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John P Paone Jr

Family Attorney at Woodbridge, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 41 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 39 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Mr. Paone, a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, is a founder and senior partner of the firm. With over 35 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, Middlesex and New Jersey Bar Associations. He is a Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair of the Monmouth Bar Association Family Law Committee, Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New Jersey Chapter and Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. He was appointed by the New Jersey State Bar Association as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.  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 and the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.


Mr. Paone has been selected by Best Laywers® as a 2020 and 2015 Family Law Lawyer of the Year. 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.”


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.

Location

Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy
146 Green Street
P.O. Box 249
Woodbridge, NJ, 07095
Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy
120 Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 8699
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
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Posted by Bob | August 3, 2011
Superb Lawyer
John is superb. He is the third attorney that I have worked with in my protracted divorce, custody fights and ongoing litigation with my ex-wife. I wish he had been my first. He knows the law, is always prepared and does not make promises he can't keep. We actually went to trial and John was always in control. I trust John completely.
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Posted by Mrs.B. | July 25, 2011
Divorce is Difficult for All.
I was referred by a colleague, who as an attorney, explained to me that if he ever needed a divorce attorney he would hire John Paone. I knew there would be no doubt that my divorce was going to be ugly and complicated. My soon to be ex was less than reasonable. (Actually, he was totally unreasonable!) Retaining John was the best thing I could have ever done. I felt confident having Mr. Paone as my attorney, in fact, he was so prepared and organized that the opposition would often ask John for copies of documents in court. Everyone was amazed as was the judge! John is well informed of the law, keeps current, is thorough, organized, articulate, and probably one of the best litigators one could ever want. I was proud and relieved he was on my side. If you need someone who will represent you as if you were his family, I would suggest hiring John Paone. He will tell you like it is so there are no surprises. You can sleep good at night knowing that he is prepared for anything or anyone! I was very pleased with the outcome of my settlement and I have John to thank for that! I am not a big fan of lawyers ( sorry John!) but he is one that earns the highest level of respect from me! Thank you Mr. John P. Paone!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Paone, Zaleski & Murphy
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Board on Attorney Certification
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Board on Continuing Legal Education
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Ad Hoc Committee for Code of Judicial Conduct
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Family Laywer
  • Senior Editor
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Emeritus Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Special Committee on Matrimonial Litigation
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Complementary Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2004
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 1995 - 1996
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Family Division Practice Commitee
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1998
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Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • New Jersey Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2010
  • Edward Schoifet Award
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2008
  • Top 10 Matrimonial Attorneys in Central New Jersey
  • Digital Press Int.
  • 2006
  • Tischler Award
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2002
  • Distinguished Legislative Service Award
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Middlesex County Family Law Achievement Award
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 1994
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • N/A
  • Top 10 Super Lawyers
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • N/A
  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification
  • N/A
  • Certified Family Law Arbitrator
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Award for Outstanding Ability in Courtroom Advocacy
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. A consummate professional. Highly regarded by both the bench and the bar. Knowledgable, caring and compassionate."
Family Attorney | May 09
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Woodbridge Family Lawyer John P Paone Jr
John P Paone Jr
Family Attorney
Woodbridge, NJ
Licensed for 41 years