About Me

Geraldene Sherr Duswalt, Esq.

Your Most Reliable Advocate

I have been helping people in New Jersey and New York resolve their legal problems for over thirty years. During this time, I have learned that informed and involved clients can contribute greatly to the achievement of a successful outcome.

Whether the matter involves family law, divorce, wills, real estate, or bankruptcy, I will carefully examine your options and help you to determine the legal strategy best suited for your needs. Each client and every case will be treated with care, compassion, dedication and excellence.

I have been a solo practitioner for over twenty years. Prior to opening my own practice, I worked for the Social Security Administration, and then at several prestigious law firms in New York City. I also worked for several law firms providing legal services to union members, including members of construction and law enforcement unions, and I have provided representation to an organization assisting victims of domestic violence.

Bar Admissions

  • New York: 1988
  • New Jersey: 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York: 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York: 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey: 1995


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY: J.D., 1987
    Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • State University College at New Paltz: B.A., Cum Laude, 1984
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: Law and Politics


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

Schedule a Consultation

Let our experience, dedication and compassion work for you. Contact Geraldene Sherr Duswalt, Esq. to set up an appointment. All telephone calls and e-mails will be answered promptly.

There is no charge for the initial telephone call and all calls will be returned by an attorney.

New Jersey Office

Law Office of Geraldene Sherr Duswalt
1812 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

New York Office

Law Office of Geraldene Sherr Duswalt
580 Fifth Avenue, Ste 820
New York, N.Y. 10036


Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Weekends flexible by appointment