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 has served on its board since 2001. 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-Present)
  • 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