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Save the Date - President's Gala

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Rockleigh, 26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, New Jersey

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DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of the Honorable Terry Paul Bottinelli, J.S.C. (Ret.) as a partner and senior member of the DeCotiis Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group.  In this capacity, Judge Bottinelli is focused on resolving matrimonial and other disputes more quickly and efficiently than can be accomplished through traditional litigation in the courts.

Judge Bottinelli, the 101st President of the Bergen County Bar Association,, was elevated to the Superior Court in 2011 where he served in the Family Part.  He presided over thousands of Family cases involving complex issues such as custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution and the like.  He was President of the New Jersey Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and a frequent lecturer for ICLE, Judicial College, local Bar Associations, New Jersey State Bar Association, Citizens for Justice – NJ, Rutgers Law School and others.

Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Judge Bottinelli was Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He was a partner at Herten, Burstein, Sheridan, Cevasco, Bottinelli, Litt, Toskos and Harz for twenty years.  While in Private Practice he represented multiple governmental entities and was either Class Counsel for plaintiffs or represented defendants on several prominent Mass Tort actions.

Judge Bottinellli can be reached at tpbottinelli@decotiislaw.com and/or on his direct business phone line at 201-347-2173.

Please complete the form to reserve your spot. Any questions should be directed to Jackie Guénégo at info@bergenbar.org or by calling 201-488-0044.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

96th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing at the Hackensack Golf Club