John P. Paone Jr.
Mr. Paone, a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, is a founder and senior partner of the firm. With over 30 years of experience in family law, child custody and divorce, Mr. Paone has worked with hundreds of families, has leadership roles in a variety of professional organizations and has won many awards through the legal profession.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Mr. Paone over the years to committees relating to the practice of divorce and family law. Locally, he is a member of the Monmouth, Middlesex and New Jersey bar associations. He is Immediate Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association and President of the American Academy of Matrimonal Lawyers New Jersey Chapter. He serves by appointment of the New Jersey Supreme Court as Chair of the Board on Attorney Certification and as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education.
Nationally, Mr. Paone is a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law section.
Mr. Paone has received many accolades throughout his distinguished career in law, including: The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Ability in Courtroom Advocacy, the Middlesex County Bar Association Family Lawyer of the Year, the New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award, the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section 2002 Tischler Award, the Middlesex County Bar Association Family Law Section 2008 Schoifet Award and the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Paone has been cited by Naifeh & Smith, "The Best Lawyers in America," as an expert in Family Law. He was also elected to Digital Press Int. as “One of the Top 10 Matrimonial Attorneys in Central New Jersey.” He was also selected by N.J. Monthly as one of "The Top 10 Super Lawyers of New Jersey." Mr. Paone has also served as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and was the 1995-96 Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section.
In May 2012, the New Jersey State Bar Association appointed Mr. Paone as a member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. The Committee evaluates every candidate being considered by the governor as possible nominees for judicial appointment or reappointment to the Supreme Court and Superior Court, and for appointment or reappointment to the position of county prosecutor.
Mr. Paone is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.