Douglas Standriff, New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Trial Attorney
I have served as the LEAD TRIAL ATTORNEY in over 100 trials. I have been certified as a New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. From my office in Bergen County, NJ, I strive to provide my clients with the best possible representation in all aspects of Civil Litigation. Only a small percentage of all lawyers licensed in New Jersey are certified as Civil Trial Attorneys. This certification is given to attorneys whose qualifications and experience have been reviewed by the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Certification to ensure the applicant has a sufficient amount of courtroom experience, and after being accepted, the attorney must pass a lengthy written examination on Civil Procedure and Evidence. Only Civil Trial Attorneys can advertise their specialized experience in handling jury trials.
With 25 years of experience, I have successfully handled over two thousand civil claims, either by trial or settlement. Most of these were lawsuits in the Superior Courts of New Jersey, including Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Morris and Hudson Counties.
While serving as Special Litigation Counsel to the Town of West New York in Hudson County New Jersey, I was able to obtain judgments with NO LIABILITY PAYMENTS made by my client in the majority of cases where I filed an Answer. Of course, the town enjoys a significant litigation advantage under Title 59, but I was able to use the law to obtain dismissals and Summary Judgements instead of paying settlements.
I also represent the City of Clifton as Special Tax Appeal Counsel. In that role, I assist attorneys for the City of Clifton in the defense of Commercial Property Tax Appeals in the Tax Court of New Jersey.