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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MariaTJaverbaum Wurgaft
Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

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



Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1966

Rutgers University, B.A., 1963



Ken Javerbaum has been one of New Jersey’s most well-known and highly-regarded members of the Plaintiff’s Civil Trial Bar for close to four decades.  His standing and reputation have been built on his integrity and collegiality combined with his extraordinary record of success as well as his committed participation and leadership in professional activities and organizations.

Ken has annually been recognized as one of the Top Ten Super Lawyers in New Jersey and has received countless other distinctions, honors and accolades during his career.  His colleagues at the Bar routinely refer him their most difficult cases and it is a testament to his reputation that he is frequently called upon to represent some of New Jersey’s leading governmental and judicial officials when they or close family members require personal representation.

In addition to trying hundreds of cases to verdict and obtaining numerous multi-million dollar recoveries, Ken is a creative legal thinker and his appellate advocacy has led to a number of progressive advances in Tort Law.

Professional Honors

    • Certified Civil Trial Attorney – 1983-Present
    • Recipient of UCBA and NJSBA Professional of the Year Award, October 2015
    • Best Lawyers – Lawyer Of The Year as published in The Wall Street Journal, 2012
    • Essex County Bar Association – Civil Trial Attorney Achievement Award – 2003
    • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey – Trial Bar Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Justice – 2007
    • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury – 2007 – Present
    • Top Ten Attorneys as published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement – 2005 – 2013
    • Union County Voice – Lawyer of the Year – 2006
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Appointments by Chief Justice of New Jersey to:
        • Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee
        • Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
        • Supreme Court Committee on Sound Recordings in the Courts
    •  Martindale-Hubbell – Preeminent Attorneys in the United States
    •  AVVO Rating – 10.0 – SUPERB


  • New Jersey State Bar Association Emeritus Member
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court Co-Founder and President of the Inn (1995-1997)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) – New Jersey Chapter – Member of the Board of Governors, Former Parliamentarian and Secretary
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Trustee 2002-2008
  • Chair and Member of Union County Judicial Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) 2001-2007
  • Essex County Bar Association-Chair of the Professionalism Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association-Civil Trial Bar Section Executive Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Chair of the Products Liability and Automobile Reparations Section
  • Union County Bar Association and Union County Medical Society – Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee
  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)

Presentations & Publications

  • For the 10th straight year, serving as Co-Chair and Speaker (“NUANCES AND NUISANCES WITH EXPERT WITNESSES”) at the ICLE annual Tort Law Conference, October 2015
  • Participated in NJICLE’s annual Tort Law Seminar as a panelist and lectured on Title 59 claims and Tort Claim Damages, 2014.
  • Faculty, ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University, June 6-10, 2010
  • Panelist, “The Courtroom as a Classroom-Real-Life Stories, Civil Practice Bench Bar, and ICLE,” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Fourth Annual Bench Bar Conference, May 2006
  • Moderator, “Professionalism Seminar: Skills and Methods Course,” Seton Hall Law School, October 2004
  • Panelist, “Employer Liability in a Product Liability Action After Crippen,” Essex County Bar Association Seminar, May 2004
  • Moderator and speaker, Civil Discovery Workshop, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 2004
  • Moderator and speaker, “Recent Developments in the Law of Evidence,” Union County Bar Association, April 2004
  • Frequent speaker for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Seton Hall Law School, Instructor, Trial Practice-1994


  • Thompson v. James, 400 NJ Super 286 (App.Div.2008)
  • Bernoskie v. Zarinsky,344 NJ Super 160 (App Div 2001)
  • McGrogan v. Till, 327 NJ Super 595 (App.Div.2000)
  • Leonardis v. Bunnell, 147 NJ Super 417 (Law Div.1977)
  • Pandya v. Patel and State of New Jersey, 375 N.J. Super. 353, 867 A.2d 1236 (2005)
  • Bernoskie v. Zarinsky 383 NJ Super 127 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Shankman v. State of New Jersey,184 NJ 187 (2005)
  • Prevratil v. Mohr, 279 N.J. Super 652 (App. Div 1995) rev’d 145 N.J. 180 (1996)
  • Brien v. Lomazow, 227 N.J. Super 288, 547 A.2d 318 (App. Div. 1988)
  • Daniel v. New Jersey Department of Transportation, 239 N.J. Super 563, 571 A.2d 1329 (App. Div. 1990), cert. denied, 122 N.J. 325, 585 A.2d 343 (1990)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for New York, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts
  • U.S. Supreme Court