Shari Lee Genser joined Seiden Family Law as an associate in January 2017. She has worked exclusively in the area of family law since her graduation from Seton Hall Law School in 2011. Prior to attending Seton Hall, Shari obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in Jurisprudence from Montclair State University where she was named as an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar.
Shari served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, County of Essex from 2011-2012. The clerkship provided her great insight into the judicial process with a focus on matrimonial motion practice. Thereafter, Shari was awarded funding as an Equal Justice Works Fellow to develop a teen dating violence prevention project at Essex-Newark Legal Services. During her two year fellowship, Shari provided advocacy to victims of domestic violence in all areas of family law and performed extensive community outreach in the area of teen dating violence. Shari has presented seminars on domestic violence in high school, college, and law school classrooms, as well as various community organizations. At the conclusion of Shari’s fellowship, she worked as a Staff Attorney in the Family Law Unit of Essex-Newark Legal Services where she continued to serve the community by providing representation in family law matters.
Shari transitioned into private practice in 2015, working for a boutique matrimonial firm in Morristown until joining Seiden Family Law. Shari brings significant litigation experience to the firm, having tried 18 domestic violence bench trials during her time with Legal Services. Shari is a dedicated and zealous advocate for her clients, with the knowledge and skill to see each matter to its conclusion through the judicial process. Shari is also adept at resolving cases through the use of alternative dispute resolution, understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy in family law.
Shari is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, and Barry Croland Family Law American Inns of Court.