John E. Clancy, Esq.

John E. Clancy, Esq.: Attorney with Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.


Mr. Clancy has been a member of the firm since its inception, and has been a partner since 2012. He focuses exclusively on matrimonial and family law matters, and is a NJ Supreme Court Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. From 2013 through 2018, Mr. Clancy received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being a divorce attorney.

Mr. Clancy also is an approved family law economic mediator pursuant to R. 1:40-12. Mr. Clancy handles all family law, divorce and related matters. Mr. Clancy also has extensive experience in issues surrounding grandparent visitation, high net worth divorces, and same sex marriage. Mr. Clancy volunteers and sits on the Morris County Early Settlement Panel and Blue Ribbon Panel for pending divorce cases in the Superior Court.

Mr. Clancy also has extensive experience appealing family matters, which has resulted in several successful unpublished cases and two published cases known as Elrom v. Elrom 439 N.J. Super. 424, 434 (App. Div. 2015), and Major v. Maguire, 218 N.J. 530 (2015) (Landmark NJ Supreme Court Grandparent Visitation Case).

Mr. Clancy also handled the published matter of B.G. v. L.H., 450 N.J. Super. 438 (Ch. Div. 2017), which involved complex custody jurisdiction issues.

Mr. Clancy is a resident of Morris County and is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of his Homeowner’s Association.

Professional Associations and Memberships

• New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section/Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2007 – Present

• Morris County Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present

• Barry Croland Family Law American Inns of Court , Member, 2008 – Present

Past Employment Positions

• Daggett, Kraemer, Eliades, Kovach & Ursin, Associate Attorney, 2007 – 2008

• Hon. James L. Pfeiffer & Amy O’Connor, Warren County, Superior Court of NJ, Family Division, Judicial Law Clerk, 2006 – 2007

• Supreme Court of NJ, Office of Attorney Ethics, Intern, 2005

• Hon. Mary Eva Colalillo, Camden County Superior Court New Jersey, Civil Division, Judicial Intern, 2004

Pro Bono Activities

• Volunteer Attorney, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, 2007 – Present

• Volunteer Attorney, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, 2008 – Present

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Matrimonial
  • Custody
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-796-3939  Phone
866-957-2982  Phone
973-828-0829  Phone
973-539-4151  Fax
University Attended:
Rutgers University – Camden Honors College, B.A., Political Science & Philosophy, cum laude; Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Departmental Honors, Both Majors, 2003
Law School Attended:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, J.D., Honors: Marshall-Brennan Fellow; Herman J. Finn Legal Ethics Award, 2006
Year of First Admission:
2007, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; 2007, New Jersey
Birth Information:
Camden, New Jersey
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

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