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Michael C. Ayres

Since 2003, Michael C. Ayres, Esq., a Partner of the firm, has been involved in the practice of family law. Prior to becoming an associate in the law firm of Villani & DeLuca, Mr. Ayres was associated with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito and Frost in Denville, New Jersey. In his practice there his time was entirely dedicated to all matters pertaining to family law, with an emphasis on high net worth divorce litigation. After Mr. Ayres received his Juris Doctorate from the Seton Hall University School of Law, he took a position as a law clerk for The Honorable Patricia B. Roe, the presiding Family Part Judge in Ocean County, New Jersey. During his tenure as a law clerk, Mr. Ayres became certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a R. 1:40 qualified family mediator.


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 732-853-1924


  • Former associate with Einhorn, Harris, Ascher,  Barbarito & Frost, P.C., 2010-2011
  • Former Law Clerk of the Superior Court of Ocean County, 2009-2010

Bar Admittance

  • Member of the Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Morris County Bar Associations

Educational Background

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Newark, New JerseyJuris Doctorate Degree, 2009

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, State College, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Sciences in Criminal Law and Justice, 2003

Community and Civic Activities

Member of the Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court and the Monmouth-Ocean County Family Law Inns of Court.

Active member of the Family Law Division and Young Lawyer's Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


Vincent DeLuca, Esq.

As a founding partner at Villani & DeLuca, Vincent DeLuca is one of only a few Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey. Mr. DeLuca has helped many clients navigate the delicate details of their own divorce. Mr. DeLuca is also a trained divorce mediator and collaborative divorce attorney. Call today at (732) 751-4991 to speak to Mr. DeLuca or one of our experienced NJ Divorce Lawyers.