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James Peter McGovern

James Peter McGovern

also known as James P. McGovern

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, DUI & DWI, Litigation, Employment & Labor

About Me

Licensend to practice in New Jersey and New York. Expertise in diverse areas, including estate planning and administration, municipal court and DWI, commercial and criminal litigation, and appellate practice.


 


In service to the legal profession and the community, I have served on the District Ethics Committee for Sussex and Morris Counties. I have assisted those facing bankruptcy and foreclosure with pro bono legal assistance. As a volunteer election monitor I have helped safeguard our fellow citizens’ right to vote.


 


I received my Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, where I served as Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board, and was awarded the Bureau of National Affairs Prize in Labor and Employment Law. I then served as Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Dorothea Wefing (ret.) of the Appellate Division, later temporarily assigned to the New Jersey Supreme Court.  I also hold a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Political Science from Fordham University. I received my  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., majoring in History. I am licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, French, German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    10 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    10 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    14 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Jennifer D. Zoschak

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim and I attended law school together and worked as associates for a North Jersey firm. Jim is a dedicated, thoughtful and resourceful attorney and I recommend him.

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    Jennifer Zoschak Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Justice

    Mr. McGovern is knowledgeable and abreast of current developments in Estate Planning. Client's that I have referred to him in this field have always reported that they are pleased with his demeanor and the results.

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    Michael Justice DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McGivney & Kluger, P.C.

243 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ, 07871

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
NJActive200105/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award for Excellence in the Study of Employment LawABA-BNA2001
Co-ChairRutgers Law School Moot Court Board2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselMcGivney & Kluger, PC2014 - Present
AttorneyJames P. McGovern, Attorney at Law2009 - Present
MemberMcGovern & Roseman, PA2004 - 2008
AssociateCohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrman & Knopf LLP2002 - 2004
Judicial ClerkAppellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey2001 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMember2007 - Present
Bar of the Supreme Court of the United StatesMember2006 - Present
Bar of the United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
QBE INSURANCE CO. V. P & F CONTAINER SERVICES, INCN/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
26 Rutgers Law Record 6APPLICATION OF THE CONTINUING VIOLATION DOCTRINE UNDER TITLE VII AND NEW JERSEY'S LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (with Maurice McLaughlin)2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkLawJD2001
Georgetown UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Fordham UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - MastersN/A