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I am a commercial litigator and mediator with substantial experience in corporate, employment and construction matters. I head the Commercial Litigation Group of the law firm of Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, where I also serve as outside general counsel to various businesses, including a national environmental remediation and consulting firm, New Jersey’s leading provider of home remodeling products, and industrial trade magazines.


I have been named as a Super Lawyer in New Jersey Monthly Magazine in the area of Business Litigation.


As a mediator, I have handled over 100 civil cases under court appointments and private retentions, including in the areas of shareholder disputes, legal malpractice, employment, real estate, franchises, sales commissions, medical billing, condominium and homeowner association disputes, property damage, construction, service contracts, fraud and consumer fraud, zoning, insurance coverage, equipment leases, sureties and product liability.


I serve as a Mediator Mentor for the New Jersey Superior Court and lecture on advanced mediation topics.


Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin is a mid-sized, full-service northern New Jersey law firm in Roseland, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. Our attorneys service the needs of a full spectrum of clients, including multi-national corporations, small to medium-sized business, and individuals.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    5 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    5 years
  3. Business: 20%
    5 years
  4. Arbitration: 20%
    5 years

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Contact info

Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C..

105 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ, 07068

105 Eisenhower Pkwy Ste 401
Roseland, NJ, 070681640



NYCurrently registered 198303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStarr Gern Davison & Rubin, PC1993 - Present
Partner-AssociateGern, Dunetz, Davison & Weinstein, P.C.1986 - 1993
Associate AttorneySchneider, Kleinick & Weitz, P.C.1984 - 1986
Associate AttorneyLester Schwab Katz & Dwyer Llp1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionBoard Member2014 - Present
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute ResolutionBoard Member2012 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2008 - Present
Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of CourtMember2005 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Lawyer MagazineThe Strange Defense of Reverse Engineerability in Trade Secret Cases and Gaps in the Law of Unfair Competition2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Brandeis UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionEthics and Professionalism Issues for ADR Participants: Neutrals and Advocates2016
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute ResolutionNegotiation Presentation and Role Play Commemorating the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta2015
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute ResolutionEthical Issues Facing Mediators and Lawyers in Medation2013
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute ResolutionMock Mediation and Discussion: Spotting and Handling Employment Mediation Issues2012
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute ResolutionWhether Mediators Should Testify Regarding Mediated Settlements2011
Advanced Mediation TrainingListening to the Client: What Do End-Users Want From a Mediator?2011
Annual Advanced Mediation Training SeminarCase Management: Overcoming Resistance in Court Ordered Mediation2010