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F Thomas Sidoti

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hoboken, NJ

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Thomas Sidoti

  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Tom Sidoti is a tenacious advocate and an expert counselor.  Widely considered one of New Jersey’s rising star litigators, Tom is a distinguished trial attorney whose instincts in the courtroom are hard to match, as is his passion for helping people navigate through challenging times.

Extremely proud of his “Jersey roots”, Tom earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.  After law school, Tom had the opportunity to serve as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth J. Slomienski, J.S.C., in the Family Division of Bergen County Superior Court.  His experience working closely with the Judge afforded him a unique perspective from behind the bench as well as invaluable insights in to how the court system works and how judges make decisions.

Since entering private practice, Tom has focused on Family and Matrimonial Law, ably resolving complex divorce matters and highly contentious custody disputes.  He has a no-nonsense and practical style that is respected by both judges and opposing counsel, yet also thinks outside-the-box to find creative solutions to his clients’ problems.  Tom has experience guiding high-net-worth individuals through the divorce process and dealing with complicated asset division issues as well as alimony and child support issues.  He has had success trying cases to conclusion, winning favorable custody, alimony, and child support terms for his clients, as well as significant counsel fee awards.  Tom is also an experienced appellate lawyer; most recently, his successful arguments reversed an adverse trial court decision regarding emancipation and termination of child support inKiely v. Kiely, N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2784 (App. Div. 2013).  Tom’s work has earned him recognition from his peers, including being named in 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates as on of New Jersey’s Top 40 under 40 Family Lawyers.

Beyond Family Law, as a seasoned litigator Tom also has experience defending individuals in criminal cases, winning rights for immigrants before the USCIS and in Immigration Court, as well as in civil litigation matters.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Tom is a member of the Justice Virginia Long Family Law Inn of Court, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association Family Law Committee, and the Bergen County Bar Association.  He also serves on the Hudson County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel.  Tom has traveled extensively in Europe (where he also studied in Italy) and South America, achieving fluency in Italian and proficiency in Spanish.

Tom understands that dealing with a legal issue can be an extremely trying time in your life from both an emotional and financial standpoint.  He treats all clients with dignity, respect, and professionalism, and provides prescient and objective advice while zealously and ethically advocating for their interests.

