Gerald H. Clark is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 2% of New Jersey attorneys. His practice concentrates on complex litigation, class actions, civil rights and personal injury. Gerald has also served as a lead attorney on a number of class action matters. He played a key role in bringing about the settlement of an unprecedented consumer fraud class action lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, a settlement which is valued between $1 billion and $3 billion to consumers.
In July 2006, he Clark was listed in the New Jersey Law Journal’s "40 Under 40" feature which acknowledges 40 New Jersey lawyers under 40 years of age distinguished in the practice of law. In 2011 he was included in the National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 under 40" membership for his "superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40." Gerald Clark has also been named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by this association.
Gerald Clark is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Among his achievements is a $2.520 million recovery for a worker who was turned down by a large injury law firm. Gerald showed how the needless violation of several basic worker safety rules resulted in the severe injuries.
Gerald Clark and his firm represents deserving clients on a contingency basis. This way many people who otherwise could not afford legal services are able to access the court system. When safety rules are broken, the public is endangered. Clark believes that by standing up for people whose lives are turned upside down because of safety rule violations, and holding wrongdoers accountable (who are usually covered by insurance anyway), the community as a whole is made safer.
Clark takes pride in a detailed knowledge of the procedural and substantive law applicable to his practice area and in his ability to articulate that law concisely and convincingly through oral argument and top notch written work product. He is a New Jersey personal injury, class action and accident lawyer serving those who have suffered severe injuries in Middlesex, Monmouth, Essex, Hudson and other counties throughout the States of New Jersey and New York.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Licensed since 1997
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Certified Civil Trial Attorney||New Jersey Supreme Court||2007|
|Appointed Civil Arbitrator||New Jersey Superior Court||2006|
|"40 Under 40"||New Jersey Law Journal||2006|
|Rising Stars Super Lawyer||New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers||2006|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2004|
|Judicial Law Cleark||Superior Court of New Jersey, The Honorable John D'Amico, J.S.C.||1997 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Monmouth County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Inns of Court Foundation||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Trial Attorneys of New Jersey||Member||N/A|
|Fernandes v. DAR Construction Company||Jury verdict and final judgment in excess of $1.1 million|
|Chirdo v. Goehler||$2.725 million insurance settlement|
|Gualberto v. Kara Homes||$525,000 jury verdict|
|New Jersey Law Journal||"Proposed 30-Day Waiting Period on Solicitations Is a One-Way Street"||2009|
|New Jersey Law Journal||"Why Towns Shouldn't Fear Ocean Injury Suits"||1996|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Villanova University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||"Construction Accident Litigation from All Sides of the v"||2009|
|ABA/ALI Fall Section Meeting||Case Management of Mass Torts||2001|
|The Defense Perspective, American Bar Association Aviation Litigation Committee Seminar||Return to the Future: The Effect of Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines on Recoverable Damages in a Warsaw Convention Case.||1996|