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James D. DeRose

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53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

James D. DeRose concentrates his practice in the areas of automotive law, product liability, warranty law, lemon law, commercial litigation, and regulatory matters relating to the automotive industry. He has served as counsel to numerous automotive importers and distributors, including companies engaged in automobile, truck, motorcycle, and tractor manufacturing and distribution.

Jim has significant trial experience in the state and Federal Courts and regulatory tribunals in the State of New Jersey. He is a former municipal judge in Mountainside, New Jersey.

He also counsels his clients in commercial matters and compliance with government standards and regulations. His government relations experience includes a three-year assignment in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Washington Representative for a major automobile importer.

Jim served in the National Guard in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He is an active member of his community of Lavallette, New Jersey.


J.D., Columbus School of Law - Catholic University of America, 1978

B.A., Wagner College, 1969

Admissions New Jersey, 1978
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1981
United States Court of Federal Claims, 1978
United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
Supreme Court of the United States , 1981
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Product Liability Section

Union County Bar Association