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2012
  • CALI Award For Federal Judicial Clerkship – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law center – 2011
  • CALI Award For Appellate Advocacy – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2011
  • CALI Award For Computer – Assisted Legal Instruction – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2011
  • Outstanding Student Service – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2011
  • CALI Award for Best Oral Advocate – Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center – 2010

Community Involvement

  • Chair Board of Directors University Hospital, Newark 10/2018 – Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Board of Trustees 2016 – Present
  • Circle of Red Chairperson, Northern New Jersey American Heart Association 2016.
  • Member, Board of Directors, University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey 2014 – Present.
  • Chair, Governances, Ethics and Legal Committee, University Hospital 2014 – Present.

Speaking Engagements

Serving Morris County, Essex County, Hudson County, Union County, Somerset County, Bergen County, and Middlesex County