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Stuart  has worked with personal injury clients, represented people before numerous Municipal courts, assisted persons in the Superior Court in complex litigation. For the past 9 years, in addition to the foregoing, Stuart has been assisting persons in financial hardship as a Partner in a Bankruptcy Law Firm.  Martindale-Hubbell has recently awarded this Firm its highest rating of AV Preeminent.


All the while, Stuart has been quietly working on behalf of his own son, who has a disability to make sure that the education his son gets, is the best the school system can provide.






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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    14 years, 500 cases
  2. Education: 25%
    10 years, 253 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 12%
    21 years, 100 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 12%
    18 years, 300 cases
  5. Debt Collection: 11%
    13 years, 100 cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Alan N Walter

    I heartily endorse this lawyer. In addition to having great legal skills, Stuart is an individual who actually cares about his clients. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in need.


    Alan Walter Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Allen Ian Gorski

    I endorse this lawyer. Stuart is diligent and hardworking. A worthy adversary. In the difficult cases we have had together he knows when to settle and when to fight for his client.


    Allen Gorski Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar

354 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 2025
P.O. Box 2205
Livingston, NJ, 07039



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimanded
    issued in NJ, 2013


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Stuart’s comment: “It should be noted that while I was reprimanded, the actions that led to this reprimand, took place while I was on disability leave and without my knowledge. The Board determined that even though I was on disability leave, as I was a named partner, I was still liable. The other partner of the firm also received the same reprimand. This ruling has been appealed.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Client Distinction and Martindale Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
2015 Top Lawyers in New JerseyThe Legal Network2015
AV Preminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
2014 Top Attorneys in New JerseyALM2014
Top Lawyers in New JerseyThe Legal Network2013
2013 Client Distinction and Martindale.com2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner, AttorneyLaw Office of Stuart M. Nachbar, p.c.2012 - Present
Alternate ProsecutorBorough of Roseland, NJ2004 - 2007
PartnerMidlebrooks Shapiro & Nachbar, PC2003 - 2012
AssociateLaw office of Sal Greenman, PC2001 - 2003
Associate, Trial AttorneyLaw Office of Chet Preston1997 - 2001
AssociateRivkind & Weil, PC1997 - 1997
General CounselHamilton Affiliated1996 - 1996
Associate, PIPRavich Koster Tobin Oleckna Reitman & Greenstein1996 - 1997
CounselStart M. Nachbar1995 - 1995
AssociateLaw Office of Mark Follender1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Veteran's Chamber of CommerceGeneral Council2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Barrister MembershipChair2008 - 2010
Supreme Court of New Jersey, Suburban Essex Ethics CommitteeMember2007 - 2012
Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Programming CommitteeCo-chair2006 - 2008
New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity InternationalN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Stephen BDischarge Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
ALM Legal PublicationsNew Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers of 20152015
Star Ledger - Inside New JerseyNew Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers2015
ALM Legal PublicationsNew Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers of 20142014
The Star Ledger, Inside New JerseyN.J's Top Rated Lawyers2014
New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench BarExemptions, Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation and Redemption2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Adelphi UniversityN/ACertificate in Paralegal Studies with Honors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Passe 2015 Vendor FairAdvocating For Special Services and Education2015
Garden State CLEIntroduction to Collection Law2013
Garden State CLEIntroduction to Special Needs Law2013
Autism Spectrum Support GroupAdvocating and Planning for Your Child's Needs in School and Beyond2013
Tenth Annual Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar ConferenceExemptions, Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation and Redemption2008