Firm,* Rank
No. of Attys.
No. of Staff
Starting
Representative
Total
N.J.
Total
N.J.
Salaries
Clients
1
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Morristown
Also Boston; Greenwood Village, CO; Newark; New York City; Philadelphia; Ridgewood; Hartford, CT; Southport, CT; Wilmington, DE

Banking/finance, bankruptcy, construction, corporate compliance/ transactions, environment, fidelity/surety, franchise, health care, hotels/resorts, insurance, labor/employment, litigation, private client services, real estate, tax, white-collar crime

Managing partner: Edward Deutsch; CFO/ COO: John Dunlea; director of professional and business development: Nicole Alexander
301
206
265
181
$110,000, plus semi-annual bonuses
Citigroup Global Markets, Crum & Forster Insurance Co., Harleysville Insurance Co., Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., UBS Financial Services, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Zurich American Insurance
2
Lowenstein Sandler
Roseland
Also New York City; Palo Alto, CA

Bankruptcy, capital markets, class action/derivative litigation, corporate finance/securities, employment, environmenta, insurance, investment management, IP, M&A, real estate, specialty finance, venture capital/angel investing, white-collar criminal defense

Chairman/CEO: Gary Wingens; chief administrative officer: David Casey; marketing director: Jennifer Fidlon-Bugat
256
193
296
249
$140,000, plus
qualitative
and
quantitative bonuses
DND
3
McCarter & English
Newark
Also Boston; Hartford, CT; New York City; Philadelphia; Stamford, CT; Wilmington, DE

Bankruptcy/restructuring, business/financial services, corporate/securities/financial institutions, insurance, IP/IT, labor/employment, product liability, real estate, tax

Chairman: Michael P. Kelly; managing partner: Stephen Vajtay Jr.; chief operating officer: John Brefach; chief advancement officer: Geoffrey Goldberg
393
181
439
264
$135,000 (Newark)
AstraZeneca, Formosa Plastics Corp. U.S.A., General Electric Inc., Honeywell, J-M Manufacturing Co., Transamerica Corp.
4
Archer & Greiner
Haddonfield
Also Flemington; Georgetown, DE;
Hackensack; New York City; Philadelphia; Princeton; Wilmington, DE

Corporate, environment, IP, labor/employment, litigation, matrimonial/family, real estate/land use, trusts/estates

Chairman: James Carll; president and administrator: Christopher Gibson; COO: Stacey Sinclair; marketing director: Brian Lovequist
208
169
184
163
$110,000
Delaware River Port Authority, ExxonMobil Corp., Pulte Home Corp.
5
Day Pitney
Parsippany
Also Boston; Greenwich, CT; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; New York City; Stamford, CT; Washington, DC; West Hartford, CT


Commercial, corporate/business, distressed assets, employee benefits, energy/utility, environment/land use, financial services, individual clients, insurance, IP, labor/employment, real estate, white-collar defense/ internal investigations

Executive committee chairman: Stanley Twardy Jr.; executive committee members: Thomas D. Goldberg, Daniel FitzMaurice, Warren Casey, Jonathan Handler, Kathy Lawler, G. Warren Whitaker
325
164
325
150
$130,000
(Parsippany)
DND
6
Fox Rothschild
Atlantic City
Also Blue Bell, PA; Exton, PA; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; Roseland; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Warrington, PA; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE

Bankruptcy, casino, corporate, environment, health care, IP, labor/employment, litigation, real estate/land use, securities, tax/wealth planning

Managing partners (NJ): Eric Wood (Atlantic City), Stanley Goodman (Roseland), Matthew Lubart (Princeton); administrative partner: Mark Silow; firm co-chairs: Phillip Griffin (Princeton), Abraham Reich
550
159
649
133
$125,000
(Princeton); $115,000
(Atlantic
City); $125,000 (Roseland)
DND
7
Gibbons
Newark
Also New York City; Philadelphia; Trenton; Wilmington, DE

Business/commercial, construction, corporate, criminal defense, employment, financial restructuring/creditors’ rights, governmental affairs, insurance, IP, life sciences, product liability, real property/environment, securities

Chairman and managing director: Patrick C. Dunican Jr.; chief marketing officer: Dawn Afanador
230
158
165
136
$140,000, plus $5,000- $10,000 judicial clerkship bonus
DND
8
Sills Cummis & Gross
Newark
Also New York City; Princeton

Banking/finance, class actions, complex litigation, construction, corporate/ securities, corporate internal investigations/white-collar crime, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, employment/labor, health care, IP, M&A, product liability defense, real estate/tax

Chairman: Steven Gross; managing partner: R. Max Crane
151
151
157
157
$135,000, plus $3,000 technology bonus
DND
9
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Morristown
Also London; New York City; Trenton

ADR, appellate, bankruptcy, corporate, education, environment, family, financial, governmental affairs, health care, insurance, IP, labor/employment, litigation, public finance, public utilities, real estate, tax, trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Glenn Clark; administrator: Jack Berkowitz; marketing director: Richelle Delavan
150
140
168
162
$130,000
Bank of America, Crum & Forster Corp., Echo Complex, Global Reinsurance Co. of America, Harleysville Insurance Co., IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, New Jersey Bankers Association, New York Community Bank, Provident Savings Bank, Riverstone Group, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Sovereign Bank, UBS, Wakefern Food Corp.
10
Wolff & Samson
West Orange
Also New York City; Trenton


Bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, commercial/white-collar litigation and investigations, corporate/banking/securities, employment/employee benefits, environment/renewable energy, fidelity/surety/construction, financial services, health/hospital, IP/technology, private equity, product liability/toxic tort, public finance, real estate/development/land use, regulatory affairs, tax/trusts/estates

Managing partner: David Schlossberg; administrator: James Mortenson; marketing director: Mary Che
128
127
98
98
$122,500, plus potential hourly bonus and 20 percent business
origination bonus
DND
11
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge
Also Eatontown; New York City; Philadelphia


Business, commercial real estate, complex commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, criminal, education, employment, environment, family, financial services, health, land use, personal injury, mass torts/class actions, public finance, public utilities, redevelopment, trusts/estates, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Brian Molloy; executive director: Ronald Henry; marketing director: Amy Adams
131
121
174
165
$110,000, plus $5,000
signing bonus
Carteret 12 Development Corp., Denholtz Associates-NJ, Eastman Management Corp., EFFISOLAR Energy Corp., F. Greek Development Group, Forsgate Industrial Complex, Hess Corp., Investors Bank, McGuireWoods, Middlesex County Utilities and Improvement authorities, New Jersey Food Council, Nixon Peabody, The Provident Bank, Titan Research and Development, Wakefern Food Corp.
12
Connell Foley
Roseland
Also Cherry Hill; Jersey City; New York City;
Philadelphia

ADR, aviation, banking/finance, bankruptcy/reorganization/creditors’ rights, business, construction, corporate/transactions, crisis-management/catastrophic loss, directors/officers, environment, health/medical practice, insurance, Internet/IT, IP, labor/employment, mass tort/toxic tort, product/professional liability, public finance, real estate/land use, tax/estates, transportation

Managing partner: Michael McBride
123
118
104
101
DND
DND
13
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Florham Park
Also Albany; Chicago; Los Angeles;
Milwaukee; New York City; Philadelphia; Princeton; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Commercial litigation, construction/government contracts/, corporate/securities, corporate restructuring, employment, environment/energy, health, insurance, private equity/venture capital, product liability/mass tort, public finance, real estate, tax, trusts/estates, securities litigation/white-collar criminal defense

