Richard M. Muglia first worked with The Micklin Law Group, LLC in 2010 as a legal intern. He returned to this firm as an associate attorney in 2012 after graduating from Widener University School of Law. While in law school, Richard participated in the Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic, primarily focusing on family law. At this time, he mainly handles family, estate and probate legal issues.
For Richard, the best thing he believes he can do for his clients is to bring a sense of calm and order to what can be a very difficult and confusing legal process. He takes the time necessary to keep his clients well informed of what they are facing, describing in clear detail what the process is, what they can expect throughout, and what he expects of them. This policy of open communication helps him to provide the utmost in client service.
Outside of the office, Richard enjoys spending time with his fiancée and friends, partaking in a variety of activities, including golfing, hiking, cooking and attending weekly trivia events. You’ll also find his blue collar upbringing shining through in his spare time, as he’ll use many of his free hours to learn new things and attend continuing legal education courses.
Richard is originally from South Plainfield, New Jersey. He has earned three advanced degrees, one each from Widener University of Law, Kean University and Middlesex County College.
Widener University of Law, Delaware
J.D., cum laude
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Memberships: Brehon Law Society, Secretary (2010-2012); Military Law Society, Director of Academic Affairs (2011-2012); Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity: Reed Chapter
- Activities: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Preparer (2011-2012)
Kean University, New Jersey
B.S. in Marketing, summa cum laude
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Memberships: Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society; Mu Kappa Tau Honors Society
Middlesex County College, New Jersey
A.A. of Liberal Arts in Business
- Phi Kappa Phi and Mu Kappa Tau Honors Societies
- New Jersey
FAQ with Richard
What drew you to family law?
I’ve always been interested in protecting the interest of children. Sometime the parents forget that the actions they take during a divorce can hurt their child, and that the divorce is putting great strain on the child. My first thought when we get a case is to always see if the parents are looking out for their children.
I am proud every time we settle a case. It is always best for the parties to cooperate with one another, and that they come to a mutual understanding. If the parties can do that, I am always happy because they will more likely cooperate with each other in the future, and live their lives.
What does you love most about what you do?
My favorite moments are when a client thanks me at the end of their case. I can tell they are more at ease, and that’s when I know I truly helped them.
What is the best part about Nutley, NJ?
I spent a good deal of my childhood in Nutley, and enjoy the people, the parks, and the mom-and-pop store aesthetic.
Matrimonial and Family Law
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Property division
- Post-decree modifications
- Post-decree enforcement
Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Estate planning
- Health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Estate administration
- Probate litigation
Brad M. Micklin, Esq., Counsellor at Law, L.L.C., Associate Attorney
- Summer 2012 – Present
Widener University Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic (Family Law), Certified Legal Intern
- August 2011 – December 2011
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Intern to MCPO Appellate Division and Trial Team
- Summer 2011
Brad M. Micklin, Esq., Counsellor at Law, L.L.C., Legal Intern
- Summer 2010
Stanziale & Stanziale, P.C., Legal Intern
- Summer 2008