Ann L. Renaud
Ann Renaud, a litigator whose experience spans more than four decades, has presented cases at every level of the New Jersey court system, including the state's Supreme Court. She is a seasoned trial attorney who combines her experience, knowledge, and compassion to effectively advocate on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Renaud cares deeply for her clients, listens carefully to their unique stories, and is often called upon to provide legal representation during times of crisis. She is frequently appointed by the courts to represent clients who cannot care for themselves.
Ms. Renaud's areas of practice focus on mental health advocacy, probate and estate litigation, personal injury, DUI, and major motor-vehicle violations. She served as a judge in the Municipal Court in East Brunswick (2000 – 2003). This let her experience the legal system from the other side of the bench and to observe a variety of successful advocacy approaches, a powerful asset to her clients.
In 2016, Ms. Renaud was awarded the Robert J. Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award. Once a year, the award is presented to an attorney whose colleagues decide exemplifies careful and detailed client representation and maintains the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
Ms. Renaud also serves as an advocate for the mentally ill. She has done so effectively in many venues, including protecting their rights when hospitalization or commitment is imminent.
She has served as a mentor to young women, women in the workplace, and women in crisis. Many of her referrals have come from psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and attorneys who value her skill, experience and compassion.
She is a former member of the New Jersey Supreme Court District VIII Ethics Committee and served several years on the New Jersey Supreme District VIII Court Fee Arbitration Committee, including as Chair of that committee.
Ms. Renaud recived her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, in North Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where she received Highest Honors in Psychology and High Honors in Sociology. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey.