For the past 20 years, Charles Cerussi has devoted his practice exclusively to the trial of civil cases in New Jersey and New York. He specializes in litigating serious and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Cerussi has extensive experience in the handling of cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle/trucking accidents, construction and other workplace accidents, product liability cases, and cases involving injured railroad workers brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act ("FELA").
Charlie received his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University in 1991, and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1994, where he was a member of the Law Review.
After practicing in the field of personal injury law at two large law firms between 1994-2001, Charlie founded the firm in 2001 based upon his belief that there was a need for a boutique firm in the field of Civil Trial Law that would further the objectives that are set forth within our firm's Principles.
In 2002, Charlie was designated as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a distinction held by less than 2% of the attorneys in the state. Charlie was re-certified in the area of Civil Trial Law in 2007 and again in 2012.
Charlie is proud of the record of successes that he has achieved for his clients. He has 47 cases in which there was a settlement or verdict in favor of his client between $500,000 and $25,000,000, including 23 separate settlements and verdicts of $1,000,000 or more.
Charlie has been named a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice every year from 2008-2014. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
He is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
From a professional standpoint, Charlie is most proud of the relationships that he has built and continues to maintain with his clients. Many former clients remain friends. These relationships have been built on Charlie's empathy and compassion for the client's unfortunate circumstances, and a trust that is built over the course of the litigation from Charlie's integrity, hard work, and providing the client with the answers and justice that first led them to retain him as their attorney.
Charlie resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey with his wife and their three children.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Certified Civil Trial Attorney||New Jersey Supreme Court||2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Trial Attorneys of New Jersey||Member||N/A|
|Monmouth Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Monmouth Bar Association||Board of Trustees||2013 - 2015|
|St John's University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Vilanova University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|