Regional partners in charge: Jonathan Epstein (Princeton), Andrew Joseph (Florham Park); regional administrators: Kathryn Alexander (Princeton), Shannon Epstein (Florham Park); marketing manager: Genevieve Javellana
650
117
1,452
261
$105,000 during initial training, $140,000 thereafter
Ansell Healthcare Products Inc., AT&T Mobility, Comcast Corp., Crump Group Inc., Foot Locker Inc., General Electric Co., Hampshire Real Estate Cos., Johnson & Johnson, Matrix Realty Inc., The Travelers Cos. Inc., Urban Outfitters Inc.
14
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis
Woodbridge
Also Roseland

ADR, banking/business financing, bankruptcy/reorganization, commercial litigation, community association, construction, corporate/M&A, employee benefits, employment, environment, family, product liability, real estate/land use, tax, trusts/estates, white-collar defense/corporate compliance

Managing partners: W. Raymond Felton,Mark Sobel; administrator: Robert Haas; director of business development: Diana Parker
103
103
93
93
$115,000, plus bonuses for billable hours, extraordinary performance
DND
15
Stark & Stark
Princeton
Also Marlton; Newtown, PA; New York City; Philadelphia


Banking/financial services, business/corporate, community associations, divorce, employment, litigation, nursing home litigation, personal injury, real estate, securities, trusts/estates, workers’ compensation

Co-managing partners: Lewis Pepperman, John Sakson; administrator: Paul Blankman; marketing director: Richard DeLuca 
104
89
160
140
DND
DND
16
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus
Bridgewater
Also Allentown, PA; New York City


Banking/financial services, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, business, commercial litigation/ADR, employee benefits, environment, estate, health, higher education, immigration, IP, labor/employment, matrimonial, M&A, product/professional liability/malpractice, public utility, real estate/land use, securities, tax

Managing partner: G. Robert Marcus; chief marketing officer: Edward Miller Jr.
139
88
149
89
$105,000
Bayer AG, K. Hovnanian Cos., Pfizer Inc., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo
17
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas
New Brunswick
Also Buffalo, NY; Clinton; Hammonton; New York City; Philadelphia; Wall


Automobile liability, commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment/labor, environment/mass torts/toxic torts, family, green building, health care, land use/development, municipal litigation, premises liability, product liability, professional liability, transactional/business, wills/trusts/estates, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Gary Hoagland; director of operations: Greg Deatz; marketing director: Jennifer Balas Sheeler
88
87
82
82
DND
BorgWarner Inc., Capital Health System, Clarendon Insurance Co., CNA Insurance Co., Encompass Insurance Co., Gehry Partners, Great American Insurance, HealthSouth, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., One Beacon Insurance, Partners In Care, Perry Manufacturing, Rider Insurance, RMJM Hillier, Sayreville Economic and Redevelopment Agency, Travelers
17
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Cherry Hill
Also Bethlehem, PA; Cleveland, OH; Doylestown, PA; Erie, PA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Harrisburg, PA; Hauppauge, NY; Jacksonville, FL; King of Prussia, PA; New York City; Orlando; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Roseland; Scranton, PA; Tampa, FL; Williamsport, PA; Wilmington, DE


Casualty, health-care liability, professional liability, workers’ compensation
President/CEO: Thomas Brophy; executive committee chairman: Philip Toran; chairman/COO: Peter Miller; managing shareholders: Richard Goldstein (Cherry Hill), Joseph Manning (Roseland)
452
87
574
164
DND
ACE, Allstate Insurance Co., Chartis, CNA Insurance Co., Liberty Mutual, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., U.S. Liability Insurance
19
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard
Hackensack
Also Baltimore; Fort Worth, TX; New York City; Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy, construction, corporate, employment, environment, finance/business transactions, IP, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts/estates, white-collar criminal defense/investigations

Head of management committee/managing shareholders: Michael Sirota, Samuel Weiner; COO: Steven Goldberg; marketing director: Breeanna Ebben; director of human resources: Gayle Englert 
111
83
110
92
$120,000 ($122,500 for judicial clerks)
Bed Bath & Beyond, Farmland Dairies, Goya Foods Inc., Laurus Capital Management, The Home Depot Inc., Toys “R” Us, Vornado Realty Trust
20
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman
Morristown
Also New York City; Princeton;
Westborough, MA

Bankruptcy/financial restructuring, business disputes, class actions/mass tort, commercialization/regulatory, corporate/securities, dispute resolution, education, employment, environment, government, insurance, IP, life sciences, personal injury, pharmaceutical/device, product liability, real estate/construction, tax, toxic tort, transportation, trusts/estates

Managing principal: D. Jeffrey Campbell; executive director: Karen Moore-Negast; director of marketing and client services: Rita Menz
87
77
101
96
$120,000
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Cherokee Investment Partners LLC, Datascope Corp., E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Forest Laboratories, Hertz Corp., Humanscale Corp., Huntington Learning Centers, Leggett & Platt Inc., LyondellBasell Industries, Moshe Lax, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., ProLogis, Warner Chilcott, Watson Pharmaceuticals, XL Environmental
21
Budd Larner
Short Hills
Also Cherry Hill; New York City; Philadelphia


Appellate, banking/financial transactions, commercial, corporate/finance, creditors’ rights, employment, environment, family, insurance, IP, land use, patents, personal injury, special education, technology

COO: Mitchell Rait
75
75
59
59
DND
DND
22
Capehart & Scatchard
Mount Laurel
Also Elmira, NY; Holmdel; Philadelphia; Trenton; Wilmington, DE
Banking/financial, bankruptcy/creditors, business/commercial, construction, education, elder law, environment, family, franchise, insurance, labor/employment, professional liability, public finance, real estate/land use, regulatory, transportation, trusts/estates, wills, workers’ compensation

Managing shareholder: Peter Bejsiuk; administrator: Victor Valponi; marketing department: Beth Hopkins, Carol Wright, Marie Gigliotti
70
70
66
66
DND
DND
22
Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
Westfield
Also Guangzhou, China


Full-service IP

Managing partner: William Mentlik
70
70
100
100
$140,000
Airbus, Becton Dickinson & Co., Bed Bath & Beyond, Delta Airlines, Howmedica Osteonics Corp., LG Chem, Sony Corp. of America, St. Jude Medical, Stryker Corp., Tessera, Timberland
24
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole
Teaneck
Also New York City


Banking, bankrutpcy, commercial real estate, construction, corporate, environment, government, green building, health, insurance, labor/employment, litigation, M&A, municipal, public finance, tax/estates, white-collar crimes/investigations

Co-managing partners: Joseph DeCotiis, Michael DeCotiis
72
67
DND
DND
DND
DND
24
Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster
Newark
Also Camden; New York City; Philadelphia; Red Bank

Appellate practice, business/commercial transactions, casino/resort development, commercial real estate/redevelopment/environment, complex commercial litigation, corporate political activity, education, employment/litigation, energy/ utilities, health/hospital, infrastructure/transportation/logistics, IP, labor, land use planning/zoning, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Brian Kronick; administrator: Susan Weinreb; marketing director: Penny Paul
69
67
DND
DND
DND
DND
24
Greenberg Traurig
Morristown
Also Albany; Amsterdam; Atlanta; Austin; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City; Miami; New York City; Orange County, CA; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tel Aviv; Tysons Corner, VA; Warsaw; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, DE


Business reorganization/financial restructuring, class actions, complex/high-stakes commercial litigation, energy/infrastructure, financial, insurance, IP, litigation/patent prosecution, labor/employment, M&A, real estate, trusts/estates, securities/corporate/financial services, white-collar litigation

Managing shareholder (NJ): Phillip Sellinger; business director (NJ): Kerry Jean Moore; marketing director (NJ): Joey Kaiser
1,699
67
1,836
55
DND
Alcoa, Berger Group Holdings Inc., Canon U.S.A. Inc., Deutsche Bank, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc., Toshiba American Information Systems, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
27
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
Westfield
Also New York City; Philadelphia; Red Bank; Summit

