Schedule a Consultation: (973) 274-5200

John J. Trombadore, Of Counsel
Family Law


Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Divorce Mediator

The practice of Law is a noble profession that should serve the highest ideals to which a society aspires. The practice of Law is also a business that becomes more complex each year. Family law demands a constant balancing between business goals and professional responsibilities. As a former Chairperson of the District XIII Ethics Committee, business goals never take precedence over professional ideals in Mr. Trombadore's divorce practice.

John Trombadore has earned a reputation among his peers and clients as a distinguished matrimonial attorney and successful mediator.  Mr. Trombadore has played a significant role in the advancement and improvement of divorce and custody law in New Jersey over the past four decades.

John Trombadore currently devotes a substantial portion of his time to divorce arbitration and mediation. Divorce mediation is a voluntary and non-binding alternative to litigation that offers the parties an opportunity to settle their financial disputes and child custody issues outside of the court system. A divorce mediator must be skilled at evaluating how a judge would decide certain issues and capable of bringing the parties to an equitable settlement. Such a mediator can create tremendous value for the parties by avoiding substantial attorney fees and preventing stressful litigation and trial. Mediation also eliminates the uncertainty of how a judge ultimately would resolve the dispute.

Click here to learn more about Mediation & Arbitration

Awards, Accolades, & Professional Associations


1. John Trombadore has been included on Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers list from 2005-2019. The Super Lawyers list is generated using a patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool using peer nominations; evaluations of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

2. John Trombadore is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as a Past President of the NJ Chapter. More information regarding his fellowship can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

3. Mr. Trombadore was also selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America; in the field of Family Law each year since 1993 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The list is generated entirely on peer review. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

4. John Trombadore has been listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of 2019. The Register is generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

5. Mr. Trombadore is a member of the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance. The Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance is a group of sophisticated, elite matrimonial lawyers admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey. A further description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Credentials

  • Recipient of the prestigious Tischler Award honoring a lifetime of service dedicated to the improvement of Family Law
  • Selected and appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to create a Matrimonial Law Certification Program. Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Chairperson of the Matrimonial Certification Committee
  • Licensed to practice law in all New Jersey courts as well as the Federal District Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
  • Past member and Chair of The Rules Subcommittee of the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee
  • Former member and Chair of the District XIII Ethics Committee
  • Past Chair of The New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Former Chair of The Somerset County Matrimonial Committee
  • Former Senior Editor of The New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Former editor of The New Jersey Lawyer
  • Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs statewide on all family law topics.
  • Mr. Trombadore's notable clients have included boxer Mike Tyson in his divorce from actress Robin Givens; auto executive, John Z. DeLorean, in his divorce from model, Cristina Ferrare; former Lucent CEO Richard McGlnn; Elizabeth McGraw Webster of McGraw-Hill; Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston; former Bell Labs President William O'Shea; Nicole Murphy, wife of actor Eddie Murphy, and numerous doctors, lawyers and other professionals.

Message Us

Or Give Us A Call Today!

973-274-5200

X CLOSE

Bergen County Office

401 Hackensack Ave
Ste 706
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Open Today 8:30am - 5:30pm

Essex County Office

425 Eagle Rock Ave
Ste 202
Roseland, NJ 07068

Open Today 8:30am - 5:30pm

Somerset County Office

440 Route 22 E
Ste 170
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Open Today 8:30am - 5:30pm

X CLOSE

Message Us

X CLOSE