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Joseph has extensive experience with complex civil litigation, property tax, governmental and school law.  He has represented individuals, municipalities, counties, authorities, and school boards in a range of litigation and compliance matters.  He is regularly involved in civil defense litigation and represents clients in matters involving the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (Title 59), Tax Appeal matters and municipal and governmental planning matters.  He also handles personal injury, property transfers/closings, traffic, municipal court and criminal matters, debt defense matters and consumer bankruptcy matters.  Joseph currently serves as Assistant Counsel to the Township of Weehawken where he defends all county-level property tax appeals filed against Weehawken Township, drafts Township responses to Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests, is involved in matters relating to New Jersey's Pay to Play laws and in involved with litigation involving the Township.


Languages Spoken: English, Serbian

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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    1 year
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    1 year
  3. Tax: 20%
    1 year
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    1 year
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    1 year

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Raphael Dominik Strzelecki

    Mr. Rutigliano is an aggressive litigator. He is a knowledgeable and determined attorney, which makes him a strong advocate for his clients. I would definitely recommend him in the area of personal injury.


    Raphael Strzelecki Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Peter Lawrence MacIsaac

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Peter MacIsaac Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Joseph A. Rutigliano, LLC

8512 Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 2
North Bergen, NJ, 07047


DCActive 200205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Joseph A. Rutigliano, LLC2012 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Kovic & Rutigliano, LLP2009 - 2012
AttorneyChasan Leyner & Lamparello2005 - 2009
AttorneyGEICO Staff Counsel2002 - 2005
Judicial Clerk to Hon. John A. Conte, J.S.C.New Jersey Superior Court2001 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Seminar Material. By Hon. John A. Conte, J.S.C. with assistance of Joseph A. RutiglianoA Judge’s Bench Book on Motions2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Jersey City State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Hudson County School Boards Association, Board Presidents and Vice Presidents RoundtableAvoiding Costly Litigation2008
Hudson County School Boards Association, Board Presidents and Vice Presidents RoundtableCurrent Legal Issues in Education Law2007
GEICO Claims Managers MeetingCurrent Issues in New Jersey Automobile Liability Law2004
GEICO Claims Managers MeetingNew Jersey Statutory PIP Coverage2002