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Richard B. Rubenstein

Workers compensation Attorney at Livingston, NJ

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 37 years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Litigation of complex workers compensation claims involving injuries and occupational diseases of all kinds, including Longshoreman claims.

    39 years

  2. Personal injury
    Plaintiff's personal injury claims of all kinds, including professional malpractice.

    39 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Controller & counsel for emerging biotech companies, in America and Abroad

    34 years


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Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
70 So. Orange Avenue
Suite 205
Livingston, NJ, 070390000


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Stacy | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and thoughtful attorney
Mr. Rubinstien provided first class service and explained the process along the way. His patience and attention to my many calls made me feel like I was his only client. Very personalable.
Posted by Julie | July 21, 2015
Thank you!
Mr. Rubenstein wouldn't let the insurance company bully us nor him. He fought for what was just. The insurance company was ordered to pay us workman's compensation plus a portion of our fee because Mr. Rubenstein made sure they were reprimanded for their unscrupulous tactics. Even after the trial he offered help to seek out college scholarships for my children. He is kind to his clients, tough on his opponents and a man of morals.
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Posted by Daniel | July 11, 2015
Best Workers Comp Lawyer
03/15/2011 I hurt my shoulder at work. Richard Rubenstein got me weekly checks very quickly, I needed rotator cuff surgery and Rick helped me continue to get checks until the doctor said I had to return to work even though I was not fully recovered. I would work 1 or 2 days and the pain was so great I had to take a day off in between. This kept happening I was favoring my right shoulder getting up and down off the truck and carrying bundles of newspapers. Then on 06/03/2012 I twisted my right knee while going to the back of the truck. I quickly contacted Richard and he said no problem. Rick explained the law to me and put my mind at ease. He explained that he was going to combine both cases. Once again he got me the maximum %80 of my weekly salary and I was able to get to doctors and rehab without worrying about paying the bills. I asked the Insurance Company's doctor for a knee replacement surgery (so I could return to my job) and they said no! I was not able to return to my old position of working on a truck. I asked the Daily News to put me on light duty I new they had jobs I could do but they refused. I had to go on Social Security Disability and early retirement from my union. Richard explained what he was doing every step of the way. The Daily News Insurance company examined me and saw I could no longer work on a truck. But the Daily News and Liberty Mutual did not want to settle the case. On March 25 of this year Richards office called and said to come to workers compensation court. Richard Rubenstein put together a deal that was beyond my wildest dreams. He got the Daily News, Liberty Mutual and the New Jersey District Attorney (Workers Compensation) to agree to a deal to all contribute to a settlement which gives me %80 of my full salary for the rest of my life. The judge commended him on the record for his hard work and diligence in getting all parties to agree. I have gotten lump sum checks for retroactive monies from the dates of my injuries and I will never have to worry about money again. All thanks to Richard (Rick) Rubenstein!
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Posted by Ronald | January 29, 2015
The best
My name is Ronnie P. , I used Rick twice for injuries suffered at work. He took care of everything, and helped me get the care I needed fast. Anytime I had a question or concern he was there for me and my family. A gentleman to work with., trustworthy, and dependable. He is the man who makes it happen. If there was a delay to see a doctor or get a test / image , Rick would work it out. Also, the office staff, wonderful and patient. Thank you Mr. Rubenstein.
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Posted by Kevin | December 14, 2014
Among the best
Rich Rubenstein is as good as there is when it comes to compensation cases.He traveled over ninty (90) miles to my house to discuss my case when traveling was diffcult for me. Since taking my case he has exceded all my expectations.He always patiently explained the complexities involved in my case making sure I understood the process every step of the way. He always answered my calls, or called back promtly. He made sure I recieved all the medical care I needed ,which is intensive and complex. Richard's best qualities however, are his compassion and dedicition to his clients.In short. He is genuinely a good man who cares. I am grateful that he came into my life during such a difficult time.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Extraordinary legal services and professionalism
Mr. Rubenstein's command of the law and skill as my advocate are extraordinary. I was so pleased with the results he obtained for me in a complex workers compensation matter.
Posted by Lisa | December 12, 2014
Workmans Comp
After I got injured at my job, I started receiving paperwork that they wanted me to sign and I had no idea what It was about. I knew it was time to get some help. Mr. Rubenstein was recommended to me by my Nephew who research him and attained him on the spot and he was right doing so. I am very glad that I went with Mr. Rubenstein. He was there every step of the way. Answered all of my questions, got back to me fast if I called him with a request and I felt that I have left my case in good hands. He was very knowledgeable in the workmans comp aspect of my case. In the courtroom I could tell he was well respected and professional and I knew I made the right choice. Mr Rubenstein also help me out in parts that were not workman comp related, he went above and beyond and I am very appreciative of all his help. Thank you.
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Posted by Luigi | December 4, 2014
Outstanding legal advise and service
Mr. Rubenstein had been my attorney for a Workers Compensation case providing excellent advise, service and medical care professionals who deliver outstanding medical and physical therapy care. Through Mr. Rubenstein's efforts I was awarded a very fair compensation. He then introduced me to a liability attorney who along with Mr. Rubenstein provided service over a ten year period which eventually took the case to the Supreme Court of NJ. We won the case and created Case Law protecting clients from injury on the streets of New Jersey. He has also represented my family for many years, giving outstanding counsel, and providing referrals for specialized service. Mr. Rubenstein is an outstanding attorney, but more importantly he is a dedicated, caring, honest person.
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Posted by Christine | August 12, 2014
An Attorney Who Truly Cares
Richard Rubenstein has been an outstanding Attorney who has successfully helped my husband achieve Workers' Compensation after being denied. He has worked diligently and professionally to provide my husband with the necessary care that he needs after a life altering catastrophic accident. He has embraced our entire family and provided each of us with the security of knowing our best interests are always at the forefront. It has been an honor to work with such a caring professional who has integrity and knowledge in his field beyond compare.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Wonderful Attorney
Excellent experience overall- Mr. Rubenstein treated my case with great importance. I would recommend him to anyone in need of liability, workers compensation, or malpractice. He is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the state.
Posted by William | May 16, 2013
Good experience
My experience over all was a good one he made me feel very comfortable while talking with him and always got back to to me quickly..I used him a couple of times with a good outcome both times and also know other people who have used him with the same experience very good Lawyer
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rubenstein, Marucci & Shinrod, LLC
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Bloom, Rubenstein & Karinja
  • 1993 - 2005


