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James J. Curry, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Toms River, NJ

Attorney at Law
611 Main St, P.O Box 1225
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-240-4200
Fax: 732-349-2674
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1968
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law


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New Jersey native James J. Curry Jr. founded his Toms River law office, James J. Curry Jr., Attorney at Law, with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Toms River and surrounding Ocean County who have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of other individuals, businesses or professionals. In addition, he also assists clients with other legal matters, including estate litigation, estate planning and elder law.
Mr. Curry began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. In 1968, the State of New Jersey approved him to practice law, and, in 1970, New York state followed suit. In 1974, Mr. Curry earned a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law, and, in 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court approved him to practice law in its courtroom.
Since the beginning of attorney Curry's  50-year career, he has earned a reputation for being a leader in his chosen practice areas. He earned a certification in elder law from New York University's School of Professional Studies in 2002, and the New Jersey Board of Attorney Certification lists him as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. He has been recertified continuoulsy through 2024, In addition, Mr. Curry is peer-rated as AV Preeminent* according to Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Curry is an active participant in the legal community and an avid contributor on legal topics. He is a regular guest speaker at legal seminars, guest lecturer at the National Business Institute and the New York University Summer Institute in Taxation, and even appeared as a guest on The Phil Donahue Show. In addition, he is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the National and New Jersey American Association of Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Curry serves on the New Jersey Bar Association Medical Malpracte Committe.

In 2016 Mr. Curry was honored by the Ocean County Bar Association with it's Achevement Award for excellence in the practice of law.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Elder Law


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About James J. Curry, Jr.

First Admitted: 1968, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • UBA Attorney network, St. Jude's Children's Hospital


  • Named to the Super Lawyers list as published in the New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2005 - 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 15 Personal Injury Awards of the Year, New Jersey Law Journal, 2003
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list 2012 – 2014
  • Achievement Award , Ocean County Bar Association, 2016


  • 2.2 M Malpractice settlement Aug 2009
  • 2.7 M Personal Injury for School Bus Accident
  • 2.2 M Surgical Malpractice
  • 1.8 Million motor viehicle settlement; 1Million for 2 sisters in a motor viehilce settlement; 350,000 truck/van accident., 2017
  • UIM award of 200,000
  • NY Supreme Court settlement for MVA of 737,000;

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Has appeared as guest expert in probate law on Phil Donahue Show

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Seminar, "Probate Lessons from the Rich and Famous Estates" - December 2012
  • Seminar, "NYU Summer Institute in Taxation"– July 2012
  • Seminar, "Probate Process from A to Z" – December 2011 (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • New York University Summer Tax Institute, Lecturer
  • National Business Institute, Lecturer on Trial Techniques and Medical Malpractice

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certification in Elder Law, New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 2002
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney by New Jersey Supreme Court

Educational Background

  • New York University, LL.M., 1974, 1974
  • St. Peter’s College, 1965, 1965

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of Civil Practice Committee of New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), 2022
  • New York, 1970
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Jersey Shore Boy Scout Council, Former Vice President and General Counsel
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • Ocean County Bar Association (Trustee, Board of Trustees, 1979 – 1984)
  • New York County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • United Way of Ocean County, Past President
  • New Jersey Bar Assoicaiton, Medical Malpractice Committe., 2018
  • New Jersey, 1968
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Manchester Trust Bank, Former Founding Director and General Counsel
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Office Location for James J. Curry, Jr.

611 Main St
P.O Box 1225
Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-240-4200

Fax: 732-349-2674

Last Updated: 7/27/2022

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