James J. Curry, Jr.

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Toms River, New Jersey

Curry Law Firm
James J. Curry, Jr.
Curry Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Estate & Trust Litigation view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1968

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2023

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Curry Law Firm

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


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

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

First Admitted: 1968, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.currylawfirm.net/attorneys/james-j-curry-jr-llm/

Representative Clients:
  • UBA Attorney network, St. Jude's Children's Hospital
  • 2.7 M Personal Injury for School Bus Accident
  • 225,000 pedestrian nightime crossing against flashing yellow "do not walk" in dark clothing., 2022
  • 250,000 hand injury when homeowners dog pulls plaintiff down stairs, 2023
  • 400,000 wheelchair fall leaving doctors office post concussion syndrome, 2023
  • $250,000 driver no-operated lumbar disc., 2023
  • 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
  • New Jersey Estate Administration From Start to Finish  , Lecturer, NATIONAL BUSNESS INSTITUE , Attorneys & Accountants, 2023
  • 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 recertification filed and pending for renewal., 2023
Educational Background:
  • New York University, LL.M., 1974, 1974
  • St. Peter’s College, 1965, 1965
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • MARTINDALE-HUBBEL av Rated for 40 years, 2023
  • Member of Civil Practice Committee of New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), 2023
  • 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., 2022
  • 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

Office location for James J. Curry, Jr.

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

Phone: 732-240-4200


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2012 - 2023

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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