BRUCE P. MATEZ is a shareholder and partner at BorgerMatez, PA in Cherry Hill, where he practices Divorce and Family Law, collaborative divorce, family law mediation and arbitration. He is on the Rule 1:40 roster of court-approved mediators for the State of New Jersey. He has been appointed by the court and by consent of parties and attorneys as a mediator, arbitrator, parenting/custody coordinator and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Dedicated to the pursuit of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in all family law matters, especially divorce and custody disputes, Bruce has become one of the leading family law mediators in Southern New Jersey and is a founding member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group.
Bruce strongly believes that litigation in divorce and family law issues should be utilized only when absolutely necessary and appropriate and that divorcing couples should resolve their disputes through alternative means in order to promote a healthier and less stressful environment for them, their, their extended families, and all those impacted by divorce.
Bruce received his BA in English in 1986 from the University of Maryland, College Park and his JD from the Villanova University School of Law in 1989.
From the time of its inception in 1996 until 2011, Bruce was an active member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court, an organization which promotes education, professionalism, legal ethics as well as collegiality and mentoring among the Family Bench and Bar. he is currently a Master Emeritus. He served on the Executive Committee of that Inn of Court from 1998-2010, in the capacity of Programming Chair, Membership Chair, and Treasurer and as the New Jersey National Liaison to the American Inns ofnd family law issues Court Foundation Board of Trustees. He is curently a member of the NJSBA Family Law Executive Committee, a member of the Family Law Committees of the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester County Bar Associations, volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Camden and Gloucester Counties, is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Bruce has spoken at many continuing legal education seminars on various topics relating to mediation, collaborative divorce, and family law for NJICLE, the Camden/Gloucester/Burlington County Bar Associations, presented workshops on various family law topics for People in Transition at the Gloucester County Community College, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Burlington County Women’s Opportunity Center, and other organizations.
When he is not practicing law, Bruce is involved in the leadership of his synagogue, Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, where he served as president for three years, taught Religious School for 15 years, chaperoned trips to Israel, and continues to serve as a lay leader. Bruce was, for many years, an avid participant in local community theater, both on and behind the stage. He is passionate about his synagogue community, his beloved Maryland Terrapins, and the Philadelphia professional sports teams.