Barker, Scott & Gelfand was founded by A. Michael Barker, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The Firm's experienced litigators appear in Federal, State and Municipal Courts throughout the tri-state area. The firm has extensive trial and appellate experience. The attorneys are admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Plan, Inc.; Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund; The Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund; New Jersey Municipal Utilities Authority Joint Insurance Fund; The Tri-County Joint Insurance Fund; Scibal Associates; Special Conflict Counsel to the County of Camden; The City of Vineland and the Vineland Police Department; The Town of Hammonton and the Hammonton Police Department; The City of Northfield and the Northfield Police Department; The City of Ventnor and the City of Ventnor Police Department and Ventnor Fire Department; The City of Ocean City and the Ocean City Police Department; The City of Somers Point and the Somers Point Police Department; The City of Wildwood Crest and the Wildwood Crest Police Department; The City of Wildwood and the Wildwood Police Department; The City of Sea Isle City and the Sea Isle City Police Department; Waterford Township and the Waterford Township Police Department; The Township of Winslow and the Winslow Township Police Department; The Township of Galloway and the Galloway Township Police Department; The Township of Dover and the Dover Township Police Department; Township of Deptford and the Deptford Township Police Department; Borough of Glassboro and the Glassboro Police Department; Township of Voorhees and the Voorhees Township Police Department; Township of Moorestown and the Moorestown Police Department; Borough of Berlin and the Berlin Police Department.
PRACTICE AREAS: Civil Litigation, including Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Discharge, Nursing Home Litigation, Professional Negligence (Architecture, Engineering), Construction, Banking, Insurance Defense, Commercial, Fire Loss, Personal Injury, Police Liability, Public Official Liability, Family Law, Administrative Law, Disciplinary Matters, Municipal Court, and Criminal Defense.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Atlantic and Cape May Bar Association Member; New Jersey State Bar Association Member; North Carolina Bar Member; Defense Research Institute Member.
Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV+ Peer Rated; New Jersey Super Lawyers; A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Lawyers
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Practice
- Civil Rights
- Construction Law
- Criminal Law
- Labor & Employment Law
- Personal Injury
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