|With over 500 years of combined background and experience as respected trial attorneys, the partners of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins have earned an outstanding statewide reputation as a litigation boutique providing personalized and exceptional representation in personal injury, workers’ compensation, employment litigation, criminal defense and civil litigation, the representation of children and adults with disabilities and trusts and estates planning and litigation. The firm's lawyers are known in the legal community for their leadership in bar activities and for their participation as speakers at professional seminars and organizations devoted to trial practice. Several partners have been selected to serve on Supreme Court Ethics Committees. Their expertise has placed them on Court TV and in numerous media outlets. The firm’s expertise and jury verdict successes have earned several partners membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and inclusion in Preeminent Lawyers in the United States. The firm has been selected by US News and World Report as a "Best Law Firm". Many of the firm’s attorneys are also ranked in some of the industry’s most respected legal guides including, New Jersey Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America and Lawdragon’s “3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America” ranking. The firm is pleased to continue providing top-notch legal services to clients and referring attorneys.
- What is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney?
- Who are our clients?
- What do we do?
- Will your case get personal attention?
- Why should you feel comfortable choosing the firm?
- Is there a charge for consultation in Personal Injury Matters?
- Where are we located?
1. WHAT IS A CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY?
Of the thirty Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorneys, ten are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Trial Attorney Specialists. Partners Ken Javerbaum, Jack Wurgaft, Bob Hicks, Eric Kahn and David Wikstrom along with Associate Counsel, and Of Counsel Attorneys Ira Zarin, Paul Newell, Jerry Baker, Herb Waldman and Jeffrey Kampf are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Attorneys. Partner Rubin Sinins and Of Counsel Attorney Herb Waldman are Certified as Criminal Trial Attorneys. Of Counsel Attorney Edward Wilson is Certified in Workers Compensation.
Less than 2% of New Jersey's lawyers have been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as having the special skills, experience and knowledge in trial law that is required to be designated a Certified Trial Attorney.
The certification is based on the State's review of each attorney's trial experience, recommendations of judges and of adversaries, continuing legal education and an intensive written examination.
In addition to our Certified Trial Attorneys, Of Counsel Retired Judge Marguerite Simon is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and Of Counsel Attorney Jorden Pederson is a Proctor in Admiralty in the Maritime Law Association.
2. WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?
Our clients are people from all walks of life and a wide range of backgrounds whom we represent throughout the Courts of New Jersey. Attorney colleagues turn to us for their own legal matters as well. Some of the highest ranking state officials including the Governor, cabinet members and Judges of the State’s highest courts have retained our services. Because of our willingness to undertake difficult cases, combined with our reputation, a substantial portion of our cases are referred by colleagues who recognize our expertise and many referrals come from members of the defense bar, former adversaries and other clients.
3. WHAT DO WE DO?
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins is a litigation firm with a focus on plaintiff's personal injury, worker’s compensation, criminal defense, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, other civil litigation matters, and the representation of children and adults with disabilities.
4. WILL YOUR CASE GET PERSONAL ATTENTION?
Absolutely. All cases at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins receive our partners' personal attention and supervision. Not only will your case get personal attention - so will you. We pride ourselves on our concern for you as an individual as well as for your legal rights and we adhere to the highest ethical standards. We value compassion and sensitivity, and we recognize that the primary goal is to have your matter resolved favorably and efficiently while minimizing the potential stress of litigation.
We appreciate and value the confidence that our clients place in us.
5. WHY SHOULD YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE CHOOSING THE FIRM?
Our attorneys will call upon numerous strengths in order to provide you with the representation you deserve, including:
Our excellent rate of success: Our attorneys have obtained many substantial jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. One example is a recovery for a client in a construction site accident that guarantees payment of $10.6 million. In another recent settlement for our client, teenage children who lost their mother will receive tens of millions of dollars carefully spread out over their lifetime.
Our innovative legal thinking: We take pride in actively shaping current developments in all aspects of litigation, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, employment litigation, criminal defense and civil litigation. Some of the most progressive developments in New Jersey Tort law have been based on cases handled and legal arguments advanced by our attorneys. A number of our most successful cases had been initially rejected by other attorneys, and we are glad to aggressively approach a new or complicated legal issue.
Our staff depth: Our associate attorneys are extremely capable and supply invaluable expertise and support in the processing of cases. In addition, we employ skilled legal assistants. This provides you with a coordinated team with broad background and versatility. Members of our staff are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, which is often very useful for our clients.
Our research depth: We combine our own thorough knowledge of the medical-legal field with extensive law and medical libraries and the utilization of expert witnesses in numerous fields including Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Property Maintenance and Accident Reconstruction. In addition, we have access to computer networks and other attorneys throughout the country that we call upon in order to most effectively prepare your case.
Our Martindale-Hubbell Rating of "AV": Our standing in the legal community has earned us the highest ranking awarded by this widely respected national publication that definitively evaluates attorneys. It’s findings are based on confidential ratings from other attorneys and members of the judiciary and reflect our standing and reputation among our peers.
Our specialized legal affiliations: We are active members of numerous national, state and local bar associations and organizations including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the American Inns of Court, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Employment Lawyers Association. We are recognized as leaders in our field and have been described as "Lawyers' Lawyers." We are often called upon to speak before other trial attorneys, judges and physicians on different aspects of personal injury law, workers’ compensation law, employment litigation, criminal defense and civil litigation. We have also presented popular programs on the latest trial techniques and medical aspects of trial practice.
Our professionalism: We bring to our field the highest standards of preparation, concern, diligence, integrity, and skill in performance and personal ethics.
Our accessibility: We maintain flexible hours, reliably respond to telephone calls, and strive to accommodate our clients. In appropriate circumstances, we will provide transportation and arrange in-home or hospital visits.
Our hard work: We are willing to devote all of the time, effort, energy, and resourcefulness that the proper presentation of your case requires and our standards demand. We commonly work evenings and early morning hours as well as weekends so that each case receives thorough attention, is well prepared and the likelihood and amount of recovery is maximized.
Our resources: The handling of our client’s case frequently involves the expenditure of substantial disbursements for proper investigation and thorough preparation. We will not permit the value of your case to be compromised because you lack the funds to finance it. Once we accept a case, we routinely provide funds necessary to maximize the recovery in your case without an advance payment or any obligation by you to reimburse us if we are unsuccessful in achieving a recovery. We are grateful that our successes have enabled us to utilize our resources to thoroughly prepare a case without burdening our clients or leaving them unable to pursue justifiable claims.
6. IS THERE A CHARGE FOR CONSULTATION IN PERSONAL INJURY MATTERS?
Absolutely not. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Our office staff will be glad to make an appointment for you to discuss your case with us at no charge or obligation.
7. WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
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