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Featured Lawyers in New Jersey

Lloyd Bennett, Esq., P.C.

37 years in practice
Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Immigration Law, Personal Injury
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Law Offices of Ronald J. Wronko

22 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
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Injury Lawyer - Michael W. Krutman, Esq

10 years in practice
Personal Injury
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Douglas B. Hanna, Esquire, PC

50 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury
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John R. Moeller, Jr., P.C.

37 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
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Kitrick, McWeeney & Wells, LLC

33 years in practice
Personal Injury
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About the New Jersey Legal System

New Jersey has one federal court, one state supreme court, and two trial courts. They also have limited and general jurisdiction.

Governor with Senate confirmation appoints the seven justices of New Jersey's Supreme Court and approximately 360 judges of the New Jersey Superior Court. The chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court assigns 32 judges among superior court judges to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey is the federal district court in New Jersey. These courts are the federal district court in New Jersey. Appeals to these courts are made to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.

The New Jersey Supreme Court serves as the court of last resort for the state. It is an appellate court without original jurisdiction. If the case involves a constitutional issue, if a judge from the appellate division dissented, or if capital punishment is requested, the court can hear appeals. Administrative power is also granted to the court over state courts and attorneys.

The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division serves as the intermediate appellate court. The New Jersey Supreme Court can appeal its decisions. The New Jersey Courts website states that the court is composed of 32 judges. They are divided into two or three judge panels, each of which is made up of four judges. The appellate Division judges hear appeals against decisions made by the Tax Court, State administrative agencies, and trial courts. Each year, the Appellate Division hears approximately 6,500 appeals.

New Jersey's superior courts are the most important trial courts. They are responsible for hearing all family, criminal, and civil cases. Each one of New Jersey's 21 counties has a superior court.

About New Jersey

New Jersey was home to Native Americans for more than 2,800 years. The dominant tribe when Europeans arrived in 17th-century New Jersey was the Lenape. The first European settlements were established in New Jersey by Dutch and Swedish colonists. Later, the British seized control of New Jersey and created the Province of New Jersey. It was named after Jersey, the largest of all the Channel Islands.

A large and diverse population was attracted to the colony by its fertile lands, relative religious tolerance, and diversity. New Jersey was one of the Thirteen Colonies that fought Great Britain. It hosted many pivotal battles as well as military commands during the American Revolutionary War. The state remained with the Union through the American Civil War and was a major center of manufacturing and migration. It also helped drive the nation’s Industrial Revolution and hosted many technological and commercial innovations until the mid-20th Century.

New Jersey Lawyers FAQs

How much does a lawyer cost in New Jersey?

While prices between lawyers may vary, the average price per hour for a lawyer is between $120 and $380 per hour. Since prices may vary, be sure to ask potential lawyers for their pricing information before moving forward with them.

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How many active attorneys are there in New Jersey?

There are approximately 40,000 active lawyers in the state of New Jersey. This number reflects all lawyers registered with The State Bar of New Jersey.

Who licenses attorneys in New Jersey?

The New Jersey State Bar licenses all attorneys in New Jersey. A lawyer that is not licensed by the state bar association cannot practice law in full capacity.

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