DeNittis Osefchen Prince has received numerous class actions and personal injury matters which have been referred or co-counseled with us with other law firms. DeNittis Osefchen welcomes such relationships.
Stephen P. DeNittis at DeNittis Osefchen Prince is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney per New Jersey Court Rule 1:39-1. This is extremely important for referring attorneys. Per R. 1:39-6, certified civil trial attorney are ethically permitted to pay referring attorneys a referral fee for any cases referred without the requirement that they do or participate in any work on the referring matter. When the New Jersey State Supreme Court designates attorneys as “Certified Trial Attorneys”, it means that such attorneys have attained a level of experience and skill at trial, and that they are proficient at pursuing litigation through trial. The Supreme Court designates lawyers as “Certified” only when they’ve met those standards and criteria mandated by the Court. To become a “Certified Civil Trial Attorney”:
- An attorney must be a member of the Bar for a minimum of five years, and show that they’ve actively participated in the preparation and pursuance of numerous litigated matters;
- Attorneys must verify that they’ve completed the mandatory number of trials in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, and, must fulfill mandated continuing legal education requirements;
- An attorney applying for Certification must submit peer attorney and Judge references from those who would acknowledge and confirm the attorney’s skills, ethics and character;
- Finally, attorneys must pass a written exam which specifically addresses trial practice issues and procedures.
Certifications assist the consumer in identifying those attorneys who have reached a high level of competence and experience within a particular or specialized practice of law. Though there are in excess of 77,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey, as of the end of 2012 there were only 1162 Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in the state.
Cases are frequently referred to us by other lawyers from all over the country. Whether they know of our reputation or our record of success, or have partnered with us previously, in either case, they have confidence that we will diligently represent and obtain the greatest results for their clients.
DeNittis Osefchen Prince is committed to devoting the necessary legal and financial resources to aggressively prosecute every case and bring them to successful conclusion. Many firms around the country have worked with us for numerous years.
We invite inquiries from law firms. If you are an attorney seeking to discuss a case or work with us on a case, please contact us at 856-797-9951.