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 I have earned a peer rating of "AV: Preeminent", for over a decade from Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible peer rating for ethical standards and legal ability.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Wrongful Termination: 15%



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    Dave Johnson is one of the most thoughtful lawyers I know and is acutely versant in New Jersey law in particular. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP

One Main Street
P.O. Box 67
Newton, NJ, 078600000


NYCurrently registered 198603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Quinn Award Person of the YearAmerican Red Cross Sussex County Chapter2011
Honorary Lifetime MemberSparta Volunteer Ambulance Service2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerMorris, Downing & Sherred, LLP2010 - Present
PartnerMorris, Downing & Sherred, LLP1980 - 2010
AssociateMorris, Downing & Sherred, LLP1976 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Banking Law SectionMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Commercial Law sectionMember2010 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2005 - Present
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Associationmember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Able Oil explosion class actionsuccessfully negotiated favorable settlement for residents
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Duke UniversityAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1970