Flaster Greenberg PC is pleased to announce that family law shareholder Angie Gambone has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve as a member of the District Fee Arbitration Committee member for District IV (DFAC IV). Ms. Gambone is one of only nine people from Camden and Gloucester counties selected to serve as members of the DFAC IV Class of 2024. In this role, she will be responsible for resolving fee disputes between consumers and their attorneys, which allows for both parties to receive a fair determination on an appropriate fee without the added burden of additional litigation. Prior to beginning her term in May, Ms. Gambone will undergo a lengthy training course to prepare her for this role.
Ms. Gambone is a member of Flaster Greenberg's Litigation and Family Law Practice Groups. She concentrates her practice in the areas of complex family law, divorce and custody matters. She also focuses her practice on adoption, family formation and the family law needs of nontraditional and LGBT families. Angie has been named an ‘Outstanding Woman of the Year’ in the category of law by The Burlington County Advisory Council on Women, a ‘Leader of the Bar’ by the New Jersey Law Journal, a New Jersey ‘Rising Star’ by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Super Lawyers magazine, an ‘Awesome Attorney’ by South Jersey Magazine, and was selected by South Jersey Biz magazine as a member of their Twenty Under 40 class. She has also been named among the ‘Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40’ in the US by the National LGBT Bar Association.
Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Ms. Gambone received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, cum laude, and her B.S. in Social Work from Rutgers University, with high honors. She is also a certified divorce mediator and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee.
The New Jersey Supreme Court created the current fee arbitration system in 1978 as a way to resolve fee disputes between clients and attorneys in a timely and inexpensive manner. Only a few others states offer a mandatory, statewide, attorney fee arbitration program similar to New Jersey's. Fee arbitration is initiated when a client files an arbitration request form with the secretary of the committee in a district where the layer maintains an office for the practice of law.
Clients can obtain contact information for the appropriate district committee by calling the automated Fee Arbitration Hotline at 800-406-8594 and entering the attorney's office zip code.