Rubin M. Sinins

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

505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Fax: (973) 379-7872
rsinins@lawjw.com
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Legal Secretary: Jessica Cafiero

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Legal Secretary to
Rubin Sinins

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

jcafiero@lawjw.com

 

Education

George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., with honors, 1994

Notes Editor of the George Washington Law Review

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., with honors, 1991

University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1991

RUBIN M. SININS

Partner

As a certified criminal trial attorney and certified civil trial attorney, Rubin Sinins represents individual and corporate clients in a host of legal contexts.

His litigation experience is wide-ranging, from the defense of complex, white-collar  investigations to the litigation of employment-related claims for employees and employers alike.  He has tried numerous cases in criminal, civil and equity courts.  Recently Mr. Sinins obtained a $20 million verdict on behalf of five workers who claimed that a co-worker cheated them out of their share of a Mega Millions lottery jackpot.  Mr. Sinins is frequently called-upon to handle internal investigations and other sensitive matters on behalf of his clients.  These include the representation of professionals before licensing boards and other regulatory bodies.

As a leader in the Bar, Mr. Sinins serves as Treasurer of the Essex County Bar Association and as co-Chair of the Criminal Section of the New Jersey Association for Justice.  He previously served as Chair of the District V-B Ethics Committee.   Mr. Sinins lectures extensively for Continuing Legal Education seminars for other attorneys.

Mr. Sinins earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center, where he was a Notes Editor of the George Washington Law Review.  Following law school, he served as research associate to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Chief Judge (retired) of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Thereafter he served as a litigation associate at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York City.  He was a partner in the Newark, New Jersey firm Sinins & Bross, from 1998 through 2007, when he joined the Javerbaum Wurgaft firm as a partner.

Professional Honors

  • Legal Leadership Award, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation, to be presented March, 2014
  • Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 2009 to present
  • Ten Leaders – Criminal Defense, Northern New Jersey, 2009 to present
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Criminal Defense, 2007 and 2008
  • “40 Under 40,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2006

Associations

  • Treasurer, Essex County Bar Association
  • Chair, Criminal Bench-Bar Committee, Essex County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Criminal Section, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Former Chair, District V-B Ethics Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

    Presentations

  • “Ethics for the NJ Criminal Attorney,” Lawline.com, December 27, 2012
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Ethics & Professionalism for Criminal Attorneys”, April 26, 2012
  • Co-Chair, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Criminal Law Seminar”, April 26 & 27, 2012.
  • Overcoming Ethical Dilemmas Facing Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys, New Jersey Association for Justice, scheduled for April 2011
  • Ethics and Professionalism for Criminal Practitioners, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 2010
  • Walk In Their Shoes: A Defense Attorney’s Advice for Prosecutors, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, October 2010
  • Handling a Criminal Case from Arrest to Sentencing, Essex County Bar Association, October 2010
  • Building Your Case at the Initial Stage, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 2010
  • Advocating in a Modern World, Newark Academy Cum Laude Society, June 2010
  • Electronic Discovery in Civil and Criminal Matters, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 2010
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Cross-Examination, New Jersey Association for Justice, April 2010
  • Pre-Indictment Strategies, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 2009
  • Blog On: How the Internet Has Changed Civil and Criminal Litigation Forever, Essex County Bar Association, October 2009
  • White Collar Crime, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 2009
  • Discovering Unburied Treasure on Social Networking Web Sites, American Association for Justice, published May 2009
  • Evidentiary and Other Issues Arising in New Jersey Criminal Trials, New Jersey State Bar Association, November 2008
  • Grand Jury Practice, Union County Bar Association, May and February 2008
  • Criminal Trials, Essex County Bar Association, March 2008
  • Panelist and Moderator, “Evidentiary and Other Issues Arising in New Jersey Criminal Trials,” Mid-Year Conference of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Orlando, FL, November 2008
  • Panelist, “Grand Jury Practice,” Union County Bar Association, Spring 2008
  • Moderator, “Issues Arising in Criminal Trials,” Essex County Bar association, Spring 2008
  • Moderator, “Bail Practices in Essex County,” Essex County Bar Association, Fall 2007
  • Panelist, “New Jersey Grand Jury Practice,” Essex and Union County Bar Associations Mid-Year Conference with the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Paradise Island, Bahamas, February 2008
  • Panelist, “Professionalism in the Law, Skills, and Methods Course,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Seton Hall Law School, May 8, 2007
  • Panelist, “New Jury Selection Procedures,” Essex and Union County Bar Associations Mid-Year Conference with the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, February 2007
  • Legal commentator on CourtTV for live criminal trials
  • Publications

  • The Rocket’s Legal Misfires, New Jersey Law Journal, September 27, 2010
  • The MLB Steroids Investigation, and the Lessons It Offers, New Jersey Law Journal, July 6, 2010
  • The Governor and FDR, New Jersey Law Journal, May 10, 2010

Decisions

  • State v. Earls, 214 N.J. 564 (2013)
  • State v. Reid, 194 N.J. 386 (2008)
  • Bernoskie v. Zarinsky, 394 N.J. Super. 421
  • Rankin v. Board of Trustees, Police and Fireman’s Retirement System, 2003 WL 21981984 (App. Div. 2003)
  • State v. Ruiz, 355 N.J. Super 237 (L. Div., 2002)
  • McRae v. St. Michaels Medical Center, 349 N.J. Super 583 (App. Div., 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

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