Law Offices, P.C. was founded by Jay Chatarpaul, who is the principal
attorney of the Firm. Jay received a Bachelors of Science degree in
Accounting and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from
Brooklyn College. Upon graduation, Jay was accepted into the Law School
of the State University of New York at Buffalo. During his time in Law
School, Jay became a senior member of the editorial board of the
Buffalo Law Review, and was also awarded the Connelly Award for
superior oral arguments skills in a trial advocacy clinic. Upon
graduation, Jay took and passed both the New York and New Jersey Bar
exams. He is an attorney admitted to practice law in all state courts in New York and
New Jersey. Jay is also admitted to practice law in the federal courts
of New York and New Jersey, including the Eastern District of New York,
Southern District of New York, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and the
Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
practice focuses on individuals and the problems they confront
in their daily lives, at their place of employment, business and personal
pursuits. We offer highly
professional, personalized and dedicated legal services with the following types of cases: Employment
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights Violation, Whistleblower Claims, New Jersey Consumer Fraud
Act Claims, Insurance
Denials & Bad Faith Claims, Civil
Litigation, Trials and Appeals.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Jay’s comment: “This reciprocal discipline was the result of a case in New York in 1997 (18 years ago), when I first started practicing law. We were successful in dismissing the client's criminal case. The client then cancelled his credit card payment because he said he overpaid us, as the case was dismissed after only two court appearances. Regrettably, several unprofessional letters were sent out from my office. I took responsibility for the conduct of my employee and have moved on from mistake”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Robert J. Connelly Excellence in Trial Technique||Western New York Trial Lawyers Association||1995|
|Senior Member of Buffalo Law Review||S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Law School||1995|
|Commendation for Law Review||BLSA||1995|
|Attorney||Chatarpaul Law Offices, P.C.||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)||Member||2005 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Brooklyn College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Brooklyn College||History||Was admitted to law school before completing Masters Program||1992|
|Brooklyn College||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|