Gary Newman, Esq.

Of Counsel


Gary Newman has enjoyed an honored career spanning more than four decades. Gary started his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County, where he practiced for 2½ years. Motivated by an interest in family law, he joined Skoloff & Wolfe in 1978 and then continued on a path that led to the establishment of Newman McDonough Schofel & Giger. Effective March 1, 2022, Gary joined Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kauffman as Of Counsel.

Over his career, Gary has tried more than 100 cases and represented thousands of individuals, in courts across New Jersey as well as in New York and Florida, where he is also admitted. His experience as an advocate is well-complemented by his expertise as a mediator and legal counselor. His reputation for honesty, integrity, and fairness is well-known.

Consequently, Gary regularly receives appointments to serve as a mediator or arbitrator from the many judges in the region who know and respect him.

Gary has lectured in the field of family law to the Essex County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and to the New Jersey State Bar through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is also the author of a chapter in Family Law Practice in New Jersey, entitled “Trial Practice Considerations.”

Gary has appeared as a guest speaker on numerous television and radio broadcasts, including Court TV, regarding family law and related topics.

Awards and Recognition

Gary has often been recognized as one of the leaders in his field. In addition to his 2015 selection as a top attorney in New Jersey, he has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers for the years 2005 through 2022 (a description of the selection methodology can be found by clicking here) and named as one of the Best Lawyers in America ( a description of the selection methodology can be found by clicking here), as well as by New York Magazine as one of the New York Area’s Top Attorneys.  In 2011, he was honored to receive the Essex County Bar Association Family Law Achievement Award, presented by a federal court judge, the Honorable William J. Martini of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.


  • American University, J.D., 1972
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1969


  • New Jersey, 1972
  • New York, 1972
  • Florida, 1972