Joseph A. Maurice

Joseph A. Maurice

Partner
Location:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Phone:
201-845-9600
Fax:
201-845-9423
Email:

Joseph A. Maurice is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey's Board on Trial Attorney Certification.  He practices primarily in the areas of commercial and criminal litigation.  Mr. Maurice litigates in both state and federal courts. He also has experience in matrimonial litigation and real estate transactions. Mr. Maurice is a former court-appointed mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court. He served as the Borough of Paramus Municipal Prosecutor for the Criminal Part and formerly of the Traffic Part.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Maurice clerked for the Honorable Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. in the Criminal Part of the Bergen County Vicinage.

Mr. Maurice is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which resulted from his trial of a securities fraud class action trial, Williams et al. vs. Chatmon et al. He was included in (201) Magazine's list of Bergen's Top Lawyers" in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Litigation and Criminal Defense (White-Collar and Non-White Collar).  He has also been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2013-2017, and was previously a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

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Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified, Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey’s Board on Trial Attorney Certification

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • How to Prepare for an Attorney Consultation, Paramus Magazine, August, 2009
  • Mind Your Business: Employee Use on Company Computers, Paramus Chamber of Commerce website Business Center, Fall, 2007

Representative Cases

  • Williams et al. vs. Chatmon et al.
  • QBE Insurance Company v P&F Container Services, Inc., 362 N.J. Super. 445 (App. Div. 2003)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Bergen County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen’s Top Lawyers, Litigation and Criminal Defense, 2014 - 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2006-2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Vice President
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Former Trustee
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Committee
  • District IIA Supreme Court, Ethics Committee, Former Chair
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Former Court-Appointed Mediator

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bergen Catholic High School, Board of Directors
  • Columbians, Member