Jonathan N. Frodella

Jonathan N. Frodella

Associate
jfrodella@lcrlaw.com

My goal is to allow my clients to manage and grow their businesses without being distracted by litigation. Prevention is the best strategy, so I encourage my clients to meet with me regularly to make sure they are doing everything in their power to protect themselves and prevent litigation.

Jonathan Frodella practices in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, representing clients at trial and on appeal in matters ranging from complex disputes in scientific and technological spaces to personal and small-business disputes. Representative matters include successfully defending against claims for corporate successor liability, personal liability for corporate actions, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract. Representative clients include military subcontractors, suppliers of laboratory and medical equipment, commercial and residential landlords, and banking organizations. Jonathan’s commercial litigation practice is informed by his experience as a transactional attorney in New York, and he continues to provide transactional services at Laddey, Clark & Ryan (“LCR”).

Jonathan also counsels municipalities on a wide range of issues, including the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”). Jonathan has published on OPRA in the New Jersey Law Journal and has presented on OPRA, OPMA, and other issues to various government and citizen associations. Additionally, he litigates and advises on municipal disputes, including defense against actions in lieu of prerogative writs and actions filed against government entities in administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining LCR, Jonathan served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David J. Weaver, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, serving in both Sussex and Morris Counties. Previously, Jonathan was an associate in the New York office of a major law firm, where he focused his practice on representing lenders in motion picture and television financing transactions. The values of the loans Jonathan worked on in New York ranged from the tens of millions to a $1.875 billion facility believed to be among the largest ever extended in Hawaii.

Jonathan attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, from which he earned a B.M. in vocal performance. While at UNCSA, he received the Sarah Graham Kenan Award for Excellence, which included a full-tuition merit scholarship.  He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Student Note Editor of the Alaska Law Review. 

Community Service

  • Family Promise of Sussex County, Board of Trustees
  • Sparta Historical Society, Advisory Board

EDUCATION

Duke University School of Law, J.D.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, B.M.

ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York



Jonathan N. Frodella

Associate
jfrodella@lcrlaw.com

My goal is to allow my clients to manage and grow their businesses without being distracted by litigation. Prevention is the best strategy, so I encourage my clients to meet with me regularly to make sure they are doing everything in their power to protect themselves and prevent litigation.

Jonathan Frodella practices in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, representing clients at trial and on appeal in matters ranging from complex disputes in scientific and technological spaces to personal and small-business disputes. Representative matters include successfully defending against claims for corporate successor liability, personal liability for corporate actions, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract. Representative clients include military subcontractors, suppliers of laboratory and medical equipment, commercial and residential landlords, and banking organizations. Jonathan’s commercial litigation practice is informed by his experience as a transactional attorney in New York, and he continues to provide transactional services at Laddey, Clark & Ryan (“LCR”).

Jonathan also counsels municipalities on a wide range of issues, including the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”). Jonathan has published on OPRA in the New Jersey Law Journal and has presented on OPRA, OPMA, and other issues to various government and citizen associations. Additionally, he litigates and advises on municipal disputes, including defense against actions in lieu of prerogative writs and actions filed against government entities in administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining LCR, Jonathan served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David J. Weaver, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, serving in both Sussex and Morris Counties. Previously, Jonathan was an associate in the New York office of a major law firm, where he focused his practice on representing lenders in motion picture and television financing transactions. The values of the loans Jonathan worked on in New York ranged from the tens of millions to a $1.875 billion facility believed to be among the largest ever extended in Hawaii.

Jonathan attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, from which he earned a B.M. in vocal performance. While at UNCSA, he received the Sarah Graham Kenan Award for Excellence, which included a full-tuition merit scholarship.  He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Student Note Editor of the Alaska Law Review. 

Community Service

  • Family Promise of Sussex County, Board of Trustees
  • Sparta Historical Society, Advisory Board