The Law Office of


Joseph A. Rutigliano

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Joseph has extensive experience with complex civil litigation, property tax, real estate, governmental and school law.  He has represented individuals, municipalities, counties, authorities, and school boards in a range of litigation and compliance matters.  He is regularly involved in civil defense litigation and represents clients in matters involving the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (Title 59), Tax Appeal matters, real estate closings and litigation and municipal and governmental planning matters.  He also handles personal injury, traffic, municipal court and criminal matters, debt defense and consumer bankruptcy matters.  

Joseph serves as Assistant Counsel to the Township of Weehawken where he defends state and county-level property tax appeals filed against Weehawken Township, drafts Township responses to Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests, is involved in matters relating to New Jersey's Pay to Play laws and in involved with litigation affecting the Township.

Bar Admissions
New Jersey
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Federal District
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 
United States Tax Court 
United States Court of International Trade

New York Law School, New York, New York: Juris Doctor
Jersey City State College, Jersey City, New Jersey: Bachelor of Arts 

Judicial Clerkship:
New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen Vicinage, Hackensack, New Jersey
Honorable John A. Conte, J.S.C., Criminal Part

Professional Associations and Memberships (past and present):  
Bergen County Bar Association
Hudson County Bar Association
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Alumni Member
Hudson County Inn of Court
Weehawken Township Rent Leveling Board

• Avoiding Costly Litigation, Hudson County School Boards Association, Board Presidents and Vice Presidents Roundtable (January 2008)
• Current Legal Issues in Education Law, Hudson County School Boards Association, Board Presidents and Vice Presidents Roundtable (January 2007)
• Current Issues in New Jersey Automobile Liability Law, GEICO Claims Managers Meeting (September 2004)
• New Jersey Auto Law Reform, GEICO Claims Managers Meeting (September 2003)
• New Jersey Statutory PIP Coverage, GEICO Claims Managers Meeting (November 2002)

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8512 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
Phone: (201) 850-1100  Fax: (201) 850-1101

7.7Joseph A Rutigliano