Cheryl E. Connors is a partner of Tonneman & Connors, LLC. Ms. Connors focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law. She is dedicated to achieving fair and equitable results for her clients taking into account her clients’ priorities and needs. As a collaboratively-trained attorney and a qualified mediator pursuant to Rule 1:40, she takes a client-centered and holistic approach to her cases. Ms. Connors understands the unique challenges faced by clients in family law matters and the need to strategize with her clients to select the most appropriate and effective process given the client’s particular circumstances.
Ms. Connors concentrates on the areas of collaborative divorce, mediation, child custody, visitation/parenting time, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, palimony, paternity, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements and appeals. Taking an active role in multiple organizations, Ms. Connors is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee and Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 2016, Ms. Connors appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association in the matter of In re Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. She is also a member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of New Jersey, Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance, Middlesex County Bar Association, Monmouth Bar Association and New Jersey Association of Justice. Ms. Connors serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County, an Intensive Settlement Panelist in Monmouth County and as an Associate Managing Editor on the New Jersey Family Lawyer. Ms. Connors has received recognition from her peers as she was selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars list in 2011-2017 and received the Martin S. Goldin Family Law Award in 2013 from the Middlesex County Bar Association.
Before forming Tonneman & Connors, LLC, Ms. Connors served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 2005-2006 and then commenced private practice focusing exclusively on family law matters. She graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000, with distinction in all subjects, and from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005, magna cum laude. While attending Seton Hall University School of Law, Ms. Connors received a full scholarship as a Law Chancellor Scholar, was a senior member of the Seton Hall Law Review and received the Raymond del Tufo, Jr. Award.