Dennis W. Winegar Esq.

Dennis W. Winegar Esq.

Managing Partner
Licensed in NJ and PA
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement 2018
New Jersey Supreme Court - Certified Attorney - Seal of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
Dennis W. Winegar - "Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney"

Dennis has been practicing law since 1988, and he concentrates his practice in divorce, custody, and support.

Dennis and his family have lived in this area since 1984, and his 3 children were born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. He has a passion for his community, and this passion has motivated his career. When he was in the fifth grade, Dennis was chosen by his teacher to be the attorney representing a student who was accused of damaging school property as a part of a social studies class. He felt great satisfaction in successfully defending the student, and he had wanted to be an attorney ever since!

With more than 30 years of experience, Dennis believes he has the legal knowledge and compassion to enable him to provide excellent representation for all of his clients, no matter what the circumstance. He is committed to representing his clients as if it were him or a close family member sitting in the client's chair, so you can be assured he will work hard in your best interest. Dennis loves helping his clients navigate through the difficulties they may be experiencing, and he thoroughly enjoys being a lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody/Adoption
  • Child Support/Alimony
  • Divorce/Division of Marital Assets
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
  • Visitation/Parenting Time
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Certified as a Child Custody and Abuse Attorney, National Center for Protective Parents, 1995
  • Family Law Mediator (New Jersey Court Rule 1:40)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Cook College/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science


  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ, 1997 - 2000
  • Panelist, Vicinage XIII Partition Cases, Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Lecture Seminar “What every attorney should know about NJ law in PA” held at Northampton County Bar Association and Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Peoples Law School Program (Lecturer), Northampton Area Community College
  • Family Law Inn of Court (Vicinage XIII), Presenter

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award, Northampton County, PA, 2015
  • Named a New Jersey Super Lawyer by his peers every year since 2012
  • Moot Court Judge, 2001 - 2003
  • Featured Guest Panelist on WFMZ-TV’s “Law Journal” television program (3 Episodes)
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, Warren County, NJ, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Warren County Bar Association, Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, 1996 - 2003
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Warren County Family Law Committee , Chairperson, 1995 - 2005
  • Family Law Inn of Court, 2007 - Present
  • Vicinage XIII Professionalism Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Northwest New Jersey Legal Services, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004, 2017 - Present
  • Warren County Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2002
  • Municipal Mayor and Councilmen Candidates, Campaign Manager
  • Belvidere Area Jaycees, President, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Panelist, Warren County and Hunterdon County Early Settlement Panels
  • Board of Directors, Family Promise of Warren County, 2011-2012, 2015-Present
  • Northwest New Jersey Regional Women's Center, 1996 - Present
  • Pro Bono Award, Northampton County, PA, 2015