Wm. Robert Frantz, Esq.

William Robert “Rob” Frantz, Jr., Esq., believes attorneys should act as protectors, first and foremost.  He understands clients experience a significant amount of stress and anxiety at the mere thought of being involved in the legal system, especially as it pertains to their families.  To alleviate that stress and anxiety, Rob employs a case specific and client-centered approach to each matter, and tailors his strategy to meet each client’s individual needs.  Using his experience in the courtroom, Rob prepares each case as if it will head to trial, while simultaneously negotiating a resolution from a position of strength through respectful and professional discussions.

Rob has always believed that the law should serve the average person.  His entire career has been devoted to helping real people get through real problems.  Rob first became interested in Family Law when he was in law school.  While attending the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden he volunteered for the Domestic Violence Project.  Rob was received multiple awards while in law school for his efforts on behalf of the victims of domestic violence (the Mary L. Philbrook Memorial Award, the Justice Richard J. Hughes Award, and the Rutgers School of Law Pro Bono Publico Award).

After law school, Rob served as the law clerk to the Hon. Leslie Fleisher in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.  Following his clerkship, Rob served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia for over a decade.  In his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Rob was assigned to the Major Trials Unit and prosecuted thousands of dangerous criminal defendants in both bench trials and jury trials.

Rob joined the Law Firm of Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq., LLC in September 2017.  His practice is primarily devoted to contested and litigated matrimonial matters and Domestic Violence Restraining Order litigation.


  • Former Assistant District Attorney in the City of Philadelphia
  • Conducted hundreds of bench trials
  • Conducted more than forty jury trials.


For efforts on behalf of the victims of domestic violence:

  • Mary L. Philbrook Memorial Award
  • Justice Richard J. Hughes Award


  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq., LLC

1312 Atlantic Ave
Manasquan, NJ 08736

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