About Szaferman Lakind
zaferman Lakind has been operating in Lawrenceville, New Jersey for over 40 years and Co-Managing Partner Barry Szaferman has been leading the firm since its inception. Barry started the firm in 1977 with Arnold Lakind and Jeffrey Blumstein having worked in the Attorney General’s office. Over the years, the Szaferman Lakind team has grown from three to over 30 attorneys. In January 2021, Brian Paul was named Co-Managing Partner and will share firm management responsibilities with Barry, after serving on firm’s Executive Committee for 15 years. Craig Hubert was added as Co-Managing Partner in June 2022.
Szaferman Lakind’s Executive Committee spans all practice areas and works together to continually to find the best ways to serve our clients. The Executive Committee members have many years of experience managing their own firms, departments and working with clients in and out of the courtroom. From hiring the most qualified attorneys to using latest technology, our leadership works to ensure that our clients receive unparalleled and cost effective service.
Our Executive Team
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.
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.
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.
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.