Ivette Ramos Alvarez

Ivette Ramos Alvarez

Phone: (973) 586-4920
Fax: (973) 627-0869

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Ivette Ramos Alvarez

Ivette Alvarez commits to educating her clients about the law, guiding them throughout their matters to achieve the best possible outcome. A zealous advocate, Ivette’s strong work ethic makes her a daunting adversary in court. She graduated from Columbia Law School while working for her family’s business and raising two children, so she keenly understands her clients’ daily challenges. This insight is also one of the main reasons behind her family law focus. Ivette prides herself on maintaining a free communication style that builds trust, expedites the legal process and minimizes frustration for her clients and opponents.

Fluent in Spanish, Ivette is dedicated to serving the interests of the Latino community and has served as past president of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association. Since the beginning of her practice, she has worked tenaciously to advance the Latino legal profession and often lectures on Latino legal matters. Ivette has appeared on CNN Espanol as well as other media outlets. She frequently gives back to the community and was recently selected as a Team Leader on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Commission.

Practice Areas

Litigation Percentage

  • 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. with Honors, 1975
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Morris County Bar Association

Honors & Accolades

  • 1995 People Who Make a Difference, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ
  • 1999 Distinguished Women, La Tribuna
  • 2005 Professional Lawyer of the Year, NJ Commission on Professionalism
  • 2006 Annual Legislative Recognition Award, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2008 Woman of the Year, East Side Community Center
  • 2009 Power of Women Award, LUPE Fund
  • 2010 Hispanic Business Council of New Jersey

Community Involvement

  • Team Leader, Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Commission
  • Board Member, Legal Services of New Jersey, 1997 to present
  • Chair, NJ Supreme Court, District V-C Fee Arbitration Committee 1999-2000
  • Trustee at Large, NJSBA, 2004-2010
  • Member, NJ Supreme Court, Family Practice Committee, 2004 to present
  • Chair, NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee, 2006-2007
  • President, Hispanic Bar Association of NJ, 2006-2007
  • Vice President of Membership, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2008-2009
  • Northern Vice-Chair, NJSBA Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee 2008-2011
  • Member, NJ Supreme Court, Board of Continuing Legal Education 2011 to present
  • Chair, Hispanic Bar Association of NJ, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, 2012 to present
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System 2015 to present
  • NJ Supreme Court, Ad Hoc Committee on Skills and Method

Experience

  • In the Matter of Enrique Ramos: Represented a child in termination proceedings obtained a priority designation for the child’s grandmother with the New York City Housing Department advancing the grandmother’s ability to obtain appropriate housing and prevent the termination of the child from the biological father.