& Criminal Defense Attorney
Areas of Practice
Municipal Court Defense
Employer Defense against Claims
U.S. District Court
District of New Jersey
Trial Bar U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
2023 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2022 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2021 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2020 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2019 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2018 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2017 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2016 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2015 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2014 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2013 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2012 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2011 New Jersey Super Lawyer
2006 New Jersey Super Lawyer
Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
Mercer County Bar Association
New Jersey Association for Justice
Robert is also the co-author of Motor Vehicle Law and Practice Forms. It provides practical advice on all procedural aspects of litigation and trial for New Jersey motor vehicle law and related topics. It is a useful tool for new attorneys handling litigation matters, as well as for new and experienced attorneys who are expanding their practice into the specialized area of New Jersey motor vehicle law.
Book: Motor Vehicle Law and Practice Forms, 2021-2022 ed. (Vol. 26, New Jersey Practice Series)BUY IT HERE
He was the Lawrence Township Chief Municipal Prosecutor from 2002-2005. Mr. Rubinstein is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. He initially practiced law in Florida defending catastrophic injury claims alleging product defects, defending cruise lines and representing litigants in complex commercial matters. Upon moving to New Jersey, he shifted his practice to help individuals and businesses that have been injured or harmed by the careless and negligent actions of others.
He has several important Appellate victories; one concerning the ability to sue Walt Disney World in New Jersey and another against Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino concerning the duties of a Casino to prevent a drunk patron from driving. He currently writes about and teaches lawyers and paralegals about current personal injury law, effective legal writing, computer assisted research, and litigation support for paralegals. He has acted as Special Attorney for the Lawrence Township Planning Board, served as the Lawrence Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, Board of Trustees of the Mary Roebling Musical Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors of Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and the Board of Trustees of Adath Israel Synagogue.
Mr. Rubinstein recently completed a five-year term as an Investigator for the Office of Attorney Ethics-Mercer County District VII Committee. Mr. Rubinstein was appointed to this Committee by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Q: What is a certified civil trial attorney?
A: The New Jersey Supreme Court has designated this honor to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice. The New Jersey Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates as certified civil trial attorney, only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the court.
Q: What does it mean to be certified?
A: A New Jersey attorney that has been certified by the Supreme Court as a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney is a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for at least 5 years, been favorably evaluated by judges and other attorneys familiar with his or her work, fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements, passed a written examination covering various aspects of trial practice, and demonstrated a significant level of experience in civil trial law.
Q: Why does New Jersey have a program for certification in civil trial law?
A: The certification program helps consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in specialized fields of the law. Certification also helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and other lawyers.
Q: How many attorneys are certified in New Jersey?
A: The certification is earned by only a few attorneys. As of August 1999, there were 68,700 attorneys in the state of New Jersey. Out of these attorneys, less than 3% earned the designation of a Certified Trial Attorney. Approximately 1450 earned the certification.
This information was obtained from the New Jersey Board of Attorney Certification. For more information on the Certified Civil Attorney process or answers to other questions you may have, contact the Board at 609-984-3077 or write to them at P.O. Box 970, Trenton, NJ 08625.
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"I contacted Robert Rubinstein after being involved in an automobile accident. I found him to be honest, professional, and fair. My calls were always answered or returned in a timely manner. He explained my options in all situations and allowed me the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and have input into the direction in which I wanted to proceed. My experience with this firm was totally positive."