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Ronda Lillian Casson Cotroneo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wayne, NJ

4.7   15 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
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In 1990, Ronda Casson Cotroneo graduated from Seton Hall University followed by Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. After passing the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars in 1993, she partnered with other trusted lawyers including Struble, Ragno, Petrie and Cotroneo. She a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, and currently, as the sole propreitor of Ronda Casson Cotroneo, she provides personalized attention and professional legal advice. Take advantage of a FREE initial consultation now. 

Ms. Cotroneo proudly served on the District XI Ethics Committee along with the Passaic County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee. Another top-rated membership includes the Matrimonial Inns of Court and Justice Robert Clifford Inns of Court. Along with a lucrative law firm, our knowledgeable attorney teaches family law to paralegals as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ms. Cotroneo is the past president of the Passaic County Bar Association. She serves on the Passaic County Early Settlement Panel and volunteers her time representing indigent victims and domestic violence in Bergen County. She is also a member of the Passaic County 200 Club and the State Bar Association. She is a former member of the Passaic County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee. She has recently served as Chairwoman of the Fee Arbitration Committee in Passaic County and was recently appointed to the State "Joint Legislative Ethics Committee" for a two-year term. In addition to her other duties, Ronda Casson Cotroneo serves the public interest as a member of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Ronda Casson Cotroneo Esq
1599 Hamburg Tpke
Wayne, NJ, 07470-4093