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Drew University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Orr v. Newark Public Schools
  • Complete victory at Trial
  • Hale v. East Orange
  • Prevailed!
  • Kurnath v. Echo Health
  • Victorious at Trial
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  • NJ Board of Trial Certification
  • Certified Workers Compensation Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Council on Occupational Safety & Health
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • James Coleman Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Fellow
  • College of Workers Compensation
  • 2016
  • Comp Laude
  • Workers Comp Central
  • 2016
  • Certified Workers Compensation Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2012
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  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • New Jersey Workers Compensation
  • 2016
  • Hanley and Belfus
  • Whiplash
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day Seminar
  • Case Law Developments
  • 2014
  • IWBA Winter Meeting
  • NJ WC: Problems and Pitfalls
  • 2014
  • Annual Meeting
  • NJ Case Law Update
  • 2014
  • NJBA Annual Meeting 2013
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2013
  • Meadowlands Conference
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2013
  • Law Day Seminar
  • Case Law Developments
  • 2013
  • James Coleman Inns of Court
  • Wage Reconstruction and Calculation
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2012
  • Annual Bench-Bar Conference
  • Medical Treatment: Issues
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Reducing Workers Compensation Claims and Costs
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Workers Compensation in New Jersey
  • 2003
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Using the Internet in Your Practice
  • 2002
  • ICLE Election Day Program
  • Trial of a Workers Compensation Case: Second Injury Fund
  • 2001
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Hot Tips in Tort Law
  • 1996
  • National Business Institute
  • New Jersey PIP Law after Reform
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Richard
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rick Rubenstein for over 30 years. During that time he has consistently demonstrated his tireless efforts to zealously and passionately represent his clients and fight for the rights of injured workers and their families. His knowledge of the law and generosity, in sharing that knowledge with his colleagues, is unparalleled."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick's knowledge of workers' compensation law is unmatched. He is the "go to" guy for attorneys when they have questions about workers' comp law. Having him on your side can only result in a good outcome for your case. Do not hesitate to use him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rubenstein has a knowledge and grasp of the New Jersey workers compensation laws that is unmatched. I could not recommend a workers compensation lawyer more highly."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Rubenstein is my "go to" attorney for Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury matters - I refer all of my complex compensation and personal injury cases to him, and all of the clients whom I have referred to him are more than satisfied with the results that Rick has obtained for them and the professional manner with which he has handled their cases. He has my highest endorsement."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Rubenstein professionally for a number of years and have the utmost respect for his abilities. His experience and skill as a workers compensation attorney set him apart from his peers. I highly endorse this Attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is an accomplished trial attorney and a tireless advocate for his clients's rights. He has significant experience and success in handling personal injury and workers compensation claims and I recommend him highly to anyone looking to obtain great results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer who is well versed in NJ workers' compensation law."
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