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Bettina Munson

Bettina Munson

Partner

"A divorce can be the most difficult time for any client. Our family law department strives to help clients understand the process and guide them to an amicable resolution.”
-Bettina Munson

An equity partner in our Family Law Department, Tina has more than 20 years of experience in matrimonial cases. She successfully litigated the first U.S. case in which a non-biological mother in a same sex (domestic) partnership was awarded shared custody. She has extensive appellate experience and has published cases in both family law and civil litigation.

Tina has developed an impressive track record litigating relocation cases throughout the state of New Jersey—and was instrumental in our Firm winning the seminal case, Baures vs. Lewis. A strong proponent of mediation and collaboration, she currently serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth, and the New Jersey Collaborative Law Associations.

In 2003, Tina was designated a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey—a designation limited to those attorneys with significant involvement in trial matters in Superior Court; an unblemished reputation as attested to by judges and attorneys; and substantial knowledge and continuing legal education demonstrated by passing a special written examination on trial practice.

Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence in May 2008. Tina also serves As co-chair of the Family Law section of NJAJ and co-chair of the Meadowlands and Boardwalk Seminars. She serves on the Family Law Committee of the Monmouth Bar Association.

Tina was also active in local politics for many years. She was a member of the West Long Branch Democratic Committee from 2001-2008 and was elected as a Councilwoman in 2004. She served on the Environmental Commission, Borough of West Long Branch, (2001–2004); Shade Tree Commission, Borough of West Long Branch (2001–2004); Local Assistance Board, Borough of West Long Branch (2001–2004); and West Long Branch Planning Board (2003–2004). She is the Immediate Past President of the Brookdale Foundation Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for The First Tee and Board of Trustees for Deal Golf and Country Club.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992

Supreme Court Certification

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2005-2015

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University, 1992
  • B.A., University of South Carolina, 1983

Professional Associations

  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Monmouth County Domestic Violence Working Group
  • New Jersey Association of Justice
  • Brookdale Board of Trustees
  • The First Tee Board of Trustees
  • Deal Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees