John J. Trombadore - Snyder, Sarno, D

John J. Trombadore

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Divorce Mediator 

The practice of Law is a noble profession that should serve the highest ideals to which a society aspires. The practice of Law is also a business that becomes more complex each year. Family law demands a constant balancing between business goals and professional responsibilities. As a former Chairperson of the District XIII Ethics Committee, business goals never take precedence over professional ideals in Mr. Trombadore's divorce practice. John Trombadore has earned a reputation among his peers and clients as one of New Jersey's premier matrimonial attorneys and a successful mediator. Mr. Trombadore has played a significant role in the advancement and improvement of divorce and custody law in New Jersey over the past four decades. John Trombadore currently devotes a substantial portion of his time to divorce arbitration and mediation. Divorce mediation is a voluntary and non-binding alternative to litigation that offers the parties an opportunity to settle their financial disputes and child custody issues outside of the court system. A divorce mediator must be skilled at evaluating how a judge would decide certain issues and capable of bringing the parties to an equitable settlement. Such a mediator can create tremendous value for the parties by avoiding substantial attorney fees and preventing stressful litigation and trial. Mediation also eliminates the uncertainty of how a judge ultimately would resolve the dispute. Mr. Trombadore has successfully mediated to resolution numerous complex divorce and custody matters. He has received recognition amongst his peers as one of the premier divorce mediators in New Jersey and is listed as a "Best Family Law Mediator" and "Best Family Law Arbitrator" by The Best Lawyers in America, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and New York Magazine for years 2007-2012 [only seven attorneys listed]. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Mr. Trombadore in its highest "Tier 1" category for New Jersey Divorce Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law for 2012.


-Selected by his peers and through independent research as one of the "Top 10" lawyers in the State of New Jersey across all fields of law

-Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2006 [New Jersey has over 80,000 licensed attorneys]

-Selected by his peers and listed as a "Best Family Lawyer" in The Best Lawyers in America, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and New York Magazine, 1998-2012
-Listed in the "Best Family Law Mediation" and "Best Alternative Dispute Resolution" categories, 2007-2012       

-One of only 100 lawyers nationwide granted membership as a Diplomate of The American College of Family Trial Lawyers 

-One of a distinguished group of attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than twenty consecutive years         

-Peer review rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell       

- The only divorce attorney in New Jersey to have held three certifications from the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, Criminal Trial Attorney and Matrimonial Law Attorney

-Certified as a Family Law Mediator by The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers         

-Licensed to practice law in all New Jersey courts as well as the Federal District Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court

-Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Past President of the New Jersey Chapter      

-Past member and Chair of The Rules Subcommittee of the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee 

-Selected and appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to create a Matrimonial Law Certification Program

-Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Chairperson of the Matrimonial Certification Committee       

-Former member and Chair of the District XIII Ethics Committee       

-Past Chair of The New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section  

-Former Chair of The Somerset County Matrimonial Committee       

-Founding member of The Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance        

-Former Senior Editor of The New Jersey Family Lawyer  

-Former editor of The New Jersey Lawyer   

-Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs statewide on all family law topics

-Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals         

***Mr. Trombadore's notable clients have included boxer Mike Tyson in his divorce from actress Robin Givens; auto executive, John Z. DeLorean, in his divorce from model, Cristina Ferrare; former Lucent CEO Richard McGlnn; Elizabeth McGraw Webster of McGraw-Hill; Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston; former Bell Labs President William O'Shea; Nicole Murphy, wife of actor Eddie Murphy, and numerous doctors, lawyers and other professionals.

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBA 1964Rutgers University School of LawLL.B 1967
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersNJ Chapter of the AAMLThe Rules Subcommittee of the NJ Supreme Court Family Practice CommitteeInternational Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsThe Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance

Office Location

425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Princeton Metro Area
John J. Trombadore has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Family Law
Family Law Mediation

Other Information

Gender: Male