ADR, banking/finance, business counsel/transactions, construction, corporate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, divorce/family, education, employee benefits, energy/utility, environment, fidelity/surety, health care, immigration, insurance coverage/defense, labor/ employment, litigation, real estate/land use, tax, trusts/estates

President: John Blasi; executive director: Michael Harrison; marketing coordinator: Julie Frank
65
65
52
52
$88,000, plus merit-based bonus
Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of America, BMW of North America Inc., Great American Insurance Co., Lincoln Educational Services Corp., Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey Inc., Pfister Chemical Inc., Princeton Insurance Co., Volkswagen Group of America Inc.
27
Parker McCay
Mount Laurel
Also Atlantic City; Lawrenceville

Banking/finance, business, corporate, education, environment, labor/employment, land use, litigation, public finance, real estate, state/local government

Managing shareholder and CEO: Philip Norcross; administrative shareholder/COO: Stephen Mushinski
65
65
174
174
DND
DND
29
Schenck, Price, Smith & King
Florham Park
Also Paramus

Banking/finance, business transactions, commercial real estate, construction/corporate/commercial litigation, e-business/telecommunications, education, elder law/disability, environment, fiduciary litigation, health care, insurance, labor/employment, product liability defense, tax/trusts/estate litigation

Managing partner: Sidney Sayovitz
63
63
38
38
DND
Atlantic Health System, Cablevision Systems Corp., Jersey Central Power & Light JPMorgan Chase, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, State of New Jersey, TD Bank N.A.
30
Bressler, Amery & Ross
Florham Park
Also Miramar, FL; New York City


Commercial litigation, construction, corporate/business, creditors’ rights/ bankruptcy, e-discovery/information management, environment, executive compensation/ employee benefits, family, franchise, insurance/litigation, labor/employment, land use, personal injury, product liability/toxic torts, professional liability, real estate, securities, taxation, trusts/estates, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Brian Amery
97
62
DND
DND
DND
DND
31
Cooper Levenson
Atlantic City
Also Bear, DE; Cherry Hill; Harrisburg, PA; Las Vegas; Newark; Trenton


Business, casino, commercial litigation, employment, health care, land use, labor, real estate, tax

Chief executive officer: Lloyd Levenson; president: Robert Salad; chief operating officer: Kenneth Calemmo Jr.; director of marketing: Donna Vecere
67
61
84
80
DND
DND
31
Patton Boggs
Newark
Also Abu Dhabi, UAE; Anchorage; Dallas; Denver; Doha, Qatar; McLean, VA; New York City; Washington, DC

Business, complex commercial litigation, corporate, environment, homeland security, insurance, products liability, toxic torts

Regional managing partner (NY/NJ): James Tyrrell Jr.; managing partner (NJ): John McGahren; director of administration: Renee Durbecq
544
61
478
46
$160,000, plus bonus based on productivity, performance, business generation
Ford Motor Co., L-3 Communications, Monsanto, New York City/its contractors in World Trade Center litigation, Stepan Co., Texas Instruments
33
Brach Eichler
Roseland
Also New York City


Corporate, health, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts and estates

Managing member: John Fanburg; managing director: Patricia Bean; director of marketing: Alan Levine
60
60
113
113
DND
Emergency Medical Associates, Kushner Cos., New England Motor Freight, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Barnabas Corp., The Silverman Group, The Solomon Organization, Weichert
33
Coughlin Duffy
Morristown
Also New York City


Appellate, banking, commercial/construction litigation, corporate/business transactions, counseling/training, employment, environment/toxic torts, insurance/reinsurance, pharmaceutical, product liability, real estate/land use, securities litigation, taxation, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Suzanne Midlige
60
60
DND
DND
DND
DND
33
Saiber
Newark
Also Atlantic City; Florham Park; New York City; Point Pleasant Beach

Full-service firm

Managing member: William Maderer;
executive director: Karen Steinberger; director of marketing
60
60
42
42
DND
DND
33
Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso
Whippany
Also New York City; Red Bank

Complex litigation, construction, corporate/commercial transactions, education, elder law/estate planning, environment/regulatory, insurance, IP, labor/employment, municipal/public authorities, negotiations/collective bargaining, public contracting/procurement, real estate/land use

Managing partner: Lawrence S. Schwartz; executive director: Doreen Formato
60
60
45
45
DND
Chartis Insurance Co., Chilton Hospital, John J. Brunetti Construction Co., LG Electronics USA, Litton Loan Servicing, MD Webb, Montessori Children’s Academy, numerous authorities/school boards/municipalities/public agencies/charter schools, Provident Bank, Skylands Community Bank,
The Shauger Group, U.S. Liability Insurance Group, Zurich N.A., Wachovia Mortgage, Wells Fargo Bank
37
Wilson, Elser
Florham Park
Also Albany; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Stamford, CT; Dallas; Denver;Garden City, NY; Houston; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Louisville, KY; McLean, VA; Miami; New York City; Orlando; Philadelphia; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; White Plains, NY


Accountants, admiralty/marine, ADR, appellate practice, aviation, banking, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, class actions, construction, corporate, data security/privacy, directors/officers, employment, environment/toxic torts, insurance coverage/bad faith, insurance defense, IP, life/health/disability/ERISA, medical devices/pharmaceuticals, product liability, professional liability, transportation, zoning/land use

Managing partner: James Crawford Orr
799
59
716
33
DND
DND
38
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla
Red Bank
Also Trenton

Construction, corporate/business, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, environment, government investigations/white-collar crime, health care, IP/technology, international adoption, labor/employment, litigation, medical fraud/ abuse, planned real estate development, real estate/land use/development, renewable energy, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Michael Gross; executive director: Bruce Campbell; marketing director: James D’Arcy
58
58
DND
DND
DND
DND
39
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Lyndhurst
Also New York City; Ocean


Bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, commercial real estate, corporate transactions/busi-ness, environment/land use, litigation, public law, sports/entertainment, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partners: Donald Scarinci,
Kenneth Hollenbeck
55
55
DND
DND
 
DND
40
Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Lazris &          Discenza
West Orange
Also Elizabeth; Eatontown; New Brunswick; New York City


Commercial real estate, corporate/employee benefits, criminal defense, domestic violence, environment, family, health care, labor/employment, personal injury, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Barry Mandelbaum; office administrator: Robin Karpel
54
54
56
56
DND
DND
41
Reed Smith
Princeton
Also Abu Dhabi, UAE; Beijing; Century City, CA; Chicago; Dubai, UAE; Falls Church, VA; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York City; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Philadelphia; Piraeus, Greece; Pittsburgh; Richmond, VA; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Aviation, commercial/business litigation,construction, corporate, energy, financial services, health care, labor/employment, life sciences transactions, M&A, privacy litigation, product liability, real estate finance, securities and venture capital

Managing partner: Nanette Mantell
(Princeton); administrative manager:
Michele Reasoner (Princeton)
1,539
50
1,684
29
$130,000
Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Capital One Bank, Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., Cirrus Design Corp., Continental Airlines, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc., DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Eisai, GE Healthcare, Glaxo Smith Kline, Honeywell International Inc., Meridian Health Systems, Novo Nordisk, NRG Energy, Nycomed U.S. Inc., Unigene Pharmaceuticals, Wells Fargo
42
Hill Wallack
Princeton
Also Atlantic City; Yardley, PA


Administrative/government procurement, banking/secured transactions, business/commercial, community associations, complex/commercial, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, education, employment/labor, environment, insurance, land use, municipal, professional licensing/regulation, public finance, real estate/tax appeals, regulatory/government, trial/insurance defense, trusts/ estates, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Robert Bacso; firm administrator: Laurie Winegar; marketing director: Eric Kaufman
64
49
67
55
DND
DND
43
Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard
Parsippany
Also Toms River; Westbury, NY


