Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith: Offering a team approach to family law

When you’re going through divorce, custody or any legal challenge involving your family, the stakes couldn’t be higher – and emotions can run deep. Having a family law attorney by your side who has the professionalism, experience and deep compassion to make your best interests their top concern can make all the difference – both in the short term and for years to come.

That’s where the case is made for Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith, a Marlton-based family law firm that prides itself on exceptional legal services tailored to individual clients’ needs. While small in size, WKS offers the knowledge base typical of a much larger firm while providing the personalized service and attention to detail you expect from a boutique law office, says Dawn Kaplan, a founding partner.

“We truly work as a team,” says Kaplan, whose clients include homemakers, business owners, high-net-worth individuals and professionals. “We consult with each other to come up with the best outcomes for our clients. So even though you’re hiring one lawyer, you get the benefit of our entire team of experienced attorneys.”

The legal team includes senior associate Jill Dell’Aquilo, who the partners consider the voice of calm in any situation. And it is growing, WKS recently brought on associate Carolina Iglesias, a 2021 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden who can assist clients in both English and Spanish. Melissa Gullo, who also joined the firm this year, comes in with extensive litigation experience. Rounding out the team is Theodore Baker, of counsel, who has handled a wide array of complex and sensitive legal matters, including defending families being investigated by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

“We are cautiously growing the firm,” says Michael Weinberg, a co-founder and partner who represents high-net-worth individuals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and their spouses in complex and sensitive divorce and other matrimonial matters. “We want to continue to ensure that we grow to meet the needs of our clients.” Having been together now for more than 10 years, Weinberg, Kaplan and fellow co-founder Amy Smith agree that the team approach has helped the firm through both the good and challenging times.

“We not only stayed fully functional during the pandemic, it made us stronger,” says Smith, who entered the field as a prosecutor, where she gained trial experience in domestic violence, drug cases and other criminal proceedings before moving to family law. “The changes brought on by Covid, including court hearings by Zoom, mean that our services are more accessible and have enabled us to expand our reach statewide.”

That feeling of being in this together has also helped the firm grieve the death of partner Luke Griffith, who passed away in September after a 5-month battle with cancer. Griffith was a devoted mentor to colleagues both within and outside of the firm, says Weinberg.

“He was more than just a partner,” Weinberg adds. “He was part of the family, and his family has become our family.”


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