By Laurie GordonHigh atop the Newton Green sits the office of The Law Office of Ann M. Pompelio, LLC. Not only is the view of the square wonderful, but so is the view of the Sussex County Courthouse where, as a specifically dedicated Family Law attorney, she spends a lot of time. “For myself and for my clients, it's so great that the courthouse is just a short walk away,” she said. Pompelio's practice is one-third mediation and two-thirds litigation. “More and more people are going with mediation when it comes to divorce,” she said. “It's not the right thing for everyone, but if it works it can certainly save both parties a lot of money.” Pompelio is approved by the State of New Jersey as a family law mediator. “Whether your case involves litigation or mediation, I can help you resolve your family law issues in an expedient and cost-effective manner so that you and your family can move on with your lives,” she said. Pompelio graduated from Loyola College, in Baltimore, Maryland, with her B.A. and then earned her J.D. From Seton Hall School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Her bar admissions include New Jersey, 1997, U.S. District Court District of NJ, 1997, and U.S. Supreme Court, 2006. Pompelio's published works include: Gallara v. Kaskovich, 364 N.J., Super. 418 (Ch. Div. 2003), and Victim Voice, Vol. 2, Fall, P.6, 2007. Her professional memberships include: the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Sussex County Bar Association, Past President, and membership in the American Association of University Woman. Pompelio is well-known in the community for her work and volunteerism and has received the following awards: AAUW Woman As Agent of Change Award, 2015, Boy Scouts of America 2013 Tribute to Women Award, Project Self-Sufficiency Law Day Award 2012, Project Self Sufficiency Mosaic Award 2011, Project Self-Sufficiency Attorney of the Year 2008 and Project Self Sufficiency Mosaic Award 2007. When it comes to Project Self-Sufficiency, Pompelio is passionate. “What the agency does is amazing,” she said. “ I never turn down a call from Project Self-Sufficiency to do consultations, give seminars or speak to a client on the phone.” In addition to the pro bono work she does with Project Self-Sufficiency, Pompelio has also made humanitarian mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Pompelio is a family law lawyer who knows all of the ins and outs of every aspect of the specialty. “I understand that family law litigation is probably the last thing you want to be involved in,” she said. “I will explain the law to you, and let you know how the law applies to your case, whether you are considering divorce, or are already divorced, or have never been married. If you have a family law issue such as alimony,child support, custody, and asset distribution, I will represent you fairly and efficiently.”She can represent a client involved in a domestic violence matter, whether plaintiff or defendant. “I have experience in name change applications for minor children, as well as pre-nuptial agreements,” she said. “If you need representation in appellate court, I have represented clients in both the New Jersey Appellate Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court.”Pompelio prides herself on attention to details. “I will return your phone calls and e-mails, and I will keep you updated on your case,” she said. The Law Office of Ann M. Pompelio, LLC, is located at 61 Spring Street, on the fourth floor, in Newton. For further information, visit http://www.pompeliolaw.com/ or call 973-383-3900.