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Patricia M. Barbarito is Co-Managing Partner and Chair of the Einhorn Barbarito Board of Directors. Pat started her law career at Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick when it only had three attorneys. Since that time, she has been integral in developing the firm and its multi-faceted and prominent practice areas. From the start, Pat’s unique ability to combine her passion for the law with her compassion for her clients has been her strength. A highly regarded trial lawyer known for her integrity and commitment to excellence, Pat has a formidable reputation in every courtroom in New Jersey. Her hallmark is taking the time to gain a deep understanding of her clients’ situations so that she can swiftly and effectively develop a strategy, champion their cause, and achieve a successful outcome. Pat balances an unwavering determination to succeed on behalf of her clients with a positive, empathetic style that fosters loyalty and trust. She mentors, advocates, nurtures and gives, all while leading the firm she joined at the very start of her legal career.

Throughout her career, Pat has been recognized as a major contributor to the field of matrimonial law. The well-being of her clients and the success of her colleagues and her dedication extends into the community and Bar. She has advocated on behalf of a range of clients, including but not limited to high-level executives, parents seeking custody, and clients involved in domestic violence situations. Pat hosts a podcast Heartbreak and Hope where she offers insights, anecdotes, and guidance from a variety of experts and includes her own perspective on how best to thrive through any stage of relationship building. A compelling speaker, she lectures extensively and conducts media interviews on all aspects of family law. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She sat on the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee (JPAC) as the Morris County representative. Under a compact established with the Governor, JPAC confidentially reviews the qualifications of candidates for the nominated judicial and prosecutorial positions and advises the Governor in its position regarding the candidate’s fitness to serve in the nominated position. In 2004, Pat received the Saul A. Tischler Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association Family, Law Section for outstanding contributions and dedication to the advancement of the practice of family law in New Jersey.



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

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Honors & Accolades

Pat has been recognized by the following:

  • Chambers High Net Worth – Recognized Practitioner in Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth – New Jersey, 2022 & 2023
  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers®
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers: 2005-2024
    • New Jersey Top 100: 2006, 2007, 2018–2024
    • New Jersey Top 50 Women: 2005–2009, 2011–2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Family Law, 2006 – 2024
  • “Women Worth Watching,” Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2018
  • “Women in the Law,” Best Lawyers, 2017
  • “Best 50 Women in Business,” NJBIZ, 2016
  • “Saul A. Tischler Award,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Committee, Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Chair, 1996 -1997
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Former Morris County Representative, New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee (JPAC)
  • Member, Family Division Practice Committee of the Administration of Office of the Court’s for the Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Trustee, Morris County Bar Association Co-chair, Morris County Task force on Domestic Violence Court Procedure Sub-Committee

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