Matthew N. Tsocanos received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and attained his Bachelor of Arts in history as a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society. Matt received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and the Federal District of New Jersey, and has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial law attorney.
Prior to entering private practice, Matt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Daniel M. Waldman, Judge of the Superior Court, in the Chancery Division, Family Part, Monmouth County, New Jersey. As an attorney at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, Trigg, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, Matt is committed to the profession of law. Since serving as a judicial law clerk, Matt has practiced family law exclusively. His focus and expertise includes divorce, child custody and parenting time, domestic violence, relocation, post judgment modifications, arbitration, mediation, pre-nuptial agreements, child support for high wage earners and complicated interstate and international jurisdictional issues, including emergent appeals and appellate practice.
Recently Matt launched a mediation practice. After completion of the requisite course, Matt was qualified to serve as a Rule 1:40 mediator. Matt is qualified to practice in the New Jersey Court’s Program for Mediation of Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases. Matt is on the Court’s roster of attorneys approved to mediate all economic aspects of family law cases in all Northern New Jersey counties.
Matt can not only mediate family law cases but his training as a mediator can assist litigants going through the mediation or settlement process. He also serves as a panelist for the Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Program (MESP) where experienced matrimonial lawyers volunteer their time to help people getting divorced to settle their financial issues.
Matt has authored an article for publication in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, entitled ‘Mediation: Alternative Methods of Settlement Preservation via Audio Recordings’ and is a regular contributor to the firm’s blog, Let’s Talk About Divorce.
Matt is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section and the Bergen County Bar Association, where he serves on the Family Law Committee. Matt was a member of the Seton Hall Inn of Court and has participated in the Northern New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court.