Bruce S. Rosen    

Bruce S. Rosen, partner in the firm, leverages over 25 years’ experience in civil litigation and criminal defense coupled with a successful career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor in bringing about the best result for his clients. Bruce has long been associated with headline-grabbing litigations involving First Amendment issues related to free speech, media law and religious activities. More recently, web defamation, workplace privacy, appropriation of image and data theft issues have also come into focus for this accomplished litigator. Bruce has argued successfully numerous times before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

In representing individuals and clients who own and manage both public and private businesses, Bruce has extensive experience in complex and standard commercial litigation, including employment litigation and counseling, environmental law and insurance coverage, class action defense, land use, public school issues, and business disputes such as minority shareholder litigation.


Bruce has been recognized for his accomplishments and dedication by numerous professional, peer evaluation and the leading lawyer-rating publications and organizations. He has long been listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. for over a quarter of a century. He has been selected once again as New Jersey "Super Lawyer" for 2012 and has been selected every year since 2006. Super Lawyers© is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as published in Law & Politics Magazine. From Martindale-Hubbell, which is considered the foremost authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession, Bruce has attained an AV Preeminent™ rating of 5.0 out of 5 as determined by peers who have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence.


  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2005-present
  • Editor, New Jersey Law Journal and Executive Editor for American Lawyer Newspapers, 1986-1990
  • Former Chair of the Media Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Founding member N.J. Media Lawyers Association
  • Law Clerk for Hon. H. Lee Sarokin, 1985
  • Award-winning newspaper reporter for The Record, 1977-1986
  • Employment Law
  • Media Law (Defamation/Access)/First Amendment
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law (NJ law, NY Navigation Law and Insurance Issues)
  • Criminal Defense
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 3d Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 1986; Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, (BS.FS 1975)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Bench • Bar • Media Committee, 2008- present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Criminal Practice Committee, 2007-2009
  • U.S. District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel member, 2002-present
  • Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel Section, 1992-present
  • Editorial Board Member, New Jersey Law Journal (1990-present)
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- NJ
  • ACLU-New Jersey Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Public Policy (NJPP) Board of Trustees (1998-2011)
  • Bruce has lectured on defamation, civil rights, white collar criminal defense and data theft issues for various organizations and CLE providers.
  • Bruce has appeared in numerous publications discussing media and employment issues.
  • He recently appeared on Fox News to discuss the NJ Supreme Court’s opinion in Too Much Media v. Hale, in which he represented media friends of the court. The segment can be viewed by clicking here.

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Email: Phone: 973.457.0123
Fax: 973.635.6363

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