John R. Lanza

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Flemington, New Jersey

Lanza & Lanza
John R. Lanza
Lanza & Lanza

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, State, Local & Municipal, Criminal Defense view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1975

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

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Lanza & Lanza

5 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822 Visit website


John R. Lanza has been pursuing his passion for law for over 40 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 1997,2005,2009 and 2015. Mr. Lanza has received certification as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1998 and contiues to be certified. Mr. Lanza has tried to verdict major criminal and civil trials.

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 40 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. He served on the District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 2015 to 2018.

Mr. Lanza is now a managing partner in a law firm that is considered full service. His office is located in Flemington, 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, State, Local & Municipal, Criminal Defense, General Litigation
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% State, Local & Municipal
  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 20% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1975, New Jersey

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1990; Recertified in 1998, 2005, 2009, 2015 and 2020.
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998 to the present.
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, May, 2012.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Served as the Director of Law for the City of South Amboy for 32 years.
Scholarly Lectures/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
Educational Background:
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, B.A. in English, June, 1971
Representative Clients:
  • O'Rourke v. City of Lambertville et al , 405 N.J. Super. 8, App. Div. 2008
  • Township of West Awell: represented the Township in a significant land use matter before the local Board of Adjustment in the NJ Superior Court in both the Law Division and the Appellate Division., 2018
  • Lamerio v. West New York Bd. of Ed., 136 N.J. Super. 585, Law Div. 1985
  • Sciascia v. American Ins. Co., 183 N.J. Super. 352, Law Div. 1982, affd. 189 N.J. Super. 236, App. Div. 1983
  • Chipps v. Newmarket Condo. Ass'n., 228 N.J. Super. 144, Law Div. 1988
  • Kentopp v. Franklin Mut. Ins Co., 293 N.J. Super. 66, App. Div. 1996
  • Marcinczyk v.State of N.J. Police Training Commission, et al, 203 N.J. 586 (2010).
  • Nieder v. First Federal and Loan Assoc., 163 N.J. Super. 308, App. Div. 1978
  • Sarzillo v. Turner Const. Co., 198 N.J. Super. 29, App. Div. 1984, rev'd., 101 N.J. 236, 1985
  • Shevlin v. Prudential, 256 N.J. Super. 691, Law Div. 1991
  • 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
  • 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
  • P.B.A. Local 174 v. Bridgewater Twp., 196 N.J. Super. 258, App. Div. 1984
  • Bass v. Attardi, 868 F. 2d. 45, 3rd Cir. 1989
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Manager, South Hunterdon Little League, Flemington, N.J., 1988 - 1989
  • Volunteer in Probation, Hunterdon County Probation Department, Flemington, N.J., 1981 - 1983
  • Trustee, Women's Crisis Center, Flemington, N.J., 1985 - 1986
  • Lector, St. John the Evangelist Church, Lambertville, N.J., 1985 to present.
  • Trustee, South Hunterdon Little League, Flemington, N.J., 1989 - 1990
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Treasurer/Secretary, The Joseph Halpern American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, 1994 - 1997
  • Speaker for the Hunterdon County Bar Association; 2019 Election Day Marathon; "Civil Trial Techniques for Direct Examination"; November 5, 2019., 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • Vice-Chair, N. J. Supreme Court, 2002 - 2003
  • Vice President, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1995 -1996
  • Member, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • President, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Coordinator, Moot Trial Court Competition, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1983 - 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • Member, District XIII Ethics Committee, N. J. Supreme Court, (Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren Counties) Sept 2000 - Aug 2004
  • New Jersey, 1975
  • Member, N.J. Supreme Court, District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee: (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties); September, 2014 to August, 2018.
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, New Jersey, 1990 - 2000
  • Member, Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1993 - 1995
  • Faculty Member, Advanced Trial Academy, American Association for Justice - New Jersey, Fall, 1990 and 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Chair, N. J. Supreme Court, 2003 - 2004
  • Trustee, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1998
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • President-Elect, Hunterdon County Bar Association, 1996 -1997
  • 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 Sixth Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Jan 2 - Jan 10, 1987
  • Participated in the Eleventh Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Jan 3 - Jan 11, 1992
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State v. Erik Gall: the Grand Jury indicted the defendant for attempted murder and arson. I represented the defendant throughout the case, which was tried to a jury verdict of "not guilty"., 2017
  • 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.
Industry Groups:
  • Governing Bodies and Agencies.
  • NJ Local Government

Office location for John R. Lanza

5 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

Phone: 908-905-0183


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

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