Thomas J. Snyder

Attorney in Denville, NJ
Thomas J. Snyder is a partner with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost and devotes his practice exclusively to family law matters.

Mr. Snyder is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and past chair of the Family Law Executive Committee for the Family Law Section. He has served on various committees associated with New Jersey Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the State Bar including, but not limited to, serving as a member of the Nominating Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2011 term. He has also served as the legislative chairperson for the Family Law Section and in that position advocated on behalf of the Bar Association with respect to various Bills pending before the New Jersey State Legislators. These Bills included but were not limited to the State Bar's efforts to effectuate the implementation of Irreconcilable Differences as a cause of action for divorce in New Jersey. He has provided testimony on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association to both the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees in regard to the New Jersey Marriage Equality Act. He has testified before State Legislators on multiple occasions in connection with proposed modifications to New Jersey's Adoption Statute. He has also testified before the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee in connection with modifications to New Jersey's Alimony Statute.

As a member of the State Bar, he has contributed to the New Jersey State Bar Association Amicus Curie brief submitted in the matter of Lewis v. Harris, 185 N.J. 415, (2006), a New Jersey case of first impression addressing the issue of same sex couples' right to legally recognized marriage. He is a contributing author to the New Jersey State Bar Amicus Curiae brief in the matter of Tannen v. Tannen, 416 N.J. Super. 249 (App. Div. 2010), a case presented to the New Jersey Supreme Court, which addresses whether or not income should be attributed to a divorcing wife based on her beneficial interest in a discretionary trust for purposes of alimony and child support calculations. He is the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Associations Annual Distinguished Legislation Award for 2006.

He has litigated the following reported cases: Anyanwu v. Anyanwu, 339 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div. 2001) and Steneken v. Steneken, 367 N.J. Super. 427 (App. Div. 2004) trial level-unreported. He has currently pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court, a case which has been granted Certification in the matter of D.W. v. R.W. v. R.W. v. D.B. and M.W. which is a case addressing the issue of legal standard to be utilized in a disputed paternity case involving an adult emancipated child, and a presumed father's claim for child support reimbursement from an alleged biological father.

He has been interviewed on radio and television regarding emerging New Jersey Family Law issues, including appearing on NJN's talk show, ADue Process@, as well as providing debate and commentary on radio talk shows WNYC and WWRL - 1600 AM, New York radio.

A graduate of Seton Hall School of Law, Mr. Snyder has been licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 1992. He served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Peter B. Cooper, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, New Jersey.

He has lectured on family law matters on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He is also a member of the Morris County and Union County Bar Associations. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a former member and barrister of the Central New Jersey Inns of Court. He has been recognized by Digital Press International as one of the leading divorce attorneys, age 45 and under of Northern New Jersey for 2004-2005.

Recipient, New Jersey State Bar Association's Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 2006. Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Peter B. Cooper, J.S.C., Essex County, New Jersey, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Matrimonial Law Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Graduate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Member: Seton Hall Center for Social Justice/Family Law Clinic, 1991-1992; Central Jersey Family Law Inn of Court, 1997-1998. Chair for the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2010-2011; Secretary, Family Law Executive Committee of New Jersey State Bar Association; Former Legislative Chair of the Family Law Section.

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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Child Custody
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • International Child Custody
  • Civil Unions
  • Appellate Practice


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1992, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

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  • Law School Attended

    Seton Hall University
    Class of 1992

    University Attended

    Albany State University
    Class of 1987
    cum laude

    Birth Information

    Born in 1964
    Plainfield, New Jersey, October 1, 1964

    Associations & Memberships

    Morris County Bar Association; Union County Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; Central Jersey Family Law Inns of Court.

    Representative Cases

    Anyanwu v. Anyanwu, 339 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div. 2001) International custody case dealing with the return of a child from Nigeria and incarcerated father's refusal to abide by court orders relative to the return of that child; Lewis v. Harris, 188 N.J. 415 (2006), Amicus on Domestic Partnership Act compared to Marital Relationships.

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    Thomas J. Snyder
     165 East Main Street, P.O. Box 3010,
    Denville, NJ 07834-0541


    Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. (Denville, New Jersey)

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