Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*


What Sets Us Apart

Our firm is built on the premise that talent and commitment, not the size of a firm, are the keys to securing client wins. With that principle at the forefront, we evolved from a small litigation boutique into a multi-specialty law firm, expanding our practice areas to better serve our clients’ business and legal needs.

We counsel individuals, businesses, and public entities, and our diverse clientele includes Fortune 500 companies, emerging growth entities and entrepreneurial businesses, professional athletes, celebrity influencers, out-of-state corporate counsel, law firms, judges, lawyers, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.

In a nod to the firm’s reputation, the New Jersey Law Journal named Pashman Stein its 2023 Law Firm of the Year—an honor that recognizes overall excellence, a broad spectrum of achievements, depth of talent, and accomplishments in categories including litigation, bar leadership, and mentorship. The firm is proud of this recognition and appreciative of our clients for trusting us to handle the work that led to this honor.

Our strong firm culture encourages and fosters collaboration, trust, and camaraderie among colleagues and practice groups. This team-centric atmosphere ensures that our clients have the benefit of our collective legal advice and insights and helps us develop solutions that are tailor-made to our clients’ complex legal issues.

Note: The New Jersey Legal Awards are published by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Methodology: New Jersey Legal Awards (NJLA) 2023.

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Why Do Clients Choose Pashman Stein?

When clients are confronted with serious threats to their business or livelihood or need personal legal services, they confidently call upon us to fight for their rights and to protect their interests, knowing that we are committed to delivering optimal results and exceeding expectations.

We do not offer one-size-fits-all solutions. Our attorneys are creative, pragmatic advisors and problem solvers who strive to find unique solutions to our clients’ business and legal problems. We first seek to understand our clients’ goals and then develop innovative approaches to achieve those objectives. 

Pashman Stein has a deep bench of outstanding, highly engaged, committed lawyers with strong connections to the region. Our roster of attorneys includes a number of esteemed, retired judges, such as New Jersey State Supreme Court Justice Gary S. Stein, New Jersey Appellate Division Presiding Judge Edwin H. Stern, New Jersey Appellate Division Presiding Judge Ellen L. Koblitz, and New Jersey Superior Court Judges Ronny Jo Siegal and Stuart Peim. Additionally, our lawyers include former deputy attorneys general, assistant US attorneys, state prosecutors, and public defenders. Many of our attorneys hold leadership roles in some of the region’s most prominent civic and legal organizations and institutions. Collectively, the insight and knowledge of these lawyers, as developed over many years, benefits our clients in innumerable ways.

We are frequently retained by leading law firms in New Jersey and New York to assist with their own sensitive and important legal matters, which speaks volumes about our reputation for producing high-quality work and obtaining results.

We are also regularly tapped by out-of-state corporate counsel and law firms to serve as local counsel on important matters in New Jersey and New York. Judges know us well, for our insight, our thoughtful analysis, and our creativity. Notably, when New Jersey judges sought to challenge the constitutionality of increases in their pension and health care costs, they turned to Pashman Stein lawyers to fight for their rights.

Especially in complex business disputes and other “bet the company” situations, when results are all that matter, our attorneys are committed to aggressively and strategically pursuing our clients’ interests and positioning our cases for the best possible outcome. 

Pashman Stein is especially known for its outstanding appellate practice, having been named Appellate Litigation Department of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal for five years in a row, from 2018 through 2022. When personal reputations and interests are on the line or business viability hangs in the balance and an appeal needs to be filed or argued, clients large and small turn to us because of our track record for success. 

Note: The New Jersey Legal Awards are published by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Methodology: New Jersey Legal Awards (NJLA) 2023.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Our firm is proud of the results it has achieved for clients.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.

What is the Stein Public Interest Center?

In 2019, we established the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden to institutionalize our long-standing commitment to work on important public interest issues and high-impact pro bono matters. At Pashman Stein, we believe it is our responsibility, and privilege, as lawyers to contribute to the public good and give back. A groundbreaking initiative, especially for a firm of our size, the Stein Public Interest Center is the tangible result of our commitment to justice. The Center is involved in a broad range of public interest impact litigation and appellate advocacy that advances social, racial, and economic justice, protects civil liberties and constitutional rights and promotes an open and transparent government. In recognition of these efforts, the New Jersey State Bar Association presented its 2020 Pro Bono Law Firm Award to Pashman Stein.

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