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Civil Litigation


Fortunately, or unfortunately, you may find yourself in a situation where participation in a lawsuit is inevitable.  As the party bringing the lawsuit, the Plaintiff, you have to make the decision whether or not it will be worthwhile to bring a lawsuit against another individual or business.   In bringing a lawsuit as a Plaintiff, there are many issues to consider, both financial and non-financial.

In contrast, as the party sued in a lawsuit, the Defendant, you have involuntarily been placed in a situation where you are usually an unwilling participant in a lawsuit.  The last thing to do as a Defendant served with a lawsuit is to ignore it.  You have no choice but to defend yourself or your business.

We represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil lawsuits, involving both businesses and individuals.  The type of cases that we handle include:

  • Construction Litigation

We have handled matters representing both owners, contractors and subcontractors.  These matters have included both breach of contract and enforcement of mechanic lien issues.

  • Consumer Protection

We respect to consumer protection, we have successfully represented individuals who have been defrauded by unscrupulous home improvement contractors and have received awards of treble damages.  In one such case, we received a judgment of nearly $250,000 in favor of the home owner.  We have also represented clients who have been taken advantage of by temporary help and consulting agencies that were in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.  Additionally, we have represented individuals who were taken advantage of by automobile dealerships as well as representing individuals under the New Jersey Lemon Law.  Furthermore, we have successfully defended individuals who have been sued for credit card debt.  If you believe you were taken advantage of, or you did not receive what you contracted for, we can help.

  •  Insurance Coverage Disputes

Our insurance litigation practice is dedicated to making sure you get the coverage and compensation you deserve.  Our clients have included individuals who have been denied benefits under their insurance policies.  This includes benefits under both automobile and health insurance polices.

  • Personal Injury

If you have suffered a personal injury in an auto accident or as the result of a fall on dangerous or neglected property, we will negotiate with the insurance company and/or litigate your claim to see that you get the compensation you deserve.  We can help you with:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • dog bites
  • professional liabilty
  • Business & Commercial Disputes

For our business clients, we provide litigation services on breach of contract and other business and commercial disputes.

  • Intellectual Property Infringement

Our Intellectual Property litigation practice is devoted to protecting your creative work. Whether you are being accused of infringement or your work is being infringed upon, we will aggressively fight to protect what you have worked so hard for. So whether it is a copyright, trademark or patent issue, we are here to help.

  • Employment Law

In the employment area, we have handled the negoiation of severence packages for employees who were terminated from their jobs.  Additionally, we successfully handled anNASD arbitration before a three-judge panel on behalf of a stockbroker who was terminated and not paid a bonus in excess of $100,000.

We conveniently serve clients in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex Union and Morris Counties, and throughout Northern New Jersey. We are also close to Midtown Manhattan.

Law Offices of Lawrence Hersh

17 Sylvan Street, Suite 102B
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
Telephone: (201) 507-6300

Fax: (201) 507-6311