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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.


Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 40%
    17 years, 400 cases
  2. Employment: 40%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    17 years, 500 cases



Contingent (35-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Chatarpaul Law Offices, P.C.

101 Hudson Street
Suite 2100
Jersey City, NJ, 07302


NYCurrently registered 199607/11/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimanded
    issued in NJ, 2003


    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”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Robert J. Connelly Excellence in Trial TechniqueWestern New York Trial Lawyers Association1995
Senior Member of Buffalo Law ReviewS.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Law School1995
Commendation for Law ReviewBLSA1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChatarpaul Law Offices, P.C.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Member2005 - Present
Hudson County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Please visit our website for casesN/A
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Library of New Jersey Civil Complaint FormsLibrary of New Jersey Civil Complaint Forms2009
New Jersey Law JournalMaking an Offer in a CFA Case2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brooklyn CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeHistoryWas admitted to law school before completing Masters Program1992
Brooklyn CollegeAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1990