John R. Lanza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Flemington, NJ

Lanza & Lanza
 | 5 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-905-0183
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)

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Attorney Profile

John R. Lanza has been pursuing his passion for law for over 30 years. Mr. Lanza graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1975. He also attended Seton Hall University prior, receiving an English degree in 1971. He was granted bar admission in 1975 by the state of New Jersey. He has also been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney in 1990 and was recertified in 1997. Mr. Lanza has received certification as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1998.

Mr. Lanza practices in the areas of Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties, New Jersey. In these areas, Mr. Lanza strives to produce superior outcomes for his clients. Mr. Lanza focuses on civil and criminal litigation and municipal and land use law. Mr. Lanza has received many outstanding awards throughout his 30 years of experience. He is the law director of the City of South Amboy and the City of Lambertville's Special Labor Counsel. Mr. Lanza previously served as the president of the Hunterdon County Bar Association during the years of 1997 and 1998 and chairman of the New Jersey Supreme Court District XIII Ethics Committee during 2003 and 2004.

Mr. Lanza is now a managing partner in a law firm that is considered full service. His offices are located in Flemington and South Plainfield, New Jersey. Mr. Lanza has a strong desire to focus on personal injury and criminal cases. He plans to expand his already extensive knowledge and experience as an attorney.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (40%)

State, Local & Municipal (40%)

Criminal Defense (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About John Lanza

Admitted: 1975, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.lanzaandlanza.com/Attorney-Profiles/John-R-Lanza....

Honors and Awards:

  • Participated in the Nineteenth Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2000
  • Participated in the Eleventh Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Jan 3 - Jan 11, 1992
  • Participated in the Sixth Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Jan 2 - Jan 10, 1987

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, May, 2012.
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998 to the present.
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1990; Recertified in 1998, 2005, 2009 and 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, N.J. Supreme Court, District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee: (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties); September, 2014 to August, 2018.
  • Faculty Member, Advanced Trial Academy, American Association for Justice - New Jersey, Fall, 1990 and 1992
  • Chair, N. J. Supreme Court, 2003 - 2004
  • Vice-Chair, N. J. Supreme Court, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, District XIII Ethics Committee, N. J. Supreme Court, (Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren Counties) Sept 2000 - Aug 2004
  • Treasurer/Secretary, The Joseph Halpern American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, 1994 - 1997
  • Coordinator, Moot Trial Court Competition, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1983 - 1984
  • Treasurer, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1993 - 1995
  • Vice President, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1995 -1996
  • President-Elect, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1996 -1997
  • President, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Trustee, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1998
  • Member, Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1990 - 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • New Jersey, 1975

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lector, St. John the Evangelist Church, Lambertville, N.J., 1985 to present.
  • Trustee, Women's Crisis Center, Flemington, N.J., 1985 - 1986
  • Volunteer in Probation, Hunterdon County Probation Department, Flemington, N.J., 1981 - 1983
  • Trustee, South Hunterdon Little League, Flemington, N.J., 1989 - 1990
  • Manager, South Hunterdon Little League, Flemington, N.J., 1988 - 1989

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Seminar "Auto Cost Reduction Act; Can We Live With It?", American Association for Justice, N.J., February 27, 1999
  • Special Presenter, Supreme Court of N.J., District XIII Ethics Committee

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Bujak vs. Bortniker - represented the Plaintiff in a medical malpractice case resulting in a $750,000.00 jury verdict with a zero offer from Defendant; Several personal injuries cases resulting in seven digit settlements which are subject to confidentiality agreements.  In 2009, Mr. Lanza settled two personal injury cases for $1.3 million and $1 million.

Representative Clients:

  • Marcinczyk v.State of N.J. Police Training Commission, et al, 203 N.J. 586 (2010).
  • Law Director, City of South Amboy, NJ, 1987 to present; Special Legal Counsel: City of Lambertville, NJ; Township of Delaware, NJ; Township of East Amwel, NJ; Borough of Lebanon, NJ; Borough of Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • O'Rourke v. City of Lambertville et al , 405 N.J. Super. 8, App. Div. 2008
  • Kentopp v. Franklin Mut. Ins Co., 293 N.J. Super. 66, App. Div. 1996
  • Shevlin v. Prudential, 256 N.J. Super. 691, Law Div. 1991
  • Bass v. Attardi, 868 F. 2d. 45, 3rd Cir. 1989
  • Chipps v. Newmarket Condo. Ass'n., 228 N.J. Super. 144, Law Div. 1988
  • Sarzillo v. Turner Const. Co., 198 N.J. Super. 29, App. Div. 1984, rev'd., 101 N.J. 236, 1985
  • P.B.A. Local 174 v. Bridgewater Twp., 196 N.J. Super. 258, App. Div. 1984
  • Sciascia v. American Ins. Co., 183 N.J. Super. 352, Law Div. 1982, affd. 189 N.J. Super. 236, App. Div. 1983
  • Nieder v. First Federal and Loan Assoc., 163 N.J. Super. 308, App. Div. 1978
  • Zyck v. Hartford Ins. Group, , 143 N.J. Super. 580, Law Div. 1976, rev'd. in part, 150 N.J. Super. 431, App. Div. 1977, cert. den., 75 N.J. 521, 1977
  • Lamerio v. West New York Bd. of Ed., 136 N.J. Super. 585, Law Div. 1985

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, B.A. in English, June, 1971
Office Location for John R. Lanza

5 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

Phone: 908-905-0183

 

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Last Updated: 9/21/2017

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