Frank L. Corrado

Frank L. CorradoFrank L. Corrado concentrates his practice in civil rights and constitutional law, with a special emphasis on the First Amendment. In addition, he practices municipal law, and provides counsel and representation in real estate matters to both developers and individuals. Mr. Corrado is a past president of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and served on its board from 2001 – 2023. He continues to serve as a cooperating counsel with the ACLU-NJ. In the past Frank has been an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers-Camden Law School and a visiting professor at Richard Stockton College, where he taught courses on Constitutional Law and the First Amendment. Before becoming an attorney, he was for 12 years a reporter and editor at the Atlantic City Press.

Areas of Practice

  • Constitutional & First Amendment Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning, Planning, and Land Use
  • Business Litigation

Certifications, Service, and Affiliations

  • Past President, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (2009-2014)
  • Board Member American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (2001-2023)
  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers-Camden Law School (1991-2014)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (1998-2001)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd, 4th and 11th Circuits
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1983


  • B.A., Harvard College (English), 1971 – magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law – Camden, 1983 – summa cum laude

Representative Cases

  • NuWave Inv. Corp. v. Hyman Beck & Co., 221 N.J. 495 (2015)
  • State v. Pomianek, 221 N.J. 66 (2015)
  • W.J.A. v. D.A., 210 N.J. 229 (2012)
  • In re Perskie, 207 N.J. 275 (2011)
  • Reilly v. City of Atlantic City, 532 F.2d 216 (3d Cir. 2008)
  • Pomykacz v. Borough of West Wildwood, 438 F. Supp. 2d 504 (D.N.J. 2006)
  • Downey v. Coalition Against Rape & Abuse, 143 F. Supp. 2d 423 (D.N.J. 2001)


  • “When Does a Public Employee Speak as a Citizen?” AAJ Civil Rights Newsletter, Winter 2009
  • “The Problem of the ‘State Secrets’ Privilege,” New Jersey Lawyer, October 2009
  • “How Transparency Protects Privacy in Government Records,” Social Science Research Network, May 23, 2011, (with Grayson Barber, Esquire)
  • “The Use of Prior Restraints on Publication in the Age of Wikileaks,” New Jersey Lawyer, June 2017 (with CJ Griffin Esquire).
  • “Protecting Private Employee’s Speech,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Volume 39, No. 2/April2018
  • “Enduring Legacy of Seditious Libel Protections Worth Preserving,” New Jersey Lawyer, December 2020