4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Iris | May 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
In 2013, I went to see a few lawyers regarding my divorce, Ronda was the last one on the list and the minute I met her I knew she was the one. She is very easy to talk to, very understanding, honest and is a fighter. She is very easy to get in touch with, answers call backs, respond to emails very quickly. This year I had a situation with my ex, he didn't want to sign off on the kids passports so I reached out to Ronda and with her support I put in all the paperwork and won my case. I appreciate all that she has done and continues to do!
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Posted by Kimberley | May 20, 2017
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Going to heaven with gold wings
Ronda is a compassionate, supportive, protective, smart, sassy and professional attorney who has been there for me during the darkest time of my life. I showed up in her office carting my 3 kids, piles of paperwork and gallons of tears. After a week of trying to figure my life out on my own I was overwhelmed. From the minute I met Ronda she put me at ease. She said hi to my girls before even meeting with me, upon sitting with me she listened patiently while I told her how my life had bern shattered and she very calmly, firmly and encouragingly told me she was going to help me put the pieces of my life back together. And she did...always took calls, answered EVERY email promptly (and I flooded the poor woman daily with emails), was there for me in court and dealt with every aggravating part of my situation. She was 100 in my corner at all times. I asked her why she chose to deal with this for a living and she told me "because I like helping people get through a difficult tume in their lives" and she did just that for I told her she was going to heaven with gold wings for dealing with me and my problems. I will turn to Ronda again if needed without will not find a better lawyer...I cant thank her enough .
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Ronda is a wonderful lawyer. Sharp, knowledgeable, and responsive. My divorce took a couple of turns and got complicated but Ronda was always on top of it. She always listened to and considered all of my concerns which was very important to me. I was very pleased overall and highly recommend her!
Posted by Jennifer | September 1, 2022
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Amazing lawyer
I just want to take the time to write how grateful I am to have met Ms Ronda. She helped me to obtain relocation for my son after having a final restraining order issued against my abuser, my sons father. Ms Ronda is not only personable but she is very responsive and also would actually take the time to speak to me as a human not just a pay check. She constantly would ask me on a regular not only how I was but also my son since this was affecting him as well. I would definitely, but hope I don’t have to, use Ms Ronda again if I need a family lawyer. Not only is she an amazing lawyer but an amazing human something that is truly hard to find now a days.
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Posted by Ron | January 11, 2022
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A lawyer you can trust...
If you are facing divorce, let me start by saying a heartfelt, I’m so sorry. It’s one of the most painful experiences you’ll ever go through. If you are like me, you have been extremely hurt and find it hard to trust anybody, especially a lawyer. That’s why I turned to Ronda. I needed somebody I could trust to stand up for my rights and guide me through this exhausting process. Not only is Ronda somebody you can trust, but also she understands the pain of divorce. She is willing to “turn off the meter” to let you vent emotionally, unlike the big law firms that bill in 6 minute increments. Additionally, Ronda brings over 25 years of family law experience and has the ability to quickly guide you through the courts to a positive resolution. My case is probably amongst the top 1% of most difficult cases, but Ronda was able to navigate a path forward because she commands the respect of the courts, the mediators, and the other lawyers in the district. That means that she can have the hard discussions that others can’t have. She can use her logic, reasoning, and compassion to forge the best possible outcomes. If you are facing divorce, you need somebody like Ronda on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
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I consulted with Ronda on a very stressful case. She was amazing. Ronda was able to answer my questions and provide helpful resources! She is very caring and knows how to put your worries at ease. I highly highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
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Best Family Law Attorney in NJ
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Ronda. She is more than amazing…she is hands down the best attorney in the state of NJ. My case is probably one of the most challenging she’s ever had. I’ve had to deal with a very controlling and manipulative ex-spouse, but Ronda helped me every step of the way with her confidence, knowledge, and compassion. She always goes over and beyond what I expect and she is a true professional. Not only that, she is extremely caring and puts the needs of my children and me in the forefront. Ronda always responds to my emails timely, respectfully, and empathetically. She fights extremely hard for me and my kids at every turn. She is compassionate but a fierce fighter. She also bills extremely fairly. I couldn’t ask for more in an attorney. She is the best. After several consultations with other lawyers, I knew from the moment I met her that I was going to hire her. I never regretted that decision. Thank you, Ronda!
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Posted by Karen | October 13, 2020
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The Best Attorney!!!!
Ms. Cotroneo did an amazing job on my case. From start to finish, my attorney and her paralegal were courteous, and always available to answer my questions. They understood what I was going through, and all my fears and concerns, and they made my situation bearable. From the first meeting, I knew I was in safe hands. My lawyer made a plan with me, and we used that to fight for what was right. If you want the best representation please choose Ronda Cotroneo, Esq. as your attorney, it will be the best decision you have made in your life.
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Posted by Fadya | April 19, 2020
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I can’t recommend her enough!
Ronda Cotroneo is the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Divorce is a difficult and stressful process and having a bad lawyer can make the process all the worse. I would know as I had a lawyer prior to Ronda who did nothing but sabotage my strong case. After a series of bad decisions made by him, I knew I had to switch. I proceeded to sit with more than a handful of lawyers. Then I sat with Ronda. Ronda was miles ahead of them all! She was compassionate and competent and knew exactly what I was dealing with. She filled me with confidence about my case and made me feel like she was going to take care of me; that she wouldn’t let my ex wrong me anymore. After the first time leaving her office, I felt so much better about my toxic divorce. That feeling never subsided. On the contrary, every time I spoke with Ronda, she made me feel stronger and more confident. Ronda proceeded to undo all the terrible decisions made by my previous lawyer and built the foundations of a strong case. Ronda fought to win. Long story short, Ronda didn’t let my grubby ex evade alimony or child support as he was planning to do. She succeeded in winning me custody, strong child support and a very fair amount of alimony. Ronda is a one-of-a-kind lawyer. Anyone looking for a lawyer who is bold yet competent, look no further. If there exists such a thing as the “perfect” lawyer, Ronda would be it. It’s not that I just recommend her, I literally cannot recommend her enough!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2020
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She’s the best!!
Ronda is great!!! Divorce is one of the hardest things in life you may go through. But no matter what she always tried to brighten your day with some laughter when I wanted to cry. She really cares for you as person not just as another case. I can’t imagine going through what I did with anyone else by my side. She truly is the best!!!
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Posted by Dave | April 18, 2020
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Rhonda was the third attorney I hired for my divorce and needless to say she was my last. She was extremely attentive to detail and had my best interest in mind. I recently had a few simple questions and she got back to me very promptly and more Importantly with an accurate answer. I would highly recommend a consultation if you have a need for a great lawyer!
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Posted by frances | December 17, 2018
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And though she be but little SHE IS FIERCE
I had gone to another attorney, but it was definitely the wrong fit. A woman I worked with told me about Ronda and from the minute I met her I knew she was more than capable of doing what needed to be done. So if you're looking for an attorney with a lot of BITE! then she is the one for you.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
I am at this present time experiencing a horrible and unusual hurdle in my life. The second I met Ronda just by chance, I was so impressed how attentive Ronda is, she really does care, it's not all about money like 99% of successful people tend to be, I immediately was comfortable to talk to Ronda , and Ronda listens , hears, cares about you, I have never met a stronger and more dedicated professional women whom gives you her all and goes above and beyond her clients needs. Ronda is amazing. I know she has her wings,
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2014
Rhonda, recently represented me in a Divorce in Which I was completely lost before retaining her services. The overall outcome, was that she was a complete professional, Providing me with the best legal guidance that a number of legal Practitioners lack. Thank you Rhonda for making it Possible for me to overcome these hurdles that so many of us encounte in this Legal arena.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
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Worst lawyer
The worst attorney I have met in my life. Very irresponsible and lack of knowledge. Lost two cases with her. Cares only about money and not the end result.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney/owner
  • The law office of Ronda Casson Cotroneo, Esq.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Board of Chosen Freeholders, Elected Official
  • Passaic County
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • 2003 - 2015


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Rente v Rente, 390 NJSuper 487, App. Div. 2007
  • In favor of mother/Plaintiff


  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Joint Legislative & Ethics Committee
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Passaic County 200 Club
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ringwood Chamber of Commerce
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NJ State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Alternatives to Domestic Violence
  • volunteer
  • 1994 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1993 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • Fee arbitration committee
  • Chairwoman, Passaic County
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Passaic County Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointment Committee
  • member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Ethics Committe- Passaic County
  • member
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Community Service National Women's History Month
  • Passaic County Freeholders & Members of New Jersey Legislator
  • 2017
  • 2015 Honoree- Law
  • 2015 Honoree of the Shirley Chisholm Award in Law, presented by Speaker Emeritus, Hon. Sheila Oliver (assemblywoman)
  • 2015
  • Citation for Domestic Violence
  • NJ Senate
  • 1999
  • Certificate of Appreciation-Domestic Violence
  • General Assembly
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Islamic Center
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2015
  • Family law topics
  • CLE- Family Law
  • 2014

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Wayne Divorce and separation Lawyer Ronda Lillian Casson Cotroneo
Ronda Lillian Casson Cotroneo
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wayne, NJ
Licensed for 29 years
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