Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • Rutgers Law School Camden, New Jersey
  • Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey

Lynn B. Norcia

  

Of-Counsel | Roseland, New Jersey Office | TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403 | lnorcia@starrgern.com

Of-Counsel | Roseland, New Jersey Office
TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403
lnorcia@starrgern.com

  • Overview >

    Lynn Norcia recently retired from her position as a Family Mediator and Domestic Violence Hearing Officer for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. During her 14 years with the Judiciary she was instrumental in expanding the use of mediation statewide in the area of child abuse/neglect and termination of parental rights cases.  Lynn trained and mentored other court mediators throughout the Judiciary and assisted judges in identifying mediation appropriate cases and expanding its use to resolve difficult cases.  Over the course of her tenure with the Judiciary, she mediated well over 800 cases including matrimonial, private custody and adoption cases and was often referred to by colleagues and judges as a “miracle worker,” settling some of the court’s most difficult cases.

    Lynn graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Camden in 1983 and has been in public service throughout her career.  After clerking for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, Lynn became a Deputy Attorney General assigned to represent the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, which she continued to do for ten years.   In 1993, Lynn’s passion for helping children led her to a different assignment within the Office of the Attorney General, as she began representing the Division of Youth and Family Services (now the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, “DCPP”).  During her career with the Attorney General’s office, Lynn successfully handled numerous appellate cases including appearances before the Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court and had a significant role in a landmark United States Supreme Court sexual harassment case. 

    Subsequent to Lynn’s position as a Deputy Attorney General representing New Jersey’s child protection agency, Lynn became an Assistant Deputy Public Defender in the Office of Law Guardian where she represented children who were the subject of DCPP litigation.   In this role she was responsible for meeting with children in their homes or schools and representing their wishes to the court in hundreds of cases in Essex County. 

    Lynn has also been instrumental in training court volunteers for the Child Placement Review Boards and for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA) which awarded her the “Child’s Hero Award” in 2016. 

    Lynn was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District V-A Attorney Ethics Committee from 2000 to 2003She is a member of:

    • The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
    • The New Jersey State Bar Association:
    • Family Law Section and LGBTQ section.
    • The Essex County Bar Association
    • The Barry Croland Family Inn of Court

    Lynn is very active in her community and has been the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 56 which included over 100 boys, a founding member and Executive Officer of the Fencing Warriors Booster Club for the Watchung Hills Regional High School Fencing team, a member of Session for the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, and an Interfaith Hospitality Network participant among other activities.

  • Areas of Practice >
  • Bar Admissions >
    • New Jersey
  • Education >
    • Rutgers Law School Camden, New Jersey
    • Ramapo College Mahwah, New Jersey

Lynn Norcia recently retired from her position as a Family Mediator and Domestic Violence Hearing Officer for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. During her 14 years with the Judiciary she was instrumental in expanding the use of mediation statewide in the area of child abuse/neglect and termination of parental rights cases.  Lynn trained and mentored other court mediators throughout the Judiciary and assisted judges in identifying mediation appropriate cases and expanding its use to resolve difficult cases.  Over the course of her tenure with the Judiciary, she mediated well over 800 cases including matrimonial, private custody and adoption cases and was often referred to by colleagues and judges as a “miracle worker,” settling some of the court’s most difficult cases.

Lynn graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Camden in 1983 and has been in public service throughout her career.  After clerking for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, Lynn became a Deputy Attorney General assigned to represent the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, which she continued to do for ten years.   In 1993, Lynn’s passion for helping children led her to a different assignment within the Office of the Attorney General, as she began representing the Division of Youth and Family Services (now the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, “DCPP”).  During her career with the Attorney General’s office, Lynn successfully handled numerous appellate cases including appearances before the Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court and had a significant role in a landmark United States Supreme Court sexual harassment case. 

Subsequent to Lynn’s position as a Deputy Attorney General representing New Jersey’s child protection agency, Lynn became an Assistant Deputy Public Defender in the Office of Law Guardian where she represented children who were the subject of DCPP litigation.   In this role she was responsible for meeting with children in their homes or schools and representing their wishes to the court in hundreds of cases in Essex County. 

Lynn has also been instrumental in training court volunteers for the Child Placement Review Boards and for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA) which awarded her the “Child’s Hero Award” in 2016. 

Lynn was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District V-A Attorney Ethics Committee from 2000 to 2003She is a member of:

  • The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • The New Jersey State Bar Association:
  • Family Law Section and LGBTQ section.
  • The Essex County Bar Association
  • The Barry Croland Family Inn of Court

Lynn is very active in her community and has been the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 56 which included over 100 boys, a founding member and Executive Officer of the Fencing Warriors Booster Club for the Watchung Hills Regional High School Fencing team, a member of Session for the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, and an Interfaith Hospitality Network participant among other activities.

 

Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C.
105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068-1640

Phone:973-403-9200
Toll Free:800-403-9090