Christine C. Fitzgerald is a partner at Seiden Family Law, LLC. She is certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). As of May 2022, Christine is serving as the Secretary of the Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Christine is also on the Board of Managers for the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML.
After graduating from Seton Hall University and receiving her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, Christine served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (retired) of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County. After her clerkship, Christine entered private practice, further honing her experience and legal skills at several prominent family law firms in Bergen, Hudson and Morris counties before joining Seiden Family Law. Christine is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and before the Supreme Court of the United States and U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
Throughout her legal career Christine has earned recognition and accolades for her superior skills and determination. From 2012-2020, Christine has been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyer Rising Star*. Most recently, Christine has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” for 2021 through 2022**. In 2019, she was honored as the 2018 Family Lawyer of the Year by the Hudson County Bar Association and Hudson County Bar Foundation.
Demonstrating her commitment to the field of family law, Christine serves as an active member of the legal community of New Jersey. Since 2011, she has been a member of FLEC of the NJSBA, where she previously served as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee and the Hudson County Liaison among being selected to serve on various other subcommittees. She is also currently the Treasurer of the Hudson County Bar Association and Co-Chair of its Family Law Committee. In addition to being involved with the Bar Associations, Christine is also a former Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s District VI Ethics Committee. Christine is an Early Settlement Panelist for Bergen County. Christine was appointed by the President of the NSJBA to serve on the Ethics Diversionary Program Committee and Amicus Committee as well as the Putting Lawyer’s First Task Force. Christine previously served as the General Counsel of NJSBA.
Continuing to build upon her experience and knowledge, in 2014, Christine graduated from the Family Law Trial Advocacy Program, a specialized matrimonial litigation training given by the American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Christine’s knowledge of family law have earned her frequent invitations to lecture at, moderate and present seminars by such organizations as the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Hudson County Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association and at major events like the Annual Hot Tips in Family Law, the Family Law Symposium, the Annual Family Law Retreat, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. Christine has also written numerous scholarly articles that have been featured in professional publications, most notably New Jersey Family Lawyer.
Christine combines her extensive experience in complex family law cases with her natural passion and empathy to help her clients navigate the legal process.
I was referred to Seiden Family Law by my coworker who had previously worked with her team. Christine was a beacon of hope for me while navigating the annulment of my international marriage. It was particularly difficult because of the international boundaries and differences in divorce laws etc. But Christine being highly knowledgeable, highly experienced, scrutinizing thorough, compassionate and tough, was able to get my marriage annulled promptly. Indeed she knows the ins and outs of divorce laws and international laws. She and her team were very professional and always returned a call or email promptly. I very much appreciated all the support and good advice she offered throughout the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing the best divorce attorney!
I was referred to Seiden Family law when I needed to commence proceedings for my divorce. I soon after found that Christine would be the attorney working alongside me in my divorce. Though it was a very difficult and stressful time, Christine's human compassion showed through, always with knowledge and professionalism in her work. She is someone you could count on. A dynamic attorney who knows the ins and outs of divorce law. Always available and answered any questions as soon as I called or e-mailed. On top of things and very organized. I always felt I had someone who had my back. Thankfully, the process has been concluded, though she still checks in on me to make sure things are going well. It's just who she is. I would strongly recommend Christine Fitzgerald to any friend or person who is in need of a diligent, hard-working, attorney who knows her craft and has a commitment to her clients.
Having to hire an attorney means that something very stressful is going on in your life. Christine stayed calm throughout some very horrible experiences and helped me try to stay calm as well. I've always felt like I could trust her, not have to hide anything from her, and that she would try to help me not just because I was paying her but because she cared. When she thought I was wrong, she told me so. When I pushed on her because I thought I had a good point, she listened, and we talked it through to come to an understanding of the full situation and develop a strategy. She brings her range of experience to the conversations to guide in a grounded manner. I've appreciated having a thoughtful partner throughout this ordeal in Christine. I certainly wish I had no need of an attorney, but while I do have this need, I know that Christine will be here with me to help guide me forward.