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Born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, Mr. Carter is a 1990 graduate of Washington Township (NJ) High School.  He attended Rutgers University before graduating from Rowan University magna cum laude with a B.A. in history and concentrations in German and honors studies in 1995. In 1998, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law - Camden.  After law school, Mr. Carter moved to New Mexico, where he was an associate at Lamb, Metzgar, Lines & Dahl in Albuquerque. He then returned to New Jersey and served a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Marilyn Rhyne-Herr in the Hunterdon County Superior Court before becoming an associate with Angelini, Viniar & Freedman in Woodbury.  He was the managing member of The Law Office of James M. Carter, LLC, in Washington Township before joining Hoffman DiMuzio in January 2007.


Early in his carrer, Mr. Carter acted as a municipal prosecutor in several Gloucester and Camden County towns, including Cherry Hill Township, and served as solicitor to the Elk Township Combined Planning & Zoning Board.  He presently concentrates in the areas of employment law and litigation, immigration, and family law.


He now lives with his wife of eighteen years and their two sons in Glassboro, where he coached youth soccer, baseball, and basketball, and has served on the Board of Directors of Glassboro Babe Ruth Baseball and as president of the Glassboro Soccer Club.




Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
    17 years
  2. Immigration: 10%
    9 years
  3. Employment: 10%
    15 years
  4. Litigation: 7%
    17 years
  5. Business: 3%
    15 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info


4270 Route 42
Turnersville, NJ, 08012


25-35 Hunter Street
Post Office Box 7
Woodbury, NJ, 08096


515 Woodbury-Glassboro Road
Post Office Box 482
Sewell, NJ, 08080



NMSuspended for non-payment of dues199811/03/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Managing MemberLaw Office of James M. Carter2005 - 2006
AttorneyAngelini, Viniar & Freedman2000 - 2005
Law clerkSuperior Court of New Jersey1999 - 2000
AttorneyLamb, Metzgar, Lines & Dahl1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Gloucester County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
ABA Section of Family LawMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Rowan UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995