Asset protection, bankruptcy, business/corporate, business/civil litigation, collections, commercial lending, commercial real estate, elder law, estate administration/planning, family, foreclosure, municipal court, personal injury, real estate litigation, residential real estate, tax

Managing shareholder: Alan Such
52
47
DND
DND
DND
DND
43
K&L Gates
Newark
Also Anchorage; Austin; Beijing; Berlin; Boston; Brussels; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; Chicago; Dallas; Doha; Dubai; Fort Worth; Frankfurt; Harrisburg, PA; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Milan; Moscow; New York City; Orange County; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Singapore; Spokane, WA; Taipei; Tokyo; Warsaw; Washington, DC

Commercial litigation, construction, corporate, environment, health care, insurance coverage, IP, labor/employment, life sciences, litigation and dispute resolution, product liability/toxic torts, public policy, real estate

Office administrative partner: Anthony LaRocco (Newark); office director of administration: Michele Bowens (Newark)
1,809
47
2,052
33
DND
DND
45
LeClairRyan
Newark
Also Alexandria, VA; Blacksburg, VA; Boston; Charlottesville, VA; Dearborn, MI; Hartford, CT; Los Angeles; New York City; New Haven, CT; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia; Roanoke, VA; Rochester, NY; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Williamsburg, VA


ADR, banking/ finance, bankruptcy/insolvency, civil/commercial litigation, e-discovery, employment/labor, energy, environment, insurance/reinsurance litigation, international trade/finance, IP, M&A, OSHA, real estate development, securities regulation/litigation, state/federal governmental relations

Chairman: Gary LeClair; CEO: David Freinberg; president and COO: Michael Hern; secretary/general counsel: David Greenberg; chief administrative officer: Barry Kozak; assitant general counsel: E.G. Allen III; CFO and treasurer: Joseph Cheely; CIO: Howard Phillips; director of marketing: Darron Franta; office leader: Paul Drobbin (Newark)
338
46
329
43
DND
DND
46
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello
Secaucus

ADR, banking/ securities, commercial, commercial real estate/leasing, corporate/business, criminal, education, family, government, insurance coverage/defense litigation, labor/employment, personal injury/medical malpractice, trust/estate planning/administration, wills, workers’ compensation defense

Managing partner: Ralph Lamparello; director of administration: Sara Diaz
43
43
85
85
DND
Academy Bus, Allstate Insurance Co., County of Bergen, Haven Savings Bank, County of Hudson, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., The City of Newark, Township of North Bergen, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, State Farm Insurance Indemnity, Tullett Prebon, United Water, USI Services Inc.
46
Methfessel & Werbel
Edison
Also New York City; Wayne, PA


Insurance (liability defense, including auto liability, first- and third-party insurance, fraud, general liability, professional liability, product liability, subrogation)

Managing partners: John Methfessel Jr., Joel Werbel, Matthew Werbel
44
43
81
80
DND
DND
48
Weiner Lesniak
Parsippany

Appellate, business/transactional, civil rights, commercial/public entity litigation, condemnation/redevelopment, corporate, education/employment, environment, government, health care, insurance/workers’ compensation, labor, land use/zoning, matrimonial, personal injury, probate/ estate, professional liability, public officials, real estate, securities litigation

Senior partners: Paul Weiner, Raymond Lesniak
42
42
24
24
DND
DND
48
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf
New Brunswick
Also New York City; Madison; Stamford, CT


Bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, banking/financial transactions, corporate/securities, employment/employee benefits, environment, governmental relations, health, infrastructure finance/redevelopment, insurance, litigation/ADR, public finance/not-for-profit, real estate, tax, transportation, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Robert Luddy; office manager: Tina Smoyer (NJ)
121
42
DND
DND
DND
DND
50
Jackson Lewis
Morristown
Also Albany; Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta; Baltimore; Birmingham, AL; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Greenville, SC; Hartford, CT; Houston; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Melville, NY; Memphis, TN; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New Orleans; New York City; Norfolk, VA; Omaha, NE; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Portsmouth, NH; Providence, RI; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Reston, VA; Richmond, VA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Stamford, CT; White Plains, NY

Affirmative action/OFCCP planning, corporate diversity counseling, disability, leave/health management, employment, immigration, general employment litigation including class actions, complex litigation and e-discovery, labor, workplace safety

Firm managing partner: Patrick Vaccaro; Managing partner: Richard Cino (Morristown); administrator: Susan Carrigan (Morristown)
717
41
720
29
$110,000 (NJ)
Alcatel-Lucent, Anheuser-Busch, Atlantic Health, Burger King, Hackensack University Medical Center, Merck, Sony Electronics, Toys “R” Us, Verizon Communications
51
Duane Morris
Princeton
Also Atlanta; Baltimore; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Cherry Hill; Chicago; Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City; Houston; Lake Tahoe, CA; Las Vegas; London; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Diego; San Francisco; Singapore; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Business reorganization/financial restructuring, commercial litigation, corporate, employment/labor/immigration, energy/environment/resources, health, IP, international, real estate, trial, wealth planning

Chairman: John J. Soroko, Managing Partners: Walter Greenhalgh (Newark), Hersh Kozlov (Cherry Hill)
709
40
706
26
DND
Actavis Inc., Catholic Health East
51
Graham Curtin
Morristown

Appellate, class actions, commercial litigation, commercial transactions, construction/surety, corporate/finance/securities, employment, estate, insurance, immigration, insurance defense, IP, joint venture/limited liability company, M&A, partnership, personal injury, privacy/Internet, product/ professional liability, real estate/land use, tax, technology, trusts/probate

Managing partner: Peter Michael Laughlin; human resources manager: Rita Pallotti;
accounting manager: Rosemary Beneduci
40
40
64
64
DND
Abbott Laboratories, CNA Insurance Co., The Hartford, Mercedes Benz of North America, Niagara Conservation Inc., Ranieri Real Estate Partners, Samsung Electronics America Inc., Thorlabs Inc., Tommy Hilfiger, Travelers, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Zurich North America
51
Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz
Freehold
Also Toms River

Appeals, commercial, community association, condominium, construction, criminal, DWI, elder law, employment, estate planning/wills, family, personal injury, real estate, title litigation

Managing partner: Donald Lomurro; director of marketing and community relations: Donna Woodside
40
40
108
108
$65,000
DND
54
Brown & Connery
Westmont
Also Camden; Philadelphia; Woodbury


Arbitration/mediation, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, civil litigation, commercial, estate planning/administration, government, hospital, labor/employment, land use

Managing partners: William Tambussi, Stephen DeFeo
39
39
82
82
DND
DND
54
Flaster/Greenberg
Cherry Hill
Also Linwood; Philadelphia; Trenton; Vineland; Wilmington, DE

ADR, alternative/renewable energy, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business/corporate, closely held businesses, employee benefits/executive compensation, environment, family/adoption, governmental relations/regulatory, health care, IP, labor/employment, litigation, M&A, real estate/land use, redevelopment, risk management, securities, taxation, trusts/estates

Managing shareholder: Peter Spirgel; executive director: Gail Ruopp; marketing director: Nancy Gimbol
65
39
61
42
 DND
DND
54
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Princeton
Also Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Chicago; Dallas; Frankfurt; Harrisburg, PA; Houston; Irvine, CA; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; New York City; Palo Alto, CA; Paris; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Tokyo; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Antitrust, business/finance, e-data, executive compensation, energy, FDA/health care, IP, investment management, labor/employment, life sciences, litigation, real estate, tax, Washington governmental relations/public policy

