Jani Wase Vinick, Esq.

Jani Wase Vinick, Esq.

Ms. Vinick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1988 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1992. She graduated from law school cum laude and Order of the Coif and while in law school served as a Legal Writing Fellow. Upon graduating from law school, she received an award from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in recognition of the pro bono work that she did in the field of family law as a law student.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Vinick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Phyllis W. Beck, Appellate Judge in the Superior Court of the State of Pennsylvania. After her clerkship, she worked for Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky and then Smith Campbell & Paduano, both in New York City, practicing civil litigation. Ms. Vinick joined Haber Silver Simpson & Russoniello in 2006 as an associate and she is now a senior associate in the firm. She is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and for the District of New Jersey.

Ms. Vinick’s practice is devoted almost entirely to family law, at the trial and appellate levels, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, custody issues, child support, alimony and domestic violence. Ms. Vinick is on the list of court-approved, trained Divorce Mediators and volunteers as a Family Law Early Settlement Panelist in Morris County. She is a member and past presenter of the Barry I. Croland Family Law Inn of Court.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Morris County Bar Association.

Ms. Vinick also has a Master’s of Social Work degree from New York University and has experience as a clinical social worker doing family, child and individual therapy.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Family Law
  • 5% Landlord/Tenant
  • Divorce
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Contested Divorces, Uncontested Divorces
  • Child Custody / Out of Site Custody Proceedings
  • Visitation/ Parenting Time
  • Child Support/ Child Support Modification
  • Spousal Support, Spousal Maintenance, Alimony
  • Equitable Distribution of Property Complex Property Division
  • Property Settlement Agreements Involving Business, Real Estate, Stock Options
  • Domestic Partners
  • Father’s Rights
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Parental Relocation and Move Aways
  • Pre and Post Marital Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1993
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: American Academy of Legal Writing Instructor Fellowship
    • Honors: Matrimonial Attorneys Award
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • Master in Social Work – 2000
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude – 1988
    • Major: Comparative Area Studies
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Barry I. Croland Family Law Inn of Court, Master
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Smith Campbell & Paduano, Associate, 1996 – 2001
  • Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky, Associate, 1993 – 1994
  • Gann Law Books, Writer/Editor
  • Phyllis W. Beck, Appellate Judge in the Superior Court of the State of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk, 1992 – 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Morris County Early Settlement Panel