Karen M. Schermond, Esq.
268 Norwood Avenue
P.O. Box 38
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
An associate of the law firm of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington since 2000, Karen Schermond concentrates her practice in Matrimonial law, and has become proficient in litigating related issues of custody, alimony, support, distribution of marital assets and domestic violence cases. Furthermore, Ms. Schermond has expanded her practice to include mediation and parenting coordination, and is qualified as a mediator pursuant to New Jersey Rule 1:40.
Her extensive knowledge and experience has led Ms. Schermond to be selected to speak at seminars for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the American Trial Lawyer’s Association on issues relating to family law, practice and procedure, and has authored articles on these topics as well.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schermond served as judicial law clerk to The Honorable Joseph P. Testa, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part. Ms. Schermond attended West Virginia University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Ms. Schermond believes in honest and proactive communication with her clients and fellow family law attorneys. Collaboration with the team of family lawyers at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington is an integral component of her legal approach. She is both practical and truthful about exposure and potential opportunities in her cases. She believes being reasonable is paramount, and while she understands many family law matters can be extremely difficult, she focuses on staying positive and finding the silver lining in any situation.
Karen lives an active lifestyle wherein health and fitness play an important role. She is an avid runner, and has participated in many half-marathon and 5k events. She was also President of the Judo Club at West Virginia University.
Areas of Practice
- New Jersey, 2000
- Pennsylvania, 2000
Villanova University School of Law Philadelphia, PA
- J.D. – 1999
- Vice President of the Criminal Law Society
- Treasurer of the Family Law Society
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
- B.A. cum laude in History — 1996
- B.S. in Secondary Education — 1996
- Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
- Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary
- Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship
- Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Award for Academic Scholarship
- President of the West Virginia University Judo Club
Professional Associations & Memberships
- New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 2000 – present
- Monmouth Bar Association, Member, 2000 – present
- American Association for Justice, Member, 2003 – present
Past Employment Positions
- Hon. Joseph P. Testa, Presiding Judge of the Family Division, Cumberland County, New Jersey, Judicial Law Clerk