Jonathan W. Wolfe, co-managing partner of Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. and chair of the firm’s matrimonial and litigation departments, was sworn in as chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section. The ABA Section of Family Law has thousands of lawyer, associate and law student members worldwide who are dedicated to serving the field of family law. Mr. Wolfe is only the second attorney from NJ to serve as chair of the Family Law section.
Prior to becoming chair in August 2019, Mr. Wolfe had served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors and House of Delegates, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has held numerous other leadership positions in the American Bar Association and has become a leader as a NJ Divorce Attorney. In addition, he served on the board of trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the executive committee of its Family Law Section, chair of its Young Lawyers Division and received its 2008 Professional Achievement Award.
Mr. Wolfe is listed as one of the “Leading Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers, one of the nation’s “500 Leading Lawyers” by Lawdragon, and a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers for nine consecutive years. He was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in New Jersey (Newark area) by Best Lawyers in 2019 and has become a highly sought-after NJ Divorce Attorney.
“I’m proud to be elected chair of the ABA Family Law Section,” Mr. Wolfe said. “It’s speaks highly of our firm and our commitment to helping our clients achieve the best outcomes possible for themselves and their families. I look forward to working with my fellow ABA Family Law officers and members this year.”
Prior to his career at Skoloff & Wolfe, Mr. Wolfe practiced as a member of the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy litigation department in New York City. He utilizes his background in financial disputes to represent leaders or the spouses of leaders from the business, professional and entertainment/sports communities in complex matrimonial matters. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels in the state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. He also frequently serves as local counsel for out of state law firms.