Founded in 1993, Tomes & Hanratty P.C. has worked to provide New Jersey clients with attentive and effective legal services regarding a wide variety of legal services. We hope that our legal support has exceeded your expectations. We strive to offer you, our client, the personalized attention and skillful representation that best serves your interests. As always, we are honored you chose our firm for your legal needs and hope to be a legal resource to you in the future. Your opinion is important to us. Please take the time to fill out our survey or leave a review on the various pages below. Thank you very much for choosing Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for your legal needs.

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“Had the pleasure of using Mrs. Tomes after having to deal with an unpleasant situation. She is very professional and always did what she said that she was going to do. She kept me updated on my case and was always accommodating with my busy schedule. Best of all she won the case for me!”

-Kim, AVVO


“We all at some point fall under financial stress. I am no different. Even though I made efforts to pay back my debts and not file for bankruptcy, there was a bank that would not work with me, Citibank. I can say that other banks worked with me and helped me repay. Unfortunately, it led to judgment and eventually, recently wage garnishing. The practice was so aggressive by the Collecting Law Firm, and the information so misleading and empty that I needed help. Edward Hanratty has represented me in two case. One in which a settlement was agreed and most recently, an illegitimate wage garnishing. He was able to have the wage garnishing dismissed and now we are proceeding to have the judgment disposed of. Very professional and determined, Ted Hanratty’s commitment to helping you is genuine. I am grateful that I have met him!”


“Mrs. Tomes made me feel at ease while in the courtroom. She handled my personality well and immediately comforted me. I would recommend her to anyone! She goes above and beyond being a good lawyer. My stress was immediately diminished when she walked into the courtroom because she was so confident. I was very happy with her and will use her again whenever I have a problem. Fantastic job.”

-Carolyn, Avvo

“From day 1, I knew I would be in good hands with Frances. Throughout my case she remained attentive, understanding, and caring every step of the way. With her expert legal knowledge and assistance I received the long-awaited medical care and settlement I deserved. Without her help I would not be where I am today. Thank you Frances for helping me get my life back!”

-Samantha, Avvo

“It is very apparent that Ms. Tomes knows the law as much as any attorney could. However, that is not what makes Ms. Tomes such a professional alone. Ms. Tomes has a unique talent in that she has not only the command of the law but holds great and true compassion along with empathy as well.

In my 55 years, I’ve had need to require legal services, be it for real estate, financial etc., and while I’ve been very lucky to have worked with very fine attorney’s, Ms. Tomes sincerely rises above what I’ve come across. She listens, truly listens. I could not recommend her highly enough and if you find yourself in need of an attorney, please do yourself a favor and visit her law firm. You will not be disappointed.

I have now worked with her twice.”

-Tom, Avvo

“Very kind and great listeners. Felt comfortable through the whole process.”

-Private Individual,

“I had a case against me and she got the case dismissed. I’ve worked with her twice and both times she got the cases dismissed. If you’re being harassed by a collection agency in NJ, she is a great resource to help.”

-Anonymous, AVVO