April Katz Israeli, Esq. comes to the Williams Law Group with over 25 years of experience in Divorce and Family Law. April is a zealous advocate and passionate litigator for many families in the State of New Jersey. April received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992, where she was an Associate Editor of Law Review. April is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York and is a member of numerous Bar Associations, at both the State and County level. April has also had the privilege of being included on the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers List for Excellence in Practice and has been seen in New Jersey Monthly Magazine; a distinct honor reserved for only 5% of attorneys in New Jersey.
Before opening her own private practice in 1993, April served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino J.S.C. (Ret.), Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Chancery Division, Family Part. April has also served as a Panelist for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Programs in Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties; a program made up of experienced family law attorneys, who volunteer their time to assist the courts in resolving family law cases prior to trial. April has lectured at seminars throughout the State of New Jersey, on a wide range of topics related to Family Law. April is a certified mediator pursuant to R. 1:40 and that leads the Divorce Education Classes presented by the firm every month to the general public. April is devoted to her career and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion for helping clients with their legal matters.
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Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Associate Editor of Law Review
NJ Family Magazine Best Lawyers for Families 2019
Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers List for Excellence in Practice
Top Fundraiser award for Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Certificate of Recognition as an ESP Panelist in Essex County, NJ
Law Journal 2019 Professional Excellence Honoree – Mentor of the Year
“Eva’s Village Volunteer for the Young Professionals Lawyers, Accountants, and Financial Committee.”
Our Attorneys have volunteered to join the Young Professionals Lawyers, Accountants, and Financial Professionals Committee of Eva’s Village. Eva’s Village is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization located in Paterson, New Jersey. Eva’s began as a soup kitchen in 1982 and has grown into a 3-block campus with more than 20 programs, including the Hope Residence, a shelter and addiction treatment program for mothers with children; a culinary school; a medical and dental clinic; an expansive community kitchen; transitional housing; a recovery community center; and much more.
Founding Member of the AACFL (American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators)
2019 Admission to Roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects for Family Law Cases
Appointed by NJ Supreme Court to the District VC Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County
Appointed to serve on the Guardianship Mentoring Program in Essex Vicinage
Savvy Ladies Gala Committee Ambassador & Member – 2019 – Championing women’s financial empowerment
Team Mentor for the Domestic Violence Project at Seton Hall Leadership Fellows Program
Certified Mediator pursuant to R. 1:40 & Court Appointed Mediator for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases
Hot Tips for Family Lawyers 2018
Since March of 2018, April has presented our ongoing free divorce education classes we provide to the community.
“I hired April for a very complicated and bitter divorce after leaving another well-known attorney. I felt doomed to financial ruins as well as unfair parenting time. This quickly changed. April managed to think of strategies and approaches that never dawned on me. She is so logical and organized. She outshined the adversary. The Judge clearly respected her. She obtained the best possible result for me at a fair price. I am really grateful and highly recommend her to anyone facing a divorce. Great lawyer!” -Sam
“Divorce sucks. But April provided sound recommendations, she aggressively pursued what was reasonable and appropriate, and masterfully worked through every aspect of the process with the strongest understanding of the law. April was understanding and compassionate to my situation. April’s relationships and reputation with peers and judges is very strong in Morris County. I highly recommend April to others.” -Anonymous
“April worked with me over the course of about a year during my divorce. It was a difficult time for me on many levels, so having a good lawyer was critical. April is smart, responsive, thorough, and empathetic. She really helped me get to a good place and get on with the rest of my life. It’s been almost five years now and my divorce agreement has held up very well.” -Tom
“I found Ms. Katz to be the consummate professional in all our interactions. She was attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, and extremely competent. I knew I would be in good hands under her legal guidance. She came highly recommended for her ethics and integrity and I can say I was not disappointed. Throughout our divorce mediation proceedings, she always kept me informed, stayed on top of all relevant issues, presented my concerns and interests in a respectful manner, yet with conviction. Ms. Katz worked diligently for an outcome that would be most beneficial for my future and her calm, professional demeanor on many occasions kept the burden of stress from overwhelming me. I can’t say enough about her competence. I respected her judgment, opinions, and her unwavering persistence in ensuring that I would be given a fair and equitable resolution in my settlement.”-Anonymous
“April – every time I think I’m going to pull my hair out and go insane you talk me down. I cannot thank you enough, I would be completely lost without you in my corner.
Thank you.” -Fred
“I cannot thank you and your team enough for everything that you’ve done for me, this would not be possible with out you.” – Nick
“Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You guys are a team of professionals and took care of my big problem. There is not enough words to describe how thankful I am. Thank you.” – Tony
“I would like to thank you a lot and show my great gratitude to your efforts and time on my case. Ms. April today was so nice to me and so professional.” – May
“Where have you been all my life?” – Rachel
“Thank you for your help and to Ms. Israeli for her excellent representation.” – Joseph
“you made me feel extremely comfortable. I feel 100% supported. April you are a Rockstar” – Priscilla
“That email you sent yesterday was like THE BEST thing I have ever read in my LIFE!!!!! Professional, eloquent with some super bad a** I mean business. I felt so protected and empowered. Thank you.” – Stephanie
The Williams Law Group values being involved in our community and inspiring young minds. April Katz Israeli participated in a mock trial at McKinley Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey
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