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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. When I opened my law firm in Toms River, New Jersey, in 1991, I was driven by my commitment that every client would be confident of receiving the highest level of legal knowledge and skill, backed by responsive, understanding and compassionate client service.

Since resigning my partnership in Ocean County's largest and most respected law firm after 11 years in 1991, I have remained in the practice of law for more than 22 years. I believe it is the only way to assure my clients that I am dedicated to working directly with them on every case. 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 limit my practice to the following areas of the law:

Personal Injury:

I will help you pursue the maximum compensation to which the law says you are entitled for injuries or the loss of a loved one caused by another party's negligence. I have many years of insurance defense experience. I understand the strategies insurance companies use to protect themselves from liability and damages, and I know how to combat those strategies.

On account of my skill and experience, I have been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court for over 15 Years

During the first 20+ years of my legal career, I was often retained by large insurance companies such as Allstate, Farmer's Mutual, Liberty Mutual and Clarendon National to provide aggressive litigation defense against injured parties (plaintiffs) suing for damages. Today, I focus my personal injury litigation experience solely in the area of work on behalf of injured plaintiffs. I apply that experience to find creative solutions and strategies to help my clients recover the maximum money damages the law entitles them for their personal injury case.

A serious personal injury often has lasting physical and emotional consequences. I know how insurance defense lawyers prepare their cases. I also know what strategies are most effective to help you overcome the roadblocks that insurance companies erect to protect themselves from paying fair compensation. I am thoroughly conversant with all aspects of personal injury law as well as the medical issues, which arise in each and every case.

I am ready to help you recover compensation for personal injury and wrongful death resulting from:

• Car Accidents, Truck and Motorcycle Accident Injuries
• Slip-and-Fall Accidents, Premises Liability
• Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
• Workplace Accidents - New Jersey Workers' Compensation

I back my experience and knowledge with the fact that I tried approximately 100 cases, and been involved in approximately 60 appeals. Of those appellate cases, 13 decisions have been published as legal precedent. As my law practice has earned recognition among satisfied clients and legal professionals, I have taken an active role being part of a growing, thriving Toms River community that I am proud to call home.

Workers' Compensation:

If you were injured on the job in New Jersey, you may be entitled to receive benefits under the state's workers' compensation insurance system.  When you're injured at work by anyone, for any reason, even if it's your own fault, you have the right to compensation for the time you lose from work, for your medical care, and for ongoing disability when applicable.  I can help you file a successful initial claim, re-open a claim, or appeal a claim that has been denied by the workers' compensation court.

Criminal Defense:

Aggressive, effective criminal defense representation for people charged with indictable crimes and disorderly persons offenses, including DWI and related traffic offenses, drug crimes and juvenile offenses.

General, Contract and Business Litigation:

Knowledgeable and experienced litigation services for individuals and companies involved in general disputes and contract litigation matters.


Estate Planning:


Devising strategies that meet the needs of the client and minimize exposure to death taxes.

I am dedicated to building long-term relationships with my clients and achieving the best result that can be obtained in their particular matter. I believe the keystone to such relationships is dedicated, quality service, providing my clients the benefit of more than 35 years experience and sound advice regarding an individual client's legal options.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    38 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    38 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    38 years, 750 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    38 years, 400 cases
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    38 years, 600 cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Joseph Dorry

    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.


    Matthew Dorry Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Clay Constantinou

    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.


    Clay Constantinou Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2494 Moore Road, Suite 3A
Toms River, NJ, 087540816


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2011
Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames P. Brady, P.A.2004 - Present
AttorneyMatthew W. Reisig, Esq.2003 - 2004
AttorneyMallon & Santora, Esqs.2003 - 2003
AttorneyJames P. Brady, Esq.2000 - 2002
Managing Partner - AttorneyBrady & Paduano, P.C.1995 - 1999
AttorneyJames P. Brady, Esq.1991 - 1995
Partner - AttorneyNovins, York, DeVincens & Pentony, P.A.1979 - 1991
Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Ocean County Bar Ass'n Criminal Practice CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Ocean County Bar Association, Civil Practice CommitteeMember2008 - Present
N.J. State Bar Ass'n Automobile Reparations CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Ocean County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Trial Attorneys of New JerseyMember1979 - Present
Ocean County Bar Ass'n Scholarship CommitteeMember1989 - 1998
Ocean County Bar Association, District IIIA Fee Arbitration CommitteeChairman 1991-19921988 - 1992
N.J. State Bar Ass'n. Appellate Practices Study CommitteeMember1984 - 1993
American Bar Ass'n. Tort and Insurance Practice SectionMember1984 - 1994
American Bar Ass'n. Litigation SectionMember1984 - 1993
N.J. State Bar Ass'n. Committee on Professional ResponsibilityMember1984 - 1993
N.J. Supreme Court Mandatory Auto & Personal Injury Arbitration ProgramArbitrator1983 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v T. A.Not Guilty on All Counts
State v M.P.Guilty Plea to Third Degree crime alleged in Indictment. Second Degree Crime alleged in Indictment was Dismissed.
State v D.MCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Saint Peter's CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1975