Lynda L. Hinkle
Principal Attorney, Managing Partner
Hinklelaw@LyndaHinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Practice Areas: Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, LGBT Family Law, Adoption, Elder Law – Guardianships, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Estate Litigation, Land Use.
Lynda Hinkle is a bar certified attorney in the State of New Jersey. She holds a J. D. from Rutgers School of Law Camden, a Masters in English from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Teaching from Rowan University.
She worked as a teacher, an adjunct professor and an entrepreneur. She founded Working to Halt Online Abuse and served as its first president, acted as a district representative for New Jersey Congressman Rob Andrews, and was Editor-In-Chief of MP Journal, an international, peer-reviewed feminist academic journal.
She has also written a book, Breaking Up: Finding and Working with a New Jersey Divorce Attorney.
Though her legal career has been successful, Hinkle has never strayed from her communal roots. She has founded a nonprofit, Persist New Jersey, dedicated to lobbying and raising awareness of family violence. She serves on the board for Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, the Alumni Board at Rowan University, at large- member of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, and participant in many more volunteer and pro bono activities, including a significant amount of lobbying for domestic violence and human trafficking causes.
Kelly@lyndahinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Practice Areas: Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, LGBT Family Law, Elder Law/Guardianships, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Immigration, Land Use.
Kelly Newman practices in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Litigation and Family-Based Immigration. She speaks Spanish fluently.
Ms. Newman earned her Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University in 2003. She is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in New Jersey, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Before joining the Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, LLC, Ms. Newman worked in both legal services and private practice in the areas of family law, estates and immigration.
Ms. Newman volunteers at South Jersey Legal Services, Inc., providing pro bono representation in family law matters to low-income clients. She also serves as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, where she serves as the voice of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
Hon. Thomas J. Gurick
Government Affairs Specialist
Tom@LyndaHinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Passion, energy and a guy you can get along with. That’s how most people would describe Tom. These are attributes that have served Tom well throughout the decades as he forged a parallel path along two extremely competitive careers at the same time; On-Air Broadcasting and New Jersey elective political office!
A life long resident of Gloucester City New Jersey (actually he never left the block) Tom learned of the importance of community service from his father Ben who served as Mayor of this historic, South Jersey city. Likewise, Tom served as an elected City Councilman in Gloucester. Prior to serving on council, Tom was active in the local Rotary Club, holding key positions such as Treasurer and later, President. Along with being a scout leader for many years, Tom also has been an active member of St. Mary’s Church as a lector and Parish Council Member; he often speaks with great pride of how St. Mary’s was the FIRST Roman Catholic Parish founded in the Camden Diocese.
As a two term elected member of The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Tom oversaw the Department of Public works in this County of 510,000 people.
At the State level, Tom was appointed by Gov. James J. McGreevey to act as advisor on the Governor’s Transition team on transportation as well as Chairman of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for two terms. As Chairman of the board of the DVRPC, Tom was asked to chair a bi-state panel (NJ & PA) tasked with searching for a replacement for founding Executive Director Mr. John Cosia. A successful recommendation was made, and Mr. Barry Seymour was chosen to be the second Executive Director in the Commission’s history. This was an unprecedented accomplishment which still has positive impact on the entire Delaware Valley Region to this day.
As a Camden County Freeholder, Tom served on the Executive Board of The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and as a Board Member of the NJAC Foundation, which awards thousands of dollars annually for educational purposes. The Southern New Jersey Freeholder Association honored Tom with the “Star” award for service to the entire South Jersey community. Tom also served as President of the Association for one term.
As an award winning broadcaster, Tom Matthews started his on-air career on the 18th floor of Camden City Hall at WCAM-AM.
Tom went on to shine as one of QVC-TV’s original Show Hosts in its debut season; then finding his way back to his radio-roots, he went on to do “Traffic & Transit on the Twos” at Philadelphia’s highly respected all news station, KYW News Radio 1060. During this time, CBS Radio recruited Tom as an on-air personality (disc jockey) for the Nations #1 Classic Hits Station ,98.1 WOGL-FM, Philadelphia .During his 15 years at WOGL Tom was nominated three times, and won once as “Best on air host in time slot” in the Philadelphia market.
Tom is a widely sought after guest speaker and Master of Ceremony, and is a fierce advocate for his and his client’s social causes.
Amy@LyndaHinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Amy Darrow is a paralegal with over twenty-six years of experience in family law.
An indispensable employee to the law office, Amy serves as head paralegal and direct paralegal to Lynda Hinkle, Esq. Before joining the Law Offices of Lynda Hinkle, Darrow spent a full quarter decade working for a small, well established and highly reputable family law firm, only leaving when her employer retired. She has since become a fixture at her new firm.
She is a devoted mother and grandmother, and when not on the job, Darrow maintains a strong interest in athletics. She is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, rooting actively for both the Eagles and the Phillies. A lifelong lover of the water, Darrow loves trips to the beach and swims regularly to keep in shape. Her favorite beach is Cape May, but one day she hopes to swim at one Hawaii’s many famous beaches.
Though she has spent decades in the profession, Darrow doesn’t feel like she’s anywhere near the end of her career. She has stated that her arrival at the Law Offices of Lynda Hinkle represent the pinnacle of her career thus far. This is for the best since Hinkle has stated that Darrow is “not allowed to retire.” There are a great many people who are glad that she hasn’t.
Terry@lyndahinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Terry Robinson is a paralegal with over thirty years experience in family law. Terry joined the Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, after her long-term employer entered into semi-retirement. She quickly became an invaluable member of the team having brought her strong work ethic and determination for excellent service. Terry serves as a paralegal to Kelly M. Newman, Esquire. She is the loving mother of two wonderful children and Mom-Mom to three beautiful grandchildren. When not working, Terry can be found doting on her pugs, Abby & Jessie, or rooting hard or her favorite hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers.
Kristen@lyndahinkle.com • 856-227-7888
Kristen Darrow is our office administrator and billing specialist. Kristen excels in the area of customer service and strives to make our clients feel welcome. She is currently a student at Rowan College at Gloucester County.