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Local Counsel

                      LOCAL COUNSEL SERVICES


                 Lawrence C. Hersh, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience, and has practiced in both state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere.  He is able to provide local counsel services in both New Jersey and New York Courts.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the UCLA School of Law.  Additionally, he is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, California, Illinois as well as registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The firm’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation, with a focus on business law, intellectual property, construction, insurance, personal injury, consumer and other areas of dispute.  We represent clients in federal, state, municipal and appellate courts.

               With a diverse litigation practice, we regularly represent out-of-state clients and their attorneys in need of local counsel in New Jersey and New York.  If you are an attorney practicing outside of the New York and New Jersey area or a client in need of a New Jersey or New York attorney, we can assist you with the nuances of local practice and act as your “local counsel’.  We are admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.  In New Jersey, there is only one district court, The United States District Court of New Jersey, which has three vicinages:  Newark, Trenton and Camden, and we are admitted to practice in all three of the vicinages.   In New York federal court, we are admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Southern District hears cases in New York City (Manhattan) and in White Plains.   The Eastern District of New York hears cases in Brooklyn and Central Islip.  Additionally, we are admitted to practice before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

               With our office primary office located in Rutherford and a satellite office in New York City, we are conveniently located near New Jersey state courts in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union, Middlesex, Morris and Monmouth Counties as well as New York state courts in New York City, Rockland County and elsewhere to act as your local counsel.

               As local counsel, we can prepare and file any motions for pro hac vice admission that may be required.   We can also help you navigate the local court rules.  In federal court, we are proficient with using the electonic filing ECF system.  We will also make ourselves available for those late night filings which are considered timely if filed before 11:59 p.m and on the weekends or holidays, if necessary.  Our level of involvement will depend on your needs.

The following are some of the cases that we are currently handling or have handled in the past as local counsel:

  • Simon Richmond Patent infringement cases, 13-1944, et. al – Plaintiff’s local counsel in 12 patent infringement cases in federal court involving nearly 100 defendants.
  • Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC Patent infringement cases, 12-3623, et. al., – Plaintiff’s local counsel in federal court in 4 patent infringement cases related to GPS technology.  Defendants include Garmin, TomTom, General Motors, JVC Americas and others.
  • Geissenberger v. Bidsauce Corporation, et. al 13-3058 – Representing Utah Defendants as local counsel in breach of contract and related causes of action case filed in NJ District Court.
  • Bright Ideas Funding Group, LLC, et. al v. Garden Magic, et. al., 12-1714 – Representing Defendants as local counsel in breach of contract related action to joint venture.
  • Fun v. Pulgar, et. al., 13-cv-03679 – Defendants’ local counsel in federal court case involving allegations of human trafficking.  Defendants prevailed on summary judgment.
  • Kirker Enterprises, Inc. v. Max Makeup Cherimoya, et. al., 11-3685 Defendant’s local counsel in patent infringement case involving a utility patent for fingernail polish;
  • Atlanta Bay Breeze, Inc., et. al.  v. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. et. al., 10-3988 – Representing multiple out-of-state plaintiffs in New Jersey district court in claims against a payroll servicing company.
  • Ecko Complex, LLC d/b/a Ecko Unlimited v. Miracle Logistics, Inc., 09-06472 – Defendant trucking company’s local counsel in a shipping claim involving the Carmack Amendment. Defendant prevailed on Motion to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in New Jersey.
  • Miguel, et. al. v. Locke, et. al.09-6167.  Acted as local counsel in defending a governmental coastal commission against a class-action complaint regarding federal fishing rights;
  • BanxCorp. v. Bankrate, Inc., 07-3398. Acted as New Jersey local counsel on behalf of Plaintiff regarding antitrust and related causes of action.
  • Punch Products USA, Inc. v. Sweda Company, LLC, 07-1223.  Representing California Defendant as local counsel against claims of design patent infringement.
  • Horng v. Sakar, 06-0816 – Represented Chinese Plaintiff in a one million dollar breach of contract case involving computer accessories.  Case settled during trial.

For more information or questions about retainingus as local counsel, please contact:

Law Offices of Lawrence Hersh

17 Sylvan Street, Suite 102B

Rutherford, New Jersey  07070

Tel:  (201) 507-6300

Fax: (201) 507-6311