A skilled and respected legal expert in serious personal injury, wrongful death cases, complex litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and consumer fraud. One of the few New
Jersey attorneys recognized and published as an authority on wrongful death law.
Handled thousands of serious injury and death cases and tried more than 100 to jury verdicts. Listed as one of"The Best Lawyers in America" in the personal injury category. This is a published
listing of the nation's best lawyers by specialty area selected by his peers.
Credited with helping change the rights of fire, police and emergency personnel and their
families to recover damages in third party cases when they are seriously injured or killed on the
job. Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Past president of the Association of
Trial Lawyers, New Jersey branch. Charter member of the South Jersey Chapter of the American
Board of Trial Advocates. Founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.Certified as a
civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Author of nine books and more than 50 articles on trial advocacy and plaintiff practice, including, The Trial Notebook, 4th ed. (2000 West Publishing Co.), and The Deposition Notebook 3rd ed. (2000 West Publishing Co.). Teaches and lectures nationally and statewide at many trial lawyer conferences, including the National College of Trial Advocacy at Harvard and Duke University law schools and the New Jersey Judicial Conference of Judges.
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of three attorneys in the firm who has tried
and settled cases bringing more than one million dollars to the client. Graduate of Villanova
University with a BA cum laude, doctorate in law from Rutgers University Law School, a writer
and member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., raised in Pennsauken, NJ and a homeowner in Margate, NJ since 1973.
Enjoys traveling with his family.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.