The past year has been full of challenges for litigators. But Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins has continued to grow, with a head count of 62, for a net increase of 8 lawyers in 2020 and 2021. The Springfield firm is best known for its personal injury practice but offers services ranging from professional negligence to representing young victims of school bullying.

Founded in 1978 by Kenneth Javerbaum and Jack Wurgaft, Javerbaum Wurgaft handled a variety of matters until 1982, when the New Jersey Supreme Court created a civil trial attorney certification, allowing those with the credentials to pay referral fees to other attorneys who sent cases their way. The partners homed in on personal injury, were certified that year and began marketing themselves to other lawyers.