Benjamin Folkman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Cherry Hill, NJ

Folkman Law Offices, P.C.
 | 1949 Berlin Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone: 856-354-9444
Fax: 856-354-9776
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)

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Attorney Profile

As managing partner at Folkman Law Offices P.C., Benjamin Folkman represents clients in Philadelphia, New Jersey and southern New Jersey. A member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and as a Board-Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he handles cases of civil rights, employment law, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury and business and commercial litigation. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Folkman is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Arizona and New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court certified Mr. Folkman as a civil trial attorney. In addition, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified Mr. Folkman as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. He practices in the following courts: the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit , the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

In 1979, he graduated cum laude from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts, then continued his education at Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1982. Mr. Folkman has been a speaker and authored papers for the New Jersey Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

With a focus on meeting the needs of clients and being highly accessible to them, he has been named one of South Jersey’s Awesome Attorneys and one of SJ Magazine’s Top Attorneys.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (10%)

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination

Professional Liability (30%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About Benjamin Folkman

Admitted: 1984, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.folkmanlaw.com/about/benjamin-folkman/

Honors and Awards:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Board Certified Trial Advocate
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2018
  • Vermont, 2018
  • Arizona, 2018
  • Member of the Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2017
  • Member of the Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
  • U.S. District Court, District of N.J
  • Washington D.C.
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Pro bono/Community Service:

  •  Jewish Community Relations Council, 2018

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Boardwalk Seminar: Employment Law Program Co-Chair, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2018
  • Deposing the Expert Witness, Legal Malpractice Update, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2018
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Employment Law Program Co-Chair, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2017
  • Employment Law: A Primer on Employment Law, Camden County Bar Association, 2017
  • Starting & Managing A Law Practice in New Jersey, Speaker, Lawline, 2017
  • Deposing the Defendant Attorney, Legal Malpractice Update, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Ethics Issues in Employment Litigation, 2016
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Employment Law Program Co-Chair, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2016
  • How to Get Your Social Media, E-Mail & Text Evidence Admitted (And Keep Theirs Out), National Business Institute, 2015
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Be Careful If Your Client is a New Business-You May Not be Able to Prove Damages Under New Jersey Law, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2015
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Hot Ethics Issues in Employment Law, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2015
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Advanced Deposition Boot Camp for Employment Cases, Speaker, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2014
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Maintaining An Ethical Practice, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2014
  • Legal Ethics: Top 10 Challenges, Duties to Prospective Clients, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Panel on Conflicts of Interest Issues in Employment Cases, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2011
  • Boardwalk Seminar: Proving Emotional Distress Damages in New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Cases, Speaker, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2010
  • Boardwalk Seminar:  A Winning Approach to Discovery in Employment Cases, New Jersey Association For Justice, 2009
  • Product Liability Seminar, Speaker, New Jersey Bar Association, 1992
  • Annual Convention: Mock Reinsurance Arbitration, Participant as Counsel in Mock Arbitration, American Bar Association, 1990
  • Legal Malpractice Seminar, San Francisco, California, Program Chair, American Bar Association, 1989
  • Professionalism Day Seminar: The 200 Year History & Future of Ethics in Attorney Marketing, Practical Issues in Law Firm Advertising Ethics, 2016, Burlington County Bar Association
  • Authored papers for the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association for Justice at continuing legal education programs for other attorneys  
  • Speaker for the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the NJ Association for Justice, a continuing legal education programs for other attorneys
  • Speaker, Legal Malpractice, National Symposium on Legal Malpractice, 1989

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $1,900,000 award in international commercial case, arbitrated before the International Chamber of Commerce involving non-payment of sales commissions, 2018
  • $3,000,000 award in wrongful death/survival claim arising from the death of a child struck by his own school bus, 2017
  • $380,000 settlement in breach of contract/commercial case, 2017
  • $1,150,000 settlement in a matter where we represented a self-insured group in a suit against their auto insurance third party administrator for professional malpractice, 2017
  • $1,800,000 settlement for a condominium association in a matter against the Superstorm Sandy general contractor who failed to properly repair common areas, 2016
  • $400,000 settlement in medlcal malpractice/wrongful death case, 2015
  • $710,514 judgment against bar in dram shop case resulting in the death of a young woman hit by the drunk driver, 2013
  • $791,131 judgment against lawyer in legal malpractice case where lawyer stole clients’ funds, 2013
  • $335,000 settlement in sexual abuse case, 2012
  • $450,000 settlement in motor vehicle accident case, 2011
  • $100,250,000 in a survival claim arising from the beating death of a husband and wife. This verdict was one of the largest personal injury judgments in New Jersey., 2010
  • $470,500 settlement in flood property damage case, 2008
  • $509,000 settlement of an insurance coverage dispute, 2008
  • $625,000 settlement of sexual abuse case against a pedophile and the pedophile’s employer, 2008
  • $825,000 settlement of emergency room medical negligence case on behalf of the estate of a minor for failure to timely diagnose and treat a potentially deadly medical condition, 2008
  • $300,000 award in settlement in breach of contract case, 2005
  • $850,000 settlement of medical malpractice, 2005
  • $625,000 personal injury case, 2004
  • $1,600,000 present value settlement of whistle blower/employment discrimination case by police officer against former employer/police department and chief of police, 2002
  • $625,000 settlement in sexual abuse case, 2000
  • $1,250,000 settlement of oppressed shareholder claim, 2000
  • $5,200,000 medical malpractice verdict against ob/gyn for failure to monitor patient, deviation from accepted practices and for injury and failure to repair injury during a procedure., 1999
  • $1,275,000 verdict in female police sergeant's claim of sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against her police captain and the police department, 1996
  • $750,000 settlement of construction accident case where a wall fell on worker causing severe personal injury, 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Folkman was counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae in Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health System, 230 N.J. 1, 164 A. 3d 1030 (2017)., 2017

Educational Background:

  • Dickinson College, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1979
Office Location for Benjamin Folkman

1949 Berlin Road
Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Phone: 856-354-9444

Fax: 856-354-9776

 

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Last Updated: 8/9/2018

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