James A. Paone, II

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James A. Paone, II

Managing Principal

Phone: 732-462-7170
Fax: 732-462-8955

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Practice Areas

Jim Paone is chair of the Business Law and Litigation Department. He is an experienced litigator with extensive state and federal court experience and has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He is a frequent speaker on Civil and Trial Practice matters.

Jim’s practice concentrates on commercial, corporate, construction and general liability matters. His wide client base ranges from local closely held businesses to Fortune 100 clients.

Jim currently serves as a Special Ethics Master for the Office of Attorney Ethics. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (Construction, Employment, Government Liability and Trial Committees).

He has previously served as:
Chair of the District IX Panel of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Ethics Committee (2006)
President of the Monmouth Bar Association (2011-2012)
President of the Board of Trustees of Autism New Jersey (2008-2012)

Prior to joining Davison, Eastman & Muñoz, Jim was a partner with Carton & Faccone in Avon, N.J. He received his B.A. from Washington & Lee University in 1986 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1989, where he served as the Director of the University’s School of Law Moot Court Competition.


  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit
  • United States District Court – District of New Jersey


  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Autism New Jersey


News & Events

January 23, 2020 – Managing Principal James A. Paone, II will be a guest speaker at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Vicinage and Monmouth Bar Assocation Complex Business Litigation Program Seminar. The Semiar will cover Best Practices, Program Guidelines, Model Forms, New Rules and Practice Tips from CBLP Practitioners. The Seminiar will take please between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the American Hotel on W. Main Street in Freehold, NJ.

April 21, 2016 – Business Law and Litigation Partner James A. Paone, II will be speaking at the Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum at the Borgata in Atlantic City on April 21. He will serve as co-host on the panel “Legal Ethics – Steps to Maximizing Privilege Protection When You Wear Many Hats” with Stephen Wagner of Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner P.C. and William Crosby of Interpublic Group.

November 19, 2015 – Business Law and Litigation Partner James A. Paone, II will be a speaker at the Monmouth Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee Seminar, covering corporate designee depositions and protective orders in complex commercial cases. The program offers 2 CLE credits and will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank.


Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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