Jodi A. Argentino

Jodi A. Argentino

Location:
Glen Rock, New Jersey
Phone:
201-447-6660
866-744-3773 (Toll Free)
Email:

A Family Law Litigator & Qualified as a State of New Jersey Mediator

Jodi Argentino has 14 years of experience practicing as a litigator in New Jersey and is Qualified as a State of New Jersey Family Law Mediator. She strives to ensure clients receive comprehensive legal representation based on their needs in a timely, efficient manner. Jodi prides herself on developing creative solutions and thinking "outside the box." She has developed her practice to form a holistic, candid environment for advocacy and real life practical solutions.

Jodi is a proud soccer mom who resides in Montclair, New Jersey. She takes an active role in her hometown and in the LGBTQ community.

Jodi is an advocate of staying true to oneself despite adversity, echoing George Eliot's words, "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Areas of practice and interest

Jodi handles all types of family law cases and has a special interest in:

  • LGBT-specific Family Law
  • Complex Parentage Litigation
  • Psychological/De Facto Parentage
  • Family Formation
  • Jurisdictional and Multistate Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Multi-parent families
  • Adoption
  • Artificial Reproductive Technology Law

Jodi is an invited member of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association, a vetted group of family lawyers from across the country with significant experience in LGBT family law matters, a member of the Board of Trustees of the NJSBA LGBT Section, and a lecturer on LGBT issues in New Jersey and nationally. Jodi is also a partner of LGBTeach, LLC, an organization providing cultural competency and diversity training.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2003
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 2003
  • New York, 2004

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Certification of Specialization in Family Law and Social Policy
    • Honors: Student Attorney and Teaching Assistant, Family Rights and Social Policy Legal Clinic
    • Honors: Dean's Scholarship
    • Law Journal: The Digest, Journal of the Italian American Bar Association, Editor
  • Muhlenberg College
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: Presenter, 12th Annual Undergraduate Psychological Conference, 1997
    • Honors: Women's Auxiliary Scholarship
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • "A Family Lawyer's View of Corporal Punishment: What Determines if it is Excessive?", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage, 2013
  • "The Gross Underutilization of and Failure to Implement Sanctions in the Family Part," Jodi A. Argentino, Esq. and Sarah J. Jacobs, Esq., New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, Volume 3, Number 5, April, 2011
  • "How to Choose a Trusted Professional — Finding the Right Fit," Jodi A. Argentino, Esq., New Jersey Mom's Guide, Union County Issue, Back to School Edition, Fall/Winter, 2011
  • "Establishing the Mamas and Papas: Defining Maternity and Paternity in New Jersey's Current LGBT Legal Climate", New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013 LGBT Update
  • "Families by Design," National LGBT Bar Association, 2015 Lavender Law Conference

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 List published by the National LGBT Bar Association – Class of 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association, Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, LGBT Rights Section, Vice-Chair
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, LGBT Rights Section, Newsletter Editorial Board and Author
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Member
  • Office of Attorney Ethics of the State of New Jersey, District X Fee Arbitration Committee, Member/Panel Chairperson

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Garden State Equality
  • Volunteer, Family Equality Counsel
  • Volunteer Attorney, Self Help Resource Center, Morris/Sussex Vicinage for the State of New Jersey
  • Volunteer Attorney, New Jersey Battered Women Services
  • Volunteer, Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, 2011 - 2012
  • Northeast Parent-Teacher Association