Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York
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A Partner at Paone, Zaleski & Murphy, Ms. Murphy (formerly Ms. Ansello) focuses her practice in family law, child custody and divorce.

Ms. Murphy is a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. Attorneys may be designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. Only 186 lawyers in the State of New Jersey are certified matrimonial law attorneys.

Ms. Murphy is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. She is a voting member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, having served as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Section for the 2016-2017 year. Ms. Murphy was also elected as a Trustee for the Monmouth County Legal Aid Society for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 terms. In January of 2018, Ms. Murphy received the Martin Goldin Award for excellence in the practice of family law. In 2018, Ms. Murphy was named a Top Lawyer in Monmouth County by Monmouth Health & Life Magazine.

Ms. Murphy is an Associate Editor for New Jersey Family Lawyer, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Several articles written by Ms. Murphy have been published in that periodical, including “Cohabitation and the Amended Alimony Statute: Has the Economic Needs Standard Been Replaced?,” which was published in the June 2016 edition. Ms. Murphy has also spoken at several seminars on issues relating to family law. She was chosen as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star for the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 years.

University of Maryland - Baltimore
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Graduated cum laude
University of Maryland - College Park
B.A. (2006) | Criminology
Honors: Graduated summa cum laude
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy
- Current
Riker Danzig
Law Clerk
Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County
Articles & Publications
A Cross to Bear: The Need to Weigh Context in Determining the Constitutionality of Religious Symbols on Public Land
Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
An Illustration of Changed Circumstances in the Shadow of Gonzalez-Posse
New Jersey Family Lawyer
Cohabitation and the Amended Alimony Statute: Has the Economic Needs Standard Been Replaced?,
New Jersey Family Lawyer
Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
New Jersey Supreme Court
Martin Goldin Award
Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
Monmouth County's Top Lawyers
Monmouth Health & Life Magazine
New Jersey Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Monmouth County Legal Aid Society
- Current
Monmouth County Bar Association
- Current
Middlesex County Bar Association
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New Jersey
New York
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Paone, Zaleski & Murphy Website
Cassie Murphy's Website Profile
The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski, & Murphy Blog
The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski, & Murphy Articles
Contact & Map
120 Maple Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Telephone: (732) 750-9797
146 Green St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Telephone: (732) 750-9797