Melissa M. Ruvolo, Esq. is a member of the New Jersey Bar and practices exclusively in the area of family and matrimonial law. Ms. Ruvolo represents clients in all stages of family law litigation and her practice involves all aspects of family law. She is also a family law mediator and trained Collaborative Divorce attorney.

Ms. Ruvolo's reported cases include Ducey v. Ducey (App. Div. 2012), which addressed the procedures trial courts must follow when entering final judgments.

Ms. Ruvolo earned her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law- Camden in 2006, with honors. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francine I. Axelrad of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and as an intern to the Honorable Jane B. Cantor of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Middlesex County. While in law school, she served as marketing and public relations editor for Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy and volunteered with the Camden Domestic Violence Project, where she assisted victims in preparing for court appearances and obtaining final restraining orders. Ms. Ruvolo also volunteered as a trained mediator with the Camden Community Dispute Resolution Committee (CDRC), mediating small claims matters for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. From 2009 through 2015, Ms. Ruvolo was selected for inclusion in the "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" list by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Ms. Ruvolo previously served as a trustee on the Morris County Bar Association.

New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney

Melissa M. Ruvolo has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.

 

Melissa M. Ruvolo, Esq. has been recognized by Avvo, an independent legal organization. Her profile, references, peer endorsements, awards and recognitions, testimonials, and additional background information can be viewed here.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Collaborative Divorce

Specialties and Certifications

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Journal: Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, Marketing and Public Relations Editor
  • The College of New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2003

Published Works

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Co-Trustee
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Section
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Panelist for Morris County Early Settlement Panel
  • Panelist for Sussex County Early Settlement Panel

Past Employment Positions

  • Fox Rothschild, Associate, 2011 - 2012
  • Donahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome & O'Donnell, 2007 - 2011
  • Honorable Francine I. Axelrad of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Law Clerk
  • Honorable Jane B. Cantor of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Middlesex County, Intern

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2009
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2010
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2011
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2012
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2013
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2014
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2015
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2016
  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2017
  • Recipient, Rutgers ­Camden School of Law Pro Bono Award, 2006
  • Selected as one of the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for the State of New Jersey by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2015)

Life Outside the Office

          Melissa lives in Morris County with her husband, 4 children, 3-year old German Shepherd dog and 15-year-old Maine Coon cat.  Melissa has two (yes two) sets of twins, who are 16 months apart.  When she isn’t in the office or working from home, she enjoys spending family time with her kids and husband, planning themed kiddie-parties for close friends and family, and on the rare occasion, relaxing.


Ruvolo Law Group, LLC
Family & Matrimonial Law Attorney