Getting to know her...
Q: If you had one sentence in which to describe
your law firm, what would it be?
A: Our team of attorneys are compassionate,
responsive and possess the outstanding legal
skills necessary to help support, empower and
help our clients achieve successful results.
Q: What’s a typical workday like for you?
A: A typical workday is first determined by the
needs of our clients. I might have an early
morning meeting to talk with a client about
what options are available in his or her child
custody dispute or collaborate with one of our
attorneys about a domestic violence case. After
this, I may need to drive over to court to be with
my client who has a hearing. In the afternoon,
I could have another meeting with a client to
talk strategy before she and her spouse begin
divorce mediation. In between, I am making
calls and answering emails. While every day
is different, there is one consistent theme:
providing top-quality legal representation and
effectively communicating with our clients.
Q: What are some of the trending, most
interesting topics you are seeing in divorce
or family law today:
A: Social media now plays a huge part in discovery
in divorce cases. My advice: be careful what
you post because you never know when that
Facebook comment, Instagram photo or sarcastic
tweet could come back to haunt you! The world
of marriage and divorce is also becoming
increasingly political, with some states promoting
“one day divorce” and others working to make it
more difficult for couples to divorce. You can think
of it this way: with the same-sex marriage fight on
the way to being won, there seems to be a new war
brewing over the right to divorce, whether you’re
gay or straight.
Q: Does it matter whether you have a male or
A: When choosing an attorney, what’s key is
knowledge and experience, not gender. Knowing
that your attorney is listening, truly hears what
you are asking, and then understands what
you need are the most important factors, not
whether they are male or female.
Q: Almost every entrepreneur/business owner
experiences roadblocks. Who or what keeps
you motivated during difficult times?
A: From the very start, my husband Aaron has
been instrumental in helping me create and
grow my firm. I can always rely on his business
acumen and unconditional belief in my abilities.
I consider Aaron to be my business mentor
because he helps me to succeed by telling me
what I need to hear, not necessarily what I want
Q: What are some obstacles you’ve faced in
getting to where you are right now?
A: Like other women, I’ve had to fight the “glass
ceiling” in order to get ahead in male-dominated
firms. How I handled these challenges was to
make up my mind to do things differently and
create a law firm that has a positive culture of
equality and excellence. I followed through and
now have the distinction of being one of the few
female sole partners in charge of one of the
largest family law firms in New Jersey!
Q: What keeps you motivated to excel in your
A: As a divorce and family law attorney, helping
my clients through times of great transition,
protecting their future, and partnering with
them through the process, motivates me each
and every day to do my best. I also have an
extraordinary team of individuals working with
me at the firm. Helping them to build their own
professional careers is another part of my work
life that I find exciting and rewarding.
Q: Can you help us end by offering up
some words that might be useful for other
A: I live by a quote from the Van Halen song, Get
Up, “Hold your head up high, look ‘em in the eye,
never say die; get up and make it work.”
Currently holding down the fort at the largest family law firm
in the state, we asked Bari Zell Weinberger a few questions
about what makes her law firm one of the top, leading-edge
law firms in New Jersey.
LEARN MORE BY VISITING: www.WLG.com/gettoknowbari
Who: Bari Zell Weinberger – Family
law attorney and certified matrimonial
specialist with over 15 years experience
representing clients in New Jersey.
What: Leading Woman Entrepreneur,
Managing Partner, Owner & Founder Family
Law & Divorce Firm in New Jersey
Where: Weinberger Law Group, LLC.
Number of Employees: 50-60
Contact: (800) 891-1794