Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*

Amanda J. Massey, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Photo


Amanda J. Massey (née Muhaw) is counsel in the firm’s Family Law practice. She has devoted the entirety of her practice to issues stemming from familial relationships of all origins, whether the individuals are bound by marriage or parentage. Amanda handles all aspects of family law matters, including the dissolution of marriage, child custody issues, establishing or modification of child support and/or spousal support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence. She also serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth County.

Upon graduation from law school, Amanda served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James J. McGann, J.S.C., in the Special Civil Division of Monmouth County. As a result of Judge McGann’s re-assignment halfway through Amanda’s clerkship, she concluded her position working in the Post-Judgment Matrimonial Docket as well as the Juvenile Docket. During her clerkship, she had the honor of assisting the Honorable Lisa P. Thornton, P.J.F.P. and the Honorable Kathleen A. Sheedy, J.S.C. on various matrimonial matters in addition to the work she performed for Judge McGann. She also served as a Court Mediator for the Special Civil Division during Judge McGann’s assignment. Amanda’s experience as a judicial law clerk working on family law matters provides her with valuable insight in navigating the courts and negotiating on behalf of her clients.

In Amanda's Words:

"An individual’s family, however it is defined by them, is their single most important asset. My job is to help a client achieve the best possible outcome in an otherwise unfortunate situation, while providing them with the guidance necessary to navigate the process. Whether we are discussing child custody issues or the division of assets, I understand the complexity of these issues and advocate on their behalf in a manner best suited to their needs."

Amanda was included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star list in 2021. She is a third generation Monmouth County resident and was raised in Howell, New Jersey. 


Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2021-2023
  • Selected for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Family Law, 2023, 2024

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Community & Professional

  • Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Monmouth Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2012

B.A., University of South Carolina, Cum Laude, 2009

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