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Darren Charles O'Toole

also known as Darren O'Toole, Darren OToole

About Me

Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County.  Mr. O'Toole attended Bethany College, graduating Summa Cum Laude 1996 studying both psychology and economics. Thereafter Mr. O'Toole attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1999.

Mr. O'Toole was an active member of the Domestic Violence Practice and Reform Project while serving as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez of the United States District Court.

Thereafter, Mr. O'Toole completed a clerkship Family Part of the Superior Court, Monmouth County, NJ. Mr. O'Toole also served as a law clerk in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mr. O'Toole was a partner in the firm of Jacobowitz, Defino, Latimer & O’Toole, where he practiced family law prior to opening his own practice in 2011, The Law Offices of Darren O’Toole.

In 2013 Darren and Michael J. Gunteski merged their practices to form the Law Offices of O’Toole & Gunteski, LLC, a highly respected Family Law Practice located in Monmouth County.

Focusing primarily on all aspects of family law, Darren’s practice includes dissolution of marriage, child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, domestic violence trials, relocation, shared parenting time arrangements, mediation, collaborative law, municipal court matters, and real estate.

Darren is a Member of the Monmouth Bar Association, Monmouth County Family Law Committee Trustee, Ocean County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Division, the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, and the District of Columbia Bar, and the International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals.

Darren resides in Monmouth County with his wife, four children, and two dogs.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    16 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    16 years
  3. Family: 20%
    16 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    16 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Mr. O'Toole has an extensive practice history and is a zealous and ethical advocate for his/her clients.


    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter Joseph Bronzino

    Mr. O'Toole is an excellent attorney that fairly represents his client's best interests.


    Peter Bronzino Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski LLC

1312 Atlantic Avenue
Manasquan (Wall Township), NJ, 08736


DCActive 200705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Matrimonial Law Mediator 2007-2015Supreme Court of New Jersey2007
Distinguished Peer Review Rating 2006 - 2015Martindale-Hubbell2006
Supreme Court AdmissionUnited States District Court for the District of New Jersey1999
Rutgers Alumni Scholar Award RecipientRutgers University1999
National Kleinoder Graduate Scholar AwardAlpha Sigma Phi1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Founding/Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC2011 - Present
Partner - FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYJacobowitz Defino Latimer & O'Toole1999 - 2011
FAMILY PART - Monmouth CountySuperior Court Of New Jersey1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2007 - Present
Jersey Shore Collaborative Law GroupAttorney Member2006 - Present
Early Settlement Panelist Monmouth/Ocean CountyAttorney Member2004 - Present
Monmouth Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present
Monmouth Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeTrustee1999 - Present
Ocean County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
Ocean County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeAttorney Member1999 - Present
Court Appointed Mediator Monmouth/Ocean/Middlesex CountyAttorney Member1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Martin v. Dixonsuccessful on appeal
LaMagra v. LaMagrasuccessful on appeal
Hoffman v. Hoffmansuccesful on appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
DivorceHQAlimony Reform in New Jersey2014
Inns of CourtMonmouth & Ocean County Bar Association2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Bethany College (Bethany, WV)Psychology/EconomicsBA- Bachelor of Arts - Summa Cum Laude1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Inns of CourtFamily Law - Divorce Litigation2012