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Jeffrey Mandel is a former recipient of the Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association, YLD, and was previously named one of New Jersey’s Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40.  He has appeared as a legal commentator for TruTV (formerly Court TV), Fox News Channel, and CNN.

Mr. Mandel is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Only approximately 3% of all lawyers in the State of New Jersey receive the honor of being certified. The certification process requires an applicant to have demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law, been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his work, and further requires the applicant to pass a written examination in civil trial law. The New Jersey Law Journal in 2015 honored Mr. Mandel for having obtained one of the highest verdict awards in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Mandel has taught Appellate Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School and he currently teaches at Rutgers Law School-Newark.  He is the author of “New Jersey Appellate Practice” (Gann Law Books), a 900+ page treatise on appellate practice and procedure used by lawyers throughout the State.  Mr. Mandel is the former chairperson of the State Bar Appellate Practice Committee, a Trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, and he served as an editor for the New Jersey Appellate Practice Handbook (ICLE, 7th ed.).  He has argued numerous cases before the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently appointed Mr. Mandel to the ad hoc Committee on Law Firm Trade Names and the Court also appointed him to the Committee on Rules of Evidence. Per Supreme Court appointment, in 2016 Jeffrey Mandel will also begin a multi-year appointment on the Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Mr. Mandel attended Indiana University-Bloomington and Seton Hall Law School.  He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr., in the Appellate Division, and he worked for appellate judges Charles E. Villanueva and William A. Dreier.  Prior to forming the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Mandel LLC, Mr. Mandel worked as an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, as counsel at Day Pitney LLP, and as a partner at a Morristown law firm.

Mr. Mandel is admitted to practice law in New Jersey state courts, New York state courts,  the United States Court of Appeals for both the Second and Third Circuits, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.  He was formerly admitted in Washington, D.C.