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Practice Areas

  • Family Law


Attorney Jay Turnbach, our Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, holds a law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and a bachelor's degree in finance from Fairfield University in Connecticut. He has served as a former family law clerk to the honorable Thomas E. O'Brien, J.S.C., and worked as a municipal prosecutor and conflict municipal public defender multiple times.

Attorney Turnbach serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in the Court's Matrimonial Early Settlement Program and as a mediator in the Court's program for economic mediation. He also lends his services as a Guardian Ad Litem to the Court and a settlement conference facilitator in the Special Civil Part of the Ocean County Superior Court.

Attorney Jay Turnbach has an extensive background and prides himself in his accomplishments:

  • Nearly 20 years of experience
  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Great reputation in the industry
  • Recognition in Ocean and Monmouth County Family Courts
  • Personal approach to clients

Mr. Turnbach has participated in litigation in cases resulting in published legal opinion. A few of his cases include: Leudekke v. Shobert, Peregoy v. Peregoy, Hawxhurst v. Hawxhurst, and Shea v. Shea. In addition, Mr. Turnbach is the author of "Benefit of the Bargain," an article published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer, which discusses the removal and relocation of children from the State of New Jersey against the wishes of a parent. He is also the author of a bi-monthly family law column in the Ocean County Woman magazine.


At Jay Turnbach, Esq., we truly care about our clients and want to help them reach the resolution they want and need. We have extensive experience in family law matters. Behind the lead of our founding lawyer, we are determined and dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive, yet sensible counsel to remove the worry of legal issues. We have received countless referrals from our peers in the legal field who trust in us to competently handle any case we receive.

Our firm believes in providing each client excellent service, which begins with a personal approach to each case. We understand that no two cases are alike, and when you retain our firm, we will customize a strategy designed and tailored to address the details of your case in an effective manner. For a reputation of professionalism you can trust, turn to our Ocean County divorce lawyer.


Our mission at Jay Turnbach, Esq., is to provide you with high-quality legal representation and sound counsel. We understand how stressful family and marital matters can be, which is why we do everything in our power to make the litigation process as smooth as possible.


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
  • Fairfield University in Connecticut
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1995

Past Positions

  • Honorable Thomas E. O'Brien, J.S.C., Former family law clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian Ad Litem to the Court

Published Works

  • Author, "Benefit of the Bargain", New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Author, Bi-monthly family law column, Ocean County Woman magazine

Representative Cases

  • Leudekke v. Shobert
  • Peregoy v. Peregoy
  • Hawxhurst v. Hawxhurst
  • Shea v. Shea

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

Professional Associations

  • Ocean County Superior Court, Special Civil Part, Settlement Conference Facilitator
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Program, Early Settlement Panelist
  • Court's program for economic mediation, Mediator

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

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