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.

In 2018, Silvana achieved the title of Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, which certification is awarded by the New Jersey Supreme Court to only two percent of attorneys in New Jersey who demonstrate substantial experience, education and skill in matrimonial law and only to those who are favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges.

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, 2016 - Present
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Named Best of Bergen Top Lawyers in Family Law and Custody - 2015, 2017, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, 2018
  • 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
  • Court Appointed Law Guardian

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