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David Torchin is a partner in ShapiroCroland's Matrimonial and Family Law Department. His practice includes Collaborative Divorce and mediation, two types of alternate dispute resolution, as well as general litigation and arbitration. He has lectured on family law issues at continuing legal education seminars.
He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and the Family Law Sections of the American, New Jersey and Bergen County Bar Associations. He is a certified mediator and is also a trained collaborative law attorney. In addition to divorce and custody matters, Mr. Torchin handles prenuptial agreements, step-parent adoptions, grandparent visitation, name changes and other matrimonial issues.
He graduated cum laude from Brandeis University where he received his B.A. in Economics, and then graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. After completing law school and before joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Ralph L. DeLuccia in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part in Passaic County.
Education J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center (1993) B.A., cum laude, Brandeis University (1989) London School of Economics (1987-1988)
Practice Areas Family Law and Matrimonial Law (Divorce Litigation, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Adoptions, Name Changes, etc.)
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey State of Pennsylvania State of Colorado United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards & Recognitions Certified Mediator Ten Leaders – Matrimonial and Divorce Law (2004) New Jersey Super Lawyer (2005 – 2017) “Top 40 Under 40” (2003)
Professional & Community Involvement Chairperson, Bergen County and Passaic County Early Settlement Panels Mediator, Mandatory Economic Mediation Program for Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties Member, District IIA Fee Arbitration Committee (2007-2010) Member, New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Collaboration Courts (NJ-AFCC) Member, American Bar Association (Family Law Section) Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section) Member, Borough of Ramsey Planning Board (2007-2009) Member, Borough of Ramsey Board of Adjustments (2009-present) Master, Barry I. Croland Family Inns of Court
Clerkship Honorable Ralph L. DeLuccia, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Passaic County (1993-1994)