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Gerald Hayes Clark

Gerald Hayes Clark

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Litigation: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Marc S. Albert

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Marc Albert Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Joseph Torri

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joseph Torri Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Clark Law Firm, PC

811 Sixteenth Avenue
Belmar, NJ, 07719

Clark Law Firm, PC

56 Ferry Street, Lower Level
Newark, NJ, 07105-1833

Clark Law Firm, PC

261 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ, 07070

Clark Law Firm, PC

2100 Long Beach Blvd.
Surf City, NJ, 08008

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
NJActive199705/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2007
Appointed Civil ArbitratorNew Jersey Superior Court2006
"40 Under 40"New Jersey Law Journal2006
Rising Stars Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers2006
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Law ClearkSuperior Court of New Jersey, The Honorable John D'Amico, J.S.C.1997 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Monmouth County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of Court FoundationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fernandes v. DAR Construction CompanyJury 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

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
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

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Villanova UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Middlesex County Bar Association"Construction Accident Litigation from All Sides of the v"2009
ABA/ALI Fall Section MeetingCase Management of Mass Torts2001
The Defense Perspective, American Bar Association Aviation Litigation Committee SeminarReturn to the Future: The Effect of Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines on Recoverable Damages in a Warsaw Convention Case.1996