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My primary goal as an attorney is to provide insightful and efficient counseling to clients who are going through one of the most difficult times in their lives when seeking my assistance. I strive to provide clear, concise and compassionate counseling to achieve a resolution that enables them to move forward with financial security while meeting their personal goals.

Mr. Sobel concentrates his practice in litigation, primarily in the area of family law and with an emphasis on the representation of high net-worth individuals. He provides counsel across all aspects of family law, including prenuptial agreements, separation and divorce proceedings, the distribution of property and other marital assets, spousal and child support, custody and relocation. Mr. Sobel represents clients at trial, in mediations and arbitrations, and at post judgment modification and enforcement hearings. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.

Mr. Sobel’s experience also encompasses complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on sophisticated and high value business-related disputes. He is involved in a variety of charitable activities, including supervision of pro bono litigation supported by the firm. His pro bono work has included representation of the New Jersey State Bar Association before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Sobel lectures frequently on family law topics and has served as moderator of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Family Law Summer Institute since 2004.

Honors & Awards

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Family Law practice area (2001 – present)
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) as 2016 Newark "Lawyer of the Year" in Family Law; as 2011 Newark "Lawyer of the Year" in Family Law 
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Family Law and Business Litigation practice areas (2005 – present); listed by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in New Jersey (2011 – 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1987 – present)
  • Recipient of the Tischler Award, the Family Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award, from New Jersey State Bar Association (2009)

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Uniquely NJ

  • New Jersey State Bar Association; Member Emeritus; Family Law Section, Executive Committee; Section Chair (1997 – 1998); Alimony and Child Support Sub-Committee (past Chair)
  • New Jersey Family Lawyer Magazine; Chair Emeritus and past Editor-in-Chief
  • Essex County Bar Association; Judicial Appointments Committee (former member)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on General Practices and Procedures
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Special Committee to Revise Matrimonial Law
  • Selected to run the Early Settlement Program for mediation of family court matters in Essex County
  • Former Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County
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More Activities & Experience

  • American Bar Association, Section of Family Law

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Alerts

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Departments

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1978

George Washington University, B.A. with distinction, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978


Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation


Mark H. Sobel Recognized by Best Lawyers

Mark H. Sobel Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016 Mark H. Sobel Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2011

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Mark H. Sobel Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.