Brian C. Martel is a Partner in the firm’s Family Law department. Brian has devoted 100% of his professional practice to family law and related matters, including all aspects of divorce, separation, custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, prenuptial agreements, mediation, arbitration, domestic violence, post-judgment matters and appeals. Brian understands that your divorce and family-related matter can be an extremely emotional and financially trying time in your life. He treats all of his clients with the utmost professionalism, dignity and respect, while at the same time he vigorously advocates for his client's interests and protects his client’s rights.
Prior to entering private practice, Brian served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Edward V. Torack, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division - Family Part. Through that experience, Brian developed valuable insight into the Court’s analysis and disposition of complex legal and procedural issues. Brian received his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, where he was elected to serve as the Chief Justice for the Inter fraternity Council.
Brian volunteers his time to serve as an Early Settlement Panelist in Bergen County, during which he reviews pending divorce and family law cases to make recommendations regarding potential settlement. Brian has also been appointed by the Superior Court to serve as an Attorney-in-Fact to intervene and assist in high-conflict cases.
Education Juris Doctorate, Seton Hall University School of Law Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park
Practice Areas Family Law and related matters
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey State of New York
Awards & Recognitions New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2009-2012, 2014 & 2016) National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - Top 10 Attorneys Under Age 40 – (2014)
Professional & Community Involvement Member, American Bar Association Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section) Member, New York State Bar Association Bergen County Bar Association Barrister, Barry I. Croland Family Inn of Court