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Bennett J. Wasserman

Bennett J. Wasserman

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation, Real Estate

About Me

Special Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, teaching "Lawyer Malpractice" to advanced law students.


 


Editor, LegalMalpracticeLawReview.com blog (Research, Resources and Expertise in the Law Governing Lawyers).


 


Expert Witness and consultant to law firms and professional liability insurance companies in the areas of legal malpractice, legal ethics, law firm biling practices and attorney advertising through ,www.legalmalpractice.com>.


 


Of Counsel, Stryker Tams & Dill, LLP, 2 Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105.


 

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 75%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    41 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-500/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jan Meyer

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ben prepare him self very well and he is an excellent lawyer. He is very thorough and spot the legal issues and difficulties very quickly. He is considered a master at work and it is always a pleasure working with him. I always learn a lot from him.

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    Jan Meyer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Davis Saperstein & Salomon, PC

375 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive197505/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 197503/13/2015
PAInactive198308/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2011
Legal Malpractice LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyers NJSuper Lawyer2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2008
Lawyer of the Year 2008New Jersey Law Journal2008
Bar Register of Pre Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2006
Super Lawyer NJSuper Lawyers2005
AV Highest ratingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Distinguished Alumni AwardHofstra University School of Law1985
Best LawyersTown and Country1985
Certified Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey1985
Dean's Citation for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyHofstra University School of Law1974
Hofstra Law Review-Articles EditorHofstra University Schoo of Lawl1974

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationSpecial Comm on Malpractice InsuranceN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Center for Professional ResponsibilityMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Opinion 39 of the Committee on Attorney Advertising, __N.J.__ , 961 A.2d 722 (NJ, 2008)Success
Carbis Sales, Inc. et al v. Eisenberg, et al., 397 N.J. Super. 64, 935 A.2d 1236 (App. Div., 2007)Success.
Fiorentino v. RapoportSuccess.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & ano. Professional Malpractice: Two Views of the Saffer Fee-Shifting Rule: There is a Professional Duty to Support the Rule.2009
New Jersey Law Journal"What if Bernie Madoff were a New Jersey Lawyer?"2009
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & Shah, At the Crossroads of Constitutionally Protected Free Speech and the Rules of Professional Conduct2009
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Decries State Bar’s Support for Shortening Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations, December 8, 2008, “Voice of the Bar” p.12-13.2008
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & ano. The Enormity of Our Fiduciary Duty, The Supreme Court Year in Review, Legal Ethics and Malpractice, 2007-2008).2008
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Way to Cut Quality of Lawyering: Cut Deadline for Malpractice Suits, Commentary, April 28, 2008).2008
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Professional Malpractice: Holding Lawyers Accountable for Bad Settlements.2007
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Own Up to Mistakes, (New Jersey Law Journal, The State Supreme Court Year in Review, 2006-2007.) Wasserman2007
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Professional Malpractice: Where Were the Lawyers?, Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty, (New Jersey Law Journal, January 22, 2007.)2007
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Legal Ethics & Malpractice: Missing Evidence Prompts Negative Inference (New Jersey Law Journal, The State Supreme Court Year in Review, 2005-2006).2006
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Legal Ethics & Malpractice: Advice on Asset Protection Could Land Lawyers in Hot Water (New Jersey Law Journal, The State Supreme Court Year in Review, 2004-2005).2005
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Legal Ethics & Malpractice: ‘Suit Within A Suit is Not Required’, (New Jersey Law Journal, The State Supreme Court Year in Review, 2003-2004.2004
New JerseyWasserman & Rosenblatt, Legal Ethics & Malpractice: Court Reaffirms American-Rule Exception to Enforce Fiduciary Duty (New Jersey Law Journal, N.J. Supreme Court Year in Review, 2002-2003.2003
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & Rosenblatt, Legal Ethics & Malpractice: Third Party Escrow Funds, Entitled to Same Protection as Client Trust Funds. (New Jersey Law Journal. N.J. Supreme Court Year in Review, 2001-2002- 9/2/2002..2002
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & Rosenblatt, Legal Ethics: Making Things Clear (New Jersey Law Journal. N.J. Supreme Court Year in Review 2000-2001 — 9/3/2001.2001
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman & Rosenblatt, Legal Ethics: Getting Down to the Reason for the Rule (New Jersey Law Journal. N.J. Supreme Court Year in Review 1999-2000 - 9/4/00).2000
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, Lawyer Malpractice: The Difference Between Life & Death, (Opinion & Commentary, N.J. Law Journal, June 26, 2000).2000
NJ Institute of Continuing Legal EducationWasserman, Expert Witnesses in the Legal Malpractice Case: The New Jersey Experience (reprinted from Understanding Legal Malpractice - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Dec. 1997).1997
New Jersey Law JournalWasserman, The Circle Chevrolet Fallout Continues: Problems the Supreme Court Did Not Solve. 149 N.J.L.J. 320 (July 28, 1997).1997
Hofstra Law ReviewThe Ubiquitous Detailman...1973

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Hunter CollegeN/AMA - Master of Arts1970
Hunter CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Malpractice Update 2013The Legal Malpractice Expert2013
Annual MeetingGetting the Most Out of Your Expert Witness2013
National Legal Malpractice ConferenceTeaching Tomorrow's Lawyer to Avoid Legal Malpractice2010
CLE Public Utility LawLegal Ethics2010
Hofstra University School of LawLegal Malpractice2009
Hofstra University Law SchoolLaw School level course on Legal Malpractice2008
New York Law SchoolLegal Malpractice Update2007
Association of Trial Lawyers of America NJWhen Ethical Violations Become Malpractice2007
NJ State Bar Association/ Inst. for Continuing Legal EducationTrust and Estate Legal Malpractice2006
New York State Bar AssociationEthics for Litigators and Trial Lawyers: Conflicts of Interest2005
University of Liverpool Cayman Island Law SchoolLegal Malpractice and Ethics: A Comparative view2002
NJ Institute for Continuing Legal EductationLegal Malpractice Expert Witnesses:the NJ Experience1997
New Jersey State Bar AssociationPractical Aspects of Cicle Chevrolet's Impact on Legal Malpractice1997