Mainenti Walsh, Linda A.
Linda A. Mainenti Walsh

Linda A. Mainenti Walsh

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Contact Me:

Biography

Linda Mainenti Walsh, established her practice Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., LLC in Morristown, New Jersey in August 2018, where she continues to focus on Divorce, Family Law and related matters. Previously, she was of counsel with Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC (practice dedicated to Family Law), of counsel in the Family Law Group at Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. Prior to that time she was of counsel with Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. where she practiced for over 15 years. She has devoted her career to the practice of Family Law. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Morris County, Superior Court, Family Part, and has been practicing law over 30 years.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh is admitted to practice in New Jersey, before the United State District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.

She is an AV Rated attorney. In 2013, she was selected into the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and Super Lawyers each year 2014-2022.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was the 2020 recipient of the Morris County Bar Association Pro Bono Award for service to the Bar and community.

In 2016, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was selected to become a member of the Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee and she continues to serve on this committee. In November, 2017 she was a speaker/presenter for the Professionalism program regarding ethics and gender bias at the Morris County Bar Association's annual Legalpalooza CLE and on the Legalpalooza Planning Committee for the Bar Association and the Professionalism Committee to develop and assemble the panel for the 2021 program and served as a co-moderator for the program.

She served as 2013 co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee. She coordinated and presented the following programs as co-chair of the Family Law Section: "How to Get Paid"; "Family Law Motion Practice"; and "Demystifying Business Valuations".

She served the maximum two two-year terms as Trustee to the Morris County Bar Association. In that capacity, she chaired, developed, coordinated and presented the 2011 and 2012 911 Day of Service program, a day-long event wherein over several hours attorneys from various practice areas presented overviews of the law and procedure and interacted with the community.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh serves as a Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for over 20 years. She also serves as a Blue Ribbon Panelist for that Program, selected by the Court to handle complex, difficult matters. She has also served as a volunteer for the Morris County Bar Association's Self-Help Resource Center, the Morris County Court Family Justice Center and participated as a speaker and attorney volunteer for the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Annual Hispanic Community Affairs Law Outreach program.

She is currently the Secretary of the Morris County Bar Foundation, seventh term. She is co-chair of the Morris County Bar Association Mitchell Cobert Mentor Program Committee and participated in its creation and operation. The program has become a county pilot program for the State.

Since 2012, Ms. Mainenti Walsh has served as a co-advisor for the Morris County Explorers in Law program sponsored by the Morris County Bar Foundation and Boy Scouts of America, a program for high school students interested in careers in law which meets monthly throughout the school year and presents a yearly Symposium.

She is a former Chair appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court of the District X Ethics Committee (1999-2000), Vice-Chair (1998-1999) and a member/investigator of the Committee for 2 years.

In 2019, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as a member of the District X Fee Arbitration Committee to serve on that committee as panel member and panel chair, and currently serves as Chair of the Committee.

After serving a five 2-year terms as an appointed member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, by special appointment by the New Jersey Supreme Court in April 2018, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was appointed to serve an additional 2-year term. I served as the Co-Chair of the Committee's Bar Education subcommittee. In that capacity, Ms. Mainenti Walsh developed, coordinated and presented programs to Bar organizations and Inns of Court throughout the State, the annual NJSBA Convention each year 2011-2018, the NJ Courts Judiciary Institute for Staff Attorneys, and Trial Attorneys of New Jersey on issues of gender and racial bias in the legal profession, in the practice and in the Courts.

After serving a 2-year term as is a Trustee and Secretary of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, she has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair to the Committee.

May 2017 through May 2019, Ms. Mainenti Walsh served a 2-year term as an appointed member of the NJSBA Nominating Committee.

Fall 2018, Ms. Mainenti Walsh was selected to serve as a member of the NJSBA Paralegal Committee and NJSBA Law Education Committee.

In June 2019, she was appointed by NJSBA President to Chair the NJSBA Law Education Committee and was again appointed to serve as Co-Chair for the 2020/2021 term. She will continue to serve as an appointed member 2021/2022.

She has recently been selected to serve as a trustee on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2021/2022). She previously served as a trustee 2014/2015 and 2020/2021 terms.

In October 2020, Ms. Mainenti Walsh co-created, developed, selected the Panel, moderated and presented a CLE program entitled "Financial Domestic Violence - How to Identify It and How to Protect Victims" which was presented through the New Jersey State Bar Association (co-sponsored by the Women in the Profession and Family Law Section).

