Kenneth Javerbaum and Gerald Baker are among New Jersey’s leading litigators and teachers in the field of personal injury law, and now they are going to practice together in a 22-lawyer operation with offices in four counties.

As of next month, Baker and his two partners will be of counsel to 19-lawyer Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, giving the Springfield firm its first substantial presence in Hudson County.