Mary Ann Stokes
Mary Ann Stokes has a wealth of experience in the full range of family law matters. Since 2005, her practice has been devoted exclusively to the mediation of family matters and to serving as a parenting coordinator at the request of parties and/or their attorneys. Since 2002, Ms. Stokes has mediated more than 2,500 family matters and been appointed as parenting coordinator in over 100 cases. In addition, Ms. Stokes has served in numerous family cases as an arbitrator for both economic and parenting issues. Ms. Stokes is also trained in collaborative law.
In mediation, Ms. Stokes sets the stage for the discussion in realistic terms, while remaining sensitive to the needs of each party and to the overall difficult task at hand. Her goal is to assist the parties in arriving at decisions that meet the goals of their reconstituted family.
Ms. Stokes joined the firm as a second year law clerk in 1985 and has been a partner since 1993. She was included in (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers” in 2015 and 2016, in Matrimonial & Family. She was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, in Family Law Arbitration. She has also been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law, from 2006 through 2017.
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. cum laude
- Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., , Phi Beta Kappa
- New Jersey
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- United States Supreme Court
Ms. Stokes is a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen Bar Association and the Bergen County Women Lawyers Association.