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James P Brady

Real estate Attorney at Little Egg Harbor, NJ

4.4   7 reviews

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Real estate
    100%
    Residential & Commercial Real Estate Closings; Residential & Commercial Leases; Preparation of Deeds, Notes & Mortgages; Real Estate & Mortgage Litigation

    45 years, 1,500 cases

When you need a lawyer, you have the right to expect a legal professional who maintains the highest standards of integrity and is focused on obtaining the best possible outcome.

I have been admitted to practice law for over 40 years.  In 1991, I resigned my partnership in Ocean County's largest and most respected law firm after 11 years. When I opened my law office that year in Toms River, New Jersey, I was driven by my commitment that each and every client would be confident of receiving the highest level of legal knowledge and skill, backed by responsive, understanding, and compassionate client service.

My office staff and I endeavor to provide the personal attention that each client deserves. I believe this is the only way to assure my clients that I am dedicated to working directly with them on every matter. When you call, I will respond as quickly as possible. When we meet during your initial free consultation, you will know immediately that I am committed to working only with clients I believe I can truly help.

In order to be the most effective lawyer, I now limit my practice to residential real estate transactions.

Licensed for 44 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

James P. Brady, Attorney at Law
327 Golf View Drive
Little Egg Harbor, NJ, 08087

Reviews

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Posted by Steve | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, competent, tenacious attorney
Mr. Brady was recommended to me when our previous attorney of 18 years chose to retire. For the last 11 years, Mr. Brady has handled everything from closings, insurance, criminal, and miscellaneous cases in every court, municipal, county, and superior, with positive results each and every time. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Brady. I highly recommend him and his pricing is very fair. It's nice having an attorney who feels more like family, than an attorney.
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Posted by Trudy & Sal | December 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, James P Brady, Attorney at Law
We needed an attorney to help us through the stressful experience of buying a business. James P. Brady was recommended to us by another lawyer. That was in September of 1990. He has been our attorney, ever since. He also represented us in the sale of a business, and the sale of our home. Mr. Brady guided us through handling the estate of my brother and the sale of his properties. He has always been there to answer important legal questions. He treats us like family. We would highly recommend James P. Brady for all your legal needs. Trudy & Sal.
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Posted by Joe | April 27, 2013
Very Competent Attorney
I have had a number of occasions where I have utilized the professional legal services of James P. Brady. He has represented me and/or my company in a number of litigations and I have always found his services to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and well worth the fees charged. His skills at grasping and understanding the issues on my behalf (and in my case many of the issues where of a highly technical nature); preparing and filing the necessary documents; negotiating with opposing attorneys; and trial representation were of the highest caliber. I would recommend Mr. Brady without hesitation.
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Posted by victor | April 27, 2013
Great attorney would recommend.
Used him in the past very happy with the results, would highly recommend.
Posted by Robert | April 11, 2013
A Shore thing
We bought a home on the water, and we choose to use James P. Brady to represent us in the purchase of waterfront / lagoon property in Ocean County. His expertise saved us from additional expenses of a riparian lease because a riparian grant was never exercised by the owner and pointed out that the sellers title insurance would pay for the riparian grant. We now enjoy a new 50' dock for our boat "MY TIME" along with a riparian grant from the State of New Jersey for the land under the dock. Great catch.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2011
Charges Dismissed
Through his persistence and legal acumen, some very serious criminal charges against me (even though I was innocent) were dismissed.
Posted by Nancy | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A really bad experience!!
We hired James Brady as our attorney to buy our house. I was in touch with him several times regarding questions and every time I would call he was either too busy and every time his answer was for me to make the phone calls and that we were paying him to do. He charged us the upper end of the fee and he did absolutely nothing but write up the contract. Once the contract was written he basically stepped out of the situation. There was no guidance or helpfulness on his behalf. Jim, I think its time for you to retire and stop taking innocent peoples money. I would never recommend him to anyone!
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Response from James Brady June 28, 2022
Nancy is the mother of the purchaser of a house & was my contact throughout. There was no realtor involved. After the inspection period was over, Nancy became concerned about a possible abandoned septic tank. I advised her to speak with the town or the owner regarding a septic tank inspection. I asked seller's attorney about it & was provided with the Certificate of Abandonment, which I provided to Nancy, who thanked me. Prior thereto, an inspection had been conducted & later, I was advised that there was to be a $1,000 credit to the buyer as a result. I prepared an addendum to that effect. It was signed & a copy provided to Nancy and the lender. Thereafter, Nancy requested a copy of that addendum at least twice & each time, I provided it again. I always tell the client to bring the final version of the contract & any agreed-upon attorney review letter or addendum to the lender. In point of fact, by e-mail on 6/29/20, I advised Nancy to provide the fully signed closing cost addendum to the lender. Despite this, I sent the credit addendum to the lender anyway on 7/1/20 as a courtesy. On 7/8/20, Nancy's son & the seller agreed to move back the closing date, a new addendum was presented by sellers’ attorney to move the closing date back to 8/31. Nancy's son signed it & I sent it to the attorney that same day. On 7/9/20, sellers’ attorney provided me with the fully signed addendum changing closing from 8/14 to 8/31 & I provided it to Nancy (and the lender as a courtesy). On 7/21/20, Nancy asked if I ever got back the fully signed addendum changing the closing date to 8/31. I stated I had provided it to her earlier on 7/9/20 but, sent it again. Next, there was a phone conversation in the evening of either 7/21 or 7/22, in which Nancy expressed concern that somehow closing on 8/31 would cost her son $500 in mortgage fees. (Not sure why, unless he paid for a rate lock that expired on 8/14). Nancy advised that there had been another discussion with the seller whereby it was agreed that closing would occur on 8/14 but, that the seller would remain in the house until 8/31 when seller was scheduled to close on his new house. On 7/23, I prepared a new addendum changing back the closing date & provided it to Nancy & seller's attorney. On 7/23, the lender claimed that he never received the closing date addendum for the 8/31 date. I replied that such an addendum had been signed but, we were in the process of changing it back to the original date. I prepared a U & O (no charge) & sent it to Nancy & counsel. When I received the smoke cert. from the seller's attorney, I asked about the new closing date addendum & the U & O. Seller's attorney never heard of this. On 7/23, at 7:07 pm, Nancy wrote to me and said, "The sellers do not want to move the date back to the 14th. I am not sure why the mortgage company never got a change of date moving the date to the 31st. Shouldn’t you be the one advising the mortgage company of the date change or anything that changes on the contract? Because of this Dan will have to pay approximately $500 because of this mix-up. Please advise!" The problem with this is I HAD given the lender the addendum for the 8/31 closing date by e-mail on 7/9/20 & the client knew the closing date was 8/31 when they purchased the rate lock. Also, the "extra" $500 was incurred not because of date change addendum but, because seller refused to change the date back. Now, I realized a mort. commitment must have been issued & I had not been told. Upon my request, the lender gave it to me. I ordered the title, reviewed it & spoke with the title company concerning the report. Ultimately, we closed. This is a matter of needing to blame someone for the late closing date & the $500 - neither of which was my decision or due to any action or omission on my part & even when I demonstrated that I did inform the lender of the closing date change & Nancy knew the closing date change, I am being blamed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • James P. Brady, Attorney at Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • James P. Brady, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Matthew W. Reisig, Esq.
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Mallon & Santora, Esqs.
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • James P. Brady, Esq.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Managing Partner - Attorney
  • Brady & Paduano, P.C.
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • James P. Brady, Esq.
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Partner - Attorney
  • Novins, York, DeVincens & Pentony, P.A.
  • 1979 - 1991
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County
  • 1978 - 1979
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Saint Peter's College
  • B.S.
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • M.K. v Grimaldi
  • Settlement after 3 1/2 months of litigation for $325,000.00 of defendants combined single limit policy of $500,00, which had been reduced to insurance available of approximately $435,000
  • P.K. v Grimaldi
  • Settlement without litigation on May 8, 2019 for $30,000.00
  • L.M. v. T. F.
  • Decision for Defendant. Plaintiff's case dismissed.
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Associations

