New Jersey Appellate Attorneys
In many cases, a trial court decision is not the end of litigation – it is just the beginning. In New Jersey, after a trial court judge renders a decision, either party has a right to file an appeal with the Appellate Division of New Jersey. Thereafter, on occasion, the seven Justices of our New Jersey Supreme Court may, either by choice or by constitutional mandate, review all or some of the issues presented to the Appellate Division.
The Firm’s Appellate Practice Group is currently chaired by Partner, Bonnie C. Frost, Esq., with the assistance of her co-chair, Partner, Matheu D. Nunn, Esq. The duo of Frost and Nunn regularly handle emergent and non-emergent matters before the Appellate Division and Supreme Court. Their efforts across a wide-range of subject matters have resulted in a number of recent precedent-setting decisions, including the landmark child relocation case of Bisbing v. Bisbing; a case of first-impression regarding cohabitation and termination of alimony in Quinn v. Quinn; a contested adoption case of first impression in In re Adoption of a Child by J.E.V.; and a case of first-impression involving a special needs person in J.B. v. W.B. Overall, the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group has prevailed in 19 cases that its attorneys initiated or handled before the New Jersey Supreme Court, including the noteworthy “firefighters’ rule” decision of Ruiz v. Mero and the Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Dispoto.
The members of the Appellate Practice Group also: serve as co-counsel on appeals with other lawyers; are active in writing and/or arguing in amicus efforts for both the New Jersey State Bar Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; and regularly lecture with Justices, judges, and practitioners regarding appellate and Supreme Court practice. Additionally, the attorneys in our Appellate Practice Group are skilled in handling appellate arbitration of issues previously tried by arbitrators.
Although the appeals process can be a difficult and complicated journey, Einhorn Barbarito attorneys have litigated cases on appeal that touch upon a variety of issues:
- Administrative Appeals
- Contested Adoptions
- Civil/Commercial Litigation, Including Contract Disputes and Employer/Employee Issues
- Criminal Defense, Including Municipal Court and DWI
- Custody and Parenting Time, Including DCPP (Child Protective Services)
- Domestic Violence
- Estate, Trust and Tax, Including Guardianships and Will Contests
- Family Law and Divorce, Including Alimony and Equitable Distribution
- Personal Injury
- Worker’s Compensation
- Zoning and Land Use
Prepared to Take on Complex and Sophisticated Appeals
At Einhorn Barbarito, we are not afraid to raise legal issues that were not previously addressed by the New Jersey Appellate Division or the Supreme Court. We have a reputation for being experienced litigators who are well equipped to handle sophisticated appeals across all subject areas. Regardless of which party originates the case, our attorneys work as a team, discussing and exploring the case from every angle to assure that the entirety of the argument is raised on appeal. We also collaborate throughout the course of the writing process to produce the best product possible for our clients.
On an appeal, there tends to be less client contact because appellate judges rely on the record created at the trial court level – no “new” information can be added to an appeal brief. There is no oral argument on motions at the appellate level nor is there any testimony taken from litigants. Prior to filing the brief (written legal argument), we share the document with the client for his or her comments. Our attorneys also reach out to our clients when preparing to argue the appeal to ascertain what points they believe should be accentuated. We aim to keep our clients fully apprised at every point in the appellate process and will do everything within our power to get a win for them.
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Bonnie C. Frost
Bonnie C. Frost
Matheu D. Nunn
Matheu D. Nunn
Jessie M. Mills
Jessie M. Mills
Appellate Watch Blog
- Jury Trials During the Pandemic: New Jersey Supreme Court Maintains Fairness of Virtual Jury Summons Process but Directs Collection of Jury Demographic Data Going Forward
- Bisbing v. Bisbing: An Appellate Ruling in 2021 Confirms Non-Dischargeability of $425,000 Counsel Fee Award
- Does New Jersey Have Jurisdiction When an Estate’s Executor is in New Jersey, the Appointed Agent is in the UK, and the Sale of Real Property in India is in Dispute?
- A Softball Player’s Injury Raises a Contractual Question for the Courts: Is an Indemnification Clause Enforceable?
- Appellate Review of Slip and Fall Injuries: Injured Plaintiff Should be Specific as to Cause of the Fall and Demonstrate Defendant’s Awareness of Substance or Condition on the Floor
- The Danger of Failing to Submit an Expert Report in a Personal Injury Case
- New Jersey’s Courts Address the Tort Claims Act and Rule that Individuals Injured by Public Employees or on Public Property Must Follow the 90-Day Notice Requirement, or the Claim Will be Dismissed
- Personal Injury Issues When It’s Snowing or Sleeting: What happens if during a storm you slip and fall on black ice while walking on a commercial property? A decision made by the Appellate Division states that the commercial landowner has a duty to take reasonable efforts to remove or reduce snow and ice hazards even while precipitation is falling
- Commercial Vehicles May Have Higher Limits of Insurance Coverage
- New Jersey Courts Continue to Reinforce Broad Deference to Arbitration Agreements in Employment Matters
- Injured While Skiing: Do I Have A Case? Maybe, But Make Sure You Preserve Critical, Physical Evidence
- Tax Exemption Denied for High-end Restaurant Located on Kean University Campus
- Are mail-in ballots identical to their voting machine ballot counterparts? A New Appellate Division Decision says Yes.
