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

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

David L. Wikstrom


As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, David Wikstrom represents clients in claims involving Legal Malpractice, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Dramshop and Employment Discrimination. Mr. Wikstrom has been named one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers in the product liability category for the years 2006 to 2019, and in 2019 was named to the prestigious Top 100 Attorneys of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly’s Super Lawyer Magazine. He is the Immediate Past-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 currently serving as Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is the former Chairman of the Union County Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee. He the Chair of 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, and has presented seminars both nationally and internationally. Mr. Wikstrom is also an adjunct professor at Union County College where he teaches Business Law. Finally, David co-chairs a yearly service trip for lawyers to lend a hand to communities struck by natural disasters in locations such as Puerto Rico.

Professional Honors

    • Top 100 Attorney, Super Lawyers
    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to 2019
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • New Jersey Super Lawyer 2006 to 2016
    • 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


    • Trustee, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Past-President, Union County Bar Association
    • ABOTA
    • Former Chairman Civil Practice Committee, UCBA
    • 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
    • American Bar Association

Presentations & Publications


    • Speaker, NJSBA, “Ethics and Avoiding Legal Malpractice; It’s Not Just For Lawyers”, May 2019
    • Speaker, “Ethics of Attorney Advertising”, ABA, November 2018
    • Moderator, ADR Issues, NJBA, October 2018
    • Speaker, “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, AAJ, Denver, July 2018
    • Speaker, “Legal Malpractice Trial Techniques”, ABA, March, 2018
    • Speaker, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”, 2008 – 2018
    • Moderator, “Ethics of Liens and Legal Lending”, Union County Bar Association, November 2015
    • Speaker, UCBA, MCBA, TANJ and HCBA Educational Conference, Cancun, Mexico, “Ethics Issues Facing Lawyers”, 2015 & 2016
    • 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 – 2018
    • 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


  •  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