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Mary Ann Stokes

Mary Ann Stokes
  • Partner

Location: Saddle Brook, NJ

Phone: 201-845-9600

Fax: 201-845-9423

Email: mas@njlawfirm.com

Mary Ann Stokes has a wealth of experience in the full range of family law matters. Since 2005, her practice has been devoted exclusively to the mediation of family matters and to serving as a parenting coordinator at the request of parties and/or their attorneys. Since 2002, Ms. Stokes has mediated more than 2,500 family matters and been appointed as parenting coordinator in over 100 cases. In addition, Ms. Stokes has served in numerous family cases as an arbitrator for both economic and parenting issues. Ms. Stokes is also trained in collaborative law.

In mediation, Ms. Stokes sets the stage for the discussion in realistic terms, while remaining sensitive to the needs of each party and to the overall difficult task at hand. Her goal is to assist the parties in arriving at decisions that meet the goals of their reconstituted family.

Ms. Stokes joined the firm as a second year law clerk in 1985 and has been a partner since 1993. Ms. Stokes has been included in The Best Lawyers in American in the areas of Family Law Arbitration and Family Law Mediation. She was included in (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers” in 2015, 2016 and 2019, in Matrimonial & Family.  She was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, in Family Law Arbitration. She has also been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Matrimonial & Family Law, from 2006 through 2019.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Mediation
  • Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1987
    • Honors: Member, Rutgers Moot Court Board
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1971
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards

  • Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers” in Matrimonial & Family and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Best Lawyers in America, in Family Law Arbitration
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Member
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Women Lawyers Association, Member