Mr. Paone, a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, is a founder and senior partner of the firm. With over 40 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.
Mr. Paone is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys. The College is composed of the top 100 divorce attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Paone is a member of the Monmouth Bar Association Family Law Committee and served as its 2018-2019 Co-Chair. The committee serves as a liaison between the family court and practitioners to ensure that issues relevant to the efficient administration of justice for family part litigants are adequately addressed.
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 a Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association and the Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New Jersey Chapter. He has served by appointment of the New Jersey Supreme Court as a member of the Supreme Court Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions. He is a past Chair of the Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification and a past member of the Supreme Court 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, the Middlesex County Bar Association 2023 Pavlovsky Award, and the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Paone has been selected by Best Lawyers® as a 2015, 2020 & 2024 Family Law Lawyer of the Year*. Mr. Paone has received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters for the years 2005-2023*. 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.
Mr. Paone recently co-authored the second edition of the book titled Divorce in New Jersey with named partner Cassie Murphy.
From 2012-2018, Mr. Paone served by appointment of the New Jersey State Bar Association 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.
*No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Please click here to find the standard & methodology for the above honors.