David L. Wikstrom - Partner

Javerbaum Wurgaft
Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.

505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Fax: (973) 379-7872
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Education

Quinnipiac School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1994

William Paterson University of New Jersey, B.A. with honors, 1989

David L. Wikstrom

Partner

As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, David Wikstrom represents clients in claims involving Legal Malpractice, Product Liability, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination. Mr. Wikstrom has been named one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers in the personal injury category for the years 2006 to 2013 and has also been recognized for his work in products liability. He is the current President of the Union County Bar Association, former Chairman of the Product Liability Section of the Essex County Bar Association and a member of the Standing Committee for Legal Malpractice and Insurance. He is the former Chairman of the Union County Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee and serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Civil Trial Certification. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in trial advocacy and have obtained recoveries on behalf of their clients in excess of one million dollars. He is a frequent lecturer for ICLE on Legal Malpractice and Ethics.

Professional Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to 2015
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer 2006 to 2013
  • Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, 1992
  • Receipt of the Academic Achievement Awards, 1993-1994
  • Outstanding Appellate Advocacy Award, 1992-1993
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1988-89

Associations

  • President, Union County Bar Association
  • ABOTA
  • Former Chairman Civil Practice Committee UCBA
  • PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice Litigation and Insurance
  • Essex County Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Products Liability Committee
  • Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court Program, Master
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, UCBA, MCBA, TANJ and HCBA Educational Conference, Cancun, Mexico, “Ethics Issues Facing Lawyers”, 2015
  • Speaker, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, “20 Ways to Get Disbarred, Suspended and Reprimanded”, 2014
  • Speaker, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, 2008 – 2015
  • Moderator/Speaker, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, “Effective Motion Practice”, March, 2013
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Importance of Demonstrative Evidence”, 2012 – 2013
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Legal Malpractice: Issues for Senior Attorneys”, 2011 – 2012
  • UCBA: Use of Demonstrative Evidence, November 2010
  • UCBA: Product liability: A Case Study, March 2009
  • UCBA: Internet Ethics, March, 2008
  • Speaker, “Employment Law Update”, NJSBA, November, 2008
  • Speaker, “Trial Techniques in Automobile Accident Cases,” ICLE, January, 2008
  • Speaker, “Defense Dirty Discovery Tactics” ATLA, November, 2007
  • Speaker, “Comparison of Caribbean and New Jersey Law”, February, 2007
  • Speaker, “Injuries in Paradise: Litigation Issues Arising From Vacation Negligence,” Essex and Union County Bar Associations, Mid-Year Conference with the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, February 2007
  • Moderator, “Legal and Ethical Issues Involving Bad Faith Litigation,” Essex County Bar Association Trial Attorneys of New Jersey & Union County Bar Association, April 2006
  • Speaker, “Representing Multiple Parties in Business & Real Estate Matters,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, April 2002
  • Speaker, Website Ethics, Union County Bar Association, February 2007
  • Speaker, De Benne Depositions, Union County Bar Association, June 2001Publications
  • Author, “Failing to Follow Advance Directives: Legal Issues Surrounding the Procedure for Informing Others of Patients Rights to Die,” Healthcare Briefing, Zurich American: Vol. 3, No. 1, Dec. 1996
  • Symposium Editor of the Quinnipiac Law School Law Review, 1994

Decisions

  •  Kane v. Hartz Mountain 141 NJ 95 (1996)
  •  Lumpkins v. MTF, 283 N.J. Super. 181 (Law Div. 1995)
  • McGrogan v. Till, 227 N.J. Super 595 (App. Div. 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court