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Matthew A. Smuro

Counsel

Background

Matthew Smuro is an attorney at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, and concentrates his practice on Family and Matrimonial Law. Mr. Smuro represents clients in complex family and matrimonial matters from inception to conclusion, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of diversified business interests and assets, and domestic violenceissues. He makes frequent Court appearances representing clients in matrimonial and domestic violence matters. He also has extensive experience in drafting marital settlement agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, and shared parenting plans. Mr. Smuro has also successfully argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division on numerous occasions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smuro served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Eugene A. Ladanza, P.J.F.P., where he also became a Certified Mediator of the Special Civil Part cases. While in law school, he served as a clerk for the South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, where he managed new legislation brought before the Family Law Subcommittee.

Mr. Smuro was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and is a life-long resident of Monmouth County. He attended high school at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. He presently resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey with his wife and their two children. A father of twin boy and girl infants, Mr. Smuro enjoys running, and participates in surfboat (rowing) competitions along the Jersey Shore.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Vice President, Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, 2014
  • Member, Monmouth Bar Association, 2008
  • Member , American Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2008

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York, 2002

Education

  • B.A., Clemson University, 1999
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2002