Danielle J. Cardone

Danielle J. Cardone

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Danielle J. Cardone focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, custody and visitation matters, domestic violence issues, parenting rights, equitable distribution, spousal support, premarital agreements, post-judgment issues, and the like. Danielle’s effective representation and understanding of her clients’ needs lead to positive outcomes and satisfied clients.

In addition, Danielle handles land use and zoning matters, general litigation matters, and the preparation of wills, trusts and estates.

Danielle graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, with dual degrees in Politics and Economics. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.  Prior to joining Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A., Danielle served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne, J.S.C. (presently, Presiding Judge) for the Bergen County Superior Court, Family Part.

Danielle is a member of the Barry Croland Inn of Court, as well as the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Zoning & Land Use
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2014


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
    • B.A. cum laude - May, 2008
    • Honors: Dean List
    • Honors: Scholar Athlete
    • Honors: Four-Year Varsity Letter Winner-Swimming
    • Major: Politics and Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Named Best of Bergen Top Lawyers in Family Law - 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star List, 2018, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court, Pupil - 2012, 2014
  • Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court, 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • The Hon. Peter J. Melchionne, J.S.C., Judicial Law Clerk, 2011 - 2012