- Drivers, Bicyclists and Pedestrians: What Duty Does Each Have? Appellate Division Sheds Light
- Workers’ Compensation Update: Medical Providers Have Six Years to Sue for Their Bills in Work-Related Claims
- In Child Pornography Matter, Appellate Division Upholds Use of Registrant Risk Assessment Scale in Determining Offenders’ Designation as Tier Two Registrants Under Megan’s Law
- Defendant’s Notice Rights Upheld In Slip And Fall Case
- Appellate Division Enforces Pre-2014 Settlement Agreement And Rejects a Termination of Alimony Based on Underemployment
- When Children are Removed from their Biological Parents’ Care, Which School District Do They Attend – Their Current School District or the School District Where They are Placed? Our Appellate Court Gives Us Guidance and Distinguishes Between Foster Care and Kinship Legal Guardians.
- Selected As A Juror: Should I Even Be Reading This?
- Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal Of Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer’s Personal Injury Case Against The State
- Actual Knowledge In A Slip And Fall Case May Be Established By Prior Accidents Or Prior Complaints
- U.S. District Court Vacates Personal Injury Defendant’s Default After Determining Good Cause Existed
- Appellate Division Clarifies Guidelines For Enforceability And Blue-Pencilling Of Employment Related Restrictive Covenants
- “Exceptional Circumstances” Is A High Bar To Meet When It Comes To The Tort Claims Act
- 40-Foot “Bladensburg Cross” Gets Reprieve From U.S. Supremes
- Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal Of Case For Failure To File Trial De Novo Due To Clerical Error
- NJ Supreme Court Finds Workers Are Entitled To Unemployment Benefits
- Denial of Unemployment Benefits Reversed And Remanded Due To Incomplete Findings Of Fact
- Gambler’s “I Am Compulsive” Defense Cannot Escape Casino Debt
- Appellate Division Orders New Trial To Ensure Juror’s Observation Did Not Affect Verdict
- Appellate Division Holds That Medical Providers In Workers’ Compensation Cases Have Six Years To Sue For Their Bills
- Appellate Division Confirms That Employers Must Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use
- New Jersey Appellate Division Rules That Defendant’s Prior Conviction Is Admissible To Impeach His Credibility After He Introduces His 911 Call At Trial
- New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Law Enforcement Must Inform Defendant Of Pending Charges Prior To Obtaining Waiver Of Right Against Self-Incrimination.
- Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal Of Plaintiff’s Negligence Case At PNC Arts Center
- Appellate Division Rules That Use Of Profanity By Employee Is Grounds For Disqualification From Unemployment Benefits
- NJ Supreme Court Holds That Volunteer Firefighter Is Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits
- Appellate Division Finds That Disputed Settlement Agreement Cannot Be Enforced Without Evidentiary Hearing
- New Jersey Supreme Court Weighs In On “Symptom Magnification” And “Malingering”
- Appellate Division Weighs In On The Extent Of A New Jersey Court’s Exclusive And Continuing Jurisdiction Over Its Prior Custody Determination
- Appellate Division Holds That Plaintiff’s Injuries Did Not Satisfy The TCA’s Threshold For Recovery Of Damages
- Appellate Division Clarifies Process For Diversion Of Juveniles
- Right To Carry Firearm Statute Remains Firm In Recent Unpublished Case
- Appellate Division Upholds Dismissal Of Personal Injury Claim In Domestic Violence Case
- New Jersey Supreme Court Suppresses Two Firearms Illegally Seized By Police
- New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses Murder Conviction
- Residential Homeowner Escapes Liability For Public Sidewalk Trip And Fall
- N.J. Supreme Court Sacks Challenge To Super Bowl Ticket Sales
- Court Outlines When Sex Offenders May Attempt To Terminate Their Registration Requirements Under Megan’s Law And Community Supervision For Life (CSL)
- Woytas v. Greenwood Tree Experts, Inc., 237 N.J. 501 (2019)
- Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (2017)
- Quinn v. Quinn, 225 N.J. 34 (2016)
- Bisbing v. Bisbing, 445 N.J. Super. 207 (App. Div. 2016)
- In Re Child by J.E.V., 226 N.J. 90 (2016)
- In Re Adoption Of Child By J.E.V., 442 N.J. Super. 472 (App. Div. 2015)
- Clark v. Clark, 429 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Div. 2012)