John P. Paone, Jr.

John P. Paone, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodbridge Township, NJ

Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murray
 | 146 Green Street, P.O. Box 249
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
Phone: 732-750-9797
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law


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Second Office Location:

120 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 8699, Red Bank, NJ 07701


Paone, Zaleski & Murray is a full-service matrimonial practice specializing in divorce, child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, domestic violence, equitable distribution and property settlement matters.

The firm handles high asset, high net worth and complex divorce cases of all types.  Our attorneys have been repeatedly recognized among the best lawyers in the state and have received several awards recognizing our commitment to provide the best and most professional service to our clients.

Founded in 1986, the firm has a simple formula: determine the client's priorities, be honest with the client about the strengths and weaknesses of the case, prepare a game plan designed to achieve the best results possible and never be outworked.

Our clients have diverse backgrounds but share similar issues, such as child custody, visitation, support, distribution of assets and domestic violence.  Many are facing a family crisis for the first time.

Our experience and expertise allows clients to feel confident and positive.  Communication between attorney and client is essential, as our team consistently serves as trusted counselors and advisors.

The firm has provided positive results for clients for over 25 years.  Working with Paone, Zaleski & Murray equips our clients an invaluable advantage.  Often, it translates into favorable settlements without the necessity of trial, allowing our clients to avoid the financial and emotional costs of litigation.

We give our clients the entire package: time, advice, experience, reputation and skill.  It is a winning combination.  We invite you to learn how Paone, Zaleski & Murray can help you navigate through this difficult time and put you on sure footing for the next chapter of your life.


Certificates and Credentials

About John Paone, Jr.

Admitted: 1982, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Institute for Continuing Legal Education Distinguished Service Award
  • 2008 Schoifet Award
  • NJ State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2002 Tischler Award
  • Middlesex County Bar Association Family Lawyer of the Year
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Ability in Courtroom Advocacy

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys
  • Supreme Court Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions (2014-present)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Certified Arbitrator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Editor Emeritus for the New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education (2011-2014)
  • Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification (Chair, 2012-2013)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President, 2012-2013)
  • NJ State Bar Association Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (2012-present)
  • Middlesex County Bar Association (President, 2011-2012)
  • NJ State Bar Association (Chair, Family Law Section, 1995-1996)
  • Monmouth County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • NJ State Bar Association Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (Chair, Ad Hoc Committee, 2007-2008)
  • Appointed by NJ Supreme Court to several committees relating to the practice of divorce and family law.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Author: Divorce in New Jersey (Addicus Books)
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® as a 2015 Lawyer of the Year
  • Selected by NJ Monthly 50 Most Interesting People in NJ
  • Selected by Digital Press Int. One of the Top 10 Matrimonial Attorneys in Central NJ 
  • Articles Editor for The American University Law Review
Office Location for John P. Paone, Jr.

146 Green Street
P.O. Box 249
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095


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Last Updated: 8/17/2017

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