Experienced Family Law Attorneys

Robert L. Penza


(973) 258-1440

Email: rpenza@gpmvlaw.com

Mr. Robert Penza is a former Presiding Judge of the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County. He began his career as an Assistant Essex County Prosecutor and would go on to lead the Prosecutor’s Official Corruption and Economic Crime Department. He ascended to serve as Deputy Attorney General.

A former member of the Editorial Board of The New Jersey Lawyer, Mr. Penza has served as Master for the Inns of Court and lectures on various aspects of Family Court at various Continuing Legal Education seminars.   He is a Family Court Appointed Blue Ribbon panelist in both Morris and Essex Counties, and has been recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” every year since 2009.

Today, Mr. Penza brings his vast experience in Family Law to the forefront of our firm’s efforts to ensure that each of our client’s — and their families — find the most sensible, prudent resolution possible.  For issues related to child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and liquidation of estates, Mr. Penza brings decades of expertise to each litigation.

Professional and Community Involvement

Lecturer, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Family Court Appointed Blue Ribbon Mediation Panelist

Former member of the Editorial Board of The New Jersey Lawyer

Executive Board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, which assists children in relation to the Family Courts

Former Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Former Master for the Inns of Court

New Jersey State, Essex and Morris County Bar Associations

Awards & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2008 - present)

Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Family Law practice area (2009 - present)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Criminal Defense and White Collar practice areas (2014 - present)

Contributor to various legal panels on Court TV


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Bar and Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1970

New York, 1985

Southern District Court, District of New Jersey

Southern District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Jacques H. Gascoyne, Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, 1970-1971


JD, Seton Hall Law School, 1970

BA, Rutgers University, 1967