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Matheu D. Nunn is a Partner with Einhorn Barbarito. He handles litigation in several fields, including family law, adoption, criminal and estate matters; he is also the co-chair of the firm’s general appellate practice group. Mat, a former county and municipal prosecutor, is an experienced litigator; he has tried jury and bench trials and has been counsel of record in 50 Appellate Division and Supreme Court matters, including precedent-setting decisions in Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (2017) and Quinn v. Quinn, 225 N.J. 34 (2016). Mat’s noteworthy victories have earned him numerous awards and recognitions including consecutive selections as a New Jersey Law Journal “Attorney of the Year” finalist.  Prior to joining Einhorn Barbarito, Mat clerked for the Hon. B. Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C. (ret.) and then for the Hon. Jack M. Sabatino, P.J.A.D.

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Honors & Accolades

Matheu has been recognized by the following:

  • “Morris County’s Top Appellate Lawyer” Morris/Essex Health & Life, 2019
  • “Super Lawyer Rising Star,” Appellate practice, 2016-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Family Law, 2019
  • “Super Lawyer Rising Star,” Family Law, 2013, 2015, 2018
  • “Attorney of the Year,” Finalist, New Jersey Law Journal, 2017, 2018
  • “Best Lawyers for Families” New Jersey Family Magazine, 2017-2019
  • “Trailblazer” in Divorce, National Law Journal, 2017
  • “Super Lawyer Rising Star,” Criminal Law, 2014
  • “New Leaders of the Bar,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2015
  • “AV-Preeminent,” Martindale-Hubbell, 2014

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, 2012-present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2012-present
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association, (2013-2017)
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, (2013-2016)
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Amicus Committee, 2018-present

Community Involvement

  • Municipal Prosecutor, Morris Township, New Jersey
  • Member, 200 Club of Morris County
  • Member, Morris Township Ethics Committee, 2012
  • Deputy Mayor/Committeeman, Morris Township, New Jersey, 2015-2018

Experience

Reported Decisions

  • Woytas v. Greenwood Tree Experts, Inc., 237 N.J. 501 (2019), modifying Appellate Division and concluding that outstanding financial obligations in a settlement agreement is not tantamount to the death benefit of life insurance that the decedent failed to maintain.
  • Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (2017), reversing sixteen years of Supreme Court case law and now requiring all child relocation decisions to be guided by a “best interests” standard.
  • Quinn v. Quinn, 225 N.J. 34 (2016), reversing trial court and holding, in case of first impression, that Konzelman cohabitation provisions that terminate alimony are enforceable even after the “cohabitation” ends.
  • In re Child by J.E.V., 226 N.J. 90 (2016), requiring appointment of counsel for indigent parents in private adoptions.
  • Bisbing v. Bisbing, 445 N.J. Super. 207 (App. Div. 2016), reversing trial court that allowed children to be relocated to Utah.
  • In re Adoption of Child by J.E.V., 442 N.J. Super. 472 (App. Div. 2015), requiring appointment of counsel for indigent parents in private adoptions.
  • Clark v. Clark, 429 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Div. 2012), reversing trial court award of alimony to wife from husband where wife embezzled from husband’s business.

