Hon. Joseph P. Testa


Adinolfi & Lieberman, PA


4 Kings highway east
Haddonfield NJ, 08033
Phone: (856) 428-8334
Fax: (856) 428 - 8779


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Judge Testa's 40-year career has centered on the effective management and resolution of thousands of family law cases beginning with his family law practice and continuing through his highly regarded tenure on the bench in Cumberland County. As a well-respected Family Law attorney and judge, he has been asked to speak at many different venues over his career, including the Judicial College and the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He was an Associate Professor at Rutgers University School of Law. Judge Testa, a retired Colonel in the United States Army was also a professor and legal instructor at the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and sits on the Family Law Section Executive Committee of the NJ State Bar Association. Judge Testa is also responsible for the groundbreaking Kids Count program established in Cumberland County to help kids deal with separation and divorce. Because of the complexity and emotionally charged issues involving family law, Judge Testa's insight and experience on both sides of the bench uniquely suit him for the role of mediator and arbitrator. Judge Testa (Ret) joins Adinolfi and Goldstein in an Of Counsel role. He is able to prepare and negotiate all aspects of divorce and custody matters, as well as act as a mediator or arbitrator in family law cases. Judicial Appointments: State of New Jersey Judiciary Judge,Superior Court (Cumberland County) Bridgeton, NJ, May 18, 1995 - July 30, 2010 Served in all three divisions, Family, Criminal & Civil with 14 years served in Family Division. Estell Manor Township Inter-Municipal Court, Corbin City, Estell Manor & Weymouth Twp. Judge, Inter-Municipal Court, 1982 - November 1984 Galloway Township Municipal Court, Atlantic County, NJ Judge, Municipal Court,November 1978 - November 1984 Franklin Township Municipal Court, Gloucester County, NJ Judge, Municipal Court, May 1978 - November 1984 Buena Vista Township Municipal Court, Atlantic County, NJ Judge, Municipal Court,July 1977 - 1980


Arbitration • Mediation • High Conflict Case Management; Divorce case preparation and management



  • Atlantic, New Jersey
  • Burlington, New Jersey
  • Camden, New Jersey
  • Cumberland, New Jersey
  • Gloucester, New Jersey
  • Ocean, New Jersey
  • Salem, New Jersey

Legal Organizations

Fellow,American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National and New Jersey Chapters, (Recert. 1992) New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee Member Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court Supreme Court Family Division Practice Committee (past member) New Jersey State Bar Association, Committee on Military Law & Veterans' Rights Cumberland County Bar Association Federal Bar Association Reserve Officers Association Mississippi State Bar Association

CLE Presentations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Speaker, Family Law Forum, October 15, 1999 Speaker, Evidence for Family Lawyers, March 1998; September 1998 & September 1998; June 1999 Speaker, Hot Tips in Family Law, October 1993 New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) Matrimonial Section Speaker, Atlantic City Boardwalk Seminar, April 1989 - 1993; 1995; 1998-2000; 2004; 2006; 2008-2010 Speaker, Meadowlands Seminar, November 2009 New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Speaker, Boot Camp for Family Law Clerks, August 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2003; 2004 Speaker, Alimony Basics, April 3, 2004 Speaker, First Annual Criminal Law Institute, June 15, 2002 Speaker, Matrimonial Experts of the Roundtable: Business Valuation Issues, February 26, 2000 Speaker, The New Limited Duration Alimony Law, December 11, 1999 Speaker, Drafting & Negotiating Financial Aspects of Property Settlement Agreements, January 9, 1999 Speaker, Top 40: The Greatest Hits of Matrimonial Law, December 4, 1999 & November 4, 1995 Speaker, Family Law Paralegals, July 16, 1998 Speaker, New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference II, June 5, 1998 Speaker, Legal Education Seminar, January 17, 1998 Speaker, Family Law Summer Institute, July 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000 Speaker, Domestic Torts-May 7, 1997 Speaker, Complete Guide to Family Law Practice, December 14, 1996 Speaker, Jury Trials in Marital Court Cases, November 23, 1996 Speaker, Use of Experts in Complex Divorce Cases, May 30, 1996 Speaker, Critiques & Judicial Opinions on Client Interviewing Techniques, July 23, 1996 Speaker, Pendente Lite Motions; Expert Fees and Pendente Lite Counsel Fees, July 23, 1996 Speaker, Domestic Torts Seminar, May 17, 1996 Speaker, Family Law Forum-September 22, 1995 Speaker, Bankruptcy Aspect of Divorce, May 9, 1995 Speaker, Family Law Workshop, October 24, 1992 Speaker, Hot Tips in Family Law, September 1990-1991; October 1992; 1993. Administrative Office of the Courts - Judicial College Speaker, Co-Occurring Mental & Substance Abuse Disorders, April 2005 Speaker, Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointment Judges, 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2006; 2007 Speaker, Faculty Development Workshop, November 1998; 2000; 2005; 2007; April 2002 Speaker, Conference on Child Access and Visitation, June 11, 1999 Speaker, Kids Count Program, November 25, 1998 National Council of Juvenile/Family Court Judges, Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education Speaker & Mentor, Reno, Nevada, April 1999; September 1999. Rutgers University School of Law - Camden Guest Speaker, Family Law Class, March 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2002 Widener Law School Guest Speaker, Family Law Class, March 1998 Cumberland County College Guest Speaker, Family Law Class, March 1997; 1998 New Jersey State Bar Association Speaker, Military Law &Veterans' Affairs Committee and Legal Assistance Officers in NJ, March 22, 1997 Speaker, Paralegal Committee Program, May 15, 1998 Georgia State Bar Association Guest Speaker, Family Law Section, August 1997; May 2000 Guest Speaker, Fourteenth Annual Family Law Institute, May 1996 Mississippi Bar Annual Meeting Guest Speaker, Family Law Section, June1997 Garden State Alliance of Paralegal Associations Keynote Speaker, Sixth Annual Statewide Paralegal Convention, March 19, 1999 Keynote Speaker, October 23, 1993 New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Guest Speaker, MatrimonialSeminar, September 14, 1998 National Council of Juvenile/Family Court Judges, Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education Attendee, Reno, Nevada, April 1998; October 1998 Rutgers University School of Law - Camden Adjunct Professor, Child Custody, Care & Supervision, Spring Semesters 2004 - 2007 National Academy for Paralegal Studies Professor, 1990-1991


Testa, Joseph P. "Where do we go from here?-The Future of Equitable Distribution in Mississippi" Mississippi State Bar, Family Law Section, June 20, 1997 Testa, Joseph P. "Impressions of Family Court by a New Judge" Georgia State Bar - Family Law Quarterly, 1996 Testa, Joseph P. "Alimony Guidelines -The Wave of the Future" New Jersey Trial Lawyer Magazine, March 1993 Testa, Joseph P. "The Matrimonial Practitioner's Worst Nightmare-Bankruptcy" National Trial Lawyer Magazine, March 1992 Testa, Joseph P. "The Effective Handling of Tevis Claims by the Matrimonial Practitioner" New Jersey Trial Lawyer Magazine, July 1991