Frank Vitolo is a partner with Riker Danzig. He has practiced law in New Jersey and New York for over fifteen years. Before returning to New Jersey, where he was born and raised, Frank practiced law at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm.
Frank concentrates his practice in litigation, products liability, land use, aviation, school law and government affairs. He has obtained favorable outcomes for clients involved in complex partnership and real estate disputes, won dismissal of products liability and consumer fraud actions in federal and State courts and obtained government approvals for significant commercial, mixed-used and residential development projects in Morris County, New Jersey and beyond.
Frank believes that frequent communication is critical in a client relationship to help manage expectations, allow for informed decisions and avoid billing surprises. In this way, he has been successful in building solid long-term relationships with his clients.
Frank also believes in community service and civic engagement. For example, in 2012, Frank was appointed by Governor Christie to serve as a Commissioner of the Morristown Housing Authority. That same year, he was elected to the Board of Morris Arts, a non-profit, community-based arts organization, and won a seat on the Board of the Morristown Partnership, which oversees Morristown’s Special Improvement District. Frank was elected Chair of the Morristown Partnership in 2017, and re-elected Chair and President in 2019.
In 2015, Frank was elected Board Member for the Table of Hope, a Morristown community soup kitchen that provides meals to over 100 individuals every weeknight. In connection with his work for the Table of Hope, Frank was selected by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce as the “Exemplary Private Sector Leader Not-For-Profit Excellence Award Winner.” Recently, Frank also joined the Board of Morristown Beautiful.
He is also the Political Director for the Morris County Republican Committee. In 2009, he was a candidate for Morristown Town Council and, by reaching across the aisle to earn the support of Democrats and Independents, received the most votes of any Morristown Republican candidate in fifteen years.