Managing partner: Randall Sunberg; hiring partner: Denis Segota; office administrator: Kristine O’Connor
1,407
39
1,684
25
$150,000
DND
57
Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello
Roseland

Administrative, bond counsel, construction, corporate/transactional/financial, environment, ERISA litigation/pension/welfare, general complex litigation, government/public policy, health care, insurance coverage litigation, IP, labor/employment, land use, municipal/school, surety litigation

Executive committee chairman: Charles Carella
37
37
41
41
DND
Archidiocese of Newark, DISH Network, Echostar Satellite, Handy & Harman, Herbert L. Jamison & Co., Honeywell International Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., New Jersey Schools Construction Corp., Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Total Lubricants USA Inc., Unite Here National Retirement Fund
58
Carroll, McNulty & Kull
Basking Ridge
Also New York City


Appellate, business counseling, commercial disputes, commercial transactions, construction/surety, employment, insurance coverage, insurance defense, real estate, wills/trusts

Managing partner: Gary Kull; finance manager: Sharon Swanson; human resources manager: Amanda Forsthoffer; office manager: Theresa Schmidt
52
36
40
28
DND
DND
58
Harwood Lloyd
Hackensack
Also New York City

Banking/commercial transactions, commercial litigation, corporate, insurance defense, real estate, wills/trusts/estates

Co-managing partners: David Robertson, David Repetto; human resources and office administrator: Bonnie Janos
36
36
45
45
DND
Allstate Insurance Co., Amica Insurance Co., Bank of New York, Columbia Bank, Commerce Insurance Co., CVS Pharmacy, GEICO Indemnity Co., Glen Rock Savings Bank, Mellon, Metropolitan Foods Inc. (d/b/a Driscoll Foods), New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., NJ CURE Insurance, NVE Bank, Oritani Bank, TD Bank N.A., Westfield Garden State Plaza
60
Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal
Newark

Bankruptcy, complex litigation/corporate transactions, employment, environment/solid waste litigation, ERISA litigation, estates, family, international transactions/litigation, IP, municipal, real estate/land use, trademark/copyright, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Joel Siegal
35
35
DND
DND
DND
DND
60
Proskauer
Newark
Also Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Chicago; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New Orleans; New York City; Paris; Sao Paulo; Washington, DC


Employee benefits, employment, immigration, labor

Office managing partner: Lawrence Sandak (Newark)
700
35
745
35
$145,000, plus discretionary bonus
ADP, Bank of America, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Hess Corp., Honeywell International Inc., HSBC, MetLife Inc., NBA, Pathmark Stores Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Realogy Corp., Sanofi-Aventis, T-Mobile
60
Waters, McPherson, McNeill
Secaucus
Also New York City; Trenton


Affordable housing, appellate, casinos, conveyances, fiancing/leasing, corporate investigations, employment, environment, estates, government, insurance, land use, litigation, personal injury, public utilities, real estate, tax abatements, trademarks/copyrights, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Joseph McNeill
35
35
DND
DND
DND
DND
63
Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman
Princeton
Also East Brunswick, Mount Holly; Nutley


Business formation/planning/litigation, commercial real estate/land use, family, labor/employment, medical malpractice/negligence, personal injury/accident, residential real estate, wills/trusts/estates/tax, workers’ compensation

Managing partners: John Hartmann, Gary Adams, Bruce Miller, Thomas Smith
34
34
35
35
DND
DND
64
Ansell Grimm & Aaron
Ocean
Also Clifton; Newark


Banking, bankruptcy, chancery, commercial, condominium, corporation, criminal, environment, estate planning, family, general practice, labor, municipal, negligence, probate, public finance, real estate, zoning

Managing partner: Michael Benedetto; administrator: Theresa Siegle
33
33
50
50
DND
ARC Properties Inc., City of Asbury Park, City of Long Branch, Exxon Co. USA, Food Circus Supermarkets/Foodtown, Work Out World-WOW!
64
DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum
Warren

ADR, banking/lenders’ rights, corporate/commercial, education, employment/labor, environment, family, hospital/health, insurance defense litigation, litigation, municipal/government, real estate/land use, tax/trusts/estates, technology/privacy

Managing partner: Stephen Davis
33
33
DND
DND
DND
DND
64
Peckar & Abramson
River Edge
Also Atlanta, Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Irvine, CA; San Francisco; Washington, DC

Construction, corporate integrity/compliance, corporate, energy/defense, environment, government contracts, international construction, labor relations/employment, real estate, regulatory/compliance, securities, white-collar criminal defense/investigations

Chairman: Steven Charney; vice chairman: Stephen Reisman; NJ co-managing partners: Robert Drucker, Charles Kenny
97
33
98
46
DND
DND
64
Pepper Hamilton
Princeton
Also Berwyn, PA; Boston; Detroit; Harrisburg, PA; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Banking/financial services, commercial real estate/zoning, construction, corporate/securities, environment, labor/employment, product liability

Managing partner: Michael Mann
(Princeton); office administrator: Katherine Seaman; chief marketing officer: William McCusker
500
33
629
23
DND
DND
68
Herrick, Feinstein
Newark
Also New York City; Princeton


Art, corporate, employment, entertainment/media, government relations, IP, international, litigation, real estate, restructuring/bankruptcy, sports, tax/personal planning

Executive committee chairman: Irwn Kishner; managing director: George Wolf Jr.; director of administration: Susanne Fullam; marketing director: Carolyn Sandano
158
32
154
23
$130,000
(NJ)
Arthur Schuman Inc., Bridgestone Americas Inc, International Fragrances & Fragrances, New Meadowlands Stadium Co., Onyx Equities LLC, UBS, Unilever United States Inc., Wells Fargo, N.A.
68
Sterns & Weinroth
Trenton

Administrative/government, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, gaming, litigation, real estate/transactional

Managing partner: William Bigham; director of administration: Robert Gardiner; marketing coordinator: Daphne Perry
32
32
35
35
$80,000
M. Alfieri Co. Inc., Apollo Worldwide, Citigroup, Clear Channel Outdoor Inc., Credit Suisse Securities, CSX Corp., Diocese of Trenton, D.R. Horton Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., Lennar Corp., Swiss Reinsurance Co., TPG Capital
68
Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader
Lawrenceville

Asbestos, banking, class actions, commercial/general litigation, commercial/residential real estate, corporate, criminal, employment, environment, family, IP, personal injury, tax/trusts/estates, transportation, workers’ compensation, zoning/land use

Managing partner: Barry Szaferman
32
32
38
38
$55,000-
$60,000,
depending
on experience
First Bank, First Choice Bank, Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center, Harbor Creek Associates GP, Heller Industrial Parks, Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Olympic Sports Data Services, Provident Bank, Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hospital, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Strasz Computer Consulting Inc., Supremo Foods, Trenton Housing Authority, USG Corp.
68
Tompkins, McGuire, Wachenfeld & Barry
Newark
Also New York City

Estate, insurance defense, trusts/probate, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: William McGuire; administrator: Carol Zieleniewski
32
32
23
23
$85,000
AIG Technical Services Inc., American International Adjustment Co. Inc., Chicago Title Insurance Co., Crawford and Co., D’Amato & Lynch, Gannett Outdoor Co., Lexington Insurance Co., Lord Bissell & Brook, North American Risk Services
68
Winne Banta Hetherington Basralian & Kahn
Hackensack
Also New York City


Commercial leasing/banking, corporate services, employment, family/matrimonial, health care, insurance/defense, IP, litigation, personal injury, real estate, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Joseph Basralian; office administrator: Eileen Hoyt-Fernandez
32
32
24
24
$75,000
Alfred Sanzari & Co., Bank of America, Bayonne Community, Consulegis, Gabrellian Associates, Hekemian & Co., Oritani Bank, TD Bank
73
Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto
Springfield
Also Bethlehem, PA; New York City


