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John P. Paone Jr. Receives Saul Tischler Award From Family Law Section

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association will present John P. Paone Jr., from the Woodbridge law firm of Paone & Zaleski, with the Saul Tischler Award at its 29th annual awards dinner on April 18. Paone is receiving the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the practice of family law. The event will be held at the Newark Club.

“John represents the finest attributes in the practice of family law, and when he handles a matrimonial case, his focus is on trying to resolve problems not create them,” says section Chair Cary Cheifetz, an attorney with Ceconi & Cheifetz in Summit. “He handles himself with the utmost professionalism and always treats his adversary and the adverse client with courtesy.

Former section chair Patricia M. Barbarito, an attorney with Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito, Frost and Ironson in Denville, remarks on Paone’s character and leadership in a similar fashion. “John is not only an excellent example of a good lawyer, but he is also a dedicated family man and good person. I’m thrilled that a contemporary of mine is getting the award. He was of great help to me and I will be there cheering him on that night.”

Paone served as chair of the association’s Family Law Section from 1995–1996. He is an associate editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, recognized as one of the premiere family law publications in the country. Certified by the Supreme Court as a matrimonial law attorney, Paone is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on several committees governing the practice of family law in the state.

Paone is a 1996 recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award and was the 1994 Family Lawyer of the Year as honored by the Family Law Committee of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

The standards that the Family Law Section considers for the Tischler Award are promotion of the family unit, impact upon the development of family law, public service in advancing the development of family law and promoting and advancing the goals of the legal profession. The award was created in memory of Judge Saul Tischler who was a Standing Master of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and a professor at Rutgers Law School.

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