Get to Know Attorney Evelyn Padin

Ms. Padin is the senior partner and founder of the Law Offices of Evelyn Padin in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The firm was established in 1996, and has represented clients in many legal areas throughout New Jersey.

Ms. Padin is licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey, and was admitted to the bar in 1992.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University, a Master of Social Work at Fordham University, and her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Evelyn Padin

As an experienced litigator and an aggressive advocate, Ms. Padin has represented clients during her extensive legal career in civil, family and criminal law matters. Furthermore, Ms. Padin is bilingual in English and Spanish, and able to communicate directly and easily to Spanish-speaking clients.

Ms. Padin is the first Latina to serve as an officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association, an organization that has over 17,000 members. She currently holds the position of 1st Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association and also serves as a Trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association of New Jersey. She formerly served as a Municipal Court Judge of the City of Jersey City and also served as In House Counsel for the Office of Landlord Tenant Relations with the City of Jersey City. She is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, and is a founding member of the Justice Virginia Long Family Inns of Court. In addition, Ms. Padin sits on the Family Law Executive Committee as a Representative of Hudson County for the NJ State Bar Association and has served as a panelist on many continuing legal education seminars. 

A notable case in 2006 that Ms. Padin worked on involved a construction worker who sued his employer for a 15’ fall that caused him to be paralyzed for the rest of his life wherein he recovered $4.275 Million dollars as published in the New Jersey Law Journal.


Eliot Skolnick, Esq. Eliot Skolnick, Esq., graduated from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009 and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. While in law school, he was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board and was an intern at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. He also participated in Seton Hall’s Juvenile Justice clinic. After graduation, he worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Hany A. Mawla in the Family Division in Hunterdon County, handling a diverse array of family law cases including matrimonial matters, child support, and domestic violence. Mr. Skolnick has represented clients in Matrimonial and Criminal matters, in addition to Municipal, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury matters.
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