There are about as many attorneys working in the state of New Jersey as in Connecticut and North Carolina combined. In fact, there are so many qualified attorneys in the state that it can be challenging for individuals who need help with their class-action lawsuits to find the best advocate for them.
Due in part to its proximity to New York City, New Jersey has been at the center of many major lawsuits over the past several years, including major settlements with the National Football League, drug manufacturers, automakers, and many more companies.
If you’re considering filing a class-action lawsuit in New Jersey, be sure to take a look at the lawyers and law firms on this list—and remember that with most class-action lawyers you won’t pay a fee unless you win your case, and initial consultations are typically free.
1. Nagel Rice LLC
103 Eisenhower Pkwy # 103, Roseland, NJ 07068
Practice Areas: Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Consumer Protection
Firm Size: Medium
Nagel Rice is a midsized law firm that opened its doors in 1987. Since that time, the firm’s attorneys have helped clients win more than $1 billion combined in settlements and verdicts. Many of its biggest victories have come from class-action lawsuits against banks, insurance companies, investment firms and brokerages, and energy companies. The firm’s headquarters are in Roseland, and it has an office in New York City.
In fact, Nagel Rice attorneys helped secure a $225 million settlement on behalf of the State of New Jersey against Exxon Mobil over environmental damage caused by the company. Other major class-action results include a $160 million settlement with Horizon Blue Cross, a $24 million settlement with HSBC bank for improper sales and marketing practices, and a $20 million settlement with Bank of America for similar unfair practices.
2. Grungo Colarulo
1926 Greentree Rd #110, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Practice Areas: Class Action, Personal Injury, Consumer Fraud, Wage Disputes
Firm Size: Small
Grungo Colarulo is one of the smallest firms on this list, and one of the youngest. Founded less than a decade ago, attorneys at Grungo Colarulo have in a short time helped their clients secure more than $100 million in individual and group claims related to personal injury, medical malpractice, child abuse, construction disasters, and more.
Attorneys at the firm are currently pursuing and investigating potential class-action and mass-tort lawsuits related to violations of antitrust laws, consumer protection, false advertising, deceptive business practices, employment law, and more.
While the firm’s headquarters are in Cherry Hill, it also has branches in Hamilton Square and Medford, New Jersey, as well as an office in Philadelphia.
3. Seeger Weiss LLP
55 Challenger Rd 6th floor, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Practice Areas: Class Action, Antitrust, Securities, Defective Products, Environmental Contamination
Firm Size: Medium
Ridgefield Park-based Seeger Weiss is one of the few firms on the list that focuses almost exclusively on complex litigation such as class-action lawsuits, mass torts, and related types of cases. Since its founding in 1999, Seeger Weiss attorneys have been involved in many high-profile class-action claims, helping secure billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in a huge range of areas.
Among the most prominent victories attorneys at Seeger Weiss have claimed include a $21 billion judgment against Volkswagen, a $1 billion settlement against the NFL, and a nearly $1 billion settlement against a drywall distributor. Ongoing investigations into potential mass torts or class actions include consumer products like pharmaceuticals (Zantac, Elmiron), vehicles (Porsche, Land Rover), and medical devices (hernia mesh, insulin pumps).
4. Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
103 Eisenhower Pkwy #2nd, Roseland, NJ 07068
Practice Areas: Class Action, Defective Products, Mass Torts, Big Pharma, Personal Injury
Firm Size: Medium
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman is a medium-sized firm based in Roseland that’s been at the center of major class-action and mass-tort cases against drug companies, automakers, insurance companies, and manufacturers of defective products.
Some of the cases the firm’s attorneys have taken on have resulted in the biggest awards in New Jersey history, including a $300 million settlement of mass-tort cases over the blood-pressure medication Benicar, an $80 million settlement with Volkswagen and Audi over faulty drainage systems and leaky sunroofs, and a $35 million settlement in an asbestos-related claim against a now-bankrupt insurance company. Attorneys with the firm also recently won a $166 million verdict against the New Jersey child protection agency in the case of a severely abused child.
5. Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
505 Morris Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081
Practice Areas: Class Action, Mass Torts, Big Pharma, Roundup
Firm Size: Large
Springfield-based Javerbaum Wurgaft is one of the biggest class-action firms to make our New Jersey list, and it’s one of the most geographically diverse. In addition to its headquarters in Springfield, Javerbaum Wurgaft has offices in Elizabeth, Freehold, Hackensack, Jersey City, Morristown, Newark, Newton, and Union in New Jersey as well as New York City and Atlanta.
