Find the Right Lawyer
Top Rated Attorneys in Newark NJ

Get quick responses from top rated attorneys.

Fast, Free and Confidential

Find a Newark, NJ Lawyer Near You

(may not be the same place you live)

Can't find a category? Click here

What type of lawyer are you looking for?

Choose your legal category to get started:
Family

Child Custody, Adoptions, Divorce, Child Support

Criminal

Drug Possession, Theft, Probation, Moving Violations

Employment

Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Harassment

Real Estate

Property Disputes, Landlord, Eviction, Deeds

Personal Injury

Car Accident, Dangerous Property, Malpractice

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Probate, Power of Attorney, Living Trusts

Immigration

Visas, Green Cards, Work Permits, Citizenship, Deportation

Bankruptcy & Finances

Debt, Collections, Foreclosure, Tax, Wills

Business

Breach of Contract, Disputes, Agreements, Corps, LLCs, Partnerships

Intellectual Property

Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyright

Products & Services

Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Warranties

Government

Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Discrimination, Schools

View More Categories Can't find a category? Click here

Top Rated LegalMatch Lawyers

Learn More About Newark, NJ

Newark is home to about 281,000 residents and it is the biggest city in the state of New Jersey.  Newark is one of the most densely populated cities in the nation, with only Jersey City being more crowded.  Newark lies in Essex County, just west of Manhattan and north of Staten Island. 

In the 1970s, Harper’s Magazine named Newark one of the worst U.S. cities in which to live.  Yet, a revitalization effort, largely concentrated in the downtown area, has been underway since the 1990s.  In 1997 the New Jersey Performing Arts Center was built, and over the following years, a flurry of construction, including Riverfront Stadium, the Prudential Center, and the AirTrain Newark, has helped to revive the city.  Since the year 2000, Newark’s population has increased and the crime rate has fallen. 

Newark’s economy was originally manufacturing-based.  Newark’s proximity to Newark Bay has also made it a strategic port location over the years and it remains one of the world’s busiest ports today.  Currently, Newark is also a major headquarters for the insurance industry, and is home to major companies such as Prudential Financial and Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. 

Newark residents recently settled a class action lawsuit against Redflex Traffic Systems over the company’s red light cameras, which are used to catch motorists that run red lights. Since Newark’s yellow light timing was not officially certified at the time that the red light tickets were issued, the plaintiffs asserted that the tickets were issued illegally and sued Redflex Traffic Systems for its role in ensuring that they received the illegally-issued tickets. Although the total settlement amount was millions of dollars, each plaintiff only got less than $15. 

Over 2,300 Newark lawyers are currently practicing law, and they specialize in many areas, including employment discrimination law, personal injury law, and family law.  How should someone confronted with a legal problem select the most appropriate Newark lawyer for his or her case?  LegalMatch.com’s online intake process makes this decision easy:  simply describe your case, and let a LegalMatch representative match you with a pre-screened Newark lawyer.  Before speaking with a Newark lawyer, you may find it helpful to read about your legal issue in LegalMatch’s Library or ask questions on LegalMatch’s Legal Forum

The following resources may also help you better understand Newark’s legal processes and procedures:

Looking for a Lawyer in your Area?

(may not be the same place you live)

Can't find a category? Click here

Find Lawyers

Find the Right Lawyer Now! Choose Your Legal Category:
Other LegalMatch Resources