Hi, I’m Cheyne, a litigation Partner and a Certified Life Coach and I help women attorneys make Partner without burning out.

Here’s a fun fact about me: I burned out four years into my practice. After that, I went searching for resources for stressed out lawyers. Everywhere I looked, the predominant message was that leaving the practice of law altogether was the only stress-free solution.

I refused to accept that.

I decided that I was going to continue being a lawyer, no matter what. And I knew that I wanted to be a Partner at the law firm that I was working with at the time.

Then, I discovered mindfulness, thought work and self-coaching and finally found my solution. After I learned how to manage my mind, everything changed. And over 4 years after burning out, I made Partner at my law firm.

When you work with me, I will teach you how you can create this for yourself, without burning out like I did.

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing Michigan, J.D. Cum Laude, 2011
  • Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science, 2006
  • Labor and Employment Section Member, 2016-Present
  • Leadership Academy Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Hudson County Bar Association and Memberships: Member, 2011 to Present; Trustee, 2016 to Present
  • Young Lawyers Division President, 2015-2016
  • Young Lawyers Division Vice President, 2014-2015
  • Young Lawyers Division Treasurer, 2013-2014
  • Hudson County Minority Concerns Committee Member, 2018 to Present
  • Hudson Inn of Court Member, 2011-2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Member, 2012-Present
  • Diversity Committee Member, 2013-Present
  • Commission on Racial Equity in the Law Member, 2020-Present
  • Minorities in the Profession Section Member, 2021-Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation Respect Newsletter Editorial Advisory Board, 2016-Present
  • Sidney Reitman Inn of Court Member, 2016-Present
  • District Ethics Committee for Hudson County (DEC VI) Member, 2018-Present
  • Garden State Bar Association Member, 2020-Present
  • Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section 2020-Present
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a Service Organization Member, 2005-Present
  • “Combating Impostor Syndrome for Minority Attorneys”
    Lawline Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit
    (October 2021)
  • “Lawyering” in the Moment: Stress Management for Lawyers
    Labor and Employment Summer Institute
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (September 2021)
  • Know Your Worth: Recognizing and Communicating Your Value in the Legal Profession and Beyond
    Moderator
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2021)
  • Ethical Considerations When Representing Government Employees
    Lorman Education Services
    (May 2021)
  • Building Diversity and Inclusion Through Mindfulness
    New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (April 2021)
  • 2021 Hudson County Bar Association Inaugural Diversity Conference
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (February 2021)
  • Fundamentals of Diversity & Inclusion & Elimination of Bias in the Legal Community
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (February 2021)
  • COVID-19 Employment Law Update
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (January 2021)
  • The Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias in Law Firms
    Lorman Education Services
    (September 2020)
  • COVID-19 Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (August 2020)
  • “Lawyering” in the Moment: Stress Management for Lawyers
    Labor and Employment Summer Institute
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (July 2020)
  • Nobody Told me There’d Be Days Like This
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (July 2020)
  • Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Training
    Hot Topics in Local Government Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2020)
  • Leading and Healing While Black
    Garden State Bar Association
    (June 2020)
  • “Lawyering” in the Moment: Stress Management for Lawyers
    Mental Health Program
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2020)
  • Summary Judgment in a NJLAD Case
    Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2020)
  • Internal Equity Policies
    Lorman Education Services
    (May 2020)
  • “Lawyering” in the Moment: Mindfulness and Meditation
    Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (November 2019)
  • Mindfulness and Well-being for the Busy Lawyer
    New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar
    (November 2019)
  • Ethical Train Wrecks
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (July 2019)
  • Summary Judgment in a NJLAD Case
    Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2019)
  • Mindfulness and Well-being for the Busy Lawyer
    New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2019)
  • Coach, I’m Ready! Put Me in the Game
    New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2019)
  • Restrictive Covenants – Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure Agreements
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2019)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
    2018 Employment Law Roundtable
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (December 2018)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements in Employment Litigation
    CLE Fest
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (November 2018)
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing for the Busy Lawyer
    Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (September 2018)
  • Discovery Tips in a NJLAD Case
    Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2018)
  • Coach, I’m Ready! Put Me in the Game
    New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2018)
  • The Mindful and Meditative Lawyer: Techniques for Staying
    Calm and Positive in an Adversarial Profession
    New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2018)
  • #MeToo
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (April 2018)
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment
    Labor and Employment Law Forum
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (February 2018)
  • Lessons I’ve Learned from Cases I’ve Lost
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (February 2018)
  • Discovery Tips in a NJLAD Case
    Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2017)
  • Becoming Mindful to Improve Lawyering and Life
    New Jersey State Bar Annual Meeting
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2017)
  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements: Update 2017
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (May 2017)
  • Discovery Tips in a NJLAD Case
    Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (June 2016)
  • Tips for a Successful Appeal
    North Hudson Lawyers’ Club
    (March 2016)
  • 2015 Ghosts Phantoms First Dates and Fast Getaways
    Ethics CLE
    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    (July 2015)
  • Cheyne Says Relax: Take Time For Yourself
    New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
    April 2021
  • Working Well: The ABCs of Emotional Health
    New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
    July 2019
  • The Evolution of Diversity Training and Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Legal Profession
    New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
    No. 313 – August 2018
  • Law and Mindfulness: How Attorneys Can Apply Mindfulness
    to Legal Practice and to Life
    NJ State Bar Association Diversity Committee Newsletter
    Vol. 4, No. 2 – April 2018
  • Mindfulness: A Simpler Way to Alleviate Attorney Stress
    American Bar Association GPSOLO Magazine
    Vol. 34 No. 4 – July/August 2017
  • The Impact of the Lack of Diversity in the Journalism and in the Legal Profession
    NJ State Bar Association Diversity Committee Newsletter
    Vol. 3, No. 2 – January 2007
  • Seven Ways to Successfully Transition from a Clerkship to a Law firm
    NJ State Bar Association Diversity Committee Newsletter
    Vol. 2, No. 1 – April 2016
  • Cullum v. County. of Hudson, No. A-3749-13T3 (App. Div. May 29, 2015)State v. Claros, No. A-5454-14T3
    (App. Div. December 2, 2016)
  • City of Newark v. SEIU Local 617, No. A-1470-16T1 (App. Div. September 4, 2018)
  • Gonzalez v. City of Newark and Matthew Spencer, No. A-4524-17T3 (App. Div. August 19, 2020)
  • Mack-Cali, et al. v. State of New Jersey, City of Jersey City, City of Newark, et. al, 466 N.J. Super. 402 (App. Div. 2021)
  • Bloomfield v. City of Newark, No. A-1405-19 (App. Div. May 28, 2021)