April Katz Israeli, Esq., comes to us with nearly 30 years of experience in Divorce and Family Law. April is a zealous advocate and passionate litigator for many families in the State of New Jersey. April received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992, where she was an Associate Editor of Law Review. April is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York and is a member of numerous Bar Associations, at both the State and County level. April is also the recipient of many honors and awards, including NJ Law Journal 2019 Professional Excellence Honoree – Mentor of the Year, Best Lawyer for Families in 2019, 2020 & 2021, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers List for Excellence in Practice, Titans of Industry – The American Lawyer, Appointed to NJ Supreme Court District VC Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County – West Essex, Appointed to serve on the Guardianship Monitoring Program, Team Mentor – Domestic Violence Project – Seton Hall Leadership Fellows Program, Founding Member – NJ Chapter – AACFL – American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators and Certified Mediator pursuant to R.1:40 & Court Approved Mediator for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases.
Before going into private practice in 1993, April served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (Ret.), Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Chancery Division, Family Part. April has also served as a Panelist for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Programs in Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties; a program made up of experienced family law attorneys, who volunteer their time to assist the courts in resolving family law cases prior to trial. April has lectured at seminars throughout the State of New Jersey, on a wide range of topics related to Family Law. Since 2018, Ms. Israeli has been a supporter of Eva’s Village, a comprehensive recovery community center, and numerous other charitable organizations. April was named the Savvy Ladies Gala Committee Ambassador & Member and has acted as a Volunteer Judge in the Vincent J. Apruzzeese High School Mock Trial Competition. In addition to all of this, Ms. Israeli has hosted two podcasts relating to mental health and the law as well as the pitfalls to representing yourself in a divorce.
April is devoted to her career and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to her client.