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Jonathan Stone

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Hackettstown, NJ

4.2   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Tax

    22 years, 125 cases

I originally started my career as a Certified Public Accountant.  Then, I obtained my Masters of Science Degree in Taxation.  As a bankruptcy attorney, I am able to utilize my CPA skills in advocating for my clients.


Jonathan Stone, Esq.
490 Schooley's Mountain Road
Bldg. 3A
Hackettstown, NJ, 07840-4002
Jonathan Stone
490 Schooley's Mountain Road Ste 6 B
Hackettstown, NJ, 078404002
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4.2 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Michael | May 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
We use Jonathan for our taxes. He is knowledgebale, freindly and provides great service. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Mike | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. stone
Jonathan had my best interest in mind at all times and from the very beginning. I've used him twice and didn't disappoint either time. He knows the law and knows exactly what to do. Saved me $20K when I closed on my house. He did what had to be done and I'd fully endorse him for whatever needs you may have. Thanks, Jon. Cheers!
Posted by Mary | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best attorney and CPA!
We have business and personal needs and we love that Jonathan handled them all seamlessly! Recommend him highly!
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
My husband and I needed our wills updated. Mr. Stone met with me to discuss our needs and then met with both of us several times prior to completing our wills. He was professional, respectful, prompt, and fees were very reasonable. Based on this positive experience, we sought his expertise to prepare our rather complicated tax returns which included several state taxes, a business and personal federal taxes. He was very patient with us, explained each return in detail and with transparency. He completed the work well within the agreed time frame. We will continue to hire Mr. Stone for our legal and tax needs.
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Posted by Frank | March 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
One of the knowledgeable Attorneys in NJ
I know Jonathan for many years. He is by far one of the best Attorneys & CPA's in NJ. When it comes to Bankruptcy law and for a CPA, I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Knowledgeable, personable. He treats clients like they are a member of his family.
Posted by Chris and Lisa | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney and Exceptional staff!
We hired Jonathan after our free consultation He totally put us at ease and we were so impressed with his professionalism, kindness and knowledge! The Staff was also very kind professional and incredibly helpful during a stressful time. We were put at ease by this incredible team!! We highly recommend this Firm to anyone going through any legal or financial circumstances. Excellent and efficient!!!
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Posted by John | February 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Is Excellent as a Lawyer
Johathan Closed on my house twice. He advised me on Credit Card Debt. He had done my Taxes for almost a decade. This man is intelligent, kind, and caring. I recommend him to all.
Posted by John | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
We had a wonderful consultation with Mr. Stone and he went over ALL of our options clearly. We never felt rushed and he was always there to answer any follow up questions we had. Then we hired him as our bankruptcy attorney and continued to have terrific dealings with him. At the hearing - both parties before us were missing information and were told to refile, the court personnel were getting short tempered, then it was our turn and we had all our info and everything was complete and in order - the court personnel were thrilled and we were in and out in minutes. He made a very hard decision and event in our life as easy to handle as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I had the pleasure of using Jonathan Stone for my Bankruptcy. He is so organized, truthful and actually makes you feel that he truly cares. I would recommend him to anyone that would need a Bankruptcy attorney. I am sure he would be just as good if you need a CPA. Thank you Jonathan.
Posted by Diane | May 21, 2015
Thanks for taking the stress off
My Husband and I had met with Jonathan Stone a few times. He had answered all of our questions and was very knowledgeable about all of our questions. But then I had read a bad review about him and we almost didn't go back. I didn't have time to cancel the appointment so we went. Im so glad we did. So far he has met and exceeded all of our expectations. Him and his staff have been very understanding and helpful. We are very thankful to be working with him and we will continue working with him. Thank you Jonathan and your staff
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Posted by nixie1 | June 4, 2014
The world's best lawyer. Ever. Really.
We have known Jonathan Stone for nearly 5 years and during that time he has become a trusted advisor, filling the roles of not only lawyer, but also CPA. His work for us has been beyond compare, and we can always count on him to be on top of every little detail, tax code change, legal ramification--anything and everything that might affect our ability to accomplish our goals, financial or otherwise. We would not hesitate for a second to recommend Jonathan to anyone who wants a lawyer who is smart, fair, and kind--but even more importantly, compassionate. It is with great pleasure and complete satisfaction with his work on our behalf that we write this review.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2013
Definitely recommended!
When my wife and I looked into filing bankruptcy more than three years ago, we met with Mr. Stone. After our first meeting we knew bankruptcy was our only option and that Jonathan Stone was going to be our case attorney. Mr. Stone and his staff were extremely nice, knowledgeable, professional and thorough. Three years after our initial filing Jonathan Stone and his staff are helping us file amendments to our case, and still working just as hard for our interests. Jonathan Stone is by far the best attorney fighting FOR the little guys! My wife and I highly recommend Jonathan Stone for any of the services offered by him and his great staff!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy failure
I would not recommend using Mr Stone he was the most disorganized man I have ever seen he worked on my case for bankruptcy for 21/2 years he lost many documents I had to give and then I had to replace what he lost many times. The attempts at bankruptcy was A nightmare three attempts made. It seemed like last one went thru and month later I was told it was dismissed again In meantimed I was paying each month for the case. I was so frustrated after all this time and what a waste of time and money.Outcome a disaster.
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Response from Jonathan Stone April 19, 2024
I am sorry you had a negative experience. Your failure to follow basic instructions in repeatedly providing me with the wrong information resulted in the court dismissing your case.
Posted by Joel | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Crook of a lawyer
This guy has 2 bad reviews too many. And with this one is 3. He took $1800 from me after he claimed when on vacation. No one on his office answered the phone. After he come back he agreed to meet up on labor day weekend. I was 15 minutes late . He refused to wait for me after I waited for him 30 days. He refused to give my money back on top he now claims I owe him 800 dollars for something he never do. Please be aware this guy doesn't operate from his office he gave me a receipt on a business card. I will not recommend this guy to no body. !
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Response from Jonathan Stone March 17, 2024
This Joel tried to commit bankruptcy fraud, and I would not allow him to lie to the Bankruptcy Court. In 2005, bankruptcy law changed to crack down on people like Joel who try to scam the system.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BUYER BEWARE. I hired the law office of Jonathan Stone for a closing. Never met nor spoke with him once as it was all through my realtor. It took forever to attempt to negotiate price after inspections so I just worked through realtors. I informed his office the numbers were inaccurate, they did nothing, therefore; closing could not happen. Since closing did not occur I was required to coordinate the closing, determine new numbers so I would not be leaving approx. 2700 on the table, contact all parties involved and travel to a closing 35 miles away on my own! WHY? Because they were on vacation and no one was going to be available? I was informed that they would not attend my closing at the end of the business day on a Friday. Unprofessional and rude in my opinion. Doesn't one hire an attorney to protect your interests? The paralegal just blamed everyone else and had no interest in helping me fix the issues. Also, when I asked days before to have the owners title insurance removed I was told it was required?! When I informed the office that was not the case I was told again that the state of NJ required owners title insurance. It does not. They do not even know the law. If you want to pay 1100 dollars to have someone review a document then go ahead if you want someone who knows the law and will represent you and attend the closing then BUYER BEWARE. I am not a legal profession but it sure felt like I knew more. Scary and shocked.
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Response from Jonathan Stone August 25, 2017
This buyer used my firm’s services to purchase her home here in Hackettstown. As with any real estate purchase, including hers, last minute changes and adjustments occur, typically with the title company or the mortgage company. More often than not, these are stress inducing events. Anticipated closing dates can change at the last minute which is outside anybody’s control. With this buyer, there were last minute changes requested by her, her title company, as well as her mortgage company. All of these changes caused the closing date to be moved by three days. Due to the last minute change in the closing date, this buyer insisted on a specific date where I had to be in court. This office made arrangements to have her interests fully protected to meet her requested closing date at no additional cost to her. We accommodated all of the last minute changes, arranged for her closing, and thereby ensuring that she received the best possible outcome. Our office provided this buyer with exceptional service. Katherine posted a nearly identical review of another company. I have no doubt that the other firm provided similar excellent services. Her righteous indignation towards others is unfortunate.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jonathan Stone, ESQ, CPA, MST, L.L.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Jonathan Stone, Esq.
  • 1994 - Present


