Jorden N. Pedersen, Jr., Defense Base Act Attorney

Defense Base Act Attorney Jorden N. Pedersen, Jr.Jorden N. Pedersen, is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (JD-1975) and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (A.B.-1971). He is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York as well as the federal courts of these states. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America- New Jersey and was President of the Association form 1999 to 2000. He is a Proctor in the national Maritime Law Association; and, a Defense Base Act Attorney.

He has extensive trial experience in both jury trials and trials before Administrative Law Judges under the Longshore and Harborworkers’ Compensation Act and Defense Base Act. He has also handled many appeals of these cases to the Benefits Review Board and United States Court of Appeals.

Jorden N. Pedersen, Jr.,

has been named a Super Lawyer by the New Jersey Monthly magazine for the past two years and one of New York Area’s Best Lawyers by New York magazine since 2006. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Professional Resume

Current Employment:
  • Of Counsel
    Javerbaum Wurgaft
    1338 North Avenue
    Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208
Areas Of Practice:
  • 100% Personal Injury
  • Litigation Percentage:
    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association, 1979
Bar Admissions:
  • New Jersey, 1975
  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1975
  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, 1972
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – NJ, 1984 – Present
    Board of Governors
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – NJ, 1999 – 2000
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Borough of Harrington Park, 1993 – 1997; 2001 – Present
Past Employment Positions:
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Hon. John T. Mooney, Law Clerk, 1975 – 1976
Birth Information:
  • 1949, New York, New York, United States of America