In 2013, he received the Medal of Honor from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the highest award given by the organization. In 2015, he was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as winner of their first-ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” and also received the Essex County Bar Association’s Samuel S. Saiber Professional Achievement Award.
Previously, Mr. Badolato served as Chairman of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Supreme Court’s Committee on “E” Filing, and the New Jersey Commission on Ethics 20/20. He is also a former member of Governor Christie’s Advisory Panel for New Jersey Judicial Appointments.
In addition to his many other appointments, Mr. Badolato is the former president of both the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association.
Mr. Badolato earned his law degree from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University. He and his wife Betty reside in Verona. They have five children.