Joseph A. Maurice

Joseph A. Maurice

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Joseph_Maurice_09172014Experience

Joseph A. Maurice is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey’s Board on Trial Attorney Certification.  He practices primarily in the areas of commercial and criminal litigation. He has tried cases involving consumer fraud, RICO, securities fraud, personal injury, public entity liability and professional malpractice. He has defended clients charged with indictable crimes involving narcotics, conspiracy, theft, money laundering, mortgage fraud and assault. Mr. Maurice litigates in both state and federal courts. He also has experience in matrimonial litigation and real estate transactions.

Mr. Maurice is a former court-appointed mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court. He served as the Borough of Paramus Municipal Prosecutor for the Criminal Part and formerly of the Traffic Part. Prior to his affiliation with the firm, he was part of several smaller private practices and was also a pool attorney for the New Jersey Public Defender’s Office, where he was responsible for defending indigent persons charged with indictable crimes.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Maurice clerked for the Honorable Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. in the Criminal Part of the Bergen County Vicinage.

Mr. Maurice is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which resulted from his trial of a securities fraud class action trial, Williams et al. vs. Chatmon et al. He was included in (201) Magazine’s list of Bergen’s Top Lawyers” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Litigation and Personal Injury.  He has also been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2013-2016, and was previously a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

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Practices

Education
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Affiliations

Mr. Maurice is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He serves as Treasurer for the Bergen County Bar Association and was formerly a Trustee; he has served on the Criminal and Civil Litigation Committees.  In addition, he is a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Foundation. Mr. Maurice is a former Chair of the District IIA Supreme Court Ethics Committee. He has also lectured for the Bergen County Bar Association. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of Bergen Catholic High School, and is a member of the Columbians, a philanthropic Italian-American club, and is a Knight of Columbus.

Representative Matters

Williams et al. vs. Chatmon et al.

QBE Insurance Company v P&F Container Services, Inc., 362 N.J. Super. 445 (App. Div. 2003), a case concerning insurance coverage issues and the applicability of the MSC 90 endorsement to interstate/ intrastate trucking carriers

 

Publications

“How to Prepare for an Attorney Consultation,” (Paramus Magazine, August 2009)

“Judge Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi,” with Demetra A. Maurice (The Bergen Barrister, Spring 2009)

“Mind Your Business: Employee Use on Company Computers” (Paramus Chamber of Commerce website Business Center, Fall 2007)

 

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