Christopher Leon Garibian

Christopher Leon Garibian

Partner
Location:
Parsippany, New Jersey
Phone:
866-899-1138
Fax:
973-403-0010
Email:

Christopher is a Partner in the Matrimonial Department of the firm. His focus and passion for Family Law continues today as it has throughout his entire seventeen year career. This includes issues of divorce, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, child support, custody, grandparent rights, and all other family law matters. Christopher is a qualified Family Law Mediator pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:40-12, and has incorporated his mediation training into his daily litigation practice allowing him to both settle cases and take matters to full trials. "Action causes reaction," is a simple and strong statement that encompasses his thoughts and practice. Whether he is representing a high net worth client in a divorce or a business in a corporate matter, Christopher's ability to connect with clients is one of his greatest talents.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Business Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Qualified Family Law Mediator , New Jersey Court Rule 1:40-12
  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, NJ Supreme Court, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor - January, 1997
  • Rutgers University
    • Bachelor of Arts - May, 1990
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Demystifying the Premarital Agreement, County College of Morris, The Women’s Center Newsletter, 2007
  • Interstate Child Support Collection, County College of Morris, The Women’s Center Newsletter, 2007
  • What is Child Support and how do I collect it?, Refresh and Renew, 2006
  • Five Common Questions for Individuals Contemplating Divorce, Refresh and Renew, 2004

Representative Cases

  • Nakashian v Nakashian, App. Div. 2014
  • Silvers v Newkirk , App. Div. 2009
  • Daniels v Daniels , App. Div. 2005

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, "Practice of Law in a Small Firm", Morris County Young Lawyers, 2000
  • Teacher, Family Law, Fairleigh Dickinson University Paralegal Studies, 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2004-2013, 2015-present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004-2013, 2015-present
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section , 2011 - 2014
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2001 - present
  • Board of Governors, New Jersey Association of Justice, 2012 - 2014
  • PAC Board Member, New Jersey Association of Justice, 2012 - 2014
  • Family Law Section, New Jersey Association of Justice, 2010 - present
  • Member, New Jersey Association of Justice, 2010 - present
  • Board Member, Family Services of Morris County, 2003-2007
  • Commissioner, Morristown Parking Authority, 1997-2000, 2003-2014
  • Barry F. Croland Family Law Inns of Court , 2008-2011
  • North Jersey Family Law Inns of Court , 2001-2004
  • Somerset County Family Law Inns of Court , 2000-2001
  • Worral F. Mountain Inns of Court , 1998-1999
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, 1998-present

Past Employment Positions

  • Cutler, Simeone & Townsend, L.L.C., Morristown, NJ, Associate, 2001 - 2003
  • Garibian P.C.: Christopher L. Garibian, Esq., Morristown, NJ, 1999 - 2000
  • The Law Offices of David F. Salvaggio, Morristown, NJ, Associate, 1999
  • Garibian, P.C.: Christopher L. Garibian, Esq., Morristown, NJ, 1997 - 1999
  • Morristown Parking Authority, Morristown, NY, Commissioner, 1997 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, CASA of Morris County, 1998
  • Volunteer Attorney Advocate, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, 2007 - present
  • Volunteer, County College of Morris, The Women’s Center, 2007 - present
  • Board of Directors, Hope for Tomorrow, A Child and Family Support Center, Inc. (501(c)), 2013-2014
  • Volunteer, Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist, Morris County Superior Court, 2003-present
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Foundation, 2015- present