DivorceCustody disputesPremarital...Jane Ellen Doran is a founding partner of Smith & Doran, P.C. She is a graduate of Providence College, where she received her B.A. (cum laude) in 1979. She earned her J.D. from the New England School of Law in Boston in 1983. Ms. Doran holds an AV® PreeminentTM Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. The focus of Ms. Doran's practice is family law, including:
Ms. Doran clerked for the Hon. Herbert S. Friend, Judge, Superior Court, Morris County, in 1983 - 1984. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1984, the New York Bar in 1984, and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, in 1984.
Professional associations and memberships include:
Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1994 - 1996
Morris County Bar Association, Early Settlement Panel, Member and Blue Ribbon Panelist 1985 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Central New Jersey Inn of Court, Master, 1996
District X Ethics Committee, 1997 - 2000
Morris County Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2003 - 2008
New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2014
In Re Adoption of a Child by T.W.C. and P.C, 270 N.J. Super. 225 (App. Div. 1994)
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