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Jeffrey W. Herrmann

Jeffrey W. Herrmann
  • Partner

Location: Saddle Brook, NJ

Phone: 201-845-9600

Fax: 201-845-9423

Email: jwh@njlawfirm.com

Jeffrey Herrmann's practice is concentrated in the field of complex commercial litigation. In this area, he has successfully represented clients in both individual and class actions in such diverse areas as securities law, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, construction law and antitrust matters.

Mr. Herrmann has litigated numerous matters, which have been the subject of published opinions establishing important precedent both in New Jersey and nationally in the areas of securities fraud, consumer fraud and bankruptcy. Mr. Herrmann has been recognized for several years by SuperLawyers in the following categories: Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.

In addition, he regularly represents clients before FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Herrmann is a Trustee of the  Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.  He has served as co-chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee and frequently lectures for the N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey State Bar Association. In addition, he has been actively involved in charitable activities for many years.

Mr. Herrmann started as a law clerk in 1975 and joined Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP as an associate the following year. He was elected as a partner of the firm in 1981 and currently serves as the firm's Managing Partner.

Mr. Herrmann has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation. He was included in (201) Magazine's list of Bergen's "Top Lawyers" in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has also been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2005-2019 in Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts and Bankruptcy.

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Mr. Herrmann is an adjunct professor in the English Department of Kean University, where he teaches courses on Shakespeare.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Investor Litigation/Arbitration
  • Construction Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Columbia University
    • B.A.


  • Lecturer, N.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, English Department, Kean University

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Bergen's Top Lawyers, (201) Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Trustee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee, Co-Chair