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Jane Personette, Esq.

Jane M. Personette, Esq.

  • Associate
  • Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Domestic Violence)
  • Appellate


Jane M. Personette has been admitted to the practice of law since 1994. In 2021, she joined Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP, where has concentrated her practice on Family Law (including, but by no means limited to, divorce, custody, parenting time and domestic violence matters) and Appellate Practice.   

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Personette worked for more than a decade at premier criminal defense firm in northern New Jersey where she handled complex criminal matters and appeals. During this time, Ms. Personette tried numerous matters before the New Jersey Superior Court, Municpal Courts, and the Office of Adminstrative Law.  During the course of her career, Ms. Personette has handled approximately one hundred appeals to the Appellate Division, having argued before the Appellate Division in approximately half of the cases, and having also argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court as the Law Guardian in Division of Youth and Family Services v. M.M., 189 N.J. 261 (2007). 

As Law Guardian, Ms. Personette represented children in abuse and neglect cases. Later, she represented parents in litigation initiated by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Earlier in her career, Ms. Personette worked for Essex County Legal Aid Association, serving the poor of Essex County.

Ms. Personette is a member of the Passaic County Bar Association, and the District XI Ethics Committee. She received her Law Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her Bachelor's Degree from Felician College.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Domestic Violence)
  • Appellate


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Psychology

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Brian J. Neary, Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2020
  • Essex County Legal Aid Association, Staff Attorney, 1999 to 2007

Professional Associations

  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • District XI Ethics Committee

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994