John Knapp

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John T. Knapp, Esq. is a partner at the firm of Simon, O’Brien & Knapp, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State University and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a faculty scholar. Immediately after law school, Mr. Knapp was associated with a busy general practice firm where he worked his way up to partner and headed the firm’s matrimonial practice. 

In 2009, Mr. Knapp joined Simon & O’Brien, P.C. as counsel, and he became a partner in 2012. Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Knapp has headed the firm’s domestic violence practice area while also representing clients in all phases is matrimonial litigation including bench trials, plenary hearings, arbitration hearings, mediations (both as a mediator and as a client advocate), appeals, motions, depositions and settlement negotiations. He has handled matrimonial matters involving domestic abuse, equitable distribution, alimony, ante-nuptial agreements, complex real estate holdings, business valuations, custody and parenting time issues, child support, parental alienation, family trusts, grandparental visitation, paternity and high net worth.     

Mr. Knapp is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Knapp has served as a mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court and volunteers his time as a panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program in Morris and Sussex Counties. He is a member of the Morris County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations as well as the New Jersey Association for Justice. 

Mr. Knapp was counsel on the following published appellate opinions: 

Fields v. Thompson Printing Co., 363 F3d 259 (3d Cir. 2004)

Davis v. Strazza, 380 N.J. Super. 476 (App. Div. 2005), certification denied, 186 N.J. 242 (2006)

Manger v. Manger, 417 N.J. Super. 370 (App. Div 2010)