Silvana D. Raso

Silvana D. Raso

Managing Partner since 2010
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Silvana D. Raso heads Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A.'s family law practice and counsels clients in all phases of matrimonial law including divorce, custody and visitation issues, domestic violence matters, prenuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment and appellate matters.

Silvana makes her clients and their goals her top priority. Her singular focus is to provide clients with a high level of service to help them achieve their objectives as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. Among colleagues and clients alike, Silvana is regarded as a diligent yet reasonable advocate who puts her client’s needs first.

Silvana is a frequent commentator in print, broadcast and online media outlets including Fox, ABC, CNN Money, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and News 12 discussing business mediation and matrimonial law matters including pre-nuptial agreements and divorce.


Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Journal: Journal of International Law and Commerce, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. - May, 1990
    • Major: Political Science


  • Bullying, The Law And Your Clients, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013 - Present
  • HIB Claims in a Nutshell, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2015 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business, 2014
  • Commendation from Bergen County Freeholders for work on behalf of Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2015 - Present
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2016 - Present
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Best of Bergen Lawyers in Family Law and Custody, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Court Appointed Law Guardian
  • Court Appointed Condemnation Commissioner
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Member
  • Morris Pashman Inns of Court, Master
  • Court Qualified Family Law Mediator
  • Court Qualified R. 1:40 Mediator
  • Barry Croland Family Inn of Court, Barrister

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Girl Scout Council of Bergen County, 2000 - 2004
  • Member, Board Development Committee, Girl Scout Council of Northern New Jersey, 2014 - Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, Bergen County CASA, 2011 - Present
  • Member, 200 Club of Bergen County, 2000 - Present


  • Romanian