NAME: JOHN J. D’ANTON
ADDRESS: 21 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 2119
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
E –MAIL: DANTONLAW1@OPTONLINE.NET
Member of the New Jersey Bar / Admission: December 10, 1974.
Member of the Federal District Court of New Jersey.
Member of the Federal Court of New York – Eastern District & Southern District.
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey
(J.D. June, 1974)
Recipient of Nathan N. Schildkraut Award for Appellate
Rutgers Law Review- An editor 4/73 - 4/74.
Case note, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
Pyramid Sales Schemes 27 Rutgers Law Review (1973).
COLLEGE: Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey Newark
College of Arts & Sciences, B.A. magna cum laude 1971, with Honors in Political Science.
Phi Sigma Alpha (political science honor fraternity).
President of Student Body, 1/70 - 12/70.
Selected Outstanding Senior, Class of 1971
By the Newark College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Associates.
Member, Executive Committee of Alumni Association
DATA: Law Secretary to the Honorable Theodore W.
Trautwein, Assignment Judge, Bergen County, September, 1974 to September 1975.
Associate with Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal, 1980 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey- September, 1975 to November, 1976.
Private practice to present - consisting of a variety of different types of civil and criminal litigation in the areas of matrimonial, personal injury and commercial, land use experience, including numerous applications before planning boards and boards of adjustment on behalf of applicants and/or objectors and varied municipal law questions, and municipal representation including real property tax appeals.
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Borough of Ridgefield Public Defender, (1979).
Borough of Ridgefield Prosecutor
Assistant County Counsel, Bergen County, (1/1984 - 12/1985).
Township Attorney, Township of Mahwah,
(6/1989 - 6/1994).
Planning Board Attorney, Township of Mahwah,
(6/1988 - 6/1989).
Planning Board Attorney, Borough of Waldwick,
(1/1988 to 2002).
Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Borough of Waldwick,
(8/2009 to present).
Borough Attorney, Borough of Park Ridge,
(1/1988 to 2008).
Borough Attorney, Borough of Leonia
(1/1996 - 12/1998).
Special Counsel, Township of South Hackensack
ACTIVITIES: Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association,
(1979 to present).
Editorial Board NJSBA Magazine, New Jersey Lawyer, (1982 to present).
Vice-Chairman of the Editorial Board of NJSBA Magazine,
(New Jersey Lawyer, 1987 - 88).
Member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar Association, (May, 1979 to 1982).
Member of the Bergen County Bar Association,
(1979 to present).
Chairman of the Bergen County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, (May 1979 to May 1980).
President Bergen County Bar Association
(5/1993 - 5/1994).
Member Bergen County Bar Foundation,
(1/1998 to 2007).
President Bergen County Bar Foundation.
(5/1999 to 5/2001).
Member of the Bergen County Bar Committee, Pro Bono
Legal Services, (1983 - 1984).
Member of the Bergen County Bar Association Judicial Performance Committee, (1986).
Chairman of the Bergen County Bar Association Judicial Performance Committee, (1987).
Member Judicial Appointment Committee,
(4/1999 to 2002).
President County Bar Presidents Association,
ACTIVITIES: Member of Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee, (1978 - 1980).
Chairman Fee Arbitration Committee District IIB,
Member of Supreme Court Ethics Committee District IIB,
Bergen County, (1983 - 1985).
Chairman Ethics Committee District IIB
(1985 - 1986).
AWARDS/HONORS: Recipient Legal Services Award, (June, 1985 for exceptional public service).
Recipient Legal Services Award for service in Alternatives to Domestic Violence Panel, (October, 1987).
Recipient Bergen County Bar Foundation Lawyer Achievement Award (2001).
ACTIVITIES: Past membership Ridgefield UNICO,
Trustee Mahwah School Foundation,
(6/2001 to 2009).
Trustees Hope & Dreams Foundation.