James M. DeStefano

James M. DeStefano

Phone: 973-586-4941
Fax: 973-627-2858

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James M. DeStefano

James M. DeStefano has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2018
  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2013

Fast-thinking, meticulous and determined, Mr. DeStefano serves clients in the firm’s matrimonial and family law department. Not only is he well versed in the tenants of matrimonial law, he is committed to staying abreast of the ever-evolving changes and developments in the law. This affords him up-to-the-minute insight into best practices for family law and he uses this intellect and perspective to his clients’ advantage. In addition to his wealth of legal knowledge, Mr. DeStefano places great emphasis on the interpersonal relationships he cultivates with his clients. For every case, he takes the necessary time to learn and understand the nuances, synthesize the facts with the law and develop a sound legal strategy. He holds himself accountable for knowing as much as possible about his clients’ highly personal stories so that he can best represent their interests in the negotiation and litigation process. He is dedicated to providing nothing less than excellent service and achieving outstanding results for them.

Family law issues can be extremely challenging for clients and Mr. DeStefano prides himself on being fully accessible and available to engage in discussion with his clients whenever needed. His commitment to doing so earns him their trust and confidence and helps them achieve their goals as efficiently as possible. With a direct yet empathetic manner, Mr. DeStefano manages his clients’ expectations while zealously advocating on their behalf. As part of his commitment to the field, Mr. DeStefano has worked for Legal Services of New Jersey to advise victims of domestic violence.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2011


  • J.D., New York Law School, cum laude, 2010
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, cum laude, 2007
    • Honors:  Deans List, Phi Beta Kappa

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C.,  Sussex County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part  – Law Clerk
  • Legal Services of New Jersey, Edison, NJ – Legal Intern
  • Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, J.S.C., Middlesex County Superior Court, Law Division, Civil Part – Legal Intern

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association