About Szaferman Lakind, Attorneys at Law


zaferman Lakind is a full service NJ law firm which has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s ™ highest rating of AV-Preeminent and ranked a Tier-1 Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report on their Best Law Firms list since 2014 in multiple practice areas. The firm is proudly recognized by New York Magazine as one of the New York Area’s Top Ranked Law Firms.

Szaferman Lakind consists of five primary practice groups: general litigation, family law, personal injury, business and commercial real estate and land use. Many of our attorneys have been recognized as top ranked attorneys in their respective fields by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers©, Super Lawyers Rising Stars™ and Martindale-Hubbell™.

We first opened our doors on Main Street in Lawrenceville, NJ in October 1977. The firm was founded by three friends – Barry Szaferman, Arnold Lakind and Jeffrey Blumstein, who worked together in the Attorney General’s Office of the State of New Jersey. Steven Blader joined the firm a few years later as the fourth named partner. Since its founding, the firm has grown considerably, adding top ranked lawyers and developing specialty practices, while remaining true to a core set of ideals – to zealously protect the interests of our clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards of professional practice. When, in 1984, the firm outgrew its modest space on Main Street, we relocated to our present home at the Quakerbridge Executive Center.

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The Best Lawyers in America 2022

Best Lawyers

As an organization, Szaferman Lakind has achieved a Tier 1 ranking on the “Best Law Firms” list annually-issued by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, since 2014. The firm has achieved this status in multiple practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Land Use & Zoning Law in 2022.

Additionally, each year Szaferman Lakind attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America© issued by BL Rankings, LLC for their individual, professional excellence, gaining persistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers.

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Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Rated Attorneys

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings help those in need of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer within a specific practice area. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

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NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorneys

Selecting an experienced and qualified lawyer when facing a complex legal problem can be extremely overwhelming.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has simplified this process for individuals by certifying select lawyers who have excelled in education, experience, and knowledge in their area of practice. At Szaferman Lakind, we employ attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in three of our practice areas.

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Super Lawyers

Many of our attorneys have been selected by their legal community peers for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers Rising Stars, both issued by Thomson Reuters. This recognition is earned only by the top 5% of attorneys in the state. Multiple Szaferman Lakind attorneys* have been included in the New Jersey Super Lawyer list every year since 2005. Additionally, Brian Paul was included in the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey in 2009, 2019 and 2021.

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You can trust the experienced, compassionate, and powerful attorneys at Szaferman Lakind.

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