Linda A. Mainenti Walsh
Linda A. Mainenti Walsh

Linda A. Mainenti Walsh

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel and we are here to guide you through the process. Not everyone’s path is the same. We will be by your side to find the path that is right for you and your family. We understand this is a challenging, difficult, emotional and often times unfamiliar process. We will move with you as a team, we will explain the process, discuss options and lead you toward resolution whether that resolution is by settlement or litigation. While the goal is to reach a fair resolution and settlement, I have the experience to litigate, if necessary. Whether you have a divorce, custody, prenuptial, post-nuptial agreement, post-judgment enforcement or modification matter, I bring 30 years of experience and the skills to rigorously advocate on your behalf and to reach a resolution that is best for you and to provide peace of mind through the process.
 
I established my law practice Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., LLC in Morristown, New Jersey in August 2018, where I continue to focus on Divorce, Family Law and related matters. I am a former law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Morris County, Superior Court, Family Part.
 
I was a Morris County Bar Association (MCBA) Trustee 2009-2012 and a former Co-Chair of Morris County Bar Association Family Law Section. Thereafter, for the last 6 years, I have served as Secretary to the Morris County Bar Foundation. In 2013, I was co-chair of the MCBA Family Law Committee. I serve as a member of the MCBA Mentor Program Professionalism Committees. I have served as co-advisor for the last 5 years for the Morris County Law Explorers program which is co-sponsored by the MCBF through the Boy Scouts of America. I served as a speaker for the 2017 Legalpalooza Professionalism Program on issues of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession and Courts. I served as a volunteer for the Morris County Family Law Self-help Center, several annual Hispanic Community Affairs Law Outreach Programs, pro bono attorney for the Jersey Battered Women’s Advocacy Program, appointed by the Court as guardian ad litem in custody matters and trustee of an attorney practice in an ethics matter. I have served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist and Blue Ribbon Panelist for many years. I am a past Chair of the District X (Morris and Sussex) Ethics Committee (1999-2000), Vice-Chair (1998-1999) and a member/investigator of the Committee for 2 years. I am currently a member of the District X (Morris and Sussex) Fee Arbitration Committee serving as panel member and panel chair.
 
I have served 12 years as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts and have served as co-chair of the Bar Education Sub-Committee for nearly 10 years. As co-chair, I developed, coordinated presentations to Bar organizations throughout the State including New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Annual Convention 2011-2017 to date on gender and racial/cultural bias in the Courts and in the profession. I served as a Trustee on the NJSBA Women in the Profession Section, and as a member of the NJSBA Nominating Committee, 2014/2015 term on the Family Law Section Executive Committee, Paralegal Committee, to Chair the NJSBA Law Education Committee. I have recently been installed as Secretary of the Women in the Profession Section.
 
I was a regular instructor for the New Jersey ICLE Skills and Methods courses in Family Law and Professional Responsibility/Ethics. I served as a member of the County College of Morris Corporate and Community Programs Division Advisory Board and was an adjunct professor for the Legal Studies Department of Montclair State University.
 
I have been selected to Super Lawyers each year, 2014 to present. I am an AV Rated attorney. In 2012, I was selected into the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.

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, Present
  • 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, Present
  • 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