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Samuel J. Perez Joins Javerbaum Wurgaft as an Associate in the Springfield Office

By JW Law

Samuel J. Perez attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey as a recipient of the James Dickson Carr scholarship and focused his studies on Political Science and Communications. After graduating from Rutgers in 2004, Sam attended Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey where he graduated in 2007. While at Seton Hall Law, Sam interned at the Union County Public Defender’s Office where he represented individuals that did not have the financial means to hire private counsel after being charged with a crime.
After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall Law, Sam clerked for the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal Part, Middlesex County. Since clerking, Sam spent many years working on cases from a variety of practice areas including municipal, criminal, family, workers’ compensation and personal injury. His efforts were recognized in 2017 when he was named as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars of 2017” in the area of personal injury.

As an attorney, Sam’s driving passion has always been making the law accessible to his clients. From the initial client consultation all the way through trial, Sam takes pride in dealing with all aspects of his cases as well as making himself available to his clients. Sam is conversational in Spanish and is an active member of the Middlesex County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Javerbaum Wurgaft Welcomes New Attorney to our NYC Office

By JW Law

Javerbaum Wurgaft proudly welcomes Michael E. Morley Of Council to the firm.  His practice area has primarily included investigation and analysis of complex reinsurance issues involving a variety of long tail toxic tort claims, such as asbestos, silica, breast implant, pharmaceutical, and environmental pollution related cases. These claims typically involve multiple years and layers of reinsurance coverage and a variety of issues including interpretation of exclusionary language, allocation and aggregation issues, and reserving methodology. His clients have included both international and domestic clients who have sought cost effective expert analysis of claim presentations.

In addition to the investigation and contract analysis, Michael has negotiated settlements of numerous multi-million dollar reinsurance claims and has also participated as coverage counsel in numerous dispute resolution proceedings including reinsurance arbitrations and litigation.

Michael’s practice has expanded to include providing analysis, coverage opinions and dispute resolution regarding a variety of property and casualty insurance claims including construction defect, contractor liability, landlord/tenant claims, sexual harassment/discrimination claims, trademark infringement, false imprisonment, and a variety of first party property and casualty insurance claims.

Michael graduated from East Carolina University and received his J.D. from  Syracuse University College of Law and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

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Javerbaum Wurgaft Adds New Attorney in New Jersey

By JW Law

Javerbaum Wurgaft is pleased to announce that Sarabraj S. Thapar, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney in Jersey City, New Jersey. Thapar is an accomplished trial attorney and has an extensive experience in handling personal injury and insurance matters.

Thapar joins the firm after working for a prominent insurance defense firm. During his tenure as an insurance defense attorney, Thapar won 18 out of 19 trials for his clients. He has also lectured at various insurance defense seminars and mentored new attorneys. He received the Bravo Award from Liberty Mutual for his outstanding trial work in 2015 and 2016.

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Thapar has a double major in Business Economics and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University-New Brunswick where he graduated with Honors. He received his law degree
from The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Upon his graduation, Thapar interned for Judge Donald Venezia where he handled criminal matters.

He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division- Essex County and Sikh American Chamber of Commerce.

A native of West Orange, New Jersey, Thapar is a former assistant wrestling coach at West Orange High School where he has been coaching mock trials since 2012. Thapar is fluent in Hindi.

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