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Charles C. Abut is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a cum laude graduate of Columbia University (B. A.) and Cornell Law School (J.D.) and AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has been peer-selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, in top 100 Super Lawyers in New York Magazine and Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  Mr. Abut has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases. He is a court-accredited mediator by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. He has also litigated a number of cases resulting in reported decisions, including Piscopo v. Piscopo, Rogers & Hammerstein v. Gilchinsky and Jacqueline Onassis v. Christian Dior. He has lectured for the New Jersey Judicial College and is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education. Mr. Abut has published articles in the New Jersey Law Journal and New Jersey Lawyer, and has made television appearances on ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNBC. He has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Bergen Record. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Abut was on active duty with the United States Army Military Police.


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Best Lawyers in America [peer selected] - 2000 to 2015

Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey-New Jersey Monthly Magazine [peer selected] - 2006 to 2015

Best New York Area Attorneys-New York Magazine [peer selected] - 2006 to 2015

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Superlawyers: 2006-2015

Speaker, New Jersey Judicial College

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney 

  Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney 

 Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys

Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Accredited Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts 

Media Credits: television appearances on ABC, CBS , MSNBC and CNBC; quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bergen Record, and others.

Representative Clients:American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Heineken, USA, Inc., Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, The New York Post, Fuji America, Inc.

J.D., Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York
B.A. (cum laude), Columbia University New York, New York

LANGUAGES: French & German.
U.S. Army Military Police. 

Published Opinions

Rodgers & Hammerstein v. Gilchinsky,
311 N.J. Super. 339 (App. Div. 1998), reversed 159 N.J. 463 (1999).

Piscopo v. Piscopo, 231 N.J.Super. 568 (Ch.Div. 1988), affirmed 232 N.J.Super.
559(App.Div. 1989), certif. denied 117 N.J. 156 (1989).

Jacqueline Onassis v. Christian Dior et al., 472 N.Y.S.2d 254 (1984).

In Re Probe, 117 Misc. 2d 21 (Sup.Ct. N.Y. 1982).

Bsales v. Texaco, 516 F. Supp. 655 (D.N.J. 1981).

Simmons Oil v. Bulk Sales Corp., 498 F. Supp. 457 (D.N.J. 1980).

Norton v. Vena, 122 N.J. Super. 461 (App.Div. 1973), certif. granted 63 N.J. 424 (1973), reversed summarily 67 N.J. 318 (1973).

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