“We help dads like you get out of bad marriages, and work only with men and fathers going through divorce, custody and family law matters in Nutley and Montclair, NJ. We also know how important seeing your children is to you, and that you probably have a fairly complex financial situation. One promise I make to you: I will always tell you the truth, even if it’s a hard truth to hear.” – Brad M. Micklin, Esq.
You may recognize Brad from his many TV appearances discussing legal issues on CNN’s Headline News, Fox News Video, i24 News and Law & Crime Network among other media outlets. Journalists call on him because as one of New Jersey’s leading family law attorneys, mediators, and litigators, he focuses his practice on helping men through one of the most difficult transitions in their life.
Brad is known for his work with men involved in high conflict divorces and battles over child custody with their former spouse. He says that he focuses on men going through a divorce because while men are starting to be awarded alimony and child custody, the attitude of judges is changing too slowly and he wants to shine a light on these new rights.
He doesn’t consider himself a typical family law attorney. Even after his representation of you is concluded, Brad continues to offer his time to teach you about the law and your rights in the divorce. He even hosts a men’s divorce and custody support group, which you may find helpful.
As managing partner of The Micklin Law Group, LLC, he prides himself in taking as much time as you need in your family law dispute to answer your concerns, hopes, fears, and desired outcome at the end of the matter. As a result, he tailors his services to match your overarching goals and budget.
Based in Nutley, Brad leads a team of eight attorneys and legal support staff in helping you. Beyond his extensive courtroom experience, he has taken a number of advanced family law courses, received training in handwriting analysis, and reading both body language and advanced micro expression, the involuntary facial expressions that last a fraction of a second that reveal a witness’s true emotions.
Brad would never call himself an “expert” but his peers in the profession rely on his expertise. For example, he successfully argued the lead case in New Jersey divorce law that defined limited duration alimony and its modification. After serving as a mediator for the Delaware Attorney General’s office, he was certified as a mediator through the Superior Court of New Jersey. Brad received an invitation to serve as a commercial arbitrator from the Union County, New Jersey assignment judge.
A product of Philadelphia, Brad says he always wanted to be a lawyer and that, as a boy, when his buddies talked about becoming baseball players and firemen, he proclaimed that he wanted become an attorney.
An avid guitar player and swimmer, he also lifts weights to keep his body as toned as his mind.
J.D., Widener University of Law, Delaware
B.A., Temple University, Pennsylvania
- Honorary Chairman of the Business Council for State of New Jersey
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- American Bar Association
- Bankruptcy Inn of Court, 2000-2002
- Trial Inn of Court, 2000-2001
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Pennsylvania State Bar Association
- New Jersey
- Federal District Court, 3rd District
FAQ with Brad
How does Micklin Law Group make complex legal topics and the family law process accessible to all clients from all backgrounds?
We produce a variety of legal media, including eBooks, webinars, and blog posts, on various legal issues and topics so that people have access to a wealth of information about their case and issues without having to first hire and pay an attorney.
What's one major achievement that you have accomplished at The Micklin Law Group, LLC that you're proud of?
I am proud of the growth of the office over the past 5-10 years. Despite adverse changes in the economy, The Micklin Law Group, LLC has continuously expanded which suggests we are serving our clients well.
What do you love most about the firm and what you do?
My most rewarding aspect of work is helping people out of difficult relationships. I feel that I have a good sensitivity to the issues and the clients and many other lawyers I’ve found do not.
What is your favorite part of Nutley, NJ?
Nutley is the biggest little town I have ever seen. It really offers everything: good people, restaurants, shopping and social events.
How do you and your team advocate for and support your clients throughout the divorce process?
Brad M. Micklin’s approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having received numerous awards and accolades.
Note: Granting Organization and Selection Criteria are directly under the badges. All granting organizations are named in the actual award with one exception. American Academy of Trial Attorneys was granted by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Brad offers strategies for those considering their options for divorce along with seven other divorce professionals.
Brad M. Micklin, Esq., Counsellor at Law, L.L.C., Managing Member
- April 1999 – Present
David Kessler & Associates, L.L.C., Litigation Associate
- September 1997- April 1999
Eugene H. Austin, J.S.C., Superior Court Judicial Law Clerk
- September 1996 – September 1997