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About Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

President's Message,

     The Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ) is a statewide organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of the public, bench, and bar. One of our main priorities is preserving our jury trial system, which is consistently facing challenges such as delays, backlog and the shortage of judges.   TANJ is uniquely qualified to take on this fight, as we are made up of members from the civil and criminal plaintiff and defense bars, and former members of the judiciary. We are committed to fighting for New Jersey's legal system.

    In addition to fighting for access to our courts, TANJ is dedicated to ensuring that citizens receive a fair trial once in the courtroom. This begins with a capable and qualified bench and bar. To achieve this, TANJ offers training programs for young attorneys through internships and scholarships, as well as continuing legal education programs for seasoned attorneys.

    If you are not a member of TANJ, we encourage you to join and take advantage of our networking opportunities and contribute to the profession.


John E. Gregory, Jr.


Benefits & Services
Offered to Members
  • Continued legal education

  • Amicus Briefs on issues affecting the Trial Bar

  • Legislative services

  • Trial Bar Awards to outstanding N.J. attorneys

  • Annual conferences

Trustee Committees
  • Amicus

  • Trial Bar Awards Selection

  • Publicity / Pro Bono

  • Long Range Planning

  • Education / Seminars / Back to Basics

  • Membership

  • Legislative Coordination

  • Officers and New Trustees Selection

  • Travel / Entertainment / Speakers

  • Constitution / By Laws Revision

  • Website

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More About Us

TANJ, the voice and resource for New Jersey's Trial Lawyers, is an organization of approximately 600 members consisting of both plaintiff & defense attorneys from the civil and criminal bars and is dedicated to promoting the interests of the public at large, the interest of the litigants involved in civil and criminal cases, and the interests of the bench and bar. 

The organization was started 50 years ago and is headquartered in West Allenhurst, New Jersey. The Executive Director is Ginny Whipple-Berkner; feel free to reach out to her hereThe organization is governed by an Executive Board and a Board of Trustees that meet monthly to address issues affecting the general membership.

Proudly, TANJ hosts the annual Trial Bar Awards Banquet. This event marks the presentation of our esteemed Trial Bar Award, and our Daniel L. Golden Lifetime Achievement Award. To see this and previous years' award winners, please Click Here.


In an effort to accommodate a diverse group of members, you can Join TANJ at a reduced rate if you are a law student, a government employee or a young attorney.

We hope you enjoy the website and consider becoming a part of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.


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