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Ira J. Zarin, Esq

Ira J. Zarin, Esq. Ira J. Zarin, Esq.

Ira Zarin, a distinguished trial attorney for many years who specializes in handling substantial personal injury matters has merged his practice in June, 1998 with Javerbaum Wurgaft & Hicks to form Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks and Zarin.

Mr. Zarin attended New York University where he received his B.A. degree in 1952. He graduated Fordham Law School in 1955 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1956. He has obtained numerous million dollars verdicts and settlements and has been instrumental in significant developments in New Jersey Tort Law, serving as trial counsel in Portee v. Jaffee , and as trial and appellate counsel in many important cases including Peer v. City of Newark, Anderson v. Somberg , and Brody v. Overlook Hospital. He is active as a referred trial counsel and recently obtained a $3,000,000.00 recovery in the New York Federal Court, Eastern District on behalf of the Estate of the co-pilot of Pan-Am Flight #103 in the Lockerbie Disaster and a $5,800,000.00 medical malpractice jury verdict in the New Jersey Superior Court.

Mr. Zarin is a frequent author on trial technique and has contributed to the AM. JUR. MODEL TRIAL SERIES and provides continuing monthly commentary for the MEDICAL LIABILITY ALERT and editorial reviews for the NEW JERSEY JURY VERDICT REVIEW and various other trial and Jury Verdict Review Publications throughout the United States.

Mr. Zarin is a member of the Union County, Essex County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey Chapter and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is a Master in the Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court. Mr. Zarin has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks and Zarin - Partner
    Year Joined Organization: 1998

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Personal Injury -- Defense

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

  • Products Liability Law

  • Toxic Torts

  • Airline/Airport Negligence

  • Auto Negligence

  • Construction Site Negligence

  • Miscellaneous Negligence Claims

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Police Negligence

  • Premises Liability

  • Product Defects

  • Wrongful Discharge from Employment

  • Workers Compensation


  • Civil Trial, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1956


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1955
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • New York University, New York, New York, 1952
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

  • Trial Technique, Am. Jur. Model Trial Series, Monthly

  • Monthly Comentary, Medical Liability Alert

  • Editorial Reviews, New Jersey Jury Verdict Review

  • Trial and Jury Verdict Review Publications

Representative Cases:

  • Anderson v. Somberg, 338 A.2d 1 (N.J. 1975)

  • Peer v. City of Newark, 176 A.2d 249 (N.J.Super.A.D. 1961)

  • Portee v. Jaffee

  • Brody v. Overlook Hospital

Honors and Awards:

  • Richard E. Hughes Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, Union County, 1990 - Present

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Trials and Proof of Facts 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Union County Bar Association - Member

  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member

  • Essex County Bar Association - Member

  • American Bar Association - Member

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of American-New Jersey Chapter - Member

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Member