Location

Sidoti Law Firm, LLC
86 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Sidoti Law Firm, LLC
777 Terrace Ave
Suite 303
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, 07604
Sidoti Law Firm, LLC
574 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
Sidoti Law Firm, LLC
11 Broadway
Suite 865
New York, NY, 10004
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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Dalia | January 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenemonal Lawyer
I contacted Tom Sidoti during the most stressful time of my life. He was so understanding and did everything to help my family. He goes above and beyond words can explain during the whole divorce process: from the very beginning to end. He gives the best legal advice. Truly works from his heart and cares wholeheartedly about his clients. Changed my life around 100%. Happy 2021 for me! :)
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Posted by Dominick | February 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Issue Successfully Resolved
After being divorced for four years and following the legal custody agreement, my ex wife violated the agreement and created a nightmare custody issue. I was informed to contact Tom Sidoti to handle the case based on his knowledge and skills regarding these matters. I cannot express in all sincerity Tom's dedication to detail, and to ensure complete confidence along the way. Custody cases can get ugly, and Tom took on this challenge with one priority, to see me reunited with my son. In the end Mr. Sidoti accomplished just that, and won my case for me through the Superior Court of NJ. I am extremely grateful for having my son enter my life again. This is truly a sincere review from a Dad that needs to say... Thank you Mr. Sidoti
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Posted by Rebecca | September 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Tom made the uncertainty of a divorce and custody issues about as calm and easy as possible. He is well informed of all facets of divorce law and supports you in the decisions that you feel comfortable making. He is quick to respond to questions and makes himself readily available to talk and provide information. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Raina | December 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An astounding lawyer
I hired Mr. Sidoti to handle my divorce case and he did so diligently explaining and clarifying the process, which made all the difference. He was able to get everything done in a timely matter. He is the epitome of superior client service. Thank you Mr. Sidoti, I wish you success an all your future endeavors.
Posted by Fabricio Pereira | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Sidoti, took care of my divorce with excellence and professionalism. Fast, sincere and to the point always. I highly recommend Mr Sidoti. Thank you very much. Fabricio
Posted by Nela | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
great lawyer and an amazing person
Needless to say how stressful and unpredictable divorces can be, and yet I went through mine as quickly as one can and at the end of it all, I was in a much better shape that I would have ever dreamed of. I cannot stress enough how professional and genuinely involved Tom seemed to be. Add to this his confidence, calm and simply general peace that his attitude was emanating. It was sincerely refreshing. Every time I would get restless I would pick up the phone and call him and he would honestly spent 30 min explaining everything in as much detail as possible to put my mind at ease. The day me and my ex settled on dividing the assets and agreed on the terms for taking care of our kid, was a tough experience. Were negotiating back and forth for 6 hours. My ex would not budge on anything. With little steps we finally met in the middle and that was mostly due to how patiently Tom pushed the boundaries to get me as close as possible to what I needed and felt comfortable with. Now if that is not a good lawyer, I do not know what it is.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
very professional and knowledgeable
When I first sought Mr Sidoti's legal help I wasn't sure what options I had or what the legal process would look like for divorce and custody, all I knew was that I had to get myself and my children out of an unsafe environment. Tom took my case very seriously and helped me execute a plan that I was comfortable with. Safety was my number one concern, so I thank him first and foremost for assisting me and my children in a very difficult and stressful time. Secondly, the divorce and custody process a very emotional and trying experience, however Tom made it manageable and as painless as possible. He was approachable for any and all concerns I had along the way, as well as upfront and reasonable when answering any questions/ concerns. I appreciate how professional and knowledgeable he was throughout the process and those qualities were reflected in every phone call, every email, and every court appearance. Im proud to have had Tom fighting in my corner and should I need legal assistance in the future he will be my first phone call. I highly recommend Mr Sidoti for anyone seeking an attorney in family law.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
"Excellent Attorney "
My experience with Mr. Sidoti was wonderful given the circumstances (divorce/complex custody issues). Mr. Sidoti provided thoughtful and out-of-the-box suggestions to help resolve some of our most complex issues. His suggestions confirmed that he wasn’t just giving “legal advice” but advice that was in the best interest of our children from the standpoint of the present and THEIR future – which is what will be remnant in the years to come when the divorce has long been settled. Mr. Sidoti was very fair, practical and went above and beyond to follow-up to ensure that all bases were covered. He always made me feel as if he genuinely cared and had our best interest at heart. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Sidoti. Client
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Posted by Suzie | January 12, 2015
A true advocate
Mr. Sidoti has been my attorney for all of my family legal matters. He has an immense knowledge of the law and a desire to advocate for his clients for the best possible results. Mr. Sidoti demonstrates an impeccable skill to navigate the toughest of situations.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
A GREAT ATTORNEY
Tom is a great attorney who helped me get through the toughest phase in my life. it was a very long journey but Tom did a good case study to know the true details of my case and bring out the facts right. I will recommend him to all looking for a good lawyer and firm
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2012
A great advocate
I hired Tom after a bad experience with the attorney who started my divorce case abd put me in a bad position. The difference was immediately noticeable as Tom returned my calls quickly and started work to get my case turned in the right direction immediately. Tom was very knowledgable and showed great instincts in the courtroom during the first hearing he attended. Ultimately Tom negotiated a great result for me and helped resolve my case that had started out very acrimonious and looked like we would be fighting forever. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2014
Incompetent, Unethical, Major Inferiority Complex
