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MyJerseyLawyer Serious Accident Attorney

David M. Cedar, Esquire

Education

  • Undergraduate – Brandeis University, Graduated with Honors, 1987, American Studies
  • NCAA Division 3 Soccer – No. 1 Ranked
  • Law School – Rutgers, NJ, Graduated with Honors, 1992

Practice

  • Admitted to NJ and PA Bars
  • United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, National
  • He was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney in 1997 a status held by only 1% of NJ Lawyers
  • Qualified as and Appointed as an arbitrator in hundreds of complex civil matters by Camden County, Cumberland County and Burlington County Superior Courts.

Associations

  • American Association for Justice, NJ Association for Justice, Camden County and Burlington County Bar Associations
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair Elect American Association of Justice Civil Rights Section 2010
  • Vice-Chair American Association of Justice Civil Rights Section 2009

Work History

  • Clerk for Judge Marvin Schloscher, 1992
  • Associate, Segal & Andres – 1993-1999
  • Partner, Segal, Gibney, Burns & Cedar -1999-2000
  • Founding Partner, Merovitz and Cedar – 2000-2006
  • Founding Partner, Merovitz, Cedar and Gruber – 2006-2009
  • Founding Member, Cedar Law Firm – 2009 – Present

Publications

  • Article Writer Trial Magazine, Environmental Contamination
  • Amicus Brief Writer for NJ Association for Justice

Lecturer

  • Mr. Cedar is a frequent Lecturer to other Attorneys for the NJ Association for Justice on subjects including Trial Preparation, Consumer Fraud, Witness Preparation, Opening Statements

Notable Cases

  • Represented hundreds of homeowners in RICO & Consumer Fraud Claims against major banks, title companies, brokers and appraisers
  • Has obtained multimillion dollar verdicts in individual personal injury cases
  • Has been involved in settlements and trial verdicts totaling over $150 million dollars
  • Has taken hundreds of cases to trial and verdict
  • Has represented thousands of claimants in water, soil and air contamination cases
  • Local Counsel for Pharmaceutical class action cases.
  • Has represented catastrophic injury victims involved in Motor Vehicle accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Construction Site Accidents, Medical Errors, and those injured by defective products.
  • Civil Rights
  • Has won several landmark cases including cases involving particulate matter contamination and relocation, Banking and Mortgage Lending Consumer Fraud and RICO cases.

Awards and Special Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • 2009: Philadelphia Magazine Super Lawyer Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania
  • 2010: LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability – Highly rated in both legal ability and ethical standards.
  • 2011: SJ Magazine Top Attorneys – Personal Injury – Malpractice
  • 2012: New Jersey Monthly’s Top Attorneys – Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Law

In 1992, David M. Cedar graduated from Rutgers State University, School of Law in Camden, New Jersey.  He was admitted into the bars of New Jersey in 1992 and Pennsylvania in 1993 as well as various district courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  In addition, he was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in 1997, an honor awarded to less than 1% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Cedar is currently the founding partner of the Cedar Law Firm, LLC.  Prior to founding Cedar Law Firm, Mr. Cedar was a managing partner of the law firms Merovitz & Cedar, L.L.P,  and Merovitz, Cedar & Gruber., L.L.C.

Mr. Cedar’s primary focus involves catastrophic personal injury claims and complex tort litigation including civil class action claims in the field of consumer law, truth in lending violations, predatory financing, toxic tort, environmental law, professional malpractice, constitutional law, and products liability in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cedar has successfully brought hundreds of claims to Trial and has prosecuted cases all the way through the Supreme Court under the consumer fraud acts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania against major Insurance Companies, Fortune 500 banks, title companies, mortgage brokers, bankers, real estate appraisers, builders, car dealerships, home improvement contractors and other participants in deceptive and fraudulent acts and practices.

Mr. Cedar was co-lead counsel in the Barwood Estates matter out of York, Pennsylvania. This consumer fraud claim involved allegations of violation of the Pennsylvania Consumer Fraud Act and Federal RICO law against some Fortune 500 banks and title companies, as well as other mortgage brokers, bankers and appraisers. This case involved a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of many home owners.

  • Acre v. Chase Manhattan and Lester v. Chase Manhattan.Currently, Mr. Cedar is involved as co-lead plaintiff’s counsel, along with other ATLA New Jersey firms, Williams, Cuker and Berezofsky and The Locks Law Firm, a consumer fraud and RICO case in Pennsylvania. This case was one of the first mass action cases filed involving consumer fraud and RICO to in the nation and was reported on local New York television stations, C.B.S. news, “Eye on America”, with Dan Rather. In addition, this case is the subject of published reports in the Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports, as well as other various newspapers.
  • Steinmacher vs. St. Lawrence Cement Company, et al., environmental class actions involving inverse condemnation and nuisance due to poor air quality and industrial contamination.
  • Bouraoui vs. Ford Motor Company, a national products liability class action against Ford Motor Company.
  • Milligan v. Sentry, et al., a class action case involving predatory lending and truth in lending violations against home improvement contractors and various lending institutions on the East Coast.

Recently, Mr. Cedar has been retained to represent a class of school children who may have been exposed to high levels of lead while in attendance at their school in Camden, New Jersey.