VIKKI ZIEGLER INTERVIEW
Considered one of the preeminent family law attorneys in America, Vikki Ziegler has been a pioneer in new approaches to traditional divorce litigation. She is an expert in 'divorce management', an abiding belief and step-by-step guide that helps family members avoid the emotional trauma and financial devastation that is so often associated with a break-up. By following this path, an astonishing 99% of Ms. Ziegler's cases are successfully settled out of the courtroom. Ms. Ziegler replaces bitterness with empowerment for those who seek her advice in family legal matters. This unique combination of compassion, intelligence, and positive guidance has made her one of the most sought after legal experts by the media and one of the most recognized experts in her field in the country. She has co-authored legal articles for NY Divorce Magazine and the New Jersey Law Journal. Ms. Ziegler is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business Channel, Headline News, CBS, and others. She has offered advice and analysis on such high profile celebrity marriage cases as Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, Madonna, Larry King, and Sandra Bullock. She continues to dominate radio, the online celebrity community and print on a weekly basis. She was chosen as one of the “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” by the New Jersey Law Journal and the New Jersey Business News. In 2010, she was recognized as a rising star in Super Lawyers Magazine. Several years ago, Ms. Ziegler created and launched her own website, DivorceDating.com. The website serves as a resource of information and is dedicated to bringing singles together by helping get them through difficult times and growing from their experiences. Her first book titled “ The Premarital Survival Guide” will be in bookstores in June 2010. Ms. Ziegler is a partner at the prestigious firm of Walder Hayden & Brogan where she specializes in the areas of matrimonial and civil litigation. She received her law degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law and after graduation served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael k. Diamond who is the Presiding Judge in the Family Part. She has also worked for the Public Defender’s office in the Domestic Violence Unit in Rhode Island and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. She was appointed by the Supreme Court and currently serves as the Vice Chair on the NJ District XI Ethics Committee for Passaic County. Away from her legal practice, Ms. Ziegler is volunteers her time to the New Jersey chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation, soup kitchens in New York City, and Toys for Tots. She provides pro bono work with Partners for Women and Justice, an organization that serves as a life-line for indigent and battered women. She is currently an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching a family law course in the Fall.