Judge Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.) Inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Archer is pleased to announce that Hon. Marie E. Lihotz (Ret.) has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is the foremost professional organization for mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria.

This is a tremendous honor for Judge Lihotz. Academy members are among the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators. She is one of only three New Jersey members granted membership to the Chapter for 2023. Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN commented, “We’re delighted to recognize Hon. Marie E. Lihotz (Ret.) to the Academy’s New Jersey Chapter in recognition of Excellence in her mediation practice.”

Judge Lihotz, Of Counsel, devotes her entire practice to serving as a mediator or arbitrator as a member of Archer’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, and Appellate Practice Groups. Matters cover a wide variety of legal disputes, including family, business, estate, and employment issues, among others. Judge Lihotz joined Archer after serving twenty years as a member of the New Jersey Judiciary, including more than eleven years in the Appellate Division. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial and Employment Roster of Arbitrators, an approved Rule 4:21A arbitrator, qualified as a Rule 1:40 civil mediator and among the roster of approved US Bankruptcy Court mediators. Judge Lihotz also consults on trial and appellate presentations.

As an attorney and a judge, Judge Lihotz has always participated in legal education. In addition to lecturing for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), various bar associations, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Judiciary, she participated as an adjunct lecturer for Rutgers University Law School, Camden.

In 2022, Judge Lihotz received the prestigious Haines Award, the highest honor given by the Burlington County Bar Association, recognizing her devotion to the legal profession and legal scholarship, and dedication to the justice system and the people of Burlington County. In 2019, she received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education recognizing her exceptional contributions to continuing legal education, NJICLE and its educational mission. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Serpentelli Award presented by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, given to her in recognition of lifelong and extraordinary contributions to the development of family law in the state of New Jersey.

Judge Lihotz earned her Masters of Law (L.L.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law, her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Villanova University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.

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