  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • Montclair State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Student Loan Discharge Trial
  • Discharged
  • Willful Violation of the Automatic Stay
  • $50,000.00


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy Whether the IRS Likes It or Not
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Chapter 13 Practice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Stone. He is an extremely knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney with an excellent reputation in the community, and he is passionate about providing the best possible representation for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an intrepid advocate who in my experience leaves no legal issues on the table. I would highly recommend his work product and level of detail. My client referrals to his firm have been satisfied and forever grateful for his careful approach to cases, be fearful if he is your opposing counsel!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a formidable consumer advocate. I am familiar with his litigation efforts on behalf of clients in the bankruptcy field. I recommend him highly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jonathan Stone for many years as a very active member of the bankruptcy community and the Bankruptcy Inns of Court. Jonathan is tireless in the representation of his clients as well as very happy to share ideas with other attorneys in the bankruptcy community. Bruce C. Truesdale"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan Stone is both affable and approachable. He has a no-nonsense approach to assisting individuals and businesses with bankruptcy issues and handles problem-solving with a common sense approach. As a Master in the Bankruptcy Inn of Court, I have found Jonathan to be extremely engaged in the practice of bankruptcy and very knowledgeable about current bankruptcy issues and strategies. I endorse Jonathan Stone, Esq. to anyone looking for great legal representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is a consumate professional with a deep concern for his clients. He is a member of the NJ Bankruptcy Inn of Court and is dedicated to providing excellent work for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a smart and savvy attorney and CPA. I have had many opportunities to share ideas about cases with Jonathan over the years and have always found his insights helpful and interesting. He is a model of professionalism and I would certainly recommend him as counsel in any matter where I had a conflict."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is dedicated and hardworking. He fights extremely hard for his clients and seeks the just result in every case. Clients are lucky to have him. Creditors beware!!!"
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