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Education

University of Delaware

  • B.A.

Seton Hall University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2014-2022

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, "10 Best Female Attorney - Client Satisfaction," 2019-2020

Professional Associations

  • Bergen County Bar Association

  • Hudson County Bar Association

  • President of Justice Virginia Long Inn of Court 

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Ashley Manzi

Ashley Vallillo Manzi is a partner of MELD Divorce and Family Law. Ms. Manzi is an experienced family law attorney, advocating for her clients with the utmost practicality and professionalism. Ms. Manzi is an experienced litigator and her practice areas include prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody, child support and post judgment matters. She is also a trained mediator and serves to help clients resolve their differences through alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Manzi has been included on the "Rising Star" list by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers for nine consecutive years. The "Rising Stars" list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process, please click here. She was also selected by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for inclusion on their "10 Best Female Attorney - Client Satisfaction," list for 2019, 2020, and 2021. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. She was also selected by New Jersey Family for their “Best Lawyers for Families” list in 2020. This selection was curated as a parent-to-parent referral list. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the Supreme Court.

Ms. Manzi started her legal career by clerking for the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (Ret'd). Following her clerkship, Ms. Manzi went on to practice commercial litigation at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter until she commenced her career in the family law sector.

Ms. Manzi received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as the President of the Student Bar Association. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, and Hudson County Bar Association. She is also the President of the Justice Virginia Long Inn of Court. The Inn is an association of legal professionals dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the family law bench and bar through collegiality, education, discussion and debate. The Inn membership includes retired and active family law judges and family law attorneys at all levels of experience.

Ms. Manzi received her B.A. from University of Delaware, with a degree in English and a minor in Spanish. At the University of Delaware, Ms. Manzi was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, and she served as the President of the Panhellenic Council.

Life Outside the Courtroom

Ms. Manzi lives in Hudson County with her husband and her two children. When she isn’t in the office, Ms. Manzi enjoys day trips to the beach, a good spin class (with the really loud dance music), spending time with her family, and occasionally catching up on a good book. Ms. Manzi is an author herself. In her book, Balance is Bullsh*t, she describes her life as a working mom and how she manages her hectic schedule. She also runs her own blog, Working Mom, as well as being a contributor to the Little Hoboken Blog.

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Tips in Family Law: How to Handle Adversaries Who Do Not Practice Family Law (November 2021)

Podcasts