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Taryn R. Zimmerman

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Somerset County Family Lawyer

The summer following her college graduation, Taryn began her legal career as a paralegal at a small matrimonial law firm. Under the tutelage of an esteemed colleague, she learned that practicing matrimonial law requires more than an extensive knowledge of the law; it requires helping clients identify realistic goals and navigating them through one of the most stressful times of their life to achieve those goals. Her compassion, tenacity, tireless advocacy, and ability to identify practical solutions to complicated problems provides her clients a sense of calm during the chaos of divorce.

Taryn’s dynamic legal training sets her apart from others in her field. Having gained significant experience in securities law early in her career, her litigation, arbitration, and negotiation experience in both securities and family law make her particularly well qualified to represent divorce clients with financial, business, executive compensation, or spousal maintenance interests at stake. Often drawing on her skills developed during her 10 years on Wall Street, Taryn has a unique understanding of high-income compensation structures and that complex assets should not be simply “cut in half.”

Since family law is fraught with contention, Taryn understands a good attorney is not one who litigates every issue, but the right issue. In representing her clients, she remains open to amicable resolutions that serve a client’s big-picture well-being. However, should the need arise, Taryn is not one to back down from a fight. Despite her small stature, she is a formidable force at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

“Having the right attorney at your side makes all the difference. Our firm prides itself on educating clients about their rights relative to support, maintenance, equitable distribution of property, and creative solutions for child custody and time-sharing. We respect our clients’ situations and offer candid advice on what it will take to achieve their goals and get to work on the resolution they need.”

While attending law school as an evening student, Taryn maintained a full-time career in the financial services industry in the Office of General Counsel at UBS Financial Services and Credit Suisse. After completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Arthur Bergman, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Taryn dedicated her talents to the exclusive practice of family and matrimonial matters.

Bar / Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division – Third Department

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.S., Kutztown University
  • Paralegal Certificate, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Somerset County Bar Association
Education
Memberships
  • Avvo May 22, 2018
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Awards
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey Certified Attorney - Matrimonial Law
    Disclaimer: Michael J. DeTommaso, Esq., and Taryn R. Zimmerman, Esq., have been certified as Matrimonial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The Supreme Court’s Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: (1) are able to demonstrate appropriate levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; (2) have passed a rigorous examination; and (3) have been recognized by their peers and judges as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. There are approximately 75,000 attorneys in the State of New Jersey, and fewer than 2% have achieved certification in their practice area. For more information on the selection process, please click here.
    Supreme Court of New Jersey Certified Attorney - Matrimonial Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - Taryn R. Zimmerman
    Disclaimer: The “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. To learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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    Super Lawyers Rising Star - Taryn R. Zimmerman
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
    Disclaimer: Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings recognize lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. To establish a rating, Martindale-Hubbell sends confidential questionnaires to other lawyers within the same geographic location or practice area as the attorney being evaluated. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell will initiate reviews on attorneys as well; references in Martindale initiated reviews are selected based upon geographic location and listed practice areas. A lawyer who receives a minimum threshold of qualifying responses from fellow attorneys may obtain one of three prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. “AV Preeminent” is the highest peer rating standard. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • NAFLA Top 10 Under 40
    Disclaimer: The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a thorough selection process to determine the top family law attorneys in each state. Selection to this list requires: (1) nomination by a licensed attorney or NAFLA in-house research staff; (2) verification by the NAFLA research staff to ensure the nominated attorney meets the requirements of membership; and (3) selection by the NAFLA processing committee. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
    NAFLA Top 10 Under 40

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