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Anna Mae Perillo
Lawyer, Mediator, Collaborator

Anna Mae Perillo has been mediating for more than 25 years. Her experience as a family lawyer litigating cases for many years enables her to understand what can happen to families if the parties do not at least attempt to resolve their differences amicably. She has seen children destroyed, parties become further and further alienated from each other, and clients spending their retirement funds, college funds, or taking out second mortgages to pay for counsel fees to arrive at an unfavorable result after years of stressful litigation.

Speaking of Mediation and Collaborative Law, Anna Mae Perillo says,

"After years of being amidst the animosity and ugliness of the contested case, I feel like I have arrived at an oasis – a place where everyone’s needs can be taken into account in an atmosphere of decency."

Anna Mae Perillo has had her own law practice in Red Bank, New Jersey for over 25 years. She is a pioneer of Mediation having devoted a large portion of her practice to Divorce Mediation for more than 25 years. She is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediator, the NJAPM.

Anna Mae Perillo has been serving Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Middlesex County for years, but also has clients all over the state of New Jersey as well as clients whose jobs or living arrangements make it difficult to come into her offices in Red Bank and Wall Township. She offers Skype or Face-time appointments and has successfully mediated in this way while clients are at their desks in New York City, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida and even California.

She offers early morning and evening appointments if required.

She was ranked one of New Jersey’s “Top Mediators” by NJ BIZ.

She is also one of the 10 founding members of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, JSCLG, and is a leading proponent of the Collaborative Movement. She handles numerous Collaborative cases and enjoys working with other like-minded professionals.

Anna Mae Perillo was asked by the JSCLG to develop an 8-hour Mediation training program so that professionals wanting to join the Collaborative Practice could be trained in Mediation techniques as is required by all or most Collaborative Law Groups. During the summer of 2008 she developed her 8-hour Mediation Training program. Her class is approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court and  lawyers attending the class receive 9.2 hours of continuing legal education credits. The class has also been approved in Pennsylvania. She presently teaches the class once a  year training a wide variety of professionals who want to learn or hone mediation skills.

Other Areas of Expertise:

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
Anna Mae Perillo has been handling Plaintiff’s Personal injury cases including fall down and automobile accidents for over twenty years. She is selective in the cases she accepts so that each client receives the individual attention they deserve. She has been appointed by the Assignment Judge of the Monmouth County Court House, the Honorable Lawrence Lawson, to arbitrate cases at the Monmouth County Court House for more than 15 years. She is also available to her colleagues and their clients to serve  as a private arbitrator and mediator.

Real Estate
Residential closings.

Advocate for the Catastrophically Injured
Anna Mae has won over 15 modified vans and many housing modifications, as well as nursing care for clients who were rendered paraplegic, quadriplegic, or brain stem injured through their automobile insurance Personal Injury Protection Coverage.

Will Preparation
Anna Mae Perillo offers a full range of services including  Will preparation, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney.

Municipal Court
Anna Mae Perillo will handle select cases in Municipal Court including speeding, seat belt, cell phone, and other types of traffic tickets and other misdemeanor charges including simple assault and disorderly persons offenses. She is also available to mediate disputes that have resulted in charges having been filed or heading in that direction.


Anna Mae graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education;

She graduated at the top 3% of her class, cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree.



  • Ms. Perillo serves as a family law bar Early Settlement Panelist at the Monmouth County Court House;

  • Appointed by the Monmouth County Family Presiding Judge and Law Division Assignment Judge to mediate a variety of cases at the Court House;

  • She has been serving as an Arbitrator for the Superior Court, Civil Division arbitrating Automobile cases and contract cases for the past 20 years.


  • Anna Mae Perillo was on the adjunct faculty roster for 10 semesters in the Writing Department at Brookdale Community College;

  • She has taught Paralegal Studies at Monmouth University;

  • She has participated in the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group’s training seminar for Collaborative Law;

  • She has participated in Alternate Dispute Resolution Day presentations at the New Jersey Law Center;

  • She has participated in the 40-hour training given by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators;

  • Anna Mae Perillo teaches her own 8-hour Mediation Training class twice per year- in the Spring and Fall. It is an interdisciplinary training for lawyers, financial and mental health professional.

  • Anna Mae is in the process of developing an advanced Mediation Training class.

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