Appellate, civil litigation, construction litigation, commercial, discrimination, employment, environment, fire/explosion, health care, hospital insurance coverage, medical device/malpractice, negligence, personal injury, product liability/warranty, professional liability, real estate/commercial transactions, toxic tort, trial practice, trucking/transportation

Managing committee: Janet Poletto and George Hardin; administrator: Kathy Gardner
38
31
37
25
DND
Argonaut Specialty Group, AXIS US, Chartis, CNA, Conover Beyer Associates, Crum & Forster Insurance Co., Hartford Financial Products, John Deere, Meadowbrook/Century Insurance Group, One Beacon America Insurance Co., Princeton Insurance, Resolute Northeast, RSUI Group, RTI Biologics, Selective Insurance Co., Suburban Propane, Travelers, Troy Chemical, Volvo Cars of North America
74
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader
Phillipsburg
Also Bethlehem, PA; Cherry Hill; New York City; Rochelle Park


Appellate, banking/commercial lending, construction/public contracting, corporate/business, criminal/municipal, education, energy, environment, family, general litigation, government/regulatory affairs/lobbying , labor/employment, real estate/land use, redevelopment

Executive committee: Michael Perrucci, Paul Fader, Douglas Steinhardt, managing partner: Brian Tipton
34
30
24
21
DND
Cablevision, Camden Board of Education, City of Trenton, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, George Harms Construction Co., JG Petrucci, Lehigh Valley Northampton Airport, Newark Housing Authority, Pepsico Inc., Piramal Critical Care Inc., Rowan University, SGS North America Inc., Tilcon New York Inc., Travelers Insurance Co.
74
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn
Wikstrom & Sinins

Springfield
Also Elizabeth; Freehold; Hoboken; Newark; New York City; Ridgewood


Airline/airport negligence, auto negligence, construction site negligence, criminal de
fense, employment discrimination/wrongful discharge, family, land use, legal/ medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, police negligence, premises liability, product defects, public entities, recreation/sports injuries, trucking safety, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Eric Kahn
30
30
30
30
DND
DND
75
Beattie Padovano
Montvale

Commercial litigation, commercial real estate, corporate, estates/trusts, general litigation, land use, matrimonial, taxation

Managing partner: Martin Kafafian; administrator: Patricia McGovern
29
29
55
55
DND
DND
76
Margolis Edelstein
Mount Laurel
Also Beaver, PA; Berkeley Heights;
Harrisburg, PA; Holidaysburg, PA;
Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Scranton, PA; Wilmington, DE

Bankruptcy, commercial practice, construction, fidelity/surety, insurance defense, personal injury (plaintiff), subrogation, workers’ compensation (defense)

Managing partner: Michael McKenna; office administrator: Edie Hunger; marketing partner: James Brown
119
28
153
30
DND
7-11 Inc., ACE Insurance, AIG Insurance Cos., Best Buy Stores, Chubb Group of Cos., Church Mutual Insurance, CNA Insurance Co., Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., Guide One Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., One Beacon Insurance, QBE Insurance, Zurich Insurance
77
Becker Meisel
Livingston
Also New York City; Shrewsbury; Cherry Hill


Bankruptcy/reorganization, business, business and finance, business disputes, civil/ criminal tax litigation, commercial litigation, construction, corporate restructuring, creditor’s rights, employee relations, estate litigation, estates/trusts/estate planning, family, health care, insurance coverage litigation, IP, labor, land use/planning, M&A, product liability, real estate, securities

Managing member: Martin Borosko
28
27
17
17
DND
Access Capital, Applied Water Management, Archive Systems Inc., Asbury Partners, Crown Credit Corp., G&W Laboratories, The Hartford, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Leistritz Corp., Nutrisystem Inc., Preferred Building Services, QBE of Americas, Tall Bridge Capital Partners, Team Health, US Homes, Unity Construction Services Inc., Viking Securities Inc.
77
Epstein Becker & Green
Newark
Also Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Houston; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; New York City; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; Washington, DC


Corporate, employee benefits, health care/life sciences, immigration, labor/employment, litigation

Managing shareholder: James Flynn;
office administrator: Libby Bernier-Strauss
270
27
288
24
DND
DND
77
Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
Livingston
Also New York City


Civil practice, commercial, construction litigation, corporate, environmental litigation, insurance coverage, insurance defense/litigation, municipal, probate, product liability/ professional liability litigation, real estate, trial/appellate litigation

Managing partner: Elliot Abrutyn; administrator: Rose English
29
27
26
26
DND
DND
77
Walder Hayden & Brogan
Roseland

Appellate, attorney ethics, banking, complex commercial litigation, employment, environment, estate planning, family, internal investigations, insurance, land use, probate, real estate, trademarks, white-collar criminal defense

Managing partner: Justin Walder
27
27
26
26
DND
American International Group Inc., Applied Development Cos. Inc., Capital One, Century 21 Construction, Essex County College, Fairview Insurance Agency Associates Inc., Hartz Mountain Industries Inc., ISP Environmental Services, Jersey City Housing Authority, Netsmart Inc., Newark Housing Authority, Stevens Institute of Technology, Township of Millburn, Valley Hospital, Waste Management Holdings Inc.
81
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost
Denville

ADR, appellate, commercial litigation, corporate, criminal, divorce/domestic relations, employment, family, elder law, land use/zoning, LGBT/nontraditional families, property tax appeals, real estate, tax, wills/trusts/estates/estate planning, workers’ compensation

Head of executive committee: Theodore Einhorn; administrative partner: Patricia Barbarito; executive director: Kurt Brown
26
26
34
34
DND
DND
81
Hoffman DiMuzio
Woodbury
Also Franklinville; Philadelphia; Sewell; Turnersville

Bankruptcy, commercial, construction accidents, DUI/DWI, consumer fraud, criminal defense, divorce/family, employment, immigration, landlord/tenant, medical malpractice, municipal, nursing home negligence, personal injury, product liability, real estate, Social Security, wills/estates, workers’ compensation, zoning and planning

Managing partners: Joseph Hoffman Jr., Kenneth DiMuzio Sr.; office administrator: Nancy Storey
26
26
63
63
Negotiable
Aspach Landscaping, Big Apple Restaurant, Byers Electric, Century 21 Rauh & Johns, Delsea Florists, Elk Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Five Points Diner, Foster’s Plumbing, General Construction, Logan Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Newfield National Bank, Pegasus Restaurant, Peter’s Diner
83
Garrity, Graham, Murphy, Garofalo & Flinn
East Hanover
Also New York City


ADR/mediation, asbestos, automobile defense, business, construction, employment, environment, estates/trusts, family, financial, insurance, insurance defense, mass tort, personal injury, premises/security liability, product liability, real estate/tax appeals, trucking/transportation

Managing partner: Thomas Flinn
23
25
DND
DND
DND
DND
83
Lum, Drasco & Positan
Roseland

Banking, business, commercial litigation, construction, environment, ERISA disability claims, estate planning, family, government, labor/employment, legal malpractice defense, life/health disability insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, tax

Managing partner: Wayne Positan
25
25
20
20
DND
DND
83
Nowell, Amoroso, Klein, Bierman
Hackensack

Bankruptcy, bond counsel, civil trial
practice, commercial litigation, community associations, corporate, environment, finance/business transactions, governmental relations, land use/zoning, product liability/negligence, real estate, real estate tax/appeals, schools, transportation

Managing partner: Daniel Nowell
27
25
DND
DND
DND
Edison Properties, First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey, New Jersey Motor Truck Association, QBE Insurance
86
Bevan, Mosca, Giuditta & Zarillo
Basking Ridge
Also New York City, Trenton and Washington, DC

