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Lynn Fontaine Newsome - Morristown, NJ

100 Southgate ParkwaySuite 190 Morristown, NJ 07960

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Updated: 06/05/2018

Morristown Family Law Lawyer


Lynn Fontaine Newsome, Past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has long been recognized as a leader in the legal community. A well respected attorney she has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law since her admission to the Bar in 1981. A Certified Matrimonial Attorney and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Newsome handles all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, palimony, Prenuptial Agreements, civil unions, appeals and domestic violence...

About Lynn Fontaine Newsome

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


  • 60%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 1981
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney, NJ Supreme Court - Board on Attorney Certification
  • Certified Mediator

Other Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Advisory Committee, 2011 - Present (Member)
  • Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyers for Social Justice, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Board of Trustees, NJ State Bar Foundation, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Foundation, 2007 - Present (Fellow)
  • Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Section of Litigation, Executive Counsel, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, 1982 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2006 - Present (Delegate)
  • American Bar Association, Advisory Committee to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, 2012 - Present (Member)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, Executive Counsel and Communications Committee, 2006 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 1982 - Present (President (2007-2008), Member)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, 1997 - Present (Member)
  • Mercer County Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1982 - Present (Member)
  • Ethics Diversionary Program, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2001 - 2007 (Panelist)
  • Family Law Inns of Court, 1994 - 2002 (Master)
  • Executive Committee, Family Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2000 - 2001 (Chair)
  • Rules Subcommittee, Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, 1999 - 2001 (Chair)
  • Morris County Bar Association, 1982 - Present (President (1999-2000), Member)
  • Morris County Bar Foundation, 1995 - Present (President (1997-1998), Member)
  • Morris County Family Law Committee, 1990 - 1993 (Chair)
  • Worrall F. Mountain Inns of Court, 1989 - 1994 (Barrister/Master)
  • District X Ethics Committee, 1990 - 1993 (Member)
  • Seton Hall University, School of Law, Steering Committee, Capital Campaign, - 2008
  • Seton Hall University, School of Law, Board of Regents, - 2008
  • New Jersey State Bar Association/Foundation, Steering Committee, Capital Campaign, - 2008 (Co-Chair)
  • Completed Mediation Training for Admission to Roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases
  • National Conference on Pro Se Litigation, - 1999 (State Team Member)
  • ABA Lobby Day, Washington, D.C., 2003 - 2012 (Participant)
  • Marylawn of the Oranges Alumni Association (Member)


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1981
  • Seton Hall University, Newark, New Jersey, 1977

Past Positions

  • Donahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome, O'Donnell & Weisberg P.C., Partner, 1998 - 2012
  • Courter, Kobert, Laufer & Cohen, P.C., Partner, 1991 - 1998
  • Boyar, Higgins & Hayden, Associate and Partner, 1984 - 1991
  • Sweeneym Boznoleis, Staehle & Woodward, Associate, 1982 - 1984
  • Honorable George P. Helfrich, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Secretary, 1981 - 1982


Other Sources of Feedback About Lynn Fontaine Newsome

Included on the 2023 New Jersey list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Lynn Fontaine Newsome on Super Lawyers


  • Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Essex County Bar Association, Samuel Saiber Professionalism Award, 2009
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Pro Bono Award, 2008
  • Women's Political Caucus, Mary Philbrook Award, 2007
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Tischler Award, 2006
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2004
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2008
  • Marylawn of the Oranges Alumni Achievement Award, - 2007
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register for Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012

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Office Information


100 Southgate ParkwaySuite 190 Morristown, NJ 07960


  • 973-692-6377

Accepts Credit Cards


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