Mr. Hontz is a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law. He was named Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Sussex County Bar Association in 2007. He concentrates his practice on elder law, estate planning, estate administration, guardianships, and Medicaid qualification. Mr. Hontz is active in local religious and civic organizations.

Community Service

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Sussex Bank
Vise-Chair, Board of Direcrors, Sussex Bancorp
President, Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce (2001)
President, Newton Cemetery Company
Founding Trustee, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (1993)
Best Overall Firefighter, Sussex County Fire Academy (1995)
Member, Newton Rotary Club (1995-Present)

United Methodist Church
Certified Law Speaker/Lay Servant (Skylands District/Current)
Lay Leader, First United Methodist Church of Newton (current)
Church School Superintendent (10 years)
Director of Cherub & Junior Choirs; Director of Wind Ensemble; Coffee House Director
Former Trustee, Finance Chair and Stewardship Chair, Staff Parsh Relations

Participant, National United Methodist Youth Conference, Orlando, Florida (June 2015)


  • 1992, New Jersey
  • 2001, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1992, Pennsylvania
  • 1992, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School Attended

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Class of 1992, J.D., Dean's Award

University Attended

  • Princeton University, Class of 1989, A.B., with high honors 
  • Vanderbilt University, Class of 1992, M.A., History

Associations & Memberships

  • Sussex County Bar Association (President, 2003-2004)
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Member)

Representative Cases

  • In the Matter of the Estate of Pakdee Peck, 429 N.J. Super. 409 (Ch. Div. 2012)
  • Knowlton Riverside Estates, Inc. v. Planning Board of Knowlton Township, 347 N.J. Super. 362 (App. Div. 2002)