Jonathan N. Frodella

Jonathan N. Frodella

Associate
jfrodella@lcrlaw.com

Jonathan Frodella serves as special counsel to municipalities and other government agencies for matters arising under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and the common-law right of access to public records. Jonathan advises on specific requests for records and best practices for structuring internal guidelines and procedures to promote compliance with government transparency laws, including requests for police records. Jonathan also defends government entities, Municipal Clerks and police custodians against records-related lawsuits brought throughout the State. Jonathan publishes and presents on OPRA frequently, and he is available as a speaker for both government and private associations.

Jonathan also litigates commercial disputes in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, and his commercial litigation practice is informed by his experience as a transactional attorney 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 served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David J. Weaver, J.S.C. in both Sussex and Morris Counties.

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

Selected Publications

Jonathan N. Frodella, Blurring the Line Between Personal and Professional for Public Employees, 224 N.J. L.J. 31 (2018)

Jonathan N. Frodella, Victims of Serious Crimes Need More Protection Under OPRA, 225 N.J. L.J. 3 (2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella, OPRA Forms and Indictable Offense Certifications, The Quill, Vol. 67 No. 2 (2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella and Ursula H. Leo, Making Attorney Invoices Generic, but Detailed, New Jersey Law Journal – Commentary (August 21, 2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella and Ursula H. Leo, Making Attorney Invoices Generic, but Detailed, Nat’l Ass’n of Legal Fee Analysis (Aug. 27, 2019), http://www.thenalfa.org/blog/article-making-attorney-invoices-generic-but-detailed/

Jonathan N. Frodella, Conflicting Standards for Disclosure of Domestic Violence Records Under OPRA, 225 N.J. L.J. 40 (2019)

EDUCATION

Duke University School of Law, J.D.

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

ADMISSIONS

New York

New Jersey

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

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

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey



Jonathan N. Frodella

Associate
jfrodella@lcrlaw.com

Jonathan Frodella serves as special counsel to municipalities and other government agencies for matters arising under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and the common-law right of access to public records. Jonathan advises on specific requests for records and best practices for structuring internal guidelines and procedures to promote compliance with government transparency laws, including requests for police records. Jonathan also defends government entities, Municipal Clerks and police custodians against records-related lawsuits brought throughout the State. Jonathan publishes and presents on OPRA frequently, and he is available as a speaker for both government and private associations.

Jonathan also litigates commercial disputes in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, and his commercial litigation practice is informed by his experience as a transactional attorney 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 served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David J. Weaver, J.S.C. in both Sussex and Morris Counties.

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

Selected Publications

Jonathan N. Frodella, Blurring the Line Between Personal and Professional for Public Employees, 224 N.J. L.J. 31 (2018)

Jonathan N. Frodella, Victims of Serious Crimes Need More Protection Under OPRA, 225 N.J. L.J. 3 (2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella, OPRA Forms and Indictable Offense Certifications, The Quill, Vol. 67 No. 2 (2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella and Ursula H. Leo, Making Attorney Invoices Generic, but Detailed, New Jersey Law Journal – Commentary (August 21, 2019)

Jonathan N. Frodella and Ursula H. Leo, Making Attorney Invoices Generic, but Detailed, Nat’l Ass’n of Legal Fee Analysis (Aug. 27, 2019), http://www.thenalfa.org/blog/article-making-attorney-invoices-generic-but-detailed/

Jonathan N. Frodella, Conflicting Standards for Disclosure of Domestic Violence Records Under OPRA, 225 N.J. L.J. 40 (2019)