Business development/incentives procurement, commericial, education, energy/sustainability, government/regulatory/legislate affairs, health care/hospital/ insurance industry, labor/employment, land use/development/redevelopment, litigation, privacy, public utilities, telecommunications

Managing shareholder: Richard Giuditta Jr.; firm administrator: Adriana Ferrari-Asan
24
24
14
12
$75,000 to $110,000, depending on practice area
DND
86
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Newark and Princeton
Also Alexandria, VA; Aventura, FL; Buffalo, NY; Harrisburg, PA; Miami; New York City;
Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Diego; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE


Banking/finance, commercial litigation, corporate, environment, food and drug/biotechnology, health care, international business, IP, labor/employment, long-term care, pharmaceuticals/life sciences, real estate, technology

CEO and board chairman: John Barbour; managing partners: Mary Sue Henifin (Princeton), Rosemary Bruno (Newark); chief business development officer: Randy Vulakovich; director of communications/public relations: Tracie Gliozzi
446
24
463
24
DND
BAE Inc., Bank of America, BMW of North America, CareOne, Catholic Health East, Greater Media Inc., New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, PNC Bank, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Sunrise Senior Living, TD Bank, Textile Research Institute
86
Littler Mendelson
Newark
Also Albuquerque; Anchorage; Atlanta; Birmingham, AL; Boston; Caracas; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus, OH; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Fresno, CA; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas; Lexington, KY; Los Angeles; Long Island, NY; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Mobile, AL; Fayetteville, AR; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT; New York City; Irvine, CA; Orlando; Overland Park, KS; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Reno, NV; Rochester, NY; Sacramento, CA; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose, CA; Santa Maria, CA; Seattle; St. Louis; Stockton, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Washington, DC

Labor and employment (exclusively on behalf of management)

President and managing director: Marko Mrkonich (Minneapolis); managing shareholder: Glenn Smith (Newark)
929
24
913
12
DND
Granite Rock, Rent-A-Center, Sears
86
McManimon & Scotland
Newark

Corporations/business/banking, energy, general/special counsel services, housing, litigation, new market tax credits, privatization of essential governmental services, public finance, public utilities cable & wi-fi, redevelopment/land use, tax

Managing partners: Edward McManimon III, Glenn Scotland
28
24
DND
DND
DND
DND
86
Pashman Stein
Hackensack

ADR, appellate advocacy, commercial real estate, corporate, criminal defense, employment/labor, family, insurance coverage, IP, legal ethics, litigation, shareholder/partnership disputes, special retentions/investigations, trusts/estates

Co-founders: Louis Pashman, Michael Stein
24
24
16
16
DND
DND
86
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby
Mount Laurel
Also Cherry Hill; Dover, DE; Harrisburg, PA; London; Newark; New York City; Norristown, PA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Scranton, PA; Warren


Bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, civil rights/ municipal liability, commercial/litigation, construction, employment/ entertainment, environment, family, gaming litigation, general liability, health insurance, medical professional liability, product liability, professional liability, subrogation/recovery, toxic torts, transportation litigation, workers’ compensation

Newark managing partner: Michael Moroney; Mount Laurel managing partner: Jeffrey Newby
108
24
117
24
DND
Bimbo Bakeries USA Chartis, New Jersey Intergovernmental Insurance Fund, Prince-
ton Insurance Co., Wawa
92
Ballard Spahr
Cherry Hill
Also Atlanta; Baltimore; Bethesda, MD; Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Salt Lake City, UT; Washington, DC;
Wilmington, DE


Bankruptcy, business, eminent domain, employment, environment, finance, franchise, immigration, labor, land use, litigation, product liability, redevelopment, tax

Managing partner: Steven Suflas; administrator: Trish See
509
23
480
20
$121,000
Correctional Medical Services, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Valero, Virtua Health
92
Braff, Harris & Sukoneck
Livingston
Also New York City


Commercial/transactional litigation, construction, consumer fraud/lenders’ liability, employment, general liability, insurance coverage, product/professional liability, toxic torts, transportation/commercial trucking, trial/appellate practice, workers’ compensation/subrogation

Managing partners: Brian Harris, Ira Sukoneck
23
23
53
53
DND
DND
92
Golden, Rothschild, Spagnola, Lundell, Boylan & Garubo
Bridgewater
Also New York City


Civil rights, construction, general liability, insurance coverage, labor/employment, mediation/ADR, municipal/traffic, professional liability, workers’ compensation

Management committee: E. Richard Boylan, Philip Garubo Jr., Philip Lundell Jr.; administrator: Kathryn Krylowski
23
23
30
30
DND
ACE USA, American International Group, Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse/The Office Beer Bar and Grill, Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., Everest National Insurance Co., Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., Hovnanian Enterprises, Tishman Construction Corp., Toll Brothers Inc., Turner Construction, Zurich N.A.
92
Post, Polak, Goodsell, MacNeill & Strauchler
Roseland
Also New York City


Alcoholic beverage/hospitality appellate, aviation, banking/finance, business/corporate, civil litigation, construction litigation, employment, environment, family, health care/hospitals, malpractice/personal injury defense, municipal, real estate/real property, securities, zoning/land use

Managing partner: Frederick Polak
23
23
19
19
First-year associates generally not hired
Atlantic Realty, The Blackstone Group, Borough of Mountainside, CareOne, Hilton Hotel Corp., JPMorgan Chase Bank, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Marriot International Inc., Morristown Municipal Airport, Princeton Insurance Co., Scholes Electrical & Communications, South Orange Township, Spring Hills, T.G.I. Friday’s Worldwide, University of Medicine and Dentisty of New Jersey, Warren Township Sewerage Authority
92
Sedgwick
Newark
Also Austin; Bermuda; Chicago; Dallas; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston; Irvine, CA; London; Los Angeles; New York City; Paris; San Francisco
; Seattle; Washington, DC

Asbestos, class actions, commercial counseling/litigation, complex litigation, e-discovery, environment/toxic torts, general litigation, mass torts/complex litigation, multidistrict litigation, personal injury, pharmaceutical/medical device litigation, product liability

Chairman: Michael Tanenbaum; managing partner: Thomas Robertson (Newark); office administrator: Suzanne Horn (Newark)
368
23
400
21
DND
A.O. Smith, AzkoNobel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Builders FirstSource, Caterpillar Inc., Coach Inc., ConocoPhilips, ExxonMobil Corp., Foster Wheeler, General Electric Co.
97
Blank Rome
Princeton
Also Boca Raton, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Hong Kong; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Shanghai; Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, DE


Antitrust counseling/appellate litigation, business restructuring/bankruptcy, commercial/corporate litigation, consumer financial services, internal litigation defense arbitration, employment benefits/labor, environment, finance, financial institutions/reform services, IP, litigation, M&A, public finance, real estate, securities, white-collar defense/investigations

Co-chairmen: Alan Hoffman, also managing partner (Philadelphia), T. Michael Dwyer (Washington, DC) ; administrative partner (Princeton): Stephen Orlofsky
517
22
468
15
$140,000
DND
97
Dilworth Paxson
Cherry Hill
Also Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia; Red Bank; Washington, DC; Wilimgton, DE

Antitrust, banking/financial services, bankruptcy/insolvency, business, corporate investigations/white-collar criminal defense, employee benefits, environment, governmental affairs, health care, insurance, IP, labor/employment, litigation, media, M&A, public finance, real estate, securities, tax, trusts/estates

Managing partner: Frank Tedesco
104
22
DND
DND
DND
DND
97
Forman Holt Eliades Ravin & Youngman
Paramus
Also New York City; Philadelphia; Spring Valley, NY

