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Jeffrey J Zenna

Jeffrey J Zenna

also known as Jeffrey Zenna

Practice areas:

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

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About Me

Jeffrey J. Zenna is an experienced plaintiff's personal injury lawyer who joined Blume Goldfaden in 1995 (now Blume Donelly).   As a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Jeff handles automobile accident, premises liability, product liability, construction accident, and both medical and legal malpractice cases.


 


Jeffrey Zenna, a Certified Trial Attorney, has made numerous significant recoveries for Blume Donnelly clients in both settlements and jury verdicts; multiple settlements in excess of $1 million, and in 2009, Jeffrey settled a case surrounding a motor vehicle accident involving an Iraq war veteran for more than $4 million (click here to see more information on these and some other recoveries made by Jeffrey).


 


Of particular and unusual note was Jeffrey Zenna’s representation of a Blume Donnelly client who sustained an injury when she fell at a movie theater. After settlement of the case, the defense made a motion to reopen it, claiming that our client had committed insurance fraud, and had in fact fallen at a location other than the theater. The Court allowed the case to be reopened, and, after approximately 3 years of additional discovery, the case went to trial with regard to the referenced “fraud” issue. After an 8 day trial before a Morris County Judge, Jeff Zenna prevailed on behalf of our client, and the settlement was reinstated. In addition, because of Jeff’s efforts, the possibility that criminal fraud charges might have been filed against our client was eliminated, and the State of New Jersey, which had opened an investigation into the purported fraud, closed their case.


 


Jeffrey is a graduate of the City University New York School of Law (J.D., 1991). After law school he completed a Judicial Clerkship for the Honorable Mahlon Fast, J.S.C. Since arriving at Blume, Goldfaden, he has received a Master of Laws Degree at New York University School of Law (L.L.M., 1997).


 


Jeffrey is a member of the Essex, Hudson and Morris County Bar Associations. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit). As a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, he has lectured for that association with regard to trial advocacy, and has been a member of the William J. Brennan, Jr. Inns of Court since 1997.  Jeff is a long-standing member of the New Jersey chapter of The Miami Project, dedicated to the cure of paralysis.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

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

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Christian K. Lassen

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

26 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-4102

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

7300 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NJ, 07047-5437

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

2150 Highway 35, Suite 250
Brook 35 Plaza
Sea Girt, NJ, 08750

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199203/14/2015

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
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme CourtN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBlume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari2014 - Present
PartnerBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte1995 - 2014
AssociateBaker, Garber, Duffy & Pederson1992 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Essex County Bar Association, Medical Malpractice CommitteeChairman2010 - Present
Judge William J. Brennan Jr. Inns of CourtMember1997 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1992 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Morris County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Motor Vehicle Accident ~ Premises Liability ~ Failure to properly maintain roadway; Icy condition$1,220,000 Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident$4.197 Million Settlement
Automobile Accident$1,200,000 Settlement

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawMaster of Law(s)LL.M - Master of Laws1997
City University of New York School of Law at Queens CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of DelawarePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ATLA Seminar, October 2008Trial Techniques and Rebuttal Witnesses2008
Proving Permanency at Trial: Tactics, Techniques, and TribulationsThe Defense Rested, Now What?2006