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Amy Wechsler - Watchung, NJ

776 Mountain BoulevardSuite 202 Watchung, NJ 07069

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Updated: 04/02/2021


Mediation Experience

  • Accredited Professional Mediator, NJ Association of Professional Mediators, 1997 - Present
  • Mediator for Economic Mediation Program in conjunction with Superior Court of New Jersey, 1999 - Present
  • Co-founder and Mediator for Somerset County Volunteer Custody Mediation Program and Speaker at Custody Mediation Workshop, 1995 - Present
  • Mediation in Private Practice, 1995 - Present


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • Association for Advancement of Collaborative Practice (Co-President/Member, 2015)
  • Segal v. Lynch on behalf of NJ-AFCC, 2012 - Present (Co-authored Amicus Brief)
  • Vicinage XIII Inn of Court, 2010 - 2014 (Steering Committee/Member)
  • New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, 2009 - 2014 (Secretary/Chair and Co-Chair, Cducation Committee/Member)
  • NJ Supreme Court , 2007 - Present (Testified in support of establishing a Parenting Coordination Court Rule)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Executive Committee, 2007-Present)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - NJ Chapter, 2004 - Present (President-Elect/Treasurer/Member)
  • Pilot Program for Economic Issues in Divorce Matters, Somerset County, 1999 - Present (Mediator)
  • District XIII Ethics Committee, 1998 - 2001 (Chair/Vice-Chair/Member)
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (Member, 1996-Present; Trustee, 1997-2001)
  • Central Jersey Family Inn of Court, 1996 - 1999 (Member, Steering Committee and Master)
  • Somerset County Custody Mediation Program, 1995 - Present (Co-founder and Custody Mediator)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • Somerset County Bar Association, 1993 - Present (Member/Past President/Trustee/Mediator/Chair and Co-Chair of Family Law Committee)
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, 1991 - Present (Panelist)


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    Juris Doctorate
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, 1976
  • University of Connecticut, 1972
  • Rutgers University, 1994
    Divorce Meditation Course
  • NJ Association of Professional Mediators, Mediation Internship 1993-1994
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Parent Coordination Training, 2010
  • New Ways for Families Institute, High Conflict Families Training, 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arbitration Training, 2012-2013, Chicago, Illinois
  • Rutgers University, Introductory Course in Divorce Mediation, 1994
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Collabortaive Law Training, 2008
  • Numerous ICLE, NJAPM, ATLA, NJAJ Seminars in Family Law, 1993-Present

Past Positions

  • Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D'Onofrio, LLP, Partner, 2011-Present
  • Copeland, Shimalla, Wechsler & Lepp, LLP, Partner, 1995 - 2010
  • Copeland & Shimalla, Of Counsel, 1993 - 1995
  • Herold & Haines, Associate, 1992
  • Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Associate, 1986 - 1991
  • Sills, Cummis, Zuckerman, Radin, Tischman & Epstein, Associate, 1985 - 1986
  • New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Hospitals, Program Analyst, 1977 - 1981
  • NJ Division of Youth and Family Services, Program Development Specialist, 1973 - 1975

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Cutting Edge Issues in Custody Evaluations, ICLE Family Law Symposium, 2016
  • Speaker, Protecting Communications Made Prior to Signing a Collaborative Participation Agreement, ICLE Hot Tips Seminar, 2015
  • Speaker, Resources for Domestic Violence Victims and Their Families, NJSBA and SCBA, 2015
  • Instructor and Guest Lecturer, Collaborative Family Law and ADR, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 2015
  • Moderator/Speaker, Professionalism in Family Law - The Ethics of Steering Your Client in the Right Direction, SCBA, 2015
  • Faculty, Mediation Training, ICLE, 2014
  • Speaker, Advanced Mediation Training, 2014, 2016
  • Speaker, Use of Guardian Ad Litum for Parties Not Represented by Counsel, ICLE Hot Tips Seminar, 2014
  • Moderator, Pet Peeves in Family Law, NJSBA, 2014
  • Speaker, The Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Families and Children in Custody Cases, NJ-AFCC, 2014
  • Speaker and Moderator, Parenting Coordination Workshop, ICLE, 2013
  • Speaker/Panelist, Joint Custody: Fact or Fiction?, NJSBA Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Speaker/Panelist, Ethics in the Law, Somerset County Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Use of Guardian ad Litem Appointments for Adults in Family Law Matters, AFCC-NJ, 2012
  • Speaker, The Child Specialist-In or Out of the Collaborative Model, AFCC-NJ, 2012
  • Speaker/Panelist, Family Attorney as Diagnostician and Process Shaper, ICLE, 2012
  • Speaker, The Disposition of Pre-embryos: To Be or Not to Be?, ICLE Hot Tips Seminar, 2012
  • Instructor, Collaborative Law 2-day Training, ICLE, 2011, 2012
  • Speaker/Panelist, Ethics in the Law, Somerset County Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • Moderator/Speaker, Ethics in the Law, Somerset County Bar Association, 2011
  • Speaker, Motions to Modify Support, Somerset County Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Arbitration in Family Matters, Somerset County Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Savings as a Component of Marital Life Style, FLEC Meeting, 2010
  • Speaker, Alternatives/Precursors to Full Custody Evaluations, ICLE, 2010
  • Speaker, Enforcement of Anti-Lepis Provisions, NJSBA Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Speaker, Calculating Child Support in Equal Shared Parenting Cases, ICLE, 2009
  • Speaker, Modification of Support in the Current Economic Climate, ICLE, 2009
  • Speaker, Tax Issues in Divorce, Somerset County Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, Ethical Issues in Representing Children, ICLE, 2006
  • Speaker, Divorce and Taxes, Alimony and Taxes, NJ Society of CPA's, NJAPM and ICLE, 2006
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Family Law, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, 2005
  • Speaker, Comparative Family Law, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, 2004
  • Speaker, Alimony and Child Support, NJAPM Advanced Divorce Mediation Seminar, 2004
  • Speaker, Family and Divorce Mediation, Somerset County Bar Association, 2001
  • Speaker, Structure and Use of Court Mediation Programs, NJAPM, 2000
  • Moderator & Presenter, Financial Planning in Divorce, Mediation, and Hot Tips, ADR Day, 1999
  • Moderator, Financial Planning in Divorce Mediation, NJAPM Annual Conference, - 1999
  • Moderator & Presenter, Child Support Guidelines Seminar, Somerset County Bar Association, 1998


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  • 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
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  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
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  • 2006 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Amy Wechsler on Super Lawyers


  • Chosen as Super Lawyer by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2014 - 2015
  • Chosen as Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJ by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2014
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year, Somerset County, 2005 Recipient

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Office Information


776 Mountain BoulevardSuite 202 Watchung, NJ 07069


  • 908-645-1001

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Office Hours

M-F, 9a-5:30p



  • Summary of Significant Changes to the 2016 NJ Court Rules Affecting Family Practice, The Clarion, Somerset County Bar Association, Fall, 2015
  • Custody and Parenting Time/Visitation Plans: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 1, August, 2015
  • Co-Author, Alimony and Taxes, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 1, June , 2012
  • Co-Author, The Do's and Don'ts of Mediation and Arbitration, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 27 No. 2 October, 2006
  • Co-Author, Imputing Income to Assets, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 18 No. 7 Nov/Dec., 1998

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