The firm first opened its doors in 1978, and today Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys are investigating possible class-action cases related to the medications Truvada and Valsartan, Roundup weedkiller, e-cigarettes, talcum powder, and more. Notable individual and class-action results include tens of millions in settlements and verdicts related to lottery proceeds, child sexual abuse, faulty products, and more.
6. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
90 Woodbridge Center Drive Suite 900 Box 10, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Practice Areas: Class Action, Consumer Protection, Wage Theft, Defective Products, Antitrust, Whistleblower Claims
Firm Size: Big Law
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer was founded in 1919, making it one of the oldest firms in the state of New Jersey, and it’s also one of the state’s biggest. The firm has two offices in New Jersey (located in Woodbridge and Eatontown), one in New York City, and one in Philadelphia. Its practice is vast and diverse, with consumer focus areas on class-action lawsuits covering things like defective products, environmental contamination, wage theft, and more.
In its storied past, Wilentz attorneys have been involved in many high-profile class-action cases, but few have been more influential than an $18 million verdict the firm recovered in 1990 on behalf of Navy yard workers who became sick after being exposed to asbestos. That lawsuit and others like it further helped solidify the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, and Wilentz attorneys would go on to represent many other workers sickened by asbestos. Attorneys with the firm were also involved in the Big Tobacco settlement, the Fen-Phen case, and the 9/11 Victims’ Fund.
7. Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
40 Ethel Rd, Edison, NJ 08817
Practice Areas: Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Big Pharma
Firm Size: Small
Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow is a small Edison-based law firm that also has offices in Toms River and Red Bank, helping attorneys blanket the entire state of New Jersey. In addition to handling personal injury cases and allegations of medical malpractice, the firm’s attorneys have also been involved in class-action lawsuits related to dangerous drugs.
In fact, attorneys with the firm have been solely or partially responsible for settlements like the $3.7 billion agreement over the weight-loss drug Fen-Phen, a $51 million verdict against a drug company for manipulating prices, and a $41.5 million settlement over the ineffectiveness of statin drugs Zetia and Vytorin.
8. McOmber McOmber & Luber
54 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Practice Areas: Class Action, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Whistleblower Claims
Firm Size: Medium
Since opening its doors in 1974, McOmber McOmber & Luber has successfully secured verdicts, settlements, and judgments for clients in a host of areas, including harassment claims, class-action lawsuits, personal injury cases, and racial discrimination. The bulk of the firm’s experience has been in the field of employment law.
The Red Bank-based law firm, which also has an office in Marlton, has helped clients secure tens of millions in verdicts and settlements, including nearly $2 million in a recent debt-collection case and more than $500,000 in a class-action lawsuit related to wage theft.
9. Rinaldo & Rinaldo
100 Walnut Ave Suite 210, Clark, NJ 07066
Practice Areas: Class Action, Personal Injury, Traffic Accidents, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice
Firm Size: Sole Practitioner
Founded in 1964 by a father-son team, Rinaldo & Rinaldo’s cases today are handled by a single attorney, Matthew Rinaldo. In addition to a major focus on personal injury cases, Rinaldo is experienced in class-action lawsuits and mass torts. Since the firm’s founding, Rinaldo & Rinaldo attorneys have recovered more than $200 million on behalf of their clients, dating all the way back to the firm’s origins in the 1920s.
The firm is currently investigating and considering class-action or mass-tort lawsuits related to areas like investor fraud and manipulation, deceptive credit card practices, false advertising, defective or poorly designed consumer products, insurance reimbursement, workplace discrimination, and more.
10. Mashel Law LLC
500 Campus Dr Ste 303, Morganville, NJ 07751
Practice Areas: Class Action, Employment Law, Personal Injury
Firm Size: Small
Mashel Law is a small, Morganville-based firm that focuses mostly on a singular area of the law — employment law. Mashel attorneys have handled individual and class-action claims related to all manner of employment law, from workplace harassment and discrimination to wage disputes. The firm has helped clients recover well over $25 million since it was founded over a decade ago.
A sampling of the major verdicts and settlements attorneys with the firm have helped secure include a $2.9 million class-action settlement over employee benefits and a $1.3 million settlement over wrongful termination. Attorneys with Mashel Law have handled class-action lawsuits against companies like grocery stores, ride-share providers, trucking companies, real-estate firms, banks, and more.