Our Collective Experience


We regularly take advanced certification courses and seminars to stay abreast of the latest developments in family law.

We are often called upon as moderators and lecturers at New Jersey family law seminars.

Collective Experience

  • Court and privately appointed mediators
  • Arbitrator
  • Court appointed guardians ad litem
  • Early Settlement Panelists
  • Intensive Settlement Panelists
  • Chair, Ocean County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee
  • Past President, Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Former prosecutor with jury trial experience


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Statewide Family Law Chairs ESP Committee
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Int’l. Assoc. of Collaborative Law Professionals

Our Collective Experience” encompasses the combined experience of all of the attorneys in the Firm.  For a delineation of each attorney’s individual experience, please review the specific biography page for each respective attorney.





Our firm practices family law exclusively. We combine over two decades of experience and an award winning team to provide optimal client experience.

Matthew Abatemarco

is former president of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group.  Given his experience as a problem solver, he is often selected as a Mediator and Arbitrator by his colleagues.  Matthew served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Patricia B. Roe, former Presiding Judge of the Family Court in Burlington and Ocean Counties. Matthew has spoken at NJICLE, NJAPM, as well as NJSCPA seminars.

Gregory Thomlison

is frequently appointed by his colleagues as a Mediator and routinely volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist to assist the Court in resolving disputed matrimonial cases. Greg has been appointed by the Courts as Guardian ad Litem to assist incapacitated individuals. Greg also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Patricia B. Roe, former Presiding Judge of the Family Court in Burlington and Ocean Counties. Greg has moderated and lectured at seminars for the Ocean County Bar Association's Family Law Committee, where he is presently serving as the Chair. Greg volunteers for South Jersey Legal Services' Family Assist Program.

William Robert Frantz

is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Rutgers School of Law – Camden. After graduating law school, Rob was an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia for over a decade before transitioning to the practice of Family Law. In his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Rob was assigned to the Major Trials Unit and prosecuted thousands of dangerous criminal defendants including both bench and jury trials. Rob uses his experience in the courtroom to resolve complex issues families encounter in the uncoupling process while simultaneously negotiating resolutions from a position of strength.

All three attorneys were members of the Domestic Violence clinic at Rutgers Law School, with each attorney receiving honors related to that service. With their settlement minded approach and ability to navigate a trial, the attorneys at our firm have the necessary experience to handle your matter.

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Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq., LLC

1312 Atlantic Ave
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Phone: (732) 491-8075
Fax: (732) 491-8085