J. Peter Jost
J. Peter Jost practices law in Clinton, Hunterdon County, with emphasis on local government law. He is a graduate of Colby College and Rutgers Law School. He served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. A. Donald McKenzie and the Hon. James M. Cauley in Union County, NJ. He was associated with the firm of Hauck & McIntyre in Clinton from 1973 until 1977, when he opened his own law firm. Mr. Jost has been the municipal attorney for the Borough of Califon since 1976 and represented the Township of Union in Hunterdon County from 1977 to 2020, and presently serves asSpecial Counsel to Union Township. He also currently represents the Board of Ethics of the City of New Brunswick in Middlesex County. He served as attorney for the Borough of Glen Gardner for 40 years. He formerly served as municipal attorney for the Townships of Alexandria and Kingwood in Hunterdon County and the Township of Greenwich in Warren County, and as attorney for the Holland Township Board of Adjustment. He has served as special counsel for a number of other municipalities in Hunterdon County. He is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and the Hunterdon County and New Jersey State Bar Associations. He holds the Diplomate in Municipal Law from the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and Rutgers University. He received the 1997 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and the Hunterdon County Bar Association. He is a past president of the North Hunterdon Kiwanis Club and a past trustee of the Lavallette Yacht Club. He is a past president of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and presently serves as Executive Director of the Institute.