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Lorraine A. Abraham is a partner in the firm's Trusts and Estates department. Her practice includes Estate Litigation and Administration as well as planning, Incapacitations, Guardianships, and Chancery practice.

Lorraine is a court-certified mediator and arbitrator covering in the areas of estates, contracts, and employment. She has served as an administrator of estates, a guardian of the person and property for incapacitated individuals; and, notably, she served as the Guardian Ad Litem for “Baby ‘M’” in a case that generated extensive media coverage and holds a place in many contract textbooks used in law schools throughout the country. Lorraine has also served as Judge of the Municipal Court, Township of Teaneck.

Lorraine previously served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law (Newark) and is currently a lecturer at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). She is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of Rutgers Law School and its former President. Lorraine has also been active in the New Jersey State and Bergen County Bar Associations. She served as Chairman of the Equity Jurisprudence Committee of the State Bar, on the Board of Trustees of the Bergen County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct as well as Bergen County Committees on Alternate Dispute Resolution and Chancery Practice.

Practice Areas



  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1974
  • M.A., The City College of New York, 1967
  • Certificate d’Etudes, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin

Representative Experience

  • I/M/O Baby M 109NJ396 (1987)
  • I/M/O The Probate of the Will of Samuel Lee, deceased 359 N.J. Super 22 (App Div. 2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association, 1975—Present
  • Member, International Association of Women Judges, 1999—Present
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges, 1990—Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1975—Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2006—2010
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Bergen County Bar Association, 2012