Experienced Family Law Attorneys

Judith A. McDermott


(973) 258-1440


Judi McDermott is the managing partner of Gomperts McDermott & Von Ellen, LLC. Ms. McDermott has devoted her entire career to matrimonial, divorce, family law, and mediation. She has earned a well-deserved reputation as a strong advocate for her clients by blending her expertise with compassion and tenacity.  Regardless of the issues presented in the case, Ms. McDermott has proven to be in-tune with the nuanced needs of each of her clients and their families.

In 2007, she was named to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character, an honor tasked with reviewing and determining each New Jersey Bar candidate’s admissibility and fitness to practice law in New Jersey.  She is now on the Statewide Panel for the Committee on Character where she continues to serve.

In addition to her serving her clients and managing our firm, Ms. McDermott regularly volunteers as an expert panelist for the Union and Morris Counties Matrimonial Early Settlement. She is also a trained court-approved Family Law Mediator, included on the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases for multiple counties. Ms. McDermott is also a trained Collaborative Law attorney and is trained as a mediator in Domestic Violence matters as well.

Professional Associations

New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character

New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Union County Bar Association

New Jersey Collaborative Law Group

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Reported Cases

Kiernan v. Kiernan, 355 N.J. Super. 89 (App. Div. 2002)

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers (2015 to present)

Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Family Law practice area (2015)


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Bar and Court Admissions


New Jersey


JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

BS, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland