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Ken Elwood is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
As a Partner at Blume Goldfaden, he handles a wide range of personal
injury matters, including medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice,
products liability, automobile and premises liability cases.  Below is a
sampling of recent results.


In the Winter of 2008, Ken represented the Estate of a 35 year old
immigrant worker from the Dominican Republic who died after he had a
siezure which was mismanaged by both police and the EMTs who responded.
Ken obtained a $2,000,000.00 settlement with the Township of Bloomfield.


In the Winter of 2007, Ken secured a $1.1 million dollar jury verdict
for our client, a 42 year old man who was involved in a head on
collision after being cut off by a car exiting a gas station. The man
sustained a tibial plateau fracture to his right leg, which necessitated
two surgeries to repair.


In February of 2006, Ken represented a 38 year old father of 2, who
was involved in a significant head on motor vehicle collision with an
SUV which crossed the center median.  The accident resulted in
significant orthopedic injuries and cognitive impairment.  The case
settled at mediation for 1.85 million dollars.


In January 2006, Ken represented a 57 year old man who suffered a
stroke arising out of a failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial
endocarditis stemming from a strep infection.  This medical
malpractice case
settled at trial for 1 million dollars.


In April 2006, Ken handled a Nursing
Home Malpractice
case involving several falls by a 96 year old
nursing home resident that resulted in a fractured hip.  The Home had
failed to properly assess the resident and take appropriate
interventions that would have prevented the falls.  The case settled
prior to trial for $300,000.00.


A graduate of Seton Hall University (J.D. 1984), Ken is a member of
the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Morris, Essex and Hudson
County Bar Associations. He is a Trustee and Counsel for Voices for
Patient Protection, a non-profit organization whose mission is to
preserve and protect the legal rights of victims of medical malpractice.
 Ken also serves as a judge for the Seton Hall Law School Appellate
Advocacy Program, and is counsel to Consumers for Civil Justice, a
coalition of several consumer advocate organizations whose goal is to
inform and protect the rights of New Jersey consumers.  Ken was
recognized with an award for Meritorious Public Service for his work
while serving on the Supreme Court's District Ethics Committee.


Ken joined the firm in 1993, and is admitted to practice in New
Jersey, California, and the Federal Court for the District of New


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 25%
  2. Defective Products: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

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Contact info

Blume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

26 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ, 07306-4102

Blume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

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

Blume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari

165 Highway 35
Red Bank, NJ, 07701-1007



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2005
Meritorious Public Service, District Ethics CommitteeNew Jersey Supreme CourtN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Board Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme CourtN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlume Fried Forte Zerres & Molinari1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)Member2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyMember1984 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumers for Civil JusticeCounselN/A
Seton Hall University School of LawJudge, Appellate Advocacy ProgramN/A
Voices for Patient ProtectionTrusteeN/A
Morris County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Office of Attorney Ethics (Essex County - Suburban Essex)Member, District VBN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medical Malpractice Negligent Ambulance & Emergency Treatment Wrongful Death$2,000,000 Settlement
Medical Malpractice ~ Wrongful Death$1,275,000 Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident$1.1 Million Jury Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Montclair State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
New Jersey Supreme CourtCivil Trial AttorneyBoard CertifiedN/A