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John E Molinari

Personal injury Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as John Molinari

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1986
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John E. Molinari was born and raised in Union City. His late father was a truck driver who managed to support 9 children and gave each the opportunity to attend parochial Grammar and High School. His mother was the primary caretaker for the family and later worked as a teacher's aide in the Union City public school system. John credits his father for teaching him discipline and a strong work ethic, while crediting his mother for teaching him patience and compassion.


John obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, graduating cum laude from Manhattan College in 1982. He continued on to obtain his law degree from New York Law School in 1985. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk/investigator in the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. After graduation, he became an Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor, trying numerous jury trials on behalf of the State of New Jersey.


After leaving the Prosecutor's Office in 1988, John joined a small firm in Jersey City that specialized in plaintiffs’ personal injury work, giving him his first exposure to the civil justice system. This experience helped him obtain an associate position with Blume Goldfaden in 1990. In 1997, John became the managing attorney for the firms two Hudson County offices, located in Jersey City and North Bergen. He was named a Partner in 1999. He has tried dozens of personal injury cases for the firm, and has enjoyed the respect of both the bench and the Bar. John achieved the designation of Certified Civil Trial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2000. His trial skills have also been recognized by his associate membership position with the American Board of Trial Advocates.


John was elected President of the Hudson County Bar Association in 2006. He is a former trustee to the North Hudson Lawyer's Club and previously served for 5 years as a member of the District VI Ethics Committee. John is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Professionalism Committee, and, a former barrister with the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inns of Court. He has achieved an AV Peer Review rating in Martindale-Hubbell. John annually judges the local high school mock trial competition.

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Posted by Saglara | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST
John Molinari is simply the best personal injury attorney. And trust me, I have met and dealt with quite a few of them in my profession. When I was injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not my fault, and the insurance company did not take my injuries seriously, I got the best legal representation from John and his team. After long 5.5 years my case finally came to conclusion and it was John that got the best outcome. The professionalism, knowledge, courtesy, tenacity and care - all that describes John. We really felt that he cares and fights for us. He is an amazing lawyer who treated our case like we were his family. John always paid attention to us, made us feel comfortable with his strategy and advice. Mr Molinari provided us legal expertise that helped us receive the results were pleased with. His support staff, Kristine and Ileana were great and attentive. We will never forget what you did for us, John. If you need an attorney in personal injury case, look no further, you have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
The Pitbull
John Molinari is truly a wonderful and caring individual. His primary concern was not how good of a case I had. His first concern was my health and making sure that my family and I were coping as best as we could with the situation at hand. When the defense tried to get my case dissmissed on a number of technicalities, John excercised his 28 years of experience before the court demonstrating a deliberate an concerted effort by the defendant to operate under various names in an effort to limited the claim of an individual if one were to be filed. John and his team are truly the best law firm in new jersey. They followed up with me in a timely manner alys keeping me up to date with the twists and turns of my case. John E Molinari helped me to receive a a hard fought and fair settlement. One that will help me to move on and to continue to take care of my families needs as I was able to do before my injury.
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Posted by Michael | October 2, 2014
Thorough, detail oriented, competent, practical, a good communicator, smart effective negotiator and an experienced litigator
Mr. Molinari was recommended to me by a close attorney/friend. Because of my communications with Mr. Molinari throughout the litigation of my case, which continues to the present time, I am happy to say that I am confident in and comfortable with his representation. I truly believe that he will reach the goal of providing me with fair compensation for my injuries. I have an insurance claims background, have been closely working with attorneys on both the plaintiffs’ and defense side over 20 years and have found Mr. Molinari to be very competent and quite thorough. During the litigation of my automobile negligence-no fault –PIP matter, he has demonstrated the keen ability to get the job done one important step at a time. He has a knack to uncover the true facts. For example, at a deposition when a witness appeared to be attempting to hide his own negligence, Mr. Molinari’s thorough questioning forced that witness to admit the truth, which was favorable to my case. In addition, he telephonically answers all questions immediately, is easily reached on the telephone or via email and always provides a practical concise accurate response. Without hesitation I would recommend Mr. Molinari to anyone who needs legal representation, including my family and friends.
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Posted by Nicole | September 30, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Mr.Molinari is the definition of professional. He responded immediately to all of my questions, and in a difficult time he helped me navigate through my medical expenses when I was unable to. Both he and his office are both caring and sincere. They had a genuine concern not just for the outcome of my case, but for my overall well being.
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Posted by Mitchell | September 27, 2014
The Best Attorney In The State
I had hired John as a result of a bad car accident. I found him to be a phenomenal attorney as well as a great ally. He is held in high respect with his peers as many of them approached me in the court house and said that "he's the best in the state." They were correct.
Posted by Victor | September 29, 2012
Very Good Attorney
Replaced my Jacoby and Myers lawyer, with John. I 'm glad I made the switch, they (Jacoby and Meyers) wanted to settle my case for 100k while John settled my cllaim for 450k. He did such a good job that they tried to sue John. I think he goes the extra mile for your case. He is better than most lawyers out there in my opinion.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
  • 1999 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate
  • Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor
  • Hudson County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1985 - 1988
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  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Manhattan College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian Knockdown
  • $2,750,000 Jury Verdict
  • Construction Accident
  • $2,000,000 Settlement


  • North Hudson Lawyers Club
  • Trustee
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • District VI Ethics Committee
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2000
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Molinari is well-known in the local legal community as a top personal injury attorney. He works tirelessly to achieve the best results for his clients. I highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent, ethical, professional, people oriented, respected by other lawyers and judges."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. An exceptional trial attorney and true gentlemen."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the leading personal injury lawyers in the state."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients and a terrific colleague toward his fellow attorneys."
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Jersey City Personal injury Lawyer John E Molinari
John E Molinari
Personal injury Attorney
Jersey City, NJ
Licensed for 36 years