Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Certified Mediator

Carl Viniar

Carl B. Viniar is one of the most active mediators in South Jersey. He was a practicing attorney for 35 years. He completed mediation training through the Academy of Family Mediators in 1995, is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and is a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Mr. Viniar has mediated and negotiated settlements in the field of family law, as well as real estate, construction and other fields. He taught Family Mediation and supervised the family and civil mediation clinics at Rutgers Camden Law School for 15 years. He currently teaches negotiation and dispute resolution in the Professional MBA program. He has trained hundreds of people to be mediators.

Founded in 1995, South Jersey Mediation Center is the only firm in South Jersey whose staff is devoted exclusively to mediation, specializing in divorce and family matters. Our trained professional mediators help parties resolve all issues in a private, efficient and cost effective manner. We have successfully mediated over 1,000 matters.

Our firm understands how financially and emotionally stressful the litigation process can be. As mediators, we are dedicated to saving you a considerable amount of time and expense over adversarial divorce or civil proceedings. We are also committed to helping you find solutions that will reduce the negative emotional impacts on your family and everyone around you. As impartial neutral third parties, we work together with you to find the best solutions for the future.

Mr. Viniar practiced in family law, real estate law and related fields starting in 1976. He cofounded the law firm of Angelini, Viniar & Freedman in 1985. He received mediation training and founded the South Jersey Mediation center in 1995.

ADR Experience

Mr. Viniar began mediating in 1995, specializing in divorce and family matters. He has mediated with over 1000 couples, and has also worked in partnership dissolutions, estate matters, and in real estate and other contract disputes. He has trained hundreds of people as mediators, participating in trainings with the South jersey Mediation Center, the New jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and Rutgers University. He founded SJMC and the Rutgers Camden mediation Center. He has taught mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution at colleges, professional programs, and even peer mediation in High school. He has presented many continuing education programs and trainings, and helped design dispute resolution systems.


Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University
Juris Doctor from Villanova University

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Family
  • General
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • NJAPM - NJ Assoc. of Profes. Mediators
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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