James M. Foerst

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Millburn, NJ

Spector Foerst & Associates
 | 159 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: 973-258-9200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)


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Attorney Profile

A managing partner with Spector Foerst & Associates, James M. Foerst represents clients throughout the state of New Jersey from offices in Millburn and Scotch Plains. He focuses his practice on plaintiff personal injury, general civil and transactional matters, real estate and criminal defense. His cases often involve the following issues: slip-and-falls, real estate transactions, theft and shoplifting, car accidents, traffic violations, workplace injuries, commercial real estate matters, wrongful death and drug charges.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Foerst decided to pursue a career in law like his father. In 1996, he graduated from Seton Hall University and then attended Seton Hall University School of Law, earning his law degree.

For several years, Mr. Foerst concentrated his practice on personal injury cases and eventually expanded into other areas of law with the purpose of servicing all of his clients' legal needs. For him, each case is different and he works hard to find solutions that satisfy his clients. Mr. Foerst is certified as a civil trial attorney through the Supreme Court of New Jersey. When he is not working with the firm's clients, he serves as the public defender for Mountainside, New Jersey, representing people who are facing criminal charges.

Mr. Foerst believes that it is important to give back to the community. He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Justice and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and is a master of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court. Furthermore, Mr. Foerst serves the town of Westfield, New Jersey, as a member of its planning board and as a ward councilman.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (50%)
Real Estate (40%)
Criminal Defense (10%)

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Real Estate (40%)

Criminal Defense (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2011

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About James Foerst

Admitted: 1999, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.spectorfoerst.com/firm-overview/james-foerst/

Honors and Awards:

  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009
  • With Honors, Seton Hall Law School, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Town of Westfield, NJ - Fourth Ward Councilman 2004-2015
  • Town of Westfield, NJ - Planning Board Member 2003-2015
  • Borough of Mountainside, NJ - Municipal Prosecutor
  • Master, Richard J Hughes Inn of Court
  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • New York, 1999
  • New Jersey, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Town of Westfield - Recreation Commissioner

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • April 2015: Pedestrian hit by car – Settled for $250,000.00. December 2015: Motorcycle Accident – Settled for $625,000.00  

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University, 1996

Industry Groups

  • Barister Richard J. Hughes Inns Of Court
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Office Location for James M. Foerst

    159 Millburn Ave
    Millburn, NJ 07041

    Phone: 973-258-9200


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