Michelle A. Wortmann


Family Law


Michelle Wortmann is an associate at Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC, focusing the entirety of her practice on family law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Marcella Matos-Wilson, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Family Part, from August 2015 to August 2016.

While attending law school, Michelle participated in the Seton Hall University Center for Social Justice Family Law Clinic, where she handled cases involving complex matrimonial issues, including custody and parenting time. She also completed various family law internships, including with the Honorable Daniel J. Yablonsky, J.S.C., and the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City. Michelle is a dedicated advocate for her clients and especially enjoys helping children and families.

A New Jersey native, Michelle spends her free time reading and spending time with friends and family. She is also a sports fan and enjoys watching the NY Yankees, college football, and any soccer game.



  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • New Jersey Teaching Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Social Studies


  • Montclair State University, M.A., Child Advocacy, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society, 2019
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Montclair State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Family Law Executive Committee, Member
    • Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee, Member
    • Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2022 – 2024)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Volunteer

Honors & Accolades

Michelle has been recognized by the following:

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • One’s to Watch, Family Law: 2021-2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers®
    • New Jersey Rising Stars: 2021-2023

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Speaking Engagements

  • School Selection: Determining Where Children Will Attend School, NJICLE: Hot Tips in Family Law, October 2023
  • NJICLE: New Attorney Day – Family Law, September 2023
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Navigating Parental Disputes Regarding Vaccines, April 2023
  • Continuing Financial Maintenance for a Child Post-College Graduation, NJICLE: Hot Tips in Family Law, October 2022


Speaking Engagements