Education and Experience
Brian Latimer earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1985 where he majored in Political Science, ran Cross Country for 4 years and was a member and then President of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. After earning his undergraduate degree at Dickinson, he attended New York Law School and earned his JD in 1988.
From 1988 to 1989, Brian worked as a law clerk for the Honorable James A. Kennedy, J.S.C. in the Family Division of Monmouth County Superior Court, Freehold, N.J. After clerking for Judge Kennedy he immediately accepted a position at one of Monmouth County’s preeminent Family Law firms where he honed his practice in the Family Law arena. He made partner in 1994 and remained at this firm for 23 years before establishing his own firm, The Law office of Brian P. Latimer, Esq., LLC in 2012.
Associations and Awards
Brian maintains active memberships in several different professional associations, including the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association and the Monmouth County Bar Association Family Law Committee. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the Monmouth County Bar Association Family Law Committee and Chairman of the Monmouth County Bar Association Early Settlement Panel.
Early on in his career he was a member Monmouth County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division as well as a member of the State Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers’ Division. Additionally, he was an active member of the Monmouth County Domestic Violence Working Group Committee and he became an active volunteer with the Women’s Center of Monmouth County. Brian was honored to receive the award for recognition of his volunteer service to the Women’s Center in 1991 and again in 1999. Brian has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer numerous times, most recently for 2017 as well as a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney for 2017. Most recently, Brian has been voted one of “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families” by New Jersey Family Magazine/NJfamily.com.
Brian has also distinguished himself in the legal community with the publication of three of his cases:
- Brzozowski v. Brzozowski, 265 N.J. Super 141 (Ch. Div. 1993) cited in Pascale v. Pascale, 140 N.J. 583 (1995).
- Reid v. Reid, 310 N.J. Super 12 (App. Div. 1988) cert. denied 154 N.J. 608 (1998).
- Wass v. Wass, 311 N.J. Super 624 (Ch. Div. 1998).
Brian understands how difficult it can be for clients to deal with legal issues, especially when the case involves a spouse, former spouse or children. Regardless of the nature of the case, he always treats his clients with respect, compassion and patience. Always empathetic and perceptive with clients, Brian is not swayed by attorney shenanigans common in divorce disputes. When clients have questions or concerns, Brian provides prompt, detailed responses. He is thorough and thoughtful in preparation for meetings with clients, advocates and judges, paying particular attention to deadlines and request for information from opposing attorneys in order to facilitate the progression of his cases.
In some cases, it may be possible for parties involved in a family law case to negotiate a resolution outside of court. When such a solution is possible, Brian is dedicated to initiating and facilitating negotiation. However, if negotiation isn’t possible, he is also ready and willing to fight aggressively for his client’s interests in court.
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If you are contemplating a divorce in New Jersey and you want an attorney that brings a positive, constructive approach to the law, contact The Law Office of Brian P. Latimer to find out how we can help protect your assets and secure your future well-being.