Attorney Claire Scully is the Chair of the District IX Ethics Committee, having served as a volunteer on the committee for nine years.
She began trying jury trials right away, on cases involving Theft, Assault, and Driving While Intoxicated. Her litigation career later continued into the State of New Jersey, at which time she accepted a position as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. She continued her jury trial experience in that position, later moving to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Team Division. Ms. Scully handled jury trials in cases involving Drugs, Assaults, Weapons, Robberies, and other felonies.
Ms. Scully took a hiatus from the practice of law in 1996 when she married her husband James, who had been assigned to her as her trial investigator at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. They had four sons. Ms. Scully returned to the practice of law in 2000. She became a partner at Reich & Scully in Freehold, practicing Family Law. In 2005, Ms. Scully started her own practice, continuing to concentrate in Family Law. Ms. Scully is deeply committed to family, whosever it may be, and in whatever form it may fall. “Family First” is what motivates the firm– each client’s’ family is the most important family. That is simply the only way she will practice.
Ms. Scully lives in Monmouth County while practicing throughout the states of New Jersey and New York. She formerly taught a course on Domestic Violence at the Cape May County Police Academy. She taught a course on Illegal Search and Seizure at the Monmouth County Police Academy. She served as the mock trial coach at Christian Brother’s Academy High School, in Lincroft. She served as a volunteer Judge for the Vincent C. Abbruzese Statewide Mock Trial Competitions. She is a member on the Council of Parents and Attorney Advocates. She is a Rule 1:40 certified and trained mediator. She is an active member of the Monmouth County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Scully dedicates her time to causes involving Special Needs children, as her firstborn son was born severely disabled. Ms. Scully is an accomplished waterskier. She enjoys reading, cooking, and relaxing at her home in the Adirondack Mountains.