Maritza Rodriguez

Maritza Rodríguez practices exclusively in the area of divorce and family Law and international family law. She represents clients from New Jersey, other regions of the United States and Internationally.

Maritza has worked in the family court system, the state government and for private companies. She is able to draw on her extensive knowledge, expertise and valuable insights when providing legal services in a professional, caring and assertive manner.

When you choose to work with Maritza Rodríguez for your family law or divorce matters, you are getting an experienced attorney who understands the law thoroughly. She offers specialized advice, always keeping your goals in mind, and she cares about you.

Maritza has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comparative Literature from Rutgers College and attended Rutgers Newark Law School as an Evening Student. She is admitted in New Jersey, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to setting up her own firm, Maritza worked at the New Jersey Public Defender’s Office and the Department of the Public Advocate for two years. Maritza has also worked in publishing and political campaigns — both locally and nationally. She is currently an adjunct professor teaching Family Law and How to Start a Solo Practice at Rutgers Newark Law School.

She is very active with her law school alumni association as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, the National Hispanic Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Family Law Section and the American Bar Association International Law Section as well as the Asociación Internacional de Juristas de Derecho de Familia.

Maritza was recently listed in Essex County’s Top Family Lawyers list for 2020

Maritza currently holds the following leadership positions:

  • Rutgers Newark Law School Alumni Association – Immediate Past President
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Member of the CLE Advisory Committee, Leadership Academy Fellow, Diversity Section Committee Member & Former Co-Chair of Law Practice Management Committee
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section – Former Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee, Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee Member, and Liaison to the ABA Section of International Law
  • American Bar Association – International Law Section – Co-Chair for the International Family Law Committee
  • National Hispanic Bar Association – Former Chair of the Family Law Committee & Member of the Solo/ Small firm Committee
  • Middlesex County Bar Association – Co-Chair Young Lawyers Committee, Member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee & Nominating Committee
  • National Hispanic Leadership Association Region II – Deputy Regional President NY Region
  • New Jersey Central Jersey Legal Services – Board Member

For your convenience, the Firm has offices located in Newark and New Brunswick. Maritza offers professional services in English and Spanish.


Maritza Rodríguez nació y creció en New Jersey. Ella asistió a la Universidad de Rutgers y se especializó en Literatura Comparada y obtuvo su título de la Escuela de Leyes de Rutgers Newark en New Jersey. Ella ejerce exclusivamente en el área de Derechos de Familia. Ella tiene clientes de New Jersey, otras regiones de Estados Unidos e internacionalmente.

Maritza ha trabajado en el sistema tribunal familiar, el gobierno estatal y para compañías privadas. Ella es capaz de recurrir a su extenso conocimiento, experiencia e ideas valiosas al brindar servicios legales de manera profesional, cuidadosa y de manera asertiva.

Maritza también está involucrada en la comunidad y varias organizaciones profesionales como ser la actual Co-Presidente del Comité de Ley Familiar para la Sección de Derecho Internacional de la American Bar Association. También es Co-Presidenta del Comité de Violencia Doméstica de la Sección de Ley Familiar de la American Bar Association. Ella es actualmente presidente de la Asociación de Ex-alumnos de la Escuela de Leyes Rutgers Newark y Vice-Presidenta de la Región III de la National Hispanic Bar Association que comprende New York y New Jersey. Ella es miembra de Asociación Internacional de Juristas de Derecho de Familia (“AIJUDEFA”).

Maritza está regularmente involucrada como moderadora o ponente en Cursos de Educación Legal en las áreas de acuerdos prenupciales, custodias, pensión alimenticia, sustracción internacional de menores, violencia doméstica y dirigiendo un despacho de abogados.

Recién Maritza fue nombrada una de las mejores abogadas en el condado de Essex County, NJ para derechos de familia.

Maritza ejerce por todo el estado en todos los condados. Ella tiene tres oficinas ubicadas en New Jersey – Newark, New Brunswick y Lyndhurst y ofrece servicios profesionales en Inglés y Español.

Maritza Rodriguez