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John W Hargrave

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Barrington, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1977
    Retired Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    We represent people suffering from financial distress whether it is the result of job loss, harassing phone calls, lawsuits, wage attachments or foreclosures. We help people find solutions that are morally the right choice for them. Over the years we helped many people. Do not be one of those people who wait too long before finding out what your options are. Let us help you make smart choices in these difficult economic times.

    42 years

  2. Business
    Over the years our firm has helped many businesses whether it was the need to file a bankruptcy to bring a business to a close or it was to recover money from someone who has filed for bankruptcy

    42 years

  3. Real estate
    Whether you are buying or selling real estate, being foreclosed or thinking about a short sale. You really do need to get the advice of a professional. We are ready to help you.

    42 years

  4. Elder law
    We can help you. There are three documents that everyone needs to have. A Will, a Power of Attorney and a Living Will. You may be surprised at how inexpensive it is to have these important documents prepared for you.

    42 years


John W. Hargrave & Associates
117 Clements Bridge Road
Barrington, NJ, 08007-1803

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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2012
Thank You
Dear Mr. Hargrave - I want to thank you and your staff for being very kind and professional. Everyone was always helpful when I called and had questions. Thank you again for your advice at such a difficult time. I will recommend your services to others.
Posted by Dottie | December 13, 2011
What a wonderful experience with Mr. John Hargrave and his Associate
I would be more than happy to recommend Mr. Hargrave. He was most professional, kind and so very knowledgeable. In my opinion, he was the best.


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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Admonition issued in NJ, 2012
updated on 12/11/2014

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Lead attorney
  • John W. Hargrave & Associates
  • 1987 - Present


  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Rider College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974


  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New Jersey Panel of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Foundation
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • Inns of Court
  • Master
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Trustee Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Trustee Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Haddonfield Juvenile Conference Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Haddonfield Juvenile Conference Committee
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996


Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Pro Bono Conference
  • Solo Practioners and Pro Bono Service
  • 2013
  • Line by Line Workshop
  • Chapter 7 & & 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse John
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a dedicated attorney and trustee and always does a professional job in every matter he approaches. His bankruptcy skills are superior and his work is outstanding. He always goes far beyond what is expected in his representation of clients and I would highly recommend his office for anyone considering retaining him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for many years and have had the pleasure of assisting he and his clients. He is one of those rare attorneys who possess both passion in representing his clients and compassion for their circumstances. John enjoys a well deserved reputation among fellow lawyers, judges and his clients as an intelligent, professional, and ethical practitioner. He is an extremely capable attorney and I have no hesitation in endorsing him because of his excellent abilities."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He will work for you. Trust him to help you."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John since I was in law school more than 15 years ago. John was involved with the Rutgers University Pro Bono Clinic,which offers free legal services to the poor and also mentors participating law students. Not only is John a bankruptcy attorney, he is also a chapter 7 trustee. His expertise is of the highest level."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hargrave is a thorough and diligent advocate of his clients. He takes great pride in those he represents and those who work with him in the furtherance of the integrity of our profession."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Hargrave for over 25 years. I have worked with him and been his adversary in matters where he has served as the Trustee. I have always found John to be an intelligent individual and highly knowledgeable regarding bankruptcy matters. He is also practical in his approach to the law. I have a lot of respect for John Hargrave as both an attorney and a person."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is extremely versed in the field. He also devotes a good deal of time to Pro Bono efforts. I would not hesitate to seek his advice on any bankruptcy matter."
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Barrington Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John W Hargrave
John W Hargrave
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Barrington, NJ
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details