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Dina Mikulka
Attorney at Law  |  Divorce Mediator

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Dina obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with Honors and graduated from Seton Hall School of Law in 1999. Dina was Law Clerk to the late Hon. George W. Parsons, Jr., J.S.C. (99-00) in the Bergen County Family Division.  Prior to obtaining her law degree Dina served as a NJ Probation Officer in the Family Division of the Superior Court and NJ State Parole Officer. 

Following her judicial clerkship, Dina served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. The majority of her time at the Attorney General’s Office was dedicated to representing the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS, now DCPP) in the trial courts of various counties, appellate courts, New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (OAL). Dina has been directly involved with several cases, which resulted in published decisions.  Dina has also co-authored two articles which have been published in The New Jersey Family Lawyer: Defined Benefit Pensions: The Evolution of Advocacy Concerning What is Often the Most Valuable Marital Asset, (Vol 35, No. 6, June 2015) and The Impact of Changes in DCPP Investigatory Findings (Vol. 34, No. 6 August 2014). 

Dina entered the private practice of law in 2005 focusing exclusively on family law, including DCPP matters, OAL appeals, domestic violence, adoption, alimony, custody and complicated divorce and post judgment family law matters. Dina has been a strong proponent of ADR techniques, including mediation, and is often appointed by the court as a mediator.  She regularly serves as an ESP Panelist and Blue Ribbon ESP Panelist.  Ms. Mikulka is a trained as a collaborative divorce practitioner.  She has been retained as an expert regarding DCPP’s administrative policies and procedures in civil litigation. 

Ms. Mikulka is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, was Co-Chair of the Sussex County Bar’s Association’s Family Law Committee (2013-2016) and is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Dina has the honor of serving as an attorney investigator on the District Ethics Committee.   She was elected to her local schoolboard in 2016 for a three year term. 

Dina was awarded Legal Service’s Equal Justice Medal for work on a contested adoption matter and Project Self Sufficiency’s Mosaic Award for her volunteer work in the community related to making forms of ADR, including mediation, more widely accessible.  She has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2014 -2017.


Representative Cases

In Re the Commitment of JJF, 365 N.J. Super. 486 (App. Div. 2004)

In Re the Commitment of PZH, 377 N.J. Super. 458 (App. Div. 2005)

Koch v. Koch, 424 N.J. Super.542 (Ch. Div. 2011) 

NJ DCPP v. G.S., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. Nov. 2016) 

Awards
Super Lawyer 2014-2017

Legal Service’s Equal Justice Award

Ms. Mikulka has been selected to Super Lawyers for the years noted above. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selectionprocessdetail.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


 

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