I am a commercial litigator and mediator with substantial experience in corporate, employment and construction matters. I head the Commercial Litigation Group of the law firm of Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, where I also serve as outside general counsel to various businesses, including a national environmental remediation and consulting firm, New Jersey’s leading provider of home remodeling products, and industrial trade magazines.
I have been named as a Super Lawyer in New Jersey Monthly Magazine in the area of Business Litigation.
As a mediator, I have handled over 100 civil cases under court appointments and private retentions, including in the areas of shareholder disputes, legal malpractice, employment, real estate, franchises, sales commissions, medical billing, condominium and homeowner association disputes, property damage, construction, service contracts, fraud and consumer fraud, zoning, insurance coverage, equipment leases, sureties and product liability.
I serve as a Mediator Mentor for the New Jersey Superior Court and lecture on advanced mediation topics.
Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin is a mid-sized, full-service northern New Jersey law firm in Roseland, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. Our attorneys service the needs of a full spectrum of clients, including multi-national corporations, small to medium-sized business, and individuals.
Licensed since 1983
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Partner||Starr Gern Davison & Rubin, PC||1993 - Present|
|Partner-Associate||Gern, Dunetz, Davison & Weinstein, P.C.||1986 - 1993|
|Associate Attorney||Schneider, Kleinick & Weitz, P.C.||1984 - 1986|
|Associate Attorney||Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer Llp||1983 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators||Member||2008 - Present|
|Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court||Member||2005 - Present|
|Morris County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1986 - Present|
|New Jersey Lawyer Magazine||The Strange Defense of Reverse Engineerability in Trade Secret Cases and Gaps in the Law of Unfair Competition||2008|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Brandeis University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution||Ethical Issues Facing Mediators and Lawyers in Medation||2013|
|Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution||Mock Mediation and Discussion: Spotting and Handling Employment Mediation Issues||2012|
|Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution||Whether Mediators Should Testify Regarding Mediated Settlements||2011|
|Advanced Mediation Training||Listening to the Client: What Do End-Users Want From a Mediator?||2011|
|Annual Advanced Mediation Training Seminar||Case Management: Overcoming Resistance in Court Ordered Mediation||2010|