Arnold Lakind, a founding shareholder of Szaferman Lakind, represents the firm’s clients in commercial, general litigation and land use litigation. He has over fifty reported judicial decisions and has argued several landmark cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Arnold was instrumental in obtaining damages in one of the largest toxic tort cases on behalf of several hundred residents of Jackson Township. Ayers v. Jackson Tp. remains the Supreme Court’s seminal case on the types of damages recoverable by individuals exposed to toxic chemicals.
Arnold has served as a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Editors of the New Jersey Lawyer, and as the Executive Director of the Mercer County American Inn of Court.
Arnold has been selected to the list of “Best Lawyers in America®” issued by BL Rankings, LLC in 2009, 2011, and 2014 – 2023, most recently in the areas of commercial litigation and land use and zoning law. In 2017, Arnold was designated by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year,” Land Use & Zoning, Princeton Metro. He was included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, a list issued by Thomson Reuters, in the field of General Litigation from 2005 through 2023, every year the distinction has been awarded.
Mercer American Inn of Court – Master and Executive Director, 2006 – 2011
Mercer County Bar Association – Trustee
New Jersey Lawyer – Board of Editors, 2005 – 2007
Supreme Court Committee to Revise the Rules of Judicial Conduct – Member