Judith Q. Bielan, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis P.C. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1989 and the New York Bar in 1990. She is a certified matrimonial attorney and received the Hudson County Family Law of the Year Award in 2005. Ms. Bielan started her career as an associate with the law firm of Schumann, Hanlon, O'Connor and McCrossin from 1989 to 1993. Since then, she has owned her own firm. In her present firm of Bielan, Miklos, & Makrogiannis, P.C. she continues to handle all aspects of litigation in real estate, family law, contract disputes and estate matters.
She served as President of the Hudson County Bar Association in 2010. She currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Legislative Committee. She serves on the Hudson County Bar Association's Family Law and Early Settlement Panelist Committees. Previously, she served on the Hudson County Fee Arbitration Committee, and is periodically appointed by the Court to serve as a Condemnation Commissioner, and as a court-appointed attorney in guardianship matters.
Ms. Bielan is a co-founder and director of BCB Community Bank which opened in 2000.
Ms. Bielan has volunteered and served the New Jersey and Hudson County communities over three decades. She has served as a Trustee on the Board of Women Rising, and on the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation. Throughout the years, she coached both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at the Bayonne PAL and in 2014 was inducted into the PAL Hall of Fame. She is a former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Holy Family Academy of Bayonne. She holds a B.A. from Montclair State College and a juris doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.
What are you looking for in an attorney when you need someone to represent matters of utmost importance to you?
In Ilene Miklos, you will find a caring, empathetic and principled lawyer who will guide you through an extremely difficult time in your life.
In addition to sound legal advice, Ms. Miklos provides oft-needed emotional support. Her primary motivator to become a lawyer was her longstanding desire to be an advocate for others. This has resulted in her standards of excellence in all aspects of law -- writing, arguing her cases, organization, and compassion for her clients. One of her proudest moments as an attorney was driving to West Virginia in a midnight blizzard to rescue two children kidnapped by their father.
Ilene S. Miklos is a partner in the law firm of Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis, P.C. Ms. Miklos devotes 90% of her time in matters of Family Law, but also provides legal services in estates, real estate and general litigation. She received her J.D. (law degree) from Seton Hall University of Law, upon her graduation she was Law Clerk to the late Honorable Stephen J. Schaeffer, who was the Presiding Judge of Family Law for Hudson County.
Ms. Miklos has been practicing law for over 26 years. She is honored to help those in need.
Other Expertise: Qualified Mediator
Awards: 2007 Hudson County Family Lawyer of the Year
Memberships: New Jersey State Bar Association, Hudson County Bar Association, Former Co-Chair of the Family Law Committee of Hudson County.
Volunteering: Early Settlement Panelist for over ten years. Ms. Miklos served the legal community in Hudson County and the state as member of, vice chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District VI, Hudson County, Ethics Committee, from 2011-2017.
Sotiria Makrogiannis is a partner in the law firm of Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis, P.C. Ms. Makrogiannis has been selected by her peers in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as Super Lawyer’s Rising Star. She also received the Family Lawyer of the Year Award from the Hudson County Bar Association in 2015.
She prides herself on her devotion to you, her client, as well as her tenacity and dedication to your needs. She strongly believes in being available to you during this difficult time and in moving the process along as quickly and painlessly as possible. She is a true advocate for her client and is unequivocally in your corner when she takes on your case.
Ms. Makrogiannis primarily handles complex family law-related cases throughout New Jersey that include issues of domestic violence, custody, child and spousal support, evaluation of businesses, and equitable distribution. She also handles matters involving general litigation, real estate and municipal court matters.
She is a 2003 graduate of New York Law School. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Sotiria Makrogiannis, Esq. joined the law firm as an associate, and in three years of hard work and dedication, became partner of the firm.
Sotiria Makrogiannis, Esq., is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, New York State Bar and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Ms. Makrogiannis is an active member of the community. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Hudson County Bar Association including the Family Division Section. She currently sits as the President- Elect for the Hudson County Bar Association and is co-chair of the Hudson County Family Division.
Jessica H. Connors joined Bielan, Miklos, & Makrogiannis in October of 2012. Ms. Connors graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2011.
After graduation, Ms. Connors worked as a Justice Fellow with the Community Legal Resource Network in the New York Unified Court System where she advocated for pro se litigants in Civil Court, in the areas of Housing Law, Consumer Debt, and Uncontested Divorce.