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

35 Journal Square, Suite 525
Jersey City, NJ 07036

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Fax: (973) 379-7872
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Legal Secretary: Celia Almeida

Celia Almeida

Legal Assistant to Diane Cardoso, Esq.



Jersey City Office

35 Journal Square

Suite 525

Jersey City, NJ 07306

973-379-4200 x4605




Pace Univeristy School of Law, J.D. and Certificate in International Law, 2004

Seton Hall University, B.A., 2001



Diane L. Cardoso is a Partner at Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins and manages our Jersey City office.  She is admitted in both New Jersey and New York State. Upon her graduation from Pace Law School, she served a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Dennis F. Carey, III. and the Honorable John C. Kennedy, Judges of the Superior Court of New Jersey.  Her practice is concentrated in the litigation of personal injury matters involving automobile negligence, premises liability and construction site negligence.   Ms. Cardoso is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.   She is a Trustee of the Hudson County Bar Association.   Additionally, she sits on the Civil Arbitration Selection Committee and Civil Practice Committee in Hudson County.   Ms. Cardoso is a Board of Governor for the New Jersey Association for Justice and is presently a co-chair of that association’s Education Committee.   She is also a Revitalization Board of Governor to the American Association of Justice.

In 2014, Ms. Cardoso was named one of  the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and Top 10 trial lawyers by the National Academy of Personal Injury attorneys.  She has been named a 2016 Super Lawyer and was previously named a Super Lawyer rising star from 2013-2015.   Ms. Cardoso has lectured previously for the Hudson and Essex County Bar Associations, the New Jersey Association for Justice and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.


    • American Association of Justice – Revitalization Board of Governor
    • New Jersey Association of Justice – Board of Governor and Co-Chair of the Education Committee

  • Hudson County Bar Association – Trustee, Civil Arbitration Selection Committee and Civil Practice Committee

Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Chair, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Trial Examinations 101”, April 26 & 27, 2012.

Bar Admissions

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