Vincent P. Celli,  A.P.M.

Vincent P. Celli is a partner in the firm and a founding member. His areas of practice are Matrimonial Law and related matters, Custody, Adoptions, Municipal Court, Domestic Violence, Mediation, Arbitration and Appeals.

Mr. Celli has been in private practice since 1977. Prior to going into private practice, he served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil G. Duffy, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Essex County from 1976 through 1977.

Mr. Celli attended Rutgers College where he graduated with a B.A., with distinction, in1968. He also attended Seton Hall University where he graduated, cum laude, in 1976. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Celli served as a Major in the U.S. Army on active duty from 1969 through 1972, and in the reserves from 1972 through 1990. He is admitted to the bar of the state of New Jersey, 1976; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978; District of Columbia, 1981; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court, 1982. He has also been trained as an arbitrator and mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

 

He has served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, East Hanover, 1980-1982; Planning Board of East Hanover, 1983; Board of Trustees- The Calais School, Whippany, 1987-2000; Judge of the Municipal Court, Township of East Hanover, 1989-1993, Master, New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court, 1993-1996; New Jersey State Bar Association (Executive Committed, Family Law Section, 1991, Child Abuse Protocol Committee, 1990-1992, Cause of Action Review Committee, 1983); and the American Bar Association, Family Law Section. He is an active member of Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of Morris County, President 1993-1994; Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid Society of Morris County; Master, Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court; New Jersey Association of Matrimonial Arbitrators, Secretary/Treasurer; Sussex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel; Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Board of Trustees, 1989-1990; and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Celli is proficient in Spanish and French.

Mr. Celli can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

Areas of Practice

  • Matrimonial law and related matters
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Municipal court
  • Domestic violence
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  1. New Jersey, 1976
  2. District of Columbia, 1981
  3. U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  4. U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
  5. U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey – 1976
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Cum laude

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 1968
BA
With distinction in romance languages

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Arbitrator and mediator

Published Works

"Matrimonial Arbitration- An Old Technique in a New Home", New Jersey Lawyer - The Magazine, November / December, 1993

Representative Cases

  • Continental Bank of Pennsylvania v. Barclay Riding Academy, Inc., 459 A.2d 1163 (NJ 1983)
  • Neger v. Neger, 93 NJ 15 (1983)
  • Tweedly v. Tweedly, 277 NJ Super 246 (Ch. Div. 1994)
  • Chen v. Chen, 297 NJ Super. 480 (Ch. Div. 1997)

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Instructor, American Institute for Paralegal Studies, 1979-1982
  • Lecturer, Domestic Torts Update, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • Lecturer, Hot Tips in Family Law, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1990-1991
  • Lecturer, Boardwalk Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1995
  • Lecturer, Matrimonial Trial Academy, 1991-1992
  • Lecturer, Peoples Law School, 1991
  • Lecturer at local bar associations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  1. Member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, East Hanover, 1980-1982
  2. Member of the Planning Board of East Hanover, 1983
  3. Board of Trustees Member of The Calais School, Whippany, NJ, 1987-2000
  4. Master of the New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court, 1993-1996
  5. Executive Committee Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991
  6. Member of the Child Abuse Protocol Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association, 1990-1992
  7. Member of the Cause of Action Review Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association, 1983
  8. Member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  9. Active Board of Trustees Member for the Legal Aid Society of Morris County
  10. President of the Legal Aid Society of Morris County, 1993-1994
  11. Judge of the Municipal Court, Township of East Hanover, 1989-1993
  12. Master of the Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court
  13. Secretary, treasurer, member, and accredited mediator for the New Jersey Association of Matrimonial Arbitrators
  14. Member of the Sussex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel
  15. Board of Trustees Member for the Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, 1989-1990
  16. Fellow, qualified arbitrator, and member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  17. Panelist of the Matrimonial Early Settlement

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Legal Aid Society of Morris County