John P. Paone, Jr.


Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy


146 Green St. P. O. Box 249
Woodbridge NJ, 07095-0249
Phone: 732- 750-9797
Fax: 732-750-4398
120 Maple Ave. P.O. Box 8699
Red Bank NJ, 07701-8699
Phone: 732-750-9797
Fax: 732-741-3427


Offices: Middlesex County....146 Green St, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

Monmouth County...120 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

Telephone: 732-750-9797


The firm handles high asset, high net worth and complex divorce cases of all types.  We provide our clients the entire package: Time, advice, experience, reputation and skill.  It is a winning combination.



  • Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Monmouth, New Jersey
  • Ocean, New Jersey
  • Somerset, New Jersey
  • Union, New Jersey

Legal Organizations

Diplomate of The American College of Family Trial Lawyers; New Jersey State Bar Association, Executive Committee Family Law Section., 1987-present; Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section 1995-96; Middlesex County Bar Association, President 2011-2012; Monmouth Bar Association, Co-Chair Family Law Committee 2018-2019; Chair, New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification 2012-2013; Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education 2010-2014; Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee 2012-2018.


Voted 2020 Best Law Firm in Family Law by Best Lawyers and U.S. News Rankings;

Selected by "Best Lawyers" as 2020 Family Law Lawyer of the Year.  Middlesex County Bar Assn. Family Lawyer of the Year, 1994; New Jersey State Bar Assn. Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 1996; New Jersey State Bar Assn., Family Law Sec. 2002 Tischler Award; MCBA Family Law Committee 2008 Schoifet Award; New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2010 Distinguished Service Award; Elected Digital Press Int., One of top 10 Matrimonial Attorneys in Central NJ; Elected New Jersey Monthly, One of Top 10 Lawyers in New Jersey.

CLE Presentations

New Jersey Family Law Symposium: Annual Presentation of Top 10 Reported Cases. Frequent Lecturer for NJCLE.


Divorce in New Jersey, Addicus Books; NJ Family Lawyer, 1992-present (author of various articles, current position Editor Emeritus); Court TV Commentator (Jocius v. Jocius); Frequent Writer/Commentator: On Divorce and Family Law Topics.

AAML Chapter

New Jersey Chapter, President, 2012-2013; President-elect, 2011-2012; 1st Vice-President, 2010-2011; 2nd Vice-President, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2008-2009; Board of Managers, 1994-1997, 2005-present; Immediate Past President 2013-2014. AAML Approved Arbitrator.