Charles C. Abut

Of Counsel

Family Law


Charles C. Abut is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Charles has successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases. He is a court-accredited mediator by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. He has also litigated a number of cases resulting in reported decisions, including Piscopo v. Piscopo, Rogers & Hammerstein v. Gilchinsky and Jacqueline Onassis v. Christian Dior. He has lectured for the New Jersey Judicial College and is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Education. Charles has published articles in the New Jersey Law Journal and New Jersey Lawyer, and has made television appearances on ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNBC. He has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Bergen Record. Prior to becoming an attorney, Charles was on active duty with the United States Army Military Police.



  • Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, J.D., 1972
  • Columbia University New York, New York, B.A., cum laude, 1969


  • French & German.
  • U.S. Army Military Police.

Media Credits

  • Television appearances on ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNBC; quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bergen Record, and others.

Representative Clients

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Heineken, USA, Inc., Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, The New York Post, Fuji America, Inc.

Published Opinions

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein v. Gilchinsky,
    311 N.J. Super. 339 (App. Div. 1998), reversed 159 N.J. 463 (1999).
  • Piscopo v. Piscopo, 231 N.J.Super. 568 (Ch.Div. 1988), affirmed 232 N.J.Super.
    559(App.Div. 1989), certif. denied 117 N.J. 156 (1989).
  • Jacqueline Onassis v. Christian Dior et al., 472 N.Y.S.2d 254 (1984).
  • In Re Probe, 117 Misc. 2d 21 (Sup.Ct. N.Y. 1982).
  • Bsales v. Texaco, 516 F. Supp. 655 (D.N.J. 1981).
  • Simmons Oil v. Bulk Sales Corp., 498 F. Supp. 457 (D.N.J. 1980).
  • Norton v. Vena, 122 N.J. Super. 461 (App.Div. 1973), certif. granted 63 N.J. 424 (1973), reversed summarily 67 N.J. 318 (1973).


  • Speaker, New Jersey Judicial College
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Accredited Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts

Honors & Accolades