Bonnie C. Frost

Bonnie C. Frost

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Bonnie C. Frost

Bonnie C. Frost has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer 2014
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
  • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2008
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007
  • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006
  • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005
  • Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005

See Bonnie Frost speaking at a panel of family law attorneys on The American Law Journal on our media page.

Read Kathryn Finegan Clark’s article: The Suffragist: Few have done more to advance the cause of women’s rights in New Jersey than Bonnie Frost

Bonnie Frost quoted in Star Ledger, 7/2/2009 “Court Ok’s Mediation in Custody Disputes,” by Mary Fuchs, Star Ledger Staff

Since joining the firm in 1985, Ms. Frost has practiced in the Matrimonial area, handling various cases such as divorce, custody, domestic violence, and paternity issues. She has authored numerous works in the area, including the Women’s Legal Rights Booklet. She co-authored the State Bar, Family Law Section’s Position Paper on Matrimonial Law 1997. In addition to being a member of the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee since 1994, she is also a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Review Board, intermediate Appellate body for the attorney disciplinary system.

Ms. Frost is the 2012 Recipient of the Saul Tischler Award as bestowed upon her by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section.  The award recognizes the significant and substantial lifetime achievements and contributions to family law.

Practice Areas

Joined the Firm

  • 1985

Certifications

  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, 1984

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1984 J.D.
    • Honors: Director, Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1981 Ed.S.
    • Honors:Phi Kappa Delta, National Honor Society
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971 M.A.
  • Douglass College at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey B.A.
    • Major: Latin American Studies

Published Works

  • State Bar, Family Law Section’s, (Co-Author), Matrimonial Law, 1997
  • Women’s Legal Rights Booklet
  • Amicus Briefs for the New Jersey State Bar: Gac v. Gac, 186 N.J. 535, 2006
  • Amicus Briefs for the New Jersey State Bar: Mani v. Mani, 183 N.J. 70, 2005
  • Amicus Briefs for the New Jersey State Bar: Fischer v. Fischer, (Co-Author), 375 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div.), 2005
  • Amicus Briefs for the New Jersey State Bar: Weishaus v. Weishaus, (Co-Author), 187 N.J. 131, 2004
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar, Fawzy v. Fawzy, 973 A. 2d 347, 2009 N.J. Lexis 674
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar, Segal v. Lynch. 11 A.3d 407 (2011)417 N.J. Super. 627

Published Cases

  • Clark v. Clark, 429 N.J. Super. 61
  • Rogers v. Gordon, 404 N.J. Super. 213; 961 A.2d 11: 2008 N.J. Super. LEXUS 260
  • Oliver v. Ambrose, 152 NJ 383 (1998)
  • Finelli v. Finelli, 264 NJS 403 (Ch. Div. 1992)
  • McGee v. McGee, 277 NJS 1 (App. Div. 1994)
  • JWP v. WW, 225 NJS 185, aff’d 255 NJS 1 (App. Div. 1992)
  • Reinbold v. Reinbold, A-5421-96T2 (App. Div. 1998)
  • Benda v. Benda, 236 NJS 365 (App. Div. 1989)
  • Hogoboom v. Hogoboom, 393 N.J. Super. 509 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Addesa v. Addesa, 392 N.J. Super. 558 (App. Div. 2007)
  • O’Donnell v. Singleton, 384 N.J. Super. (App. Div. 2006)
  • Steneken v. Steneken, 367 N.J. Super. 427 (App. Div. 2004)
  • Steneken v. Steneken, 183 N.J. 290 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Overbay v. Overbay, 376 N.J. Super. 99 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Heselton v. Maffei, 374 N.J. Super. 184 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Comporato v. Schait, 362 N.J. Super. 113 (App. Div. 2003)
  • Comporato v. Schait, 180 N.J. 90 (2004)
  • Gac v. Gac, 186 N.J. 535 (2006)
  • Mani v. Mani, 183 N.J. 70 (2005)
  • Fischer v. Fischer, 375 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Weishaus v. Weishaus, 187 N.J. 131 (2004)
  • Segal v. Lynch, 11 A.3d 407 (2011)417 N.J. Super. 627

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Federalization of Family Law, 1993
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Institute, 1997
  • Professional Responsibility, Family Law Institute, 1998
  • What is or Should Be The Current Standard in Alimony, Family Law Institute, 1998
  • Family Law for Paralegals, 2003 – 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Litigation Forum for Paralegals, 2005 – 2006,
  • Hot Tips in Family Law, 2004 – 2008
  • Family Law Symposium, 2004 – 2006, 2009
  • Child Custody Symposium, 2005
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Privacy Issues In Family Law 2011
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Moderator:  Appellate Brief Writing 2012

Awards

  • Saul Tischler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Family Law (Family Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association), 2012
  • Top Ten Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyer) 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education) 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005-2012
  • Morris County Special Recognition Award for Service, 2006
  • Somerset County Commission on Status of Women Award (Law), 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 1994 – Present – Member of Family Law Executive Committee
  • Morris County Bar Association – Member
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Fellow
  • Disciplinary Review Board – Chair
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 2005 – 2006 – Former Chair, Family Law Executive Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Vice Chair of Appellate Practice Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk:  Honorable Robert Muir, Jr., A.J.S.C, J.A.D
  • Co-Director Adult Education Program:  Parsippany School System