Stephanie Palo, Esq.

Stephanie Palo, Esq - NJ Lawyer - ABP Law FirmStephanie Palo joined the firm in 2014.  Stephanie devotes her practice to the litigation of family law, criminal defense, and commercial civil litigation matters.  She is also dedicated to resolving marital dissolution and custody disputes through the use of alternative dispute resolution methods including, but not limited to, mediation and collaborative divorce. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the District Court of the District of New Jersey, and the State of New York.  Stephanie is an energetic and compassionate advocate who takes pride in assisting her clients during what for many is one of the most difficult times in their lives.

While attending Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Ms. Palo served as Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board, a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Associate, and a Submissions Editor on the Women’s Rights Law Reporter.  Ms. Palo additionally served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Katharine S. Hayden of the District Court of the District of New Jersey.

After graduating from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 2009, Ms. Palo was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Rudy B. Coleman of the New Jersey Appellate Division.  As a law clerk, Ms. Palo was dedicated to conducting legal research, drafting bench memoranda, and assisting Judge Coleman in the composition of judicial opinions.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Commercial Litigation


  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 2009 D.
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006 S.
    • Major: Mass Communication – Minor: International Relations

Admissions to Practice

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
  • S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2010

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association of Women Lawyers
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDLNJ)

Articles and Publications

  • A Charade of Change: Honor Killings Go Unpunished in Pakistan, 1 U.C. Davis J. Int’L Law & Pol’y 93 (2008)
  • Still Citizens After Marriage: Exploring Women’s Nationality Rights, 30 Women’s Rts. L. Rep. 673 (2009)