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As an elected official, a Passaic County Freeholder, I have been able to obtain funding and space in an effort to establish a domestic violence programe.  This program will be available to victims and their abusers.


During my years of practice, I have worked in such areas as real estate, landlord/tenant, civil litigation on behal of small business owners, municipal court, drafting wills, estate litigation, workers comp, and obtained guardianships for incapacitated persons.  I bring a wealth of knowledge in various areas to my preferred area of the family law practice.


I am committed to assisting my clients through one of the most difficult part of their lives- whether it be divorce, custodial issues or relocating to another part of this country.  I believe that my roles as a mother, small business owner, volunteer, politician and community member enhance my ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and opposing counse in a professional and caring mannerl.  I truly enjoy helping my clients. I also volunteer as a soccer coach in our local recreation program and teach family law to paralegals at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%

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Contact info

Petrie, Casson & Cotroneo, P.C.

44 Rte 23 N
P.O Box 230
Riverdale, NJ, 074570000

Ronda Casson Cotroneo Esq

1599 Hamburg Tpke
Wayne, NJ, 07470-4093



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Honoree- Law2015 Honoree of the Shirley Chisholm Award in Law, presented by Speaker Emeritus, Hon. Sheila Oliver (assemblywoman)2015
Citation for Domestic ViolenceNJ Senate1999
Certificate of Appreciation-Domestic ViolenceGeneral Assembly1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ownerThe law office of Ronda Casson Cotroneo, Esq.2010 - Present
Board of Chosen FreeholdersPassaic County2013 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorFarleigh Dickinson University2003 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Joint Legislative & Ethics Committeemember2014 - Present
Bergen County Bar Associationmember2014 - Present
Passaic County 200 Clubmember2011 - Present
Ringwood Chamber of Commercemember2010 - Present
NJ State Bar Associationmember1994 - Present
Alternatives to Domestic Violencevolunteer1994 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Passaic County Bar AssociationPast President1993 - Present
Passaic County Bar AssociationTrusteeN/A
Fee arbitration committeeChairwoman, Passaic County2012 - 2014
Passaic County Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointment Committeemember2010 - 2012
Ethics Committe- Passaic Countymember2000 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rente v Rente, 390 NJSuper 487, App. Div. 2007In favor of mother/Plaintiff
Rente v Rente, 390 NJSuper 487, App. Div. 2007In favor of mother/Plaintiff
Rente v Rente, 390 NJSuper 487, App. Div. 2007In favor of mother/Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Seton Hall UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Islamic CenterDomestic Violence2015
Family law topicsCLE- Family Law2014