Carrie Lumi is a Partner in the firm's Family Law Department. She is experienced in the diverse areas of matrimonial and family law litigation, including divorce and dissolution, custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution. Carrie’s practice also encompasses the representation of clients in domestic violence proceedings and matters involving the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. In addition, she has a wealth of experience in handling matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. Carrie has participated in several pivotal appellate decisions, including Division of Youth and Family Services v. J.L. and T.L., in the Matter of O.L., a Minor, which modified the burden-shifting approach in certain Division actions and State v. Laura Moran, in which the New Jersey Supreme Court established guidelines for determining whether license revocation is appropriate for particular motor vehicle violations. Her breadth of appellate experience allows her to seamlessly guide clients through the entire litigation process, even when the matter continues beyond the trial court level.
Carrie is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She received her B.A. from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania and earned her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C. for the 1997-1998 term, when he was assigned to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division - Family Part, Monmouth County. Carrie joined Davison, Eastman & Muñoz in May 2000 and presently heads the firm’s Toms River office.
Carrie is also active in numerous professional and community endeavors. She belongs to the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she serves on the Appellate Practice Committee and is a member of the Family Law Section, as well as the Ocean County and Monmouth Bar Associations. She is a member and current co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Monmouth Bar Association and serves on the Family Law Committee of the Ocean County Bar Association. Carrie is a R. 1:40 qualified mediator and is an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. She is also an Associate Editor for the New Jersey Family Lawyer publication. She is a member of the Ocean County Business Association and is the vice president and golf committee co-chair of the Charitable Fund of Davison, Eastman & Muñoz, Inc., 501(c)(3) corporation committed to helping members of our community in need.
- New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Appellate Practice Committee, Family Law Section)
- Ocean County Bar Association (Family Law Committee)
- Monmouth Bar Association (Current co-chair, Family Law Committee)
- May 2015 - Davison, Eastman & Muñoz's Carrie Lumi, Partner and Chair of the Family Law Department, has recently been qualified as a R. 1:40 Mediator. She welcomes mediation referrals in all aspects of matrimonial and family law.
Court-Free Divorce: How Collaborative Divorce Protects Families, Preserves Assets and Promotes a Peaceful Transition
Many people associate divorce with a fight-to-the-death courtroom battle where two people, who were once a couple, wage financial and emotional war on each other. There is often little regard for the undeniable victims of that war: the parties’ children, their finances and their happiness. When a judge decides the outcome of a litigated divorce, no...Read more
Dollars and Sense: The New Alimony Law
“Dollars and Sense: The New Alimony Law” by Carrie Lumi, Ocean Life Magazine (2014, Vol. 2). A review of the bill signed by Governor Christie that dramatically altered the way alimony is treated in divorce cases. The new law provides a framework for judges to follow in deciding how much alimony should be awarded and for how long. Anyone in a marriage or civil union who is contemplating divorce or dissolution should be aware of these critical changes to the law.