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The firm of Jon L. Gelman is a specialty law office concentrating its practice in the litigation of catastrophic and serious injuries resulting from work-related exposures and traumatic events. Our clients are located throughout the United States. We are dedicated to utilizing our knowledge and skills in conjunction with the most modern technology to provide the best possible legal representation. Our practice is built on a strong foundation of in-depth knowledge of the subject matter which is reflected in the 3-volume treatise entitled Workers' Compensation Law , (Thomson-West), that we authored, and in the 3-volume national treatise, Modern Compensation Law, (Thomson-West), that we co-authored. Our scope of representation ranges from complex workers' compensation actions to product liability claims throughout the country


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    44 years
  2. Litigation: 35%
    44 years
  3. Social Security: 15%
    44 years

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Jon L. Gelman, Attorney at Law

19 Darlington Dr.
Wayne, NJ, 07470-2865


NYResigned 198507/10/2016
DCInactive 197309/13/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished MemberNational Academy of Social Insurance2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
New York's Top AttorneysWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Top Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Monthly2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
New Jersey's Top Legal MindsInside New Jersey2012
Best Attorneys in New JerseyWoodward-White, Inc.2012
New York Area's Top AttorneysNew York Magazine2011
America's Most Honored Professionals-Top 10%America's Most Honored2011
New Jersey's Top AttorneysInside New Jersey2011
Circle of ExcellenceMerchants Circle2011
Who's Who In AmericaA.N. Marquis2007
Who's Who in the WorldA.N. Marquis2007
Fellow Of the The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyJon L Gelman LLC1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Social InsuranceMember2014 - Present
The College of Workers Compensation LawyersFellow2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Scribes - The American Society of Writers on Legal SubjectsMember2007 - 2010
Association of Trial Lawyers of America-Workplace Injury Litigation GroupVice President2005 - 2006
Workers' Injury Law&Advocacy GroupMember1995 - 2010
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember1979 - 2011
District of Columbia BarMember1973 - 2009
Passaic County Bar AssociationChair Workers' Compensation Committee1971 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wundrack v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc.,$5.8 MIllion dollar Verdict -Asbestos Mesothelioma
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Publication nameTitleDate
Modern Workers Compensation3 Volume National Treatise: West-Thomson-A Reuters Business2014
NJ Workers' Compensation Law3 Volume Treatise: Workers' Compensation Law (West-Thomson-A Reuters Business)2013
Newsletter of the National Association of Workers' Compensation JudiciaryU.S. Debt Reduction and the Impact on Workers' Compensation Programs2011
206 New Jersey Law Journal 5The Complex World of Workers' Compensation and Pharmaceutical Benefits2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar NJICLE9th Annual Hot Topcis in Workers' Compensation Law2014
NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education8th Annual Hot Topcis in Workers' Compensation Law Seminar2013
Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and ConferenceFacebook Becomes a Questionable Friend of Workers' Compensation2011
Seminar Moderator7th Annual Seminar, Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law,2011
InterviewDistracted Driving Increases Workers' Compensation Liability2011
InterviewPrivacy, Clients and Social Media2011
What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Other Areas of LawWhen and how compensation claims should be pursued.2010
Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law 2009The program will expand your horizons and broaden your practice potential into expanding and developing areas of the law.2009
5th Annual, Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law, NJ Institute for Continuing Education, ModeratorLitigation and Resolution2008
Motion Practice in Workers' Compensation Law, ModeratorLitigation Motion Practice2007
How to Prepare A Workers' Compensation Case to WinWorkers' Compensation2007
How to Settle a Workers' Compensation Claim Involving Future Medical Issues Without Jeopardizing Medicare BenefitsSocial Security and Medicare Secondary Payer Act2006