Linda L. Piff, Esq.

Linda L. Piff, Esq.

Linda Piff is a divorce attorney, certified divorce mediator and a pioneer in the field of collaborative Law. Linda trains other professionals throughout the tristate area in this unique legal specialty. To learn more about Linda click here.

Linda’s goal is to have her clients exit the divorce process with the legal, personal, emotional and financial resources of the entire family in line with the goals of the divorcing couple. By doing so, her clients are poised for future growth and security in these areas. Restructuring a family can be very scary and stressful to everyone involved. Linda’s job is to educate clients about the process and help relieve uncertainty about the future. “Divorce isn’t just about dividing up assets.

Families are multi-dimensional. Divorce is about couples moving forward with their lives, and in order for that to happen, emotional, financial, personal and legal aspects must all be addressed.” Linda Piff is committed to the Collaborative Law process. She has created a Collaborative Law Center which will house attorneys, financial and mental health professionals; all of whom will be ready to assist her clients during and after seperation / divorce.

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Law Office of Linda L. Piff, LLC

Admissions:

  • State of New Jersey (1987)
  • United States District Court for District of New Jersey (1987)
  • State of Pennsylvania (1987)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1990)

Education:

  • Monmouth College (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1984)
  • Rutgers University (J.D., with Honors, 1987)

Collaborative Law Trainer:

  • Training Firm Owner: Practical Collaborative Solutions, LLC Recent Training Courses:

Hosted and Conducted Basic Collaborative Law Training – May and September   2014, January  and   September 2013, February 2012 and September 2012, January, March and September 2011, January, March, April, September and October, 2010, June and September 2009 and February and July 2008.
Hosted and Conducted Intermediate Training – December 2010 and May 2011
Hosted and Conducted Advanced Training- December 2012

  • Instructor: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training with Dr. Susan Gamache, Robert D. Bordett, CPF-August 2007

 

Presenter/ Speaker:

  • New Jersey Legislature

Presenter before Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Budget Committee and Assembly Judiciary Committee on New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act which passed unanimously before all Committees and Both Houses and was signed by Governor Christine on September 10, 2014.

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Conventions

2008  “Envisioning and Creating a Collaborative Law Center”
2009   “Passion, Profit & Personal Service”
2012    “Creative Solutions for Baby Boomers”

  • Speaker throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania before Family Law Seminars, Conventions, Forums and Practice Groups on the topic of Collaborative Practice.

 

Committees:

  • Current President of N.J. Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
  • Co-Chair of Legislation Committee of Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
  • IACP Practice Group Development Committee 2011 and 2012
  • IACP Fundraising Committee 2012
  • Co-Chair, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of New Jersey (Former) March 2011 – December  2013
  • Monmouth County Bar Association Family Law Committee

 

Press Articles:

“The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce” Attorney at Law Magazine ( Vol. 2. No. 1 June 2014)

“Divorce Alternative:  Collaborative Divorce” The Suit Magazine (Oct/Nov. 2013)

“Trained to End Disputes, Not Families”, Attorney At Law Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 2)

“Breaking up can be Hard to Do, Divorce After 50 Calls for some
Creative Problem Solving. “Senior Scoop/Asbury Park Press/Home News (3/7/2012)

“PreNups for Grown Ups”, Asbury Park Press, June 13, 2012

“A New Approach to an Old Problem: Collaborative Law,”
New Jersey Family Lawyer (10/06)

“AOC Adopts Plan for Uniformity in Court Handling of Domestic Violence,”
New Jersey Law Journal (4/3/00)

“McGreeveys: A Model of How not to Break Up,” Star Ledger (6/11/08)

““When Couples Say, I’ll See You Out of Court,” NJ Biz (9/11/06)

“Getting a Divorce Without Going to War,” Asbury Park Press (6/11/06)

“Collaborating on Divorce,” Asbury Park Press (11/26/07)

Holistic Law’s Extra Mile for the Clients,” New Jersey Lawyer (12/02/02)

“Born to Run,” Asbury Park Press (7/3/05)

“Declaration Still Works for Today’s Americans,” Asbury Park Press (7/6/03)

“Giving More Than Legal Advice,” The Herald (10/15/98)

Published Cases:

  • LD v. WD, Jr. 327 N.J. Super. (App. Div 1999)

Television/Radio Show Presentations:

  • Wall Street Journal This Morning – September 2010
  • WCBS AM “CEO Radio” NYC hosted by Ray Hoffman January 2011
  • Blog Talk Radio/Collaborative Law – October 2010
  • FIOS 1 Network “Let’s Talk” hosted by Gary Gellman April 2011
  • New Jersey Divorce Talk Radio – June 2015

Video Media Presentations:

Available at www.YouTube.com/PiffNoto and www.YouTube.com/Piff

  • Introduction to Collaborative Law and Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Advantages of Collaborative Practice
  • PreNuptial:  Who Needs One
  • Creative Solutions for the Baby Boomer Divorce

 

Published Books:

• Co-Author, Inside the Minds: Developing A Collaborative Family Law Practice (Thomson Reuters Publisher 2010)

 

Professional Associations:

  • New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals Practice Group
  • State of New Jersey Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Family Law Section
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Past President
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers in Monmouth County, Past President

 

Miscellaneous

  • Women of Achievement Award-Women Lawyers in Monmouth County (2004)
  • National Age Group Champion-400 Meter and 800 Meter Dash (2004)
  • Rebecca Stafford Award for Women in Sports (2003)
  • Make a Difference Award-Epiphany House (1998)
  • Women of Achievement Award-Monmouth County Commission of Status of Women (1991)

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