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Cynthia M Craig

Cynthia M Craig

also known as Cynthia Craig

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products, Car Accidents

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About Me

CYNTHIA M. CRAIG, Esq., joined Blume Goldfaden as 'of counsel' on
April 1, 2004.  A New Jersey attorney since 1979, Ms. Craig had
maintained a solo practice in which she represented plaintiffs in all
types of personal
injury claims
, including medical malpractice, automobile accidents,
fall down and products liability cases.  Ms. Craig has written and
lectured extensively in all areas of personal injury and medical
malpractice law and is considered one of the state's leading authorities
on issues of automobile insurance law.  She co-authored the treatise, New
Jersey Auto Insurance Law
, now in its 15th edition,  and has been
cited as authoritative in more than fifty reported decisions of New
Jersey state and federal courts.


 


Most recently, Ms. Craig represented the amicus Trial Attorneys of New Jersey in the
matter of DiProspero v. Penn,  183 N.J. 477 (2005), in which
the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Appellate Division and
dozens of lower courts had been applying the Automobile Insurance Cost
Reduction Act of 1998 too restrictively.  The decision resulted in
reversals of hundreds of cases that had been wrongfully dismissed by the
courts below.  Shortly after the Supreme Court decision was issued, Ms.
Craig argued Imerman v. Munoz, 379 N.J. Super. 169 (App. Div.
2005) in which the Appellate Division held that the holding of DiProspero retroactive to cases 'in the pipeline': those cases that were on appeal
or had not proceeded to final judgment before the DiProspero decision was published. 


 


Cynthia Craig has been recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent
Lawyers, which is limited to only the most distinguished law practices:
those that have achieved the AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell law
directory.  She has been honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America for her outstanding  pro bono service to individuals
and families who sought compensation under the September 11 Victim
Compensation Fund.  She was also honored by the Association of Trial
Lawyers of New Jersey for her advocacy on behalf of all injured auto
accident victims which led to the successful resolution of the DiProspero case in the New Jersey Supreme Court.  In 2005 she was named by the New
Jersey Law Journal
as one of 50 outstanding women and minority
attorneys in New Jersey.


 


Ms. Craig received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude in
1973 from Dickinson College, where she completed her undergraduate
degree in 2 ½ years.  She received her Juris Doctor degree in
1979 from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.    She is
admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey, the Federal District
Courts for New Jersey, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern
District of New York, and the United States Court of Claims.  She is a
member of the Association of the Trial Lawyers of New Jersey and the New
Jersey State and Essex County Bar Associations.


 


In 2005, Ms. Craig completed the second of two four year terms on
the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee, her last year as Chair of
District VB. The District Ethics Committees investigate and, where
warranted, prosecute complaints against New
Jersey attorneys
for violations of the Rules of Professional
Ethics.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

One Main Street
Chatham, NJ, 07928-2426

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

165 Highway 35
Red Bank, NJ, 07701

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

7300 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NH, 07047

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

26 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ, 07306

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive197905/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2006
50 Outstanding Women and Minority Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Law Journal2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardAssociation of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte2004 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court of New Jersey Ethics Committee, District VBChair2004 - 2005
Supreme Court of New Jersey Ethics CommitteeMember2001 - 2005
Supreme Court of New Jersey Ethics CommitteeMember1990 - 1994
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMember1982 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkMember1982 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1979 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
New Jersey Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 22nd Ed.2013
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 21st Ed.2012
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 20th Ed.2011
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 19th Ed.2010
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 18th Ed.2009
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 17th Ed.2008
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 16th Ed.2007
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 15th Ed.2006
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 14th Ed.2005
New Jersey LawyerDiProspero v. Penn: A Revolution in Auto Insurance Law2005
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 13th Ed.2004
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 12th Ed.2003
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 11th Ed.2002
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 10th Ed.2001
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 9th Ed.2000
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 8th Ed.1999
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 7th Ed.1998
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 6th Ed.1997
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 5th Ed.1996
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 4th Ed.1995
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 3rd Ed.1994
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 2nd Ed.1993
Gann Law BooksNew Jersey Auto Insurance Law, 1st Ed.1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law Center LawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Dickinson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973