Joseph F. Defino

New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

Joseph F. Defino was born in Newark, NJ and returned to the area to provide his community with professional family law counsel. Joe has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® and named a Super Lawyer in recognition of his high ethical standards and legal abilities.

Joe has been a partner with the firm since 1991. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Shebell, Jr.

Joe is a skilled litigator and is recognized as a zealous advocate for his clients. He brings a diversity of legal experience to the practice, including NJ family law, NJ real estate law and litigation. Joe continues to maintain a real estate practice and represents several condominium and homeowners associations. He is a Qualified Family Law Mediator and acts as Municipal Judge for Wall Township, NJ.

Bar admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit


  • Bucknell University, B.A., with honors, 1974
  • Tulane Law School, J.D., 1977

Professional associations

  • Monmouth Bar Association
    • Former trustee
    • Family Law Committee, former chairperson
  • Early Settlement Panel of the Superior Court in Monmouth County, former chairperson
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association


  • Written and published a chapter in Family Law Practice in New Jersey (Law Practice Handbooks, Inc., 1997)

Honors and awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Named a New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2011 and 2012
  • Named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in New Jersey

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