Stephen J. Hyland
Law Offices of Stephen J. Hyland

212 Haddon Avenue, Suite 1
Westmont, NJ 08108, United States
Phone: 856-854-7600
Fax: (609) 935-0556
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Practice/Organization Description

Stephen J. Hyland is an attorney in Westmont, New Jersey whho concentrates his practice on estate planning and administration, same-sex couples law, civil unions, domestic partnerships, and elder law.

The author of the book, New Jersey Domestic Partners: a Legal Guide, Mr. Hyland has also published numerous articles on estate planning and domestic partnership law, privacy law, computer law, and Internet law, and is a frequent speaker on legal issues. He is an active member of various community and professional organizations, including the GLBT Section, for which he is the legislative liaison, the Real Property, Trusts and Probate Section, and the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

In 2007, Mr. Hyland was appointed by Governor Jon Corzine to the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission, for which he is the Secretary. He was also appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve a two-year term on the Family Practice Committee of the Administrative Office of the Courts. In December 2007, Mr. Hyland was honored with a Distinguished Legislative Services Award by the New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees.

Legislation that Mr. Hyland has worked on and/or provided testimony to the Legislature includes the Domestic Partnership Act (P.L.2003 c.246), amendments to the Probate Code (P.L. 2005 c.331), amendments to the Guardianship Act (P.L. 2005 c.304), the Civil Union Bill (P.L. 2006 c.103), the Irreconcilable Differences Bill (P.L.2007 c.6), and amendments to the Wrongful Death Act (A1511).

Mr. Hyland graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's of science degree in agriculture. Following a successful career as a software engineer and technology consultant, he embarked on a career in law, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. He is currently pursuing an LLM in taxation and estate planning at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas (currently inactive).

Bar Admissions

New Jersey (all courts)


New York

Texas (inactive)


South Texas College of Law (JD, 1996)

Pennsylvania State University (BS, 1978)

Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Commissioner, New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission

Distinguished Legislative Services Award, NJ State Bar Association (2007)

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