Richard believes strongly that the most valuable thing he can do for you as his client is bring a sense of calm and order to what can be the difficult and confusing process of a divorce and family law.
You’ll find that he takes the time you need to be kept informed on not just the process as it unfolds but what to expect next as well as what he will need from you to advance your case. Because he focuses his practice on men, his policy of open communication enables him to keep you from feeling victimized, which men can often feel when confronting the end of their marriage.
Richard first joined The Micklin Law Group LLC as a legal intern in 2010 while attending Widener University School of Law. He began practicing with us in 2010 after graduating cum laude with his J.D. where he was named to the Dean’s Honors List.
Richard grew up in South Plainfield in a blue-collar family where he learned the importance of continuously learning. He attends continuing education courses and studies new ideas in a range of subjects.
Outside the office, Richard spends time with his fiancé and their friends, golfing, hiking, cooking and participating in a weekly trivia contest. Question him about an obscure fact and he probably knows the answer.
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
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
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.