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Frank A. Custode

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Roseland, NJ

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC
5 Becker Farm Road, Suite 406
Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 973-852-3229
Fax: 973-226-4535
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2000
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%), Employment & Labor: Employee (20%), Business Litigation (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Frank A. Custode is a Partner and Chair of the firm's Employment Practice.  Frank balances strong advocacy with a narrowly tailored strategic and practical approach to achieve his clients’ objectives in a direct and responsive manner.  Frank focuses his practice on the representation of employees in employment law matters including cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and hostile work environment, unlawful retaliation and whistleblower claims, family and medical leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, and breach of restrictive covenants.  His practice includes providing counseling to employees on workplace-related issues and negotiating all types of employment-related agreements on behalf of employees including employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements.

Frank also provides general employment law services for the firm's corporate clients, which includes day-to-day employment law counseling, the review and preparation of handbooks, policies, and agreements, and representation in employment litigation.  In addition, Frank represents firm clients in business and commercial litigation.   

Prior to transitioning his practice to the firm, Frank operated his own law practice as a solo practitioner primarily representing employees in negotiations and litigation.   Before that, Frank represented employers for over a decade at two highly regarded defense firms, including a nationally recognized employment law firm.  With his well-rounded experience representing both employees and employers, Frank provides key insight to his clients as he navigates them through their legal issues.

In addition to client representation, Frank is a New Jersey Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator.  As a mediator, Frank utilizes his wide-ranging experience to assist parties with the amicable resolution of their employment law disputes.  This experience adds to his arsenal as an employment law practitioner. 

Frank has been selected on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list from 2017-2021 and the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list from 2013-2015.  Frank has authored and co-authored several employment law publications, has been a presenter on a variety of employment law topics, and regularly posts employment law blogs on the firm’s website. He is a member of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section.

Frank also has been a volunteer for charitable work. From 2014-2017, he served as a Board Member for Straight & Narrow, Inc., which is a Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson. 

Prior to entering private practice, Frank served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Falcone, A.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County.  Frank received his J.D. from New York Law School, graduating magna cum laude. While pursuing his law degree, he served as Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review.  Frank graduated magna cum laude from Drew University with a B.A. in Political Science.  

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


6 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

About Frank A. Custode

First Admitted: 2000, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2017-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, 2013-2015, Thomson Reuters

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2012
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2005
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000
  • New York, 2001
  • New Jersey, 2000

Educational Background

  • New York Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude , 2000
  • Drew University, B.A., Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1997
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Office Location for Frank A. Custode

5 Becker Farm Road
Suite 406
Roseland, NJ 07068

Phone: 973-852-3229

Fax: 973-226-4535

Last Updated: 10/6/2021

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