Pashman Stein Walder Hayden announced today that Matthew Smuro has joined the Family Law Group as counsel. Smuro was previously the chair of the matrimonial department at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington in West Long Branch, NJ.
Smuro’s practice focuses on family law, representing clients in all phases of matrimonial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He handles a wide range of matters including divorce, custody and visitation, alimony, equitable distribution, and child support. In addition to traditional family law issues, Smuro has significant experience resolving cohabitation disputes that center around the payment of alimony.
“We are delighted that Matthew is part of our growing practice,” said Tracy Julian, Chair of the Family Law Group. “Our team is dedicated to helping clients resolve difficult family issues with respect, compassion and skill.”
“I am pleased to join the Family Law Group at Pashman Stein, and to work alongside colleagues who are committed to providing empathic support and smart counsel to our family law clients. My goal is to help each client move from one chapter of their lives into the next with understanding and guidance,” said Smuro.
The Family Law Group at Pashman Stein also includes The Honorable Ronny Jo Siegal, who served as a Judge of the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part in both Bergen and Passaic Counties for eight years. Associates in the Family Law Group include Valerie Jules McCarthy and Linda Torosian, a former family therapist.
“Matthew provides high quality legal counsel during what can often be very complicated and emotional situations,” said Michael S. Stein, Pashman Stein’s Managing Partner. “He is an outstanding addition to our Family Law Group, which enjoys a reputation for sophisticated representation in all aspects of family law, and continues to grow under the leadership of Tracy Julian.”
Smuro earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his B.A. from Clemson University. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, Superior Court of New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Previously, he served as a Law Clerk for the House Judiciary Committee and the Family Law Subcommittee with the South Carolina House of Representatives.