Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O'Toole attended Bethany College, graduating Summa Cum Laude 1996 studying both psychology and economics. Thereafter Mr. O'Toole attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1999.
Mr. O'Toole was an active member of the Domestic Violence Practice and Reform Project while serving as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez of the United States District Court.
Thereafter, Mr. O'Toole completed a clerkship Family Part of the Superior Court, Monmouth County, NJ. Mr. O'Toole also served as a law clerk in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Mr. O'Toole was a partner in the firm of Jacobowitz, Defino, Latimer & O’Toole, where he practiced family law prior to opening his own practice in 2011, The Law Offices of Darren O’Toole.
Focusing primarily on all aspects of family law, Mr. O'Toole’s practice includes dissolution of marriage, child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, domestic violence trials, relocation, shared parenting time arrangements, and mediation and resolution of all family law matters.
Mr. O'Toole has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has been recognized by NJ Monthly as a Top Matrimonial Attorney for several years.
Mr. O'Toole is a Member of the Monmouth Bar Association, Monmouth County Family Law Committee Trustee, Ocean County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Division,
Darren O'Toole resides in Monmouth County with his wife, four children, and two dogs.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|NEW JERSEY SUPERLAWYER - FAMILY LAW||Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018||2019|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|LEAD COUNSEL RATED||Lead Counsel||2012|
|Certified Matrimonial Law Mediator 2007-2015||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2007|
|Distinguished Peer Review Rating 2006 - 2015||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|Supreme Court Admission||United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||1999|
|Rutgers Alumni Scholar Award Recipient||Rutgers University||1999|
|National Kleinoder Graduate Scholar Award||Alpha Sigma Phi||1999|
|FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Founding/Managing Partner||The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner - FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY||Jacobowitz Defino Latimer & O'Toole||1999 - 2011|
|FAMILY PART - Monmouth County||Superior Court Of New Jersey||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|Early Settlement Panelist Monmouth/Ocean County||Attorney Member||2004 - Present|
|Monmouth Bar Association||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Monmouth Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Trustee||1999 - Present|
|Ocean County Bar Association||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Ocean County Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|Court Appointed Mediator Monmouth/Ocean/Middlesex County||Attorney Member||1999 - Present|
|DivorceHQ||Alimony Reform in New Jersey||2014|
|Inns of Court||Monmouth & Ocean County Bar Association||2012|
|Rutgers University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Bethany College (Bethany, WV)||BA- Bachelor of Arts - Summa Cum Laude||1996|
|Inns of Court||Family Law - Divorce Litigation||2012|
|Martin v. Dixon||successful on appeal|
|LaMagra v. LaMagra||successful on appeal|
|Hoffman v. Hoffman||succesful on appeal|
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