Amy Sara Cores, Esq. graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with a B.A. in History and a minor in Music. Ms. Cores is a classically trained cellist and also plays the guitar and sings. Her thesis entitled "Jews in the Armia Krajowa" provides a contrary perspective of the ability of Jews to rise up against the Final Solution. Ms. Cores also obtained proficiency in German and French reading knowledge. She is able to translate written texts in German and French. However, her research required her to have an additional level of fluency in Polish, Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
She attended law school at Rutgers-Camden School of Law (Camlaw). Ms. Cores received the Rutgers-Camden Pro-Bono Service Award. After graduating from Camlaw, Ms. Cores accepted a judicial clerkship with the Hon. E. Benn Micheletti, J.S.C., Monmouth County. Now retired, Judge Micheletti honed Ms. Cores' skills as a legal researcher and writer.
In 2012, Ms. Cores established her own firm located in Howell, New Jersey. Her client's appreciate her attention to detail and personalized attention to their family law cases. Ms. Cores receives many referrals from former clients.
Ms. Cores believes that it is the duty of those with a law license to not just meet the minimum pro bono requirements but to exceed them. She is currently on the State Departments list of attorneys willing to accept said cases. Ms. Cores also participates in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division's Pro Bono Pilot Program.
She is an active participant in state and local bar associations. Ms. Cores' dedication to bar service is clear from the committee appointments she has accepted and recognition she has received from her peers. She was honored to receive the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2009. She has been selected for inclusion in the Rising Star Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and as a Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015.
Ms. Cores also serves on the amicus committee for both the state chapter and national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Ms. Cores successfully represented a parent whose child had been kidnapped from Turkey in the published decision of F.H.U. v. A.C.U. in 2012. This is the first appellate division decision in New Jersey which directly addresses the application of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Moreover, the case holds that despite a finding that a child is well settled in his new location the child can be returned to his home state in furtherance of the policy of the Convention. This landmark case was handled pro bono.
Ms. Cores is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, and in all courts in the State of New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Ms. Cores is also a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Ms. Cores is married and resides in Monmouth County with her husband and children. You can catch her on nice days riding her Harley Davidson to the office or court.