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James Michael Foerst

James Michael Foerst

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning

About Me

Outside of the office, Mr. Foerst is involved in local government currently serving as Westfield Town Councilman for the 4th Ward.  Having been elected in 2003 and again in 2007, Jim is the Chairman of the Code Review and Town Property Committee and a member of the Town's Planning Board dealing with real estate and land use issues.   


In addition, Mr. Foerst serves as the municpal public defender for the Township of Mountainside. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Real Estate: 55%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    20 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    16 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Marques Scott Goetsch

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Marques Goetsch Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Kenneth Silver

    I highly recommend Jim. He is excellent attorney and could literally write a book on how to effectively prosecute tax appeals. When I refer a client to him, I know that client is in good hands.

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    Mark Silver Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

159 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ, 07041

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015
NJActive199903/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NJ Top 100 AttorneyNew Jersey Monthly2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 100 Attorney in NJNew Jersey Super Lawyer2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Certified AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2011
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Million Dollar Advocate - Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocate's Forum2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawSeton Hall University School Of Law2014 - Present
Public DefenderBorough of Mountainside2007 - Present
OwnerSpector Foerst & Associates1995 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Association for JusticeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Richard J. Hughes American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
Westfield BNIMember2003 - Present
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cicchino v. Two Paragon Drive and Cifelli v. A & PSettled - $8 million
Voutila v. CheslerSettled for $850,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Buying Your HomeContract to Closing2013
Selling Your HomeContract to Closing2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Seton Hall UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Westfield Adult Schoool - Fall 2011 SemesterHow to Appeal Your Real Estate Taxes2011
2011 Tax Appeal UpdateNJ Residential Property Tax Appeals2011
Homeownership NowResidential Real Estate TransactionsN/A