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Javerbaum Wurgaft Attorneys Successful on Appeals

Gregg Wisotsky, with the assistance of David Wikstrom, was recently successful before the Appellate Division in having a case that was previously dismissed by a trial judge restored! Gregg represents a client who fell and was seriously injured while walking across a poorly maintained driveway after stepping off of the sidewalk. The trial judge dismissed the case, finding that the defendants were immune to a lawsuit, relying on the longstanding proposition that residential homeowners are not liable for poorly maintained sidewalks that abut their property. The Judge dismissed the lawsuit, essentially treating this matter as a just another “sidewalk” case.

On Appeal, we argued that the trial judge failed to consider where our client fell, and misapplied the residential sidewalk immunity law since the fall did not in fact occur on a public sidewalk. The Appellate Division agreed, and reversed the dismissal of the case, and remanded it back to the trial court for trial.

In another matter, Eric Kahn, with the assistance of Annabelle Steinhacker, successfully argued an Appeal on behalf of an injured plaintiff whose case was dismissed, when she was represented by another attorney, after the case was mistakenly dismissed by a trial judge. Eric Kahn said that “cases must be decided on their merits, rather than procedural technicalities, and every person deserves an opportunity to have his or her day in Court”. The Appellate Division reversed the trial court’s procedural dismissal, and remanded the case for trial.

midtown Manhattan law firmJaverbaum Wurgaft is known for having many fine trial lawyers, but also has significant experience and success before the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court

Eric G. Kahn - Partner

Eric Kahn Installed as President of the North Jersey Chapter of ABOTA

On Tuesday, December 11, Eric G. Kahn, Managing Shareholder of our firm, was installed as President of the North Jersey Chapter of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The preservation of our civil justice system and the protection of the rights of our clients is at the core of the work we do at Javerbaum Wurgaft each and every day. ABOTA shares these core values, and works on a state and national level to protect our 7th Amendment right to a trial by jury, and the preservation of integrity in the legal field. The ABOTA Foundation uses it’s resources to teach lawyers and students the importance of our system of justice, and to increase the advocacy skills of attorneys.

Eric is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney who has been in practice for 25 years and has tried to verdict about 100 cases. He handles a broad spectrum of cases including sexual assault and abuse, auto and trucking accidents, medical malpractice and construction site accident cases, Eric uses his vast experience to be an effective advocate for his clients.

Eric is the immediate Past-President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, is a member of the New Jersey State Bar, is a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has received multiple awards for his Pro Bono work. Eric lectures and moderates legal seminars frequently, both in the State and nationally. He also has obtained two jury verdicts in excess of $15,000,000.00

The Installation ceremony took place at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, N.J