Legal Aid Society Of Monmouth County, INC

The Legal Aid Society provides appropriate pro bono representation to indigent Monmouth County residents who meet our eligibility guidelines.

The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc. has a part-time Director who is a NJ attorney. After completing an application, clients are interviewed. If there is an agency available to resolve their type of case, they are referred to that agency. If the problem requires litigation and the client meets the financial eligibility guidelines and the case requirements, the Director finds an attorney who will represent the client on a pro bono basis.

The Legal Aid Society represents only residents of Monmouth County, NJ who have cases in Monmouth County.

Contact: Valerie Hemhauser, Esq., Executive Director
Days/Hours:  By Appointment
Area Served: Monmouth County
Services Provided: Referral to attorneys for legal representation in civil cases.
Method of Application: Phone for appointment (732) 556-8268 and application form.
Eligibility Requirements: Yes. Inability of county resident to obtain needed legal assistance because of financial distress.
Fees:  None
Handicapped Access:  Yes
Transportation Provided: No
Languages Spoken:  English
Types of Cases Considered:

  • Civil cases with a trial location in Monmouth County where the value of the case exceeds $1,000 and the client is the defendant
  • Bankruptcy If Conflict of Interest From Ocean Monmouth Legal Services
  • Landlord/Tenant – If Conflict of Interest From Ocean Monmouth Legal Services
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation 

*Excludes criminal, police matters and plaintiff suits for recovery of monies on which contingent representation would be available.


PO Box 2006, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
2407 Route 66, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
(732) 556-8268

OFFICERS OF THE legal aid society

Executive director:  Valerie Hemhauser, Esq.
Vice President: 

Treasurer:  William Stabile, CPA


F. Patrick Accisano, Esq.
Mark T. Apostolou, Jr., Esq.
Gregory S. Baxter, Esq.

Tanis B. Deitch, Esq.
Justin English, Esq.
Tara McLernan, Esq.
Paula Menar, Esq.


Victoria Paone Rosa, Esq.
Charles F. Shaw, III, Esq.
Ronald J. Troppoli, Esq.
Adam Weisberg, Esq.



Frederick L. Blankenhorn, Esq.
Lynne Broza, CPA
I. Mark Cohen, Esq.
Toby Grabelle, Esq.


J. Patrick McMorrow, Esq.
Joyce Raspa, Esq. 


F. Bradford Batcha, President, Monmouth Bar Association


Mrs. Walter H. Conklin
Samuel L. Epstein, Esq.
Justice Daniel J. O’Hern