Allen J. Scazafabo, Jr. is a partner in the Firm’s Family Law Group. Allen’s clients appreciate that he recognizes that each client’s needs and goals require individualized care and attention. A client commented to the publication New Jersey Family that Allen has “a gift for empathizing with his clients while dissecting relevant facts to approach a case. He is adept at understanding family law and gives realistic solutions to problems.” The client added, “Allen treats his clients like family which is the crux of what most clients need when dealing with difficult family dynamics.” Allen has seventeen years of family law and litigation experience including complex civil matters requiring multiple experts and examination of expert witnesses. He has handled numerous complex matters involving disputes over the distribution and valuation of assets and custody disputes.
Allen is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney and an R.1:40 Mediator for post-Early Settlement Panel economic mediation. He has experience handling mediations for cases with a wide range of complexity. He was selected to serve on the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2017 – 2018, and 2018 – 2019, years.
Allen has been named to the Advisory Board for the American Academy of Financial Litigators for 2020. Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has included Allen on its "Best Lawyers" list in the field of Family Law for 2022, 2021 and 2020. He has been included on the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for Family Law published by Thomson Reuters every year since 2009. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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In addition, Allen is a frequent author and speaker on family law topics. He has been a panelist for the New Jersey State Bar Association continuing legal education program and has served as a Master for the Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court. He has spoken before the Essex County Family Law Executive Committee for the Essex County Bar Association. Allen has also been a panelist/speaker for the Essex County Continuing Legal Education for family law as well as being appointed to the Essex County Family Part Non-Dissolution Planning Committee by the Essex County Family Part Presiding Judge. Allen has been quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Business Magazine and New Jersey Monthly on various subjects in the area of family law.
Allen received his J.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Terrence R. Nealon in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.