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Dennis W. Winegar
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  • Partner
  • Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Location:

Phillipsburg, NJ

Phone:

Fax:

908-454-3322

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

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 he truly enjoys practicing law. Dennis is the founding partner of the law firm and he served as its managing partner until January 1, 2021.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dennis has the legal knowledge and compassion which enables 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 and in your best interest. Dennis enjoys significant satisfaction in helping his clients get through very differently times in their lives, and he is empathetic to their circumstances.

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Dennis W. Winegar – “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney”

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

Education

  • 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, New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: Dean's List

Classes/Seminars

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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Belvidere Area Jaycees, President, 1993 - 1994
  • Family Law Inn of Court, 2007 - Present
  • Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2015 - 2021
  • Municipal Mayor and Councilmen Candidates, Campaign Manager
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, Member, 2009 - 2020
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Northwest New Jersey Legal Services, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004, 2017 to Present
  • Vicinage XIII Professionalism Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Warren County Bar Association, Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, 1996 - 2003
  • Warren County Family Law Committee, Chairperson, 1995 - 2005
  • Warren County Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Family Promise of Warren County, 2011 - 2012, 2015-2021 (President 2021)
  • Northwest New Jersey Regional Women's Center, 1996 to Present
  • Panelist, Warren County and Hunterdon County Early Settlement Panels
  • Pro Bono Award, Northampton County, PA, 2015