Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. partner Rebecca A. Berger speaks openly about her story of focus and choices with RadioVision Network (RVNTV) host, Chantelle Fitzgerald, on It’s All About Mindset, a half hour look at career tips from industry leaders at the top of their field. Ms. Berger starts from the very beginning and recounts her unconventional path to becoming a legal secretary turned prosecutor and now law firm partner.
As the show’s title indicates, host Chantelle Fitzgerald draws out the challenges guests faced and their “Mindset” to push through. Ms. Berger discusses how she spent 12 years putting herself through law school while working full time and raising her daughter as a single mom for the majority of those years. When asked about her biggest challenges, she described overcoming others’ judgements and being scared yet recognizing that fear would only hold her back. Ms. Berger acknowledged having many mentors and the importance of focus. She spoke of her days in the courtroom as a prosecutor, advocacy in the area of domestic violence and becoming partner after four years with the firm. Most of all, Ms. Berger spoke about her drive to “push through” for her daughter ~ a young child who spent time in the legal classrooms at Rutgers University and has since become a lawyer in her own right.
Rebecca A. Berger has been practicing law for thirteen years and represents clients in divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence and municipal court matters. Prior to joining the firm in May 2015, Ms. Berger worked as an Assistant Burlington County Prosecutor for seven years, handling a myriad of criminal cases on behalf of the State of New Jersey. During her four years in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Berger trained law enforcement officers in the investigation and prevention of domestic violence. She is a member of the state and local bar associations and is Co-Chair of the Burlington County Bar Association – Family Part Section. In November 2019, Ms. Berger was appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court State Domestic Violence Working Group (SDVWG) ~ a group responsible for resolving the systemic issues facing the courts in the area of domestic violence. A former member of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, she has expertise in this area and advocates in such matters of abuse.
Admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ms. Berger is an Associate member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law Inns of Court and has also been an active volunteer with the Domestic Violence Project and State of New Jersey Mediator and Community Dispute Resolution Committee. In 2016, she was one of twenty-one Burlington County business and community leaders selected for the prestigious honor of being named. In recognition of her work, Ms. Berger has been named to South Jersey Magazine’s “Awesome Attorneys,” SJ Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” and one of 2016’s Emerging Leaders by the Burlington County Times and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a regular sought after speaker at seminars on domestic violence and other family law matters.
Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. is a boutique family law firm with highly regarded attorneys who provide assertive and efficient representation to clients in all types of family law matters. This includes divorce, custody, alimony, child support, college contribution and equitable distribution. The firm’s attorneys are also skilled in cases involving domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreements and adoptions. While the attorneys are seasoned litigators, the firm also offers Alternate Dispute Resolution alternatives such as mediation and arbitration. In addition to the legal services provided to clients, the firm is strongly committed to the community. All of the firm’s attorneys participate in the region’s professional associations, provide pro bono legal services to indigent clients and support local and statewide charitable organizations. For more information, call (856) 574-4343.