Welcome to the Law Offices of
Donald P. Fedderly, Esq.
Mr. Fedderly graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1979, where he participated in one of the nation’s law schools’ most prestigious civil litigation clinic programs. In that program he was able to practice law in the courts of North Carolina under the auspices of Duke Law School trial professors. While at Duke Law, Mr. Fedderly also served as an editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
After law school, Mr. Fedderly was recruited by and joined a prominent California law firm with offices in San Francisco and San Diego. There he practiced law with nationally recognized trial attorneys representing clients such as Exxon and Texaco. During that time Mr. Fedderly was invited to study and practice advanced litigation techniques through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (N.I.T.A), the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills. Mr. Fedderly had also worked with N.I.T.A. while in the Duke Law School clinical trial program.
In the mid-1980’s Mr. Fedderly joined a small specialty law firm in Palo Alto, California, which focused on federal bankruptcy practice. Mr. Fedderly was responsible nor for bankruptcy matters per se, but for a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation cases that stemmed from a given bankruptcy matter.
In 1984-1985 Mr. Fedderly spent eight months travelling extensively with his wife throughout Western Europe, North Africa, and then-communist East Germany and Poland. While in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Fedderly was honored to spend time with attorneys from “Solidarnosz” (Solidarity), an anti-Soviet Communist organization that was strongly supported by Pope John Paul II, and which eventually helped to bring about the end of Soviet administration of Eastern Europe.
After returning to the United States, Mr. Fedderly settled in Morris County, New Jersey, where his parents had lived over twelve years. There he and his wife raised two wonderful daughters, one of whom now owns a business in Manhattan and the other who will graduate from U.C.L.A. in June 2012 and then settle and work in Milan, Italy. He opened his own law practice, focusing on general civil and criminal trial work. He represented a broad spectrum of individuals and small to mid-sized corporations, and found a unique satisfaction in working closely, and on an inter-personal level, with individuals and smaller enterprises with whom he personally identified in learning about and helping to resolve their most demanding and pressing legal issues.
On two occasions he represented clients whose successful appellate cases were published, thus becoming a permanent part of New Jersey case law. One case was Hagrish, et al. v. Olson, et al., 254 N.J. Super 135 (App. Div. 1992), a court of appeals decision that helped establish the parameters of settlement law. The other case was Guido v. Duane Morris, LLP, et al., 202 N.J. 79 (2010), a New Jersey Supreme Court decision which established the right of a former law client to sue his or her former law firm even where the former client had settled the case on record, under oath, but later learned the attorney had failed to fully and sufficiently explain to the client critical negative aspects the settlement might have on the client’s interests.
Mr. Fedderly is licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and California, both in federal and state courts. He has also represented clients, on a pro hac vice basis, in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Nevada, and New Mexico. Initial courtesy conferences are available to discuss and evaluate potential or actual legal matters, and how best to proceed in any particular situation. Having practiced law more than 30 years and having attended law school at a well-regarded national law school, Mr. Fedderly is particularly well-suited to refer a prospective client, where necessary or advisable, to the best attorney or firm in New Jersey or around the United States.
The selection of the right trial attorney can be, and often is, the single most important aspect of addressing and resolving a challenging legal matter. Mr. Fedderly is very experienced and highly dedicated, to his clients. If Mr. Fedderly is able to accept a client's case, the ultimate goal is for the client to feel peace of mind from the very beginning to the final conclusion of the case.
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|NJ||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||1986||09/10/2015|
|CA||Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)||1979||08/18/2015|
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|Owner||Law Offices of Donald P. Fedderly||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey Bar Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Univ of Pittsburgh||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Duke Univ SOL||N/A||law||N/A|