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Since joining Einhorn Barbarito in 1985, Bonnie Frost has practiced in the family law arena, handling various cases such as divorce, custody, domestic violence, and paternity issues. She also handles private mediation and arbitration. She is frequently called upon to handle family law and appellate arbitrations and to be an expert witness, or a consultant to lawyers who find themselves in ethical trouble.

Bonnie authored the Women’s Legal Rights Booklets, along with other numerous works in family law, including co-authoring the State Bar, Family Law Section’s Position Paper on Matrimonial Law in 1997. In addition to serving as a member of the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee since 1994, she is also a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney and a Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Bonnie has also been involved in the ethics system in New Jersey since 1991 and stepped down as Chair of the Disciplinary Review Board – the intermediate appellate body for the state wide attorney disciplinary system – in 2019 after serving on the Board for 13 years.

Bonnie is the 2012 Recipient of the Saul Tischler Award, bestowed upon her by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. The award recognizes attorneys who have made substantial lifetime achievements and contributions to family law. She was selected by the New Jersey State Bar Association as the 2016 Clapp Excellence in CLE Award winner for her work in organizing and presenting seminars for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) for over 25 years. In 2021, the Morris County Bar Association recognized her with its Family Practice Award.

       

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Certifications

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Matrimonial Trial Attorney

Honors & Accolades

Bonnie has been recognized by the following:

  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers®
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2005-2022
    • New Jersey Top 100: 2005, 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016-2022
    • New Jersey Top 50 Women: 2005-2011, 2013-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • Family Law, 2015-2023
    • Family Law Mediation, 2016-2023
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2022
  • “Attorney of the Year” finalist, New Jersey Law Journal, 2016
  • “Clapp Award for Excellence in CLE,” New Jersey State Bar Association, 2016
  • “Saul A. Tischler Award,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012
  • “Top Ten Trial Lawyers,” The National Trial Lawyer, 2012
  • “Distinguished Service Award,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Morris County Special Recognition Award for Service, 2006
  • Morris County Family Practice Award, 2021
  • Somerset County Commission on Status of Women Award (Law), 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Committee on Attorney Advertising, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2021-2023
  • Fellow, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,1997 – Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, 1994 – Present
  • Former Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2005 – 2006
  • Member, Appellate Practice Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2008 – 2010
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, 1985 – Present
  • Chair, Disciplinary Diversionary Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2021 to Present
  • Co-Chair, Disciplinary Diversionary Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2020

Experience

Reported Decisions

  • D.M.C. v. K.H.G, A-1326-20 (App. Div. February 22, 2022)
  • Bisbing v. Bisbing, 445 N.J. Super. 207 (App. Div. 2016); 227 N.J. 262 (2017)
  • In re: Adoption of J.E.V., 226 N.J. 90 (2016)
  • Quinn v. Quinn, 225 N.J. 99 (2016)
  • Reese v. Weis, 430 N.J. Super. 552 (App. Div. 2013)
  • J.B. v. W.B., 215 N.J. 305 (2013)
  • Clark v. Clark, 429 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Div. 2012)
  • Palombi v. Palombi, 414 N.J. Super. 274 (App. Div. 2010)
  • Rogers v. Gordon, 404 N.J. Super. 213; (App. Div. 2008)
  • 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); 183 N.J. 290 (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); 180 N.J. 90 (2004)
  • Oliver v. Ambrose, 152 N.J. 383 (1998)
  • Reinbold v. Reinbold, 311 N.J. Super. 460 (App. Div. 1998)
  • McGee v. McGee, 277 N.J. Super 1 (App. Div. 1994)
  • Finelli v. Finelli, 264 N.J. Super. 403 (Ch. Div. 1992)
  • JWP v. WW, 225 N.J. Super.185 (Ch. Div. 1990), aff’d 255 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 1992)
  • Benda v. Benda, 236 N.J. Super. 365 (App. Div. 1989)
  • Amicus Brief for American Academy of Family Lawyers, Moynihan v. Lynch (co-author) (2021)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar as to ACPE 735 (2020)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar, Snyder v. Snyder (co-author) (2018)
  • Amicus Brief for American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Gnall v. Gnall, 222 N.J. 414 (2015)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar, Segal v. Lynch., 211N.J. 230 (2012)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar, Fawzy v. Fawzy, 199 N.J. 456 (2009)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar: Gac v. Gac, 186 N.J. 535, (2006)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar: Mani v. Mani, (Co-Author), 183 N.J. 70, (2005)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar: Fischer v. Fischer, (Co-Author), 375 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div.), (2005)
  • Amicus Brief for the New Jersey State Bar: Weishaus v. Weishaus, (Co-Author), 187 N.J. 131, (2004)

Seminars/Presentations

  • Family Law Certification Prep Course, 2021
  • Moving Your Case in the Appellate Division, 2021
  • Top Ten Ethical Dilemmas in the Appellate Division, 2021
  • Ethics Diversimary Program, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • I Went to Arbitration. How Do I Appeal?, 2019
  • NJICLE webinar: Privacy in Family Law Cases, 2011, 2019
  • Family Law Appellate Practice, 2018
  • Top 20 Ways to Get Disbarred, 2013, 2015, 2017–2021
  • Essential New Jersey Ethics Primer, 2012, 2016, 2018
  • Cross Examination for Family Lawyers, 2017
  • Evidence for Family Lawyers, 2014, 2017
  • Trial and Appellate Brief Writing, 2016, 2019, 2021
  • Privileges, Confidences and Ethics, 2015
  • Family Law for Paralegals, 2003 – 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Jurisdiction in Family Law Cases, 2013
  • Family Law Symposium, 2004 – 2006, 2009, 2021
  • Hot Tips in Family Law, 2004 – 2008, 2019
  • Litigation Forum for Paralegals, 2005 – 2006
  • Child Custody Symposium, 2005
  • Professional Responsibility, Family Law Institute, 1998
  • What is or Should Be the Current Standard in Alimony, Family Law Institute, 1998
  • Family Law Institute, 1997
  • Federalization of Family Law, 1993

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