Unreported Decisions

  • K.S. v. D.J.S., A-0574-17T4, 2019 WL 2233496 (App. Div. May 23, 2019)
  • M.S. v. M.A.S., A-3937-17T3, 2019 WL 2000556 (App. Div. May 7, 2019)
  • D.C. v. J.C., 2019 WL 470068 (App. Div. February 7, 2019)
  • D.S. v. S.J.S., 2018 WL 6494391 (App. Div. December 11, 2018)
  • I.M.O. Adoption of a Child by J.E.V., 2018 WL 4611139 (App. Div. September 26, 2018)
  • I.M.O. Adoption of a Child by R.C.W., 2018 WL 3732739 (App. Div. August 7, 2018)
  • Cynar v. Cerefice, 2018 WL 3732816 (App. Div. August 7, 2018)
  • Abdelkader v. Hosny, 2018 WL 3579897 (App. Div. July 26, 2018)
  • State v. Gardner, 2018 WL 3484100 (App. Div. July 20, 2018)
  • Woytas v. Greenwood Tree Experts, Inc., 2018 WL 3404123 (App. Div. July 13, 2018)
  • B.S. v. A.S., 2016 WL 1229116 (App. Div. March 30, 2016)
  • Yannuzzi v. Yannuzzi, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1904 (App. Div. 2015)
  • Clark v. Clark, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 895 (App. Div. 2014)
  • Alexin v. Raiter, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 826 (App. Div. 2014)
  • State v. Baum, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1920 (App. Div. 2013)
  • J.G. V. A.G., 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1496 (App. Div. 2013)
  • J.M.F. v. G.M.F., 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1063 (App. Div. 2013)
  • Decheser v. Decheser, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1339 (App. Div. 2013)
  • Lenowitz v. Lenowitz, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2605 (App. Div. 2012)
  • Clark v. Clark, 429 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v. J.C., 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub LEXIS 1989 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v. Williams, 2012 N.J. Super, Unpub. LEXIS 1118 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v, Tillery, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub LEXIS 761 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v. Maclay, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 369 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v. Zarate, WL 246385 (App. Div. 2012)
  • State v. Bisco, WL 2582732 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Pomento, WL 1191558 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Brackin, WL 1661381 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Nguyen, 205 N.J. 80 (2011)
  • State v. Quigley, WL 903444 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Usher-Swift, WL 941162 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Vaughn, 205 N.J. 79 (2011)
  • State v. Worthy, WL 2306904 (App. Div. 2011)
  • State v. Ameti, WL 2557501 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. Bevacqua, WL 2346684 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. Carrasquillo, WL 532784 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. Correia, WL 4067032 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. Dilavore, WL 4008131 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. J.E.J., 203 N.J. 438 (2010)
  • State v. O’Leary, WL 2195677 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. O’Leary, 204 N.J. 41 (2010)
  • State v. Toffoloni, WL 680774 (App. Div. 2010)
  • State v. Culpepper, WL 3849922 (App. Div. 2009)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Child Custody Basics: Everything You Need to Handle Child Custody Matters in 2019” (2019, NJICLE)
  • Moderator, “Family Law Appeals” with Supreme Court Justices Jaynee LaVecchia and Anne M. Patterson; and Appellate Division Judges Jose L. Fuentes, Mary Catherine Cuff (ret.), and Marie E. Lihotz (ret.) (2018, NJICLE)
  • Panelist, “’He Said, She Said’ and ‘I think…’: How Mental Health Professionals Come to Conclusions When Doing Assessments in Family Law Cases” with Hon. Hany Mawla, J.A.D. and Hon. Peter Bogaard, J.S.C. (2017, NJSBA)
  • Panelist, “Bisbing and Child Relocation” with Hon. Maritza Berdote-Byrne, P.J.F.P. (2017, MCBA)
  • Panelist, “Relocation and Your Custody Case in Light of Supreme Court Opinion – Bisbing v. Bisbing” (2017, NJAJ)
  • Panelist, “Bisbing v. Bisbing” with Judge Michael Casale, J.S.C. (ret.) – The Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court (2017)
  • Panelist – “Preparing and Appearing Before the New Jersey Appellate Division” with Judge Jack M. Sabatino, P.J.A.D. (2017, NJAJ)
  • Panelist – Evidence for Family Lawyers with Judge David H. Ironson (2017, NJICLE)
  • Panelist – Cohabitation Seminar with Judge Michael E. Hubner (2016, MCBA)
  • Moderator – Appellate Seminar with Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long (ret.), Judge Phillip S. Carchman (ret. and on recall), Judge Catherine I. Enright, and Bonnie Frost (2014, MCBA).
  • Moderator – Appellate Seminar with Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Patterson, Judge Francine I. Axelrad, Judge Jack M. Sabatino, and Judge Edwin H. Stern (ret.) (2014, MCBA)
  • Moderator – Appellate Seminar with Supreme Court Justice Patterson, Judge Axelrad, Judge Sabatino, and Judge Stern (ret.) (2013, MCBA)
  • “Hot Tips for Family Lawyers” – Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012)
  • Keynote Speaker – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2012)
  • “Privacy Issues in Family Law” – Somerset County Bar Association (October 2011)
  • “Privacy Issues in Family Law” – Institute for Continuing Legal Education (September 2011)
  • “Keynote Address” – Morris County Police Academy – Explorer Graduation (June 2011)
  • “Trial and Grand Jury Testimony” – New Jersey State Police Academy (June 2011)
  • “Cyber-Bullying” – Chester, New Jersey (June 2011)
  • “The Infrequent Fliers Program – Doing it Right on Appeal” – Panelist – New Jersey State Bar Association Convention (May 2011)
  • “Law of Interrogation” – Morris County Policy Academy (Fall and Spring 2010)

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