Maureen E. Vella
Maureen E. Vella, Esq. is the Managing Partner of VSA Law Group. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law. She has been a practicing attorney in New Jersey for over 30 years while specializing in helping people work through difficult family and financial situations.
Ms. Vella is the former vice president and former board member of Women Helping Women, which provides affordable therapy and support services for thousands of women and girls dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, death of loved-ones, and many other challenges. She also has served on the Board of Directors of Women Aware, which provides emergency shelter and services for women and their children suffering with domestic violence in their lives.
Ms. Vella is an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM), whose function is to facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties in a non-adversarial manner with the objective of helping the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. She is also certified to practice Collaborative Law, a family law process enabling couples to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of contested litigation.
As a Certified Collaborative Lawyer, Ms. Vella helps families through a process which enables couples to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children.
Ms. Vella is past president & member of BizNet, a networking business organization servicing central New Jersey. Ms. Vella also serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the Township of Franklin.
- Rutgers University
- Degree: B.S. 1981
- Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, CA
- Degree: J.D., 1984
LAW MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law section and Women’s section) and the Middlesex County Bar Association, and volunteers as a panelist for the Middlesex County Early Settlement Program. She is a volunteer attorney for the Middlesex County Legal Services Program and handles pro bono cases for them on a regular basis.