Mani Bhatia, Of Counsel

Ms. Bhatia has been practicing law in New Jersey since 2009. The areas of law practiced are family, immigration, municipal and real estate. Ms. Bhatia is a NJ Mediator under Rule 1:40-12(b) (4), admitted in 2009. Ms. Bhatia provides mediation services in Hudson County Superior Court specifically for the NJ Judiciary Foreclosure Mediation Program. In addition to being an Attorney, Ms. Bhatia is a licensed therapist. This unique combination provides for her ability to understand the complex issues in divorce and custody. She earned her Masters from the prestigious Columbia University. Ms. Bhatia studied international social work, and reached the esteemed status of working for the United Nations (UNICEF) in New York and in Switzerland. She went on to earn her Jurist Doctor at Pace School of Law in New York. During her tenure at Pace Law, she did an externship at the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Here she made court appearances on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Her practice areas also include immigration law. Ms. Bhatia brings with her a unique understanding of different cultures and speaks several languages (Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu).

Licenses

  • Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in December 2008
  • NJ Mediator under Rule 1:40-12(b)(4) Admitted January 2009
  • New York State License for Social Work, LCSW
  • Certified Divorce Mediator
  • Certified Collaborative Divorce Law Attorney

Education

Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY
J.D.; Honors: Dean’s List

Columbia University, New York, NY
Masters of Science in Social Work (International program and policy)

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Bachelors of Science in Psychology