Jhanice V. Domingo

Jhanice V. Domingo

Phone: (973) 586-4954
Fax: (973) 627-0869

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Jhanice V. Domingo

Jhanice V. Domingo has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2013
  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2012
  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2010
  • New Jersey Rising Stars 2009

Ms. Domingo began her legal career as Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Donohue, J.S.C., Chancery Division, Family Part, Union County before serving as Assistant Prosecutor in the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in 2003.

In 2006, Ms. Domingo joined the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. where she is presently Counsel in the firm’s matrimonial law department. Ms. Domingo handles mediation of simple divorce cases and litigation of complex, high-asset divorce matters. She has represented physicians, attorneys, high-level business executives, self-employed business owners, and other professionals in divorce cases involving intricate business valuations, complex analysis of executive compensations, and financial forensic evaluations. Ms. Domingo also handles a wide variety of family law matters involving child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, palimony, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil unions, same-sex marriage and domestic violence.

Since 2011, Ms. Domingo has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee. She has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers for her work in family law and was named as a Super Lawyer® Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Ms. Domingo received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion into the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (exclusively for female attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from their peers).

In 2013, Ms. Domingo was one of 50 New Jersey attorneys selected by New Jersey Law Journal to receive the New Leaders of the Bar Award (formerly the New Jersey Law Journal 40 Best Under 40 Award).  Ms. Domingo is also one of 100 early- to mid- career minority attorneys to be selected in the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Eastern Region 2013 Hot List.

Ms. Domingo is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Diversity Committee, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Morris County Bar Association. She is the President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ). Prior to her installation as President of APALA-NJ, she served on the APALA-NJ Executive Board as President-Elect (2013-2014), Vice President (2012-2013) and Treasurer (2011-2012). Ms. Domingo leads APALA-NJ’s Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee in furthering its mission to promote diversity in both the judiciary and government. As co-chair of APALA-NJ’s JPAC since 2012, she has spearheaded APALA-NJ’s efforts to identify, encourage, and support qualified Asian Pacific American candidates for nomination to the judiciary and other appointed positions in state and federal government. As the point of contact for many candidates, she facilitates their candidacies with the Governor’s Appointments Office, various Senatorial offices, and other government officials. Ms. Domingo’s Commentary, “Seeking Greater Diversity in the Bench and Bar” was published in the August 2013 edition of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.

Ms. Domingo was born in Manila, Philippines. She has resided in New Jersey since moving to the United States at the age of nine.  She received degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Boston College in 1999, and earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002.  She is fluent in Tagalog and active in the Asian Pacific American community. She serves as Vice President of the Legal Section of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Benefit Committee of the Korean American Family Service Center, and a member of the Public Advocacy Committee of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2003

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 2002, J.D.
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1999, B.A

Published Works

Professional Associations, Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
    • President, 2014-2015
    • President-Elect, 2013-2014
    • Vice President, 2012-2013
    • Treasurer, 2011-2012
    • Chair, Judicial Appointments Committee, 2012- Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association- Diversity Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers
    • New Jersey Rising Stars 2013
    • New Jersey Rising Stars 2012
    • New Jersey Rising Stars 2010
    • New Jersey Rising Stars 2009
  • Martindale Hubble -  AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • New Jersey Law Journal  - New Leaders of the Bar, 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers of Color Inaugural Eastern Region 2013 Hot List.

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Joseph P. Donohue, J.S.C., Law Clerk, Ch. Div, Family Part, Union, 2002 – 2003
  • Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 2003 – 2005
  • Golub & Isabel, P.C., Associate, 2005 – 2006

Volunteer Work/ Pro Bono Activities

  • Asian Pacific American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Korean American Family Service Center – Benefit Committee
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association – Public Advocacy Committee
  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce – Vice President of the Legal Section

Languages

  • Tagalog