Lisa E. Halpern
Lisa Halpern is the founder of the firm. In 1984, Ms. Halpern graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Ms. Halpern then attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston Massachusetts, where she graduated with her Juris Doctorate. After law school, Ms. Halpern clerked for the Honorable Alexander D. Lehrer, J.S.C. of the Monmouth County Superior Court of New Jersey. Ms. Halpern has been a solo practitioner in Toms River, New Jersey founding the firm in 1990. Ms. Halpern’s practice primarily handles issues involving family law, mediation, personal injury and municipal matters. Ms. Halpern is a certified Family and Civil mediator as well as a certified arbitrator. Ms. Halpern also volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Ocean County and an Intensive Settlement Panelist in Monmouth County. Ms. Halpern is a member of the Ocean County Bar Association family law committee, New Jersey Business Association and is a Master member of the Jersey Shore Inns of Court. Ms. Halpern is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of 1992 Ms. Halpern has served as the Secretary of the Ocean County Fee Arbitration Committee. Ms. Halpern has two beautiful children and three lovable crazy dogs.
Mrs. Zaraza has been working in the legal field as legal assistant for over 40 years and has been with the Law Offices of Lisa E. Halpern for the past 24 years. She is knowledgeable with regard to all levels of the New Jersey Superior Court and is experienced in a number of practice areas including civil litigation, family law, residential purchase and sales, municipal court with a strong background in the areas of real estate, divorce, wills and estate planning. Mrs. Zaraza manages the day to day operations of the firm, advises clients on the procedural aspects of their case, prepares client pleadings and is the overall glue that holds the firm together.