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James J Fitzpatrick

James J Fitzpatrick

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Real Estate, Divorce & Separation, Probate, General Practice

About Me

At our firm, we understand the importance of treating every client with compassion, dignity and respect. We take the time to listen to our clients and work hard to find solutions that fit their needs. We cultivate a close working relationship with our clients and provide them with the personal attention they deserve from the beginning of their case to the end.  We are also committed to providing well-managed, cost-effective personal service while protecting the rights and interests of our clients. We work hard to tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients and we take pride in our reputation as a “hometown” law firm.  We know our neighbors on a first name basis and they know us by ours. 


We have been serving the needs of clients in Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Morris Counties for ten years and we realize that many residents do not have the means to obtain professional legal advice. This is one of the reasons that we offer a free, no obligation consultation with the belief that everyone deserves a helping hand during those times when they need it most.  If you are facing a hardship or just need to speak with someone about options that might be available for resolving your particular problem, feel free to give us a call to set up an appointment for a consultation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 65%
    11 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 10%
  4. General Practice: 5%
  5. Probate: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jae Y. Lee

    I have known Jim Fitzpatrick since law school and continued to stay in touch professionally. He is a lawyer of great integrity and takes pride in his work. I would not hesitate to refer matters to him.


    Jae Lee Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Matthew Shari

    I worked with James for several years at Meyner & Landis, LLP. During that time I found that the quality of his work is of the highest caliber, he cares about the people around him (both clients and co-workers) and I have honestly never come across someone who possesses a higher level of integrity. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family members who required legal representation.


    John Shari Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Offices of James J. Fitzpatrick

105 South Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ, 07652




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberNational Eagle Scout Association1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberLaw Offices of James J. Fitzpatrick, LLC2010 - Present
AssociateMeyner and Landis, LLP2007 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampBoot Camp Graduate and Member2013 - Present
Bankruptcy American Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - 2012
Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of CourtMember2007 - 2009
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pryce v. Scharff, 384 N.J. Super 197 (App. Div. 2006)Opinion approved for publication on March 27, 2006.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate2001
Stevens Institute of TechnologyTelecommunicationsMS - Master of Science1998
Saint Peter's CollegeComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990