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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.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

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  • Edward Francis Mcginty

    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.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Blume Donnelly Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

One Main Street
Chatham, NJ, 07928-2426

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

7300 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NJ, 07047-5437

Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte

165 Highway 35
Red Bank, NJ, 07701



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
New Jersey Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2005
Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2000
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte1999 - Present
Managing PartnerBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte1997 - Present
AssociateBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte1990 - 1997
Assistant Hudson County ProsecutorHudson County Prosecutor's Office1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Hudson Lawyers ClubTrustee1997 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1986 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inns of CourtBarristerN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2006
Hudson County Bar AssociationDistrict VI Ethics Committee1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pedestrian Knockdown$2,750,000 Jury Verdict
Construction Accident$2,000,000 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Manhattan CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1982