  • District IIIA Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Ass'n Criminal Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • N.J. State Bar Ass'n Automobile Reparations Committee
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Ass'n Scholarship Committee
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1998
  • Ocean County Bar Association, District IIIA Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Chairman 1991-1992
  • 1988 - 1992
  • N.J. State Bar Ass'n. Committee on Professional Responsibility
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1993
  • N.J. State Bar Ass'n. Appellate Practices Study Committee
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1993
  • American Bar Ass'n. Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1994
  • American Bar Ass'n. Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1993
  • N.J. Supreme Court Mandatory Auto & Personal Injury Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator
  • 1983 - 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2011
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely competent and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I was practicing as a Municipal Prosecutor, Mr. Brady was a straight-shooter. He always addressed the issues in the case; he always presented his cases in a calm, cool and collective matter. Mr. Brady works hard to ensure you get great results. I had no problem, within reason, working with Mr. Brady to amicably plea deal his matters."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an outstanding attorney with a long tract record of obtaining excellent results for his clients. He is highly respected by the legal and business community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. An outstanding contributor to both clients and the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor I was opposing counsel to Mr. Brady on several matters. He was always thorough and well prepared and left no stone unturned in defending his clients. Mr. Brady is knowledgeable of the law and a very strong advocate for his clients. I highly endorse James Brady."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His education, experience and zeal for client advocacy make him a good attorney who gets positive results. The courts in New Jersey can be complicated, confusing and downright unfair. You want a competent attorney by your side. Mr. Brady is a guy who knows the ropes and will help you through the mess to a safe landing"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
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