Our law firm was originally founded by Richard D. McOmber and Adrienne Haroutunian McOmber in 1974. Their first office was located on Front Street in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Richard grew up in Toms River, New Jersey and attended Wheaton College (IL) where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon graduation from Wheaton, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves through its ROTC program and was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate. He received a deferment from active-duty service to attend Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.
Adrienne grew up in Clifton, New Jersey and attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, she also became a student at Rutgers University School of Law. She was one of the very small number of women attending law school at that time.
Richard and Adrienne met and married in 1964 while they were students at law school. They were both selected to serve as Editors of the Rutgers Law Review and were graduated from law school in 1965. Richard was graduated with Honors.
After law school, Richard and Adrienne served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) for three years during the Vietnam Conflict. They were the first married couple to serve together in the JAGC. They each attained the rank of Captain. Richard served as the Staff Judge Advocate of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. Adrienne was assigned to the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office at Fort Myer in Virginia and later to the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. Upon discharge, they each were awarded an Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
After their military service, Richard and Adrienne chose to live in Monmouth County which is midway between Toms River and Clifton. Richard joined a law firm in Middletown as an associate and became a partner of the firm. While there, Richard represented major clients such as Monmouth Medical Center, several large banking institutions, many businesses, and the Long Branch Board of Education.
Adrienne set up her own law practice in Fair Haven. At the time, she was one of the few women lawyers practicing in Monmouth County. Within a few years, she established a thriving matrimonial practice representing primarily women in divorce cases. She was very active in the Monmouth Bar Association where she served as the Chairperson of the Family Law Committee and became the first woman to serve as President of the Monmouth Bar Association.
In 1974, Richard decided to leave the Middletown law firm. Adrienne and he joined forces and established a partnership named “McOmber & McOmber” and opened an office in Red Bank. In 1977, they incorporated the law firm and it became known as “McOmber & McOmber, P.C.” Richard and Adrienne developed a flourishing practice representing large national corporations, banks, many local businesses, boards of education, charitable organizations as well as individuals in many areas of law.
Thereafter, they added two partners and several associates and moved to larger offices in Red Bank. When the firm outgrew that office space, in 1980 Richard and Adrienne built the “McOmber Professional Building” for the firm in Red Bank where the main office of the firm is now located.
Richard and Adrienne’s two sons, R. Armen McOmber and Christian V. McOmber, followed in their footsteps and became attorneys and partners of the firm. Armen joined the firm as an associate in 1998 and became a partner in 2001. Christian became an associate in 2010 and a partner in 2013.
In 2020, Richard and Adrienne became “Of Counsel” and turned over control of the firm to Armen and Christian who became the managing partners. Under their sons’ leadership, the firm has grown significantly and has enlarged and diversified its areas of practice. In 2020 Matthew A. Luber, who joined the firm as an partner in 2015, became a managing partner and the firm was renamed “McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.” The firm now has offices in Red Bank, Marlton and Newark.