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Gary S. Stein

Special Counsel

Gary S. Stein

Special Counsel

Practice Areas





Justice Stein joined Pashman Stein after serving for more than 17 years on the New Jersey State Supreme Court. As a Justice, he wrote more than 365 published opinions during his tenure, the sixth longest in the State Supreme Court’s history. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Planning from 1982 to 1985, during the Administration of Governor Tom Kean. In addition, Justice Stein served as Paramus Borough Attorney and counsel to the New Jersey Election Law Revision Commission. He also is a former counsel to the Teaneck Board of Adjustment, former chairperson of the Bergen County District Ethics Committee, and former chairperson of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. Justice Stein is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, as well as a member of the Bergen County, New Jersey State (including a previous position as chairperson of its Committee on State Legislation) Bar Associations.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Educational Law Center
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Drew University
  • Member, Board of Trustees, A.C.L.U. New Jersey
  • President, New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools, Inc.

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court


  • B.A., Duke University, 1954
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, with distinction, 1956