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Heidi Ann Lepp

 

Contact: hlepp@lmefamilylaw.com

Heidi Ann Lepp, Partner and Co-Founder, has been practicing family law since 1993. She is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial attorney and is both a trained mediator and collaboratively trained practitioner. Ms. Lepp is currently the President of the Somerset County Bar Association and lectures/presents at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Areas of Practice
  • Divorce

  • Mediation

  • Child Custody

  • Adoption

  • Parenting Time and Visitation

  • Child Support

  • Parental Relocations

  • Spousal Support

  • Marital Settlement Agreements

  • Prenuptial/Ante-nuptial Agreements

  • Domestic Violence, including Temporary and Final Restraining Orders

  • Parent Coordination

  • Guardian Ad Litem

  • Collaborative Divorce

  • College Expenses & Child Support

  • Cohabitation & Palimony

  • Division of Non-Retirement and Retirement Assets and Debts

  • Enforcements & Modifications

 

Certified Legal Specialties
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2013

  • Collaborative Trained Attorney


Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 1993

  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 1994

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1996

 

Education
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law–Newark

    • JD – 1993

 

  • Rutgers University

    • BA – 1988

    • Graduated with Highest Honors

 

  • Collaborative Law Group, Collaborative Law Training, 2009 

Classes/Seminars
  • Instructor, 2012 Published NJ Family Law Cases Review, Somerset County Bar Association
     

Honors & Awards
  • Top 50 Women in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2021

  • Ranked in Super Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly magazine, 2014–2020

  • Selected as one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families by New Jersey Family magazine, 2017
     

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • NJ State Bar Association, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee, 20142019

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

  • Somerset County Bar Association, President, 2020–2021

  • Somerset County Bar Association, Judge, Mock Trial Competition, 2015Present

  • Somerset County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chairperson, 2008–2009

  • Somerset County, Custody Mediator, 2005Present

  • Somerset County Bar Association, Member/Trustee, 2001Present

  • District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee, 20092012 

  • District VIII Ethics Committee, Board Member, 2002

  • Somerset County, Early Settlement Panel, Panelist, 2001Present

  • Hunterdon County, Early Settlement Panel, Panelist, 2003–Present

  • Warren County, Early Settlement Panel, Panelist, 2007–Present

  • Middlesex County, Early Settlement Panel, Panelist, 1998Present

  • Superior Court of New Jersey Economic Mediation Program, Mediator, 2003Present

  • Vicinage XIII Family Law Inn of Court
     

Experience
  • Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Partner, 20072021

  • Copeland, Shimalla & Wechsler, LLP, Associate, 20012007

  • Baer, Arbeiter, Ploshnick, Tannenbaum, Weiss, LLC, Associate, 19942001

  • Honorable Martin Kravarik, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Judicial Clerk, 19931994