Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been reappointed as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee. She has previously been recognized as Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for her 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 terms.
The Committee supports litigators of domestic relations and family law disputes by providing programs, forums for exchange of information, and regular communication on family law matters. The Committee focuses on providing representation or assistance to unrepresented parties through pro se and pro bono efforts, and the ways individual practitioners and the bar can participate in these efforts. The Committee follows national developments in family law litigation and brings appropriate issues to the attention of the Section for its input and action.
Aquilio practices in the areas of divorce, child support, custody, and post-judgment issues. She represents clients in all types of matrimonial actions, from basic matters to complex asset valuation cases. Aquilio is a trained Collaborative Divorce Attorney and a member of the Executive Committee of the Somerset County Family Practice Committee.
Recognized by the New Jersey Superior Court as a R.1:40 Qualified Family Law Mediator, Aquilio is a panelist for the Superior Court Early Settlement Panel in Somerset County.
Aquilio frequently lectures for the NJSBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education at its Hot Tips seminars, serves on the Board of Editors for the ABA Section of Litigation’s Appellate Practice Journal, and has served as Editor of the ABA Family Law Litigation Subcommittee’s E-Newsletter.
Aquilio earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Drew University.