Stephen P. Haller

Stephen P. Haller

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Stephen P. Haller

Stephen P. Haller has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2015
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005

It takes a singular talent to successfully argue – and consistently win – complex, high profile law cases, many of which generate intense media coverage. No lawyer in New Jersey is more adept at that than Stephen Haller. Mr. Haller has practiced family law since his admission to the Bar in 1977, when the judge for whom he was clerking  was assigned to matrimonial law. From that moment, he dedicated himself to learning everything that he could on the area of practice and is now one of the state’s foremost family law experts. For instance, a custody matter litigated by Mr. Haller is among the leading cases in New Jersey jurisprudence. Mr. Haller is known for being ethical yet relentless in his pursuit of justice for his clients, which makes him ideally suited for family law. He is never afraid of doing what is right for his clients and is a formidable courtroom opponent. It is no accident that Mr. Haller works in family law, as he places supreme importance on family – his clients’, his own, and his firm “family.”

The hallmark case in Mr. Haller’s career was his representation of former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, who resigned from office in 2004. Mr. McGreevey’s original custody hearing granted him a small amount of his daughter’s time and he felt equality of time would be most beneficial to his daughter. There were also substantial issues involving parenting time, celebrity goodwill valuation and employment valuation. The combination of Mr. Haller’s meticulous preparation, courtroom mastery and fearless pursuit of justice for Mr. McGreevey resulted in an extremely favorable verdict.  Mr. Haller was New Jersey counsel to Christopher Rock in his settled divorce and custody litigation.

Stephen P. Haller has been recognized by:

New Jersey Super Lawyers each year from 2005-2018

Watch Stephen P. Haller speak about the case on CNN.

Watch The Final Press Conference: McGreevey Divorce Battle Over.

Practice Areas

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, 1977


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1977, J.D.
  • Drew University, 1974, B.A.

Published Cases

  • Chen v. Heller, 334 N.J. Super, 361, 759 A. 2d 873
  • A.K. vs. S.K., 264 NJ Super 79, 624 A. 2d 36 (App Div)

Memberships and Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Morris County Bar Association – Member
  • Essex County Bar Association – Member

Representative Cases

  • Represented former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey in the trial of his custody and divorce case in 2008.
  • Litigated custody matter that is among the leading cases in current New Jersey jurisprudence, Chen v. Heller, 334 N.J. Super, 361, 759 A. 2d 873.


  • Best Lawyers in America in the field of Family Law, 2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005- 2018