Project Description

Arnold C. Lakind

Founding Partner, Executive Committee

Phone: 609.275.0400
Fax: 609.779.6060
ALakind@szaferman.com

101 Grovers Mill Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Practice Areas

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, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019,  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 2019, every year the distinction has been awarded. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

New Jersey Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court

New Jersey Super Lawyers List Issued by Thomson Reuters – General Litigation, 2005 – 2020, Land Use & Zoning, 2016
The Best Lawyers in America List issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Land Use & Zoning, Commercial Litigation,  2009, 2011, 2014, 2015 -2019
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America Issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Land Use & Zoning, Princeton Metro, 2017
Martindale – Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Attorney – since 1986

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
B.A., Rutgers University, 1969

Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Personnel – Deputy Attorney General, 1973-1977

Mercer American Inn of Court – Master and Executive Director, 2006 – 2011
Litigation Council of America – Senior Fellow
Mercer County Bar Association – Trustee
New Jersey Lawyer – Board of Editors, 2005 – 2007
Supreme Court Committee to Revise the Rules of Judicial Conduct – Member 

Anderson v. A.J. Friedman Co., 416 N.J. Super 46, 3 A2d 565 (App. Div. 2010).
Atl. City Elec. Co. v. Bardin, 145 N.J. Super. 438, 368 A.2d 366 (App. Div. 1976).
Ayers v. Jackson Twp., 202 N.J. Super. 106, 493 A.2d 1314 (App. Div. 1985), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 106 N.J. 557, 525 A.2d 287 (1987).
Ayers v. Jackson Twp., 106 N.J. 557, 525 A.2d 287 (1987).
Berkeley Square Association Inc. v. Zoning Board of Trenton, 410 N.J. Super 255, 981 A2d 127 (App. Div. 2009).
Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, Bergen County v. Miller, 145 N.J. Super. 222, 367 A.2d 451 (App. Div. 1976).
Camden County Recovery Coal. v. Camden City Bd. of Educ. For Pub. Sch. Sys., 262 F. Supp. 2d 446 (D.N.J. 2003).
Cipriano v. Dep’t of Civil Serv. of State of N. J., 151 N.J. Super. 86, 376 A.2d 571 (App. Div. 1977).
Distributec, Inc. v. New Jersey Dept. of Envtl. Prot. & Energy, Div. of Coastal Res., 274 N.J. Super. 1, 643 A.2d 11 (App. Div. 1994), aff’d, 139 N.J. 431, 655 A.2d 437 (1995).
Eagle Group of Princeton v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Hamilton Twp., 274 N.J. Super. 551, 644 A.2d 1115 (App. Div. 1994).
Gibson v. State, 145 N.J. Super. 348, 367 A.2d 1180 (App. Div. 1976).
In re Mathesius, 188 N.J. 496, 910 A.2d 594 (2006).
In the Matter of Critchlow, 201 N.J. Super. 371, 493 A.2d 66 (App. Div. 1985).
In the Matter of Fidek, 76 N.J. 340, 387 A.2d 1185 (1978).
In re Medicaid Long Term Care Services Bulletin 84-2, 212 N.J. Super. 48, 513 A.2d 967 (App. Div. 1986).
Local 866, Int’l Broth. of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers of Am. v. Lodi Bd. of Ed., 149 N.J. Super. 147, 373 A.2d 435 (Ch. Div. 1977).
Loveladies Prop. Owners Ass’n, Inc. v. Raab, 137 N.J. Super. 179, 348 A.2d 540 (App. Div. 1975).
Macysyn v. Hensler, 329 N.J. Super. 476, 748 A.2d 591 (App. Div. 2000).
Matter of Fidek, 146 N.J. Super. 338, 369 A.2d 974 (App. Div. 1977); aff’d, 76 N.J. 340, 387 A.2d 1185 (1978).
Midland Glass Co., Inc. v. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot. of State of N. J., Div. of Envtl. Quality,136 N.J. Super. 194, 345 A.2d 353 (App. Div. 1975).
Murphy v. Dep’t of Civil Serv., 155 N.J. Super. 491, 382 A.2d 1161 (App. Div. 1978).
Omrod v. New Jersey Dept. of Civil Serv., 151 N.J. Super. 54, 376 A.2d 554 (App. Div. 1977).
Paterson Tallow Co., Inc. v. Royal Globe Ins. Companies, 89 N.J. 24, 444 A.2d 579 (1982).
Richardson v. Standard Guar. Ins. Co., 371 N.J. Super. 449, 853 A.2d 955 (App. Div. 2004).
Saletta v. Civil Serv. Comm’n, 148 N.J. Super. 451, 372 A.2d 1140 (App. Div. 1977).
Scarillo v. Dep’t of Civil Serv., 146 N.J. Super. 127, 369 A.2d 26 (App. Div. 1977).
Schaad v. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Ass’n of United Methodist Church, 72 N.J. 237, 370 A.2d 449 (1977).
State, Dept. of Envtl. Prot. v. Middlesex County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, 206 N.J. Super. 414, 502 A.2d 1188 (Ch. Div. 1985), aff’d, 208 N.J. Super. 342, 506 A.2d 13 (App. Div. 1986).
State v. Cantalupo, 187 N.J. Super. 113, 453 A.2d 913 (App. Div. 1982).
State v. Stasio,78 N.J. 467, 396 A.2d 1129 (1979).
Totaro, Duffy, Cannova & Co., L.L.C. v. Lane, Middleton & Co., L.L.C., 191 N.J. 1, 921 A.2d 1100 (2007).
Wawa Food Mkt. v. Planning Bd. of Borough of Ship Bottom, 227 N.J. Super. 29, 545 A.2d 786 (App. Div. 1988).
Weeden v. City Council of City of Trenton, 391 N.J. Super. 214, 917 A.2d 815 (App. Div. 2007).