In addition, she is a Master of the Barry Croland North New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court where she has been a member since 2003.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh served as a member of the County College of Morris Corporate and Community Programs Division Advisory Board.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was a member of the National Association of Women Judges and served as a CLE compliance volunteer at its Symposium held in Newark, NJ in October 2011.

Ms. Mainenti Walsh was an adjunct professor for the Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University and has served as an instructor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Attorney Ethics Skills and Methods Courses in Family Law and Professional Responsibility and Ethics and has lectured for the State Bar, December 2010 Is Palimony Dead? and Morris County Bar on Family Law and Ethics issues.

Appearing as a guest expert on Law Journal TV, Linda has also been published in Divorce Magazine Fall/Winter 2005 edition and Fall/Winter 2011 edition.
Ms. Mainenti Walsh received her BA from Montclair State College and her JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Montclair State College
    • B.A.

Programs & Seminars Presented

  • Professionalism program regarding ethics and gender bias, Morris County Bar Association's annual Legalpalooza
  • How to Get Paid, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Family Law Motion Practice, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Demystifying Business Valuations, Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • First Chair at Trial. More Women Need Seats at the Table: Addressing Gender Bias and Advancement and Retention of Women in Law Firms, the Profession, and the Courts, Annual State Bar Convention, 2017
  • Shoemaker's Children Syndrome" What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know about Law Firm Policies Addressing Gender Bias in the Workplace, Annual State Bar Convention, 2016
  • The Intersection of Race and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession & the Courts, Annual State Bar Convention, 2015
  • Gender Bias in the Private and Corporate Law Office Environment and How to Avoid It, Annual State Bar Convention, 2014
  • Recognizing and Addressing Gender Bias and Its Effect on LGBT Litigants and Attorneys in the Courts, the Litigation Process and Law Practice, Annual State Bar Convention, 2013
  • Recognizing and Addressing Gender Bias in the Litigation Process: What Lawyers and Courts Need to Know, Annual State Bar Convention, 2012
  • Civility and Gender Bias – Words and Perceptions Matter: An update from the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, Annual State Bar Convention, 2011
  • Bench Guide for Addressing Bias in the Courts, NJ Judiciary Institute, 2018
  • Legal Studies Department, Professor, Montclair State University
  • Attorney Ethics Skills and Methods Courses in Family Law and Professional Responsibility and Ethics, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • December 2010 Is Palimony Dead? Family Law and Ethics issues, Morris County Bar
  • 911 Day of Service Program, Morris County Bar Association Trustee, 2011 to 2012
  • Gender Bias to Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ), Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, 2019
  • Gender Bias to Atlantic County Bar Association
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Worrall Mountain Inn of Court
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional Associations/Memberships & Pro-Bono Activities

  • Morris County Bar Foundation, Secretary, 6th term
  • Morris County Bar Association Self-Help Resource Center
  • Annual Hispanic Community Affairs Law Outreach program, 2012 to 2016
  • Morris County Bar Foundation, Morris County Explorers in Law program, Co-adviser, 2014 to Present
  • County College of Morris Paralegal Advisory Committee, Member
  • National Association of Women Judges, CLE compliance volunteer, 2011
  • Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement, Blue Ribbon Panelist , 2015 to Present
  • Morris County Bar Association Mentor Program Committee, Member, Present
  • Morris County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Former Morris County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Co-Chair
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee (Two Terms)
  • District X Ethics Committee, Former Chair
  • District X Ethics Committee, Vice-Chair, 1999 to 2000
  • District X Ethics Committee, Member/Investigator
  • Supreme Court Committee, Women in the Courts, Member and Co-Chair of Bar Education Sub-Committee
  • NJSBA Women in the Profession Section, Secretary, 2020/2021, former Trustee - 2 Terms
  • NJSBA Nominating Committee, Member, 2017 to 2019
  • NJSBA Paralegal Committee, Member, 2018 to Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Executive Committee of the Family Law Section, Member, 2014 to 2015
  • District X Fee Arbitration Committee, Panel Member/Panel Chair, 2019 to Present
  • NJSBA Law Education Committee, Chair, 2019 to Present
  • Barry Croland North New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court, Master/Member, 2003 to Present

Past Positions

  • Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC, Counsel
  • Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C., Counsel
  • Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C, Counsel
  • Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Morris County, Superior Court, Family Part, Judicial Law Clerk

Published Works

  • Guest Expert, Law Journal TV
  • Published in Divorce Magazine , Fall/Winter , 2005
  • Published in Divorce Magazine , Fall/Winter , 2011

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, pro hac vice
  • United States Supreme Court

Honors

  • AV Rated attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers 2013
  • Super Lawyers 2014-2019