Frederick E. Gerson is a member of the New Jersey Bar.

He received his B.A. from Tulane University in 1983 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1986.

His practice consists of a wide variety of litigation, including medical malpractice, personal injury, employment law and administrative actions, including matters relating to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

He has several reported cases including Barratt v. Cushman and Wakefield of New Jersey, Inc., a leading case in employees’ rights pursuant to the Whistle Blower Statute and R & R Marketing v. Brown-Forman Corp., a leading case in reference to alcoholic beverage distribution rights.

In addition to his trial work, Fred also has extensive experience handling appeals, including countless arguments before the New Jersey Appellate Division, as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.

Fred resides in Montclair, New Jersey where he is actively involved in coaching youth sports. He also wrote a musical comedy, which had a reading on stage last year and will hopefully be in production sometime in late 2015/early 2016.

My Perspective

'I am a courtroom lawyer, never more comfortable than when I am on my feet in front of a judge and jury, arguing a case on behalf of my client. Over the course of my career, I have handled hundreds of cases, including many complex matters, involving claims based on medical malpractice, toxic tort, personal injury, wrongful termination and various commercial disputes. I have also litigated civil rights claims under Title 1983, including police misconduct, in addition to handling education-related claims brought as administrative law matters. Being a good courtroom lawyer, as I see it, entails two essential skills. First, you have to bring real passion to every case and be willing to take on each client’s cause as your own. And second, no matter how complicated the facts and legal issues of any given case may be, you have to be able to distill the facts and law down into a coherent story — one that’s easy for a judge and jury to grasp. This is the way I strive to approach every case that I handle.'

Notable Victories

  • A products liability claim against a pharmaceutical company settled for $4.5 million
  • A products liability case involving asbestos materials settled for $1.1 million
  • A police misconduct claim under Title 1983 resolved by a six figure settlement


' Hello Mr. Gerson,

I can recall the time, sometime about the end of April of 2013, I choose your name from yellow pages in Norfolk Virginia. You were very courteous during our first telephone conversation. I felt fortunate to schedule an appointment with you. I was very impressed during our first personal meeting in your old office in New Jersey. I knew then, that I have had made the right choice and from our conversation I knew my case is going to be settle in a positive way. You and you staff have show me the outs most highest professional courtesy each and every time I was in contact with you in your office. You and you staff have always made essay for me by giving me all the information I needed and made clear each in every time I called you office.

I can't begin to express my gratitude to you and you staff in helping me to get the satisfaction and compensation for my injury. At the beginning I felt uncomfortable punishing the night club were I received my injury. But, as time past I began to understand that I will have permanent deformation and discomfort on my leg. The injury that I received will give me discomfort for the rest of my life. No amount of money can give back my leg as healthy is it was before the injury. The satisfaction I getting is to know that something was done in the night club to prevent another accident like mine.

I would gladly recommend you and your organization to anyone. I like to thank you again for your excellent professional work and I will never forget it.

God Bless and I hope you continue helping others. '
- Stephen Corbett - GNC

Admissions Details

  • 1986, New Jersey


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 1986, J.D.
  • Tulane University, Class of 1983, B.A.

Office Location

  • Glen Rock Office


    65 Harristown Road,
    Suite 207,
    Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452