Appellate, bankruptcy, commercial litigation/collections, creditor committee representation, criminal defense, financial services, insolvency, land use/zoning, municipal, personal bankruptcy/debt resolution, real estate, reorganization/workouts, timeshare developer representation, transactions, trustee/fiduciary representation

Managing member: Charles Forman; finance manager: Jill Malawer; office manager: Judy Sotardi; administrator: Marianne C. Taylor
23
22
35
35
DND
DND
97
Gebhardt & Kiefer
Clinton
Also Bridgewater


Business/corporate, civil litigation, employment, family, municipal/DWI defense/juvenile, insurance, municipal, personal injury, probate/estates/wills/trusts, real estate, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Mark Chazin; office administrator: Ann Dahms
22
22
DND
DND
DND
DND
97
Ginarte O’Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd
Newark
Also Clifton; Elizabeth; New York City; Perth Amboy; Union


Construction accidents, employment discrimination, general, medical malpractice, personal injury, Social Security disability, workers’ compensation

Senior partners: Joseph Ginarte, John O’Dwyer, Richard Winograd, Manuel
Gonzalez, Michael Gallardo 
22
22
DND
DND
DND
DND
97
Kent/McBride
Cherry Hill
Also Iselin; New York City; Philadelphia; Plymouth Meeting, PA; Wilmington, DE


Commercial/transactional practice, construction accident/defect, creditors’ rights, employment discrimination claims, environment, errors and omissions, family, fire loss, general casualty, insurance coverage, motor vehicle, premises liability, subrogation, toxic tort, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Denis McBride (Cherry Hill); office manager: Max Branderbit (Cherry Hill); office manager: Jennifer Rigby (Iselin)
55
22
49
18
DND
DND
97
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Morristown
Also Atlanta; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Birmingham, MI; Boston; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, SC; Dallas; Denver; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Houston; Indianapolis; Jackson, MS; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Memphis; Miami; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Orleans; Orange County, CA; Philadelphia; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco; St. Louis, MO; St. Thomas; Stamford, CT; Tampa; Torrance, CA; Tuscon, AZ; Washington, DC


Affirmative action/OFCCP, class-action defense, client training, e-discovery/records retention, employee benefits, employment, ethics compliance, government, immigration, international, investigations/whistleblower response, litigation, labor relations, unfair competition/trade secrets, wage/hour, workplace safety/health

Managing shareholder (NJ): Mark Diana
644
22
779
13
DND
DND
97
Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel
Roseland

Corporate, litigation, real estate, tax, trusts/estates

Management committee: Joel D. Siegel, Susan Holzman, Philip Corbo, Adam Haberfield, Craig Ollenschleger
22
22
21
21
DND
DND
97
Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky
Moorestown
Also Bala Cynwyd, PA; Baltimore


Bioethics/clinical trials litigation, corporate, business/financial services, divorce/family, estate planning/administration, health, insurance, labor/ employment, litigation, mediation, real estate, tax planning/strategies

President: M. Zev Rose
23
22
DND
DND
DND
DND
106
Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf Saddle Brook

Appellate, bankruptcy, business transactions/litigation, complex commercial litigation, consumer protection, creditors’ rights, criminal, employment, environment, estate, family (divorce, custody, domestic violence, mediation), investor litigation, personal injury/malpractice, real estate, transition litigation, trusts and estates

Managing partner: Peter Pearlman; administrator: Fran Terrebonne
21
21
22
22
DND
Alice Travel, Apprehensive Patient Ltd., Bergen Protective Serivces, Dah Chong Hong (DCH), Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Treasury, Family Home Funding, Lloyd’s of London, Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Marathon Enterprises, State of Alaska Pension Fund, State of Louisiana School Employee Retirement System, State of New Jersey, TD Banknorth
106
McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli
Florham Park
Also New York City; Toms River


Business counseling/transactions, commercial leasing, commercial, employment, environment, environmental access/remediation, financing, First Amendment litigation, M&A financing, real estate development, white-collar criminal defense, zoning/planning

Managing partner: Bruce Rosen; administrator: Patricia Gold
22
21
16
16
DND
7-Eleven Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Bloomberg LLP, CNH America LLC, Exxon Mobil Corp., Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, MillerCoors LLC, NBC Universal, Linde North America Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Q Pharma Inc., The New York Times Co., Weichert Realtors, Wockhardt USA LLC, XTO Energy Inc.
106
McGivney & Kluger
Florham Park
Also Boston; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hartford, CT; New York City; Philadelphia; Providence, RI; San Jose, CA; Sparta; Syracuse, NY; Walnut Creek, CA; Wilmington, DE


Asbestos/benzene litigation, CERCLA/RCRA, chemical exposure, commercial automobile litigation, construction defect litigation, employment insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation, premises liability, product/professional liability, pharmaceutical/medical device litigation

Managing partner: Charles McGivney; executive partner: Jeff Kluger; administrators: Kevin Cavanagh, CFO, James Linquito, Greg Gaines, Guy Hollingsworth, legal operations, Edward Nelson, human resources/employee relations
100
21
95
35
$70,000-$80,000
AIG Insurance Co., Arrowpoint Insurance Co., Chubb Insurance Co., Crum & Forster Insurance Co., Everest Insurance Co., Farmers Insurance, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., FM Global Insurance Co., Great American, Hartford Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Markel Insurance Co., Resolute Mgt. Riverstone, Travelers, Zurich Group
106
Pringle Quinn Anzano
Belmar
Also Morristown; Mount Laurel, Trenton


Administrative appellate, commercial transactions/business, constitutional, environment, foreclosure, franchise, general/commercial litigation/asset recovery, municipal, government/regulatory, insurance coverage litigation, insurance/health care/financial fraud litigation, land use, no-fault insurance arbitration, personal injury, real estate, wills/trusts/estates/wealth management, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: John Haulenbeek
21
21
DND
DND
DND
DND
106
Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin
Roseland

Appellate, arbitration/mediation, banking/commercial transactions/foreclosures, bankruptcy, business formation/organization/succession planning, commercial real estate/land use/zoning, construction, employment/labor, entertainment, estate planning/administration/litigation, family/divorce, medical malpractice, M&A, personal injury, professional malpractice, restrictive convenant/trade secret litigation, securities litigation/arbitration, shareholder/LLC/partnership litigation, tax

Managing partner: Amos Gern
21
21
DND
DND
DND
DND
111
Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
Chatham
Also Jersey City; North Bergen; Red Bank


Auto/van/truck/motorcycle/pedestrian accidents, industrial/construction injuries, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, product liability, premises liability, severe burns, slip-and-fall accidents, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: John Blume
20
20
DND
DND
DND
DND
111
Levinson Axelrod
Edison

Also Belford; Flemington; Forked River, Hillsborough, Howell; Jamesburg


Personal injury, workers’ compensation

Managing partner: Ronald Grayzel; firm administrator: Helen Giannios
20
20
72
72
$70,000
DND
111
Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman
Newark
Also New York City

Commercial litigation, corporate, insurance practices

Co-managing partners: J. Barry Cocoziello, Gregory Miller; director of administration: John Hagy 
20
20
18
18
$90,000
Anadigics, Chubb Insurance Co., Factory Mutual Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Meridian Hospital Corp., New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., Village Super Markets, Walmart
111
Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono
West Orange
Also Ardmore, PA; New York City; Oakland, CA


Bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, commercial litigation/business, governmental affairs, insurance coverage litigation, labor/employment, real estate/leasing

Managing partner: Sam Della Fera Jr.; administrator: Rex Cordero
20
20
20
19
DND
DND
 
    Source: Law firms, law firm websites, New Jersey Lawyers Diary and Manual, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; figures as of June 1, 2012.

 * Law firms with 20 or more attorneys permanently based in New Jersey. Practice areas listed are a sample of the firm’s departments.

    DND: Did not disclose