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Jennifer Bretz Esq

Jennifer Bretz Esq


Family Law Attorney

Location: Hackensack, New Jersey
Phone: 201-487-1199
Fax: 201-487-9101
Email: jennifer.bretz@aslawnj.com

Jennifer Bretz has been practicing law for over fifteen years, with a specific concentration in matrimonial and family law. She is happy to be associated with one of the premiere family law firms in Bergen County, Arons & Solomon, P.A.

Ms. Bretz was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and was raised in Gloucester Township, New Jersey (Camden County). She attended Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studying Business, with a concentration in Marketing. She achieved a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average and graduated with Program Distinction and Highest Honors. After college, Ms. Bretz attended Rutgers University School of Law, Camden where she also graduated with High Honors. During Law School, Ms. Bretz served as the Business Editor on the prestigious Rutgers Law Journal and was published in the Spring 1997 edition of the Journal.  Ms. Bretz also received training and service as a volunteer at the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project.

After passing both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar exams in the summer of 1998, Ms. Bretz was privileged to serve as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Amy Piro Chambers, the presiding judge of the civil division in Middlesex County. She then became associated with the law of firm of Beattie Padovano, LLC. in Montvale, New Jersey, where for over ten years, she was trained in all aspects of the law, including civil litigation, commercial and residential real estate, trust and estates, land use, insurance defense, collections and condominium law. However, beginning in 2000, Ms. Bretz primarily focused on the practice of marital dissolution, support, custody, domestic violence and other aspects of family taw. She joined the firm of Arons & Solomon in April 2008 and continues to practice in those areas.

  • Ms. Bretz has extensive litigation experience in family law, including motions, trials, mediations, arbitrations and post judgment hearings.
  • Ms. Bretz is a certified mediator and aids pro se and represented litigants reach settlement to their matrimonial issues through the Model of mediation taught by the Center for Understanding in Conflict.
  • Ms. Bretz is a long-standing member of both the New Jersey and Bergen County Bar Associations.
  • Ms. Bretz volunteers her legal services as a member of the Bergen County Early Settlement Panel to aid litigants settle their divorce and post judgment cases.
  • Ms. Bretz also is honored to be an Ambassador to the Northern New Jersey Region of BNI, the world’s largest professional networking group. She has also served as Vice President and Education Coordinator of her Hackensack Chapter.

Outside of the law, Ms. Bretz has been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 25 years, an organization that supports veterans and children through community outreach. She also volunteers on her local Home and School Board, where she served as President for several years and aided the organization in revising their Constitution and By-Laws. In her spare time, Ms. Bretz enjoys spending time in her Catskill, NY home with her extended family. Ms. Bretz is married to her husband, Scott and they have three children.

Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, The Center for Mediation in Law, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Rutgers Law Journal , Business Editor, 1995 – 1997
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey
    • B.A. – 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Business Major with concentration in Marketing

Published Works

  • Lighting up the Battle against the Tobacco Industry: New Regulations Against Cigarette Sales to Minors, Rutgers Law Journal, Spring, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, 1997 – Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, 1998 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Amy Piro Chambers, P.J.S.C., Law Clerk, 1997 – 1998
  • Beattle Padovano, LLC, Associate, 1998 – 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project, 1995 – 1997
  • Bergen County Early Settlement Panel, 2002 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Mu Delta