If you are thinking of hiring Thomas, instead of taking my word for it just visit any two attorneys in Jersey City, spend the $100 they are asking for an initial consultation, give them this review, and ask them their opinion about this person. I unfortunately did this after I was ripped of off $13,000. Spending $100 on two other attorneys will save you thousands and possibly your happiness. The two attorneys I asked (after I had fired Thomas) told me that Thomas has a severe inferiority complex, he ends up getting ridiculed in court most of the time, and he does not give a damn about your case. He is just after your money. Here is my experience in bullets of this individual: 1. He was always one step behind the attorney of my adversary. Always reacting never predicting. 2. He came to court totally unprepared, he did not even remember details of his own case. The judge CORRECTED HIM on details of the case and shook his head. 3. I had warned Thomas of exactly what the judge would be drilling him on, he ignored me. His case was full of holes. The judge asked him exactly what I had warned Tom off and Tom was standing there mostly unresponsive. He only came to court, spewed out a nicely written but apparently totally irrelevant speech and lost my case. His incompetence cost me access to my kid. 4. He based his argument on a false premise, the judge saw that, nailed him and Tom was again standing there with no argument whatsoever. 5. He came to court 1 minute before the hearing and had not even planned for us to spend 10 minutes and discuss, totally unprofessional. My adversary’s lawyer was outside the courtroom 15 minutes before the hearing consoling and caring about his client. 6. Before I hired Tom I had a 6 figure job, no debt, and a happy kid. 6 months later I ended up unemployed for the first time in my life, without access to my kid, a ton of debt, and with the Court asking me to pay 85% of my salary to the adversary. 7. He was totally unethical when it came time to be fired. He shouted and threatened me in front of his staff. 8. My friends and Google provided me more accurate information than this attorney did. This individual is a classic case of an unethical lawyer. He accepts all prospective clients even if he does not have the capacity to serve them. As a result he will only react to the attacks of the adversary rather than try to strategize and predict a win strategy. And why would he. The more messed up your case becomes the more money he makes.
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Response from F Sidoti April 6, 2015
The above comments are not genuine and 100% false. I do not believe this is an actual former client and suspect that the poster may be a competitor looking to wrongfully harm my reputation for their own personal gain. Nothing in the above post is remotely close to any experience I have ever had with any client. The claims are so extreme and outrageous I hope that anyone reading will see that they cannot possibly be true; the reviewer even blames me for their being unemployed. Many of the other comments sound much more like a competitor trying to portray me in a false light. On the off chance that this post was written by a former client, again nothing in the review is remotely close to being true and because the post was anonymous, there is no way for me to find out if this is a former client. Unfortunately, it is very easy to anonymously defame someone in an online forum with no substantiation. I understand and sympathize with all my clients dealing with the emotional pain of a divorce and realize this can sometimes be directed at an attorney, but writing a false and misleading review like this is simply wrong. I am passionate about advocating on behalf of my clients and protecting their rights. I have earned a reputation based on a wealth of experience for my skill, tenacity, and integrity and pride myself on the countless positive outcomes I have achieved for clients both in taking cases to trial and negotiating amicable settlements. Any feedback I have received from clients (as well as judges and opposing counsel) has always been positive but if any client ever did have an issue, I would invite them to communicate that with me personally so that I could deal with their concerns and fix the situation. I hope that anyone who reads this review will disregard it as it has no basis in reality and does not represent the experiences my clients have had in any way. I also hope that anyone considering consulting me about their case will not let this fraudulent review affect their decision to contact me and if you have any questions, I would be happy to address them. Despite what this poster says, I have earned the respect of judges and colleagues for my knowledgeable, aggressive and effective advocacy, my integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards, and the overwhelmingly positive results I have won for clients. If you are going through a legal issue, I would be happy to provide a free consultation and am confident that my advice will be helpful.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sidoti Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Various Law Firms
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Bergen County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kiely v. Kiely Appellate Docket No. A-0738-12T4, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2784 (App. Div. Nov. 19, 2013)
  • I successfully appealed the trial Court's decision resulting in our client's child support obligation being terminated (overturning the trial court's decision not to emancipate the parties' daughter).

Associations

  • Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hudson County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel
  • Panelist
  • 2014 - Present
  • Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Scholarship Award
  • Rutgers University PDT
  • 2004
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Publications

  • The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes: The Politics of Civility, by Professor John B. Wefing
  • A History of Higher Education in New Jersey
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Inn of Court
  • Most Impactful Cases of 2018
  • 2019
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement Seminar
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse F
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and extremely attentive to the needs of his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled advocate in the area family law/divorce law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent professional. Smart, wise and always right on point with his legal advice."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"endorse this lawyer. Tom is a zealous advocate for his clients, a terrific listener, and very knowledgeable about family law."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive yet practical, Tom never loses sight of his client's best interests. I've been involved in several matters with Tom and find him to be consistently well prepared and very knowledgable."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sidoti is an aggressive attorney who knows the law. He is an advocate you want on your side in a matrimonial case."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is an excellent attorney and is very well regarded in the courthouse."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent advocate for his clients and a worthy adversary. He has a true passion for his work that translates into results for his clients. He has experience, skills and intelligence. He is an asset to my firm and to the Family Law community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hoboken Divorce and separation Lawyer F Thomas Sidoti
F Thomas Sidoti
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hoboken, NJ
Licensed for 16 years