Mr. Vuotto is the Managing Partner of the Matawan based law firm of Tonneman, Vuotto, Enis& White, LLC. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 and from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, with the degree of Juris Doctor, in 1986. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey in 1986.
Mr. Vuotto is certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) and has been trained as an arbitrator of matrimonial issues by that national organization. Mr. Vuotto has been elected to the Board of Managers of the New Jersey Chapter of AAML. He was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Family Part Practice Committee for the 2009-2011 term. On December 19, 2013 Mr. Vuotto was appointed to represent the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters, which culminated in significant changes to the New Jersey Rules of Court. Mr. Vuotto is a Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, which is a highly respected publication of the Family Law Section.
Mr. Vuotto has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2009-2016 editions of the Best Lawyers of America ® in the area of Family Law. (Selection for Best Lawyers of America ® is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers ® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public, as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. There is no fee or purchase required to be listed in Best Lawyers ®. Mr. Vuotto's legal area and contact information are visible to all subscribers of BestLawyers.com.) Mr. Vuotto has also been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® list in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010-2016. In addition to the foregoing, after an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary, Mr. Vuotto has received an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review. In recognition of his contributions to the practice of Family Law, Mr. Vuotto received the 2013 Edward Schoifet Family Law Award on January 23, 2013 presented by the Family Law Section of the Middlesex County Bar Association. Mr. Vuotto will be awarded the Saul Tischler Award by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association at its annual dinner on April 19, 2016 to be held at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, New Jersey. The Tischler Award is presented for lifetime contributions to the achievement of family law in the State of New Jersey and is the most prestigious award to be presented to a family law attorney.
Mr. Vuotto is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Union, Monmouth and Middlesex County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Family Law Section/Committee of the American, NJ State, Union, Middlesex County Bar Associations. Mr. Vuotto is also a member of the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance (“MLA”) and a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.
Mr. Vuotto has lectured to Family Part Judges at Judicial College. He has also lectured on behalf of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) on numerous occasions including but not limited to the 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2015 Family Law Symposiums and has also lectured on behalf of the New Jersey Bar Foundation (“NJBF”). He has lectured to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) at its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas in 2001. He has lectured to the New Jersey Society of CPA’s (“NJSCPA”), and continues to lecture to the public, bench, bar, accountants and paralegals on various family law related issues.
Mr. Vuotto has been appointed as a “Discovery Master” by the Superior Court and is an active panelist of the Union County Early Settlement Program. He has served as a Blue Ribbon panelist for the Essex County Early Settlement Program and a panelist for the Monmouth County Intensive Settlement Program. Mr. Vuotto has been qualified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to mediate family law matters.
Mr. Vuotto has authored the brief in support of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s motion for leave to appear as amicus curiae
in the case of Brown v. Brown
, 348 N.J.Super.
466 (App. Div. 2002).