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IN THE NEWS: Javerbaum Wurgaft’s Defense Lawyer Quoted in Associated Press Article

By JW Law

New Jersey’s veteran defense attorney, Rubin Sinins, was recently quoted in an Associated Press article on the verbal jousting between the U.S. District Judge William H. Walls and attorneys from both sides of the aisle in a high profile political corruption case involving Senator Bob Menendez.

Menendez, New Jersey’s Democratic senior senator, is accused of carrying out an extensive bribery scheme with a Florida-based ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, for several years. Just two days into the trial, Judge Walls stopped the proceedings twice to admonish attorneys about the relevance of their lines of questioning.

Walls referred to the prosecutor’s questioning of a witness as “ridiculous,” ‘’junk” and “sheer nonsense.” He also told the defense attorney to “shut up” as the two engaged in a heated argument on Wall’s opinion, where he dismissed the defense’s request to temporarily hold the trial so that Menendez could participate in “critical” votes in the Senate.

Sinins said it’s the judge’s prerogative to maintain total control over the courtroom.

“A trial judge has total control over the courtroom, and any attorney who forgets that does so at his peril,” he said.

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Sinins added that the residual effect of such exchanges could affect the client’s case, even though they were made outside the presence of the jury.

“A trial is about, in large part, the attorney’s credibility in trying to convince the jury that what they’re saying is the correct version of events. If a jury senses that a judge does not respect an attorney that is devastating to the client’s case.”

To read the full article, please click: Jousting between judge, attorneys enliven Menendez trial

 

 

Javerbaum Wurgaft Shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft Named Top 100 Super Lawyers

 
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., a premier litigation boutique with more than 40 lawyers in eight offices, announced today that shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft have been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Top 100” list for 2017.

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Sinins has been named to the top 100 list for the fourth time, due to his groundbreaking work in criminal matters. As both a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by fewer than 40 attorneys, Sinins represents individual and corporate clients in a host of legal contexts.

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Wurgaft has also been named repeatedly to this prestigious list for his work in the field of medical malpractice. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Wurgaft litigates complex civil cases, medical malpractice, product liability (MDL) and construction site accidents.

Along with Wurgaft and Sinins, 19 Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys were also recognized as Super Lawyers in 2017 New Jersey list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process comprising of peer selection and review, independent research, and professional achievement.

About Javerbaum Wurgaft partners Jack Wurgaft and Rubin & Sinins P.C.:

Founded in 1978, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. is a litigation boutique with numerous attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial practice, criminal trial practice and workers’ compensation matters. The firm boasts six New Jersey locations, with offices in Springfield, Newark, Freehold, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, and Elizabeth, as well as additional offices in New York City and suburban Atlanta. Practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, workers’ compensation and numerous other litigation specialties.