Denville, NJ – Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Counsel to the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito, & Frost, P.C., will be sworn in as the 2014-2015 President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) — the largest specialty bar association that collectively represents the interests of Asian and Pacific American attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Ms. Domingo’s installation will take place on June 26, 2014 at APALA-NJ’s 17th Annual Gala at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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.
Prior to her installation as President of APALA-NJ, Ms. Domingo served on the APALA-NJ Executive Board as President-Elect (2013-2014), Vice President (2012-2013) and Treasurer (2011-2012). In addition to serving on the APALA-NJ Executive Board, 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 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 matrimonial department of Einhorn Harris, a full-service law firm in Denville, New Jersey, which has one of the largest matrimonial departments in the state of New Jersey. As Counsel at the firm, 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, 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 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. Ms. Domingo is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Diversity Committee, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the Morris County Bar Association.
The attorneys of the New Jersey law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. practice in a wide variety of areas, including Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, Employment Law, Closely-Held Business Law, Trusts & Estates/Taxation, and Real Estate, and Land Use and Zoning. With more than 50 years in practice, Einhorn Harris has developed a reputation for dedication to the community and its people “